Since the onset of the virus, Atria communities have been working to maintain the health and well-being of our residents through ongoing testing, contact tracing and strict safety protocols. All Atria communities are enrolled in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program – ensuring residents receive top priority. The preventative practices outlined below will continue as the vaccine is administered.
Vaccinations have begun
The CDC considers Atria residents a top priority and has recommended that each individual state include residents among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The first vaccine clinics for Atria communities started on December 21 and will continue through April. In addition, Atria now requires that all employees receive both rounds of vaccinations by May 1. This is a foundational milestone in the "Sleeve Up Atria" initiative, which is designed to vaccinate more than 20,000 Atria residents and more than 12,000 employees across 28 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces – all of whom will receive the vaccination. As this topic continues to evolve, we will provide the most current information as quickly as possible.
With support from Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Atria communities are running weekly testing clinics for the foreseeable future to help control the spread of the virus. They continue testing all new hires, as well as residents returning from hospitals and rehab stays.
Right now, avoiding the hospital is key to prevent exposure to the virus. To better protect residents, we offer technology and equipment – including smart TVs, BP monitors and pulse oximeters – so healthcare providers can virtually treat residents and staff.
While under quarantine, new and returning residents must stay in their apartments for 10 days where they receive twice-daily temperature checks and symptom monitoring by a designated caregiver in full PPE.
While the world experienced PPE shortages, we ensured every Atria community was protected from the jump. Teaming up with a chef coats manufacturer and distillery, we made sterilizable gowns for community staff – plus, hand sanitizer, foaming hand soap and sanitizing wipes.
The best way to stop the spread of the virus is to identify who and where it's coming from. With digital contact tracing technology, we can quickly react to new virus activity, analyze tracing results in a few hours and respond with targeted testing clinics literally overnight.
Feeling grateful for Team Atria
Kind words go a long way. As Atria communities continue opening their doors, new residents are expressing feelings of gratitude for the frontline staff who are working every day to make a difference.
A resident and employee at Atria Santa Clarita safely spend quality time together.
A resident and employee at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn enjoy a game of miniature pool.
Keeping families connected and informed
Maintaining contact with family and friends is vital to everyone's well-being. As the COVID-19 landscape continues to evolve, we also know how important it is to create an open line of communication between Atria communities and families.
An Atria resident enjoys painting on her patio.
While in their apartments, residents look forward to conference call book clubs, guided meditation, indoor gardening and a variety of creative art projects. Themed food and beverage carts with coordinating events are another way staff add touches of fun to residents' doors.
Social distance dining
Socializing with friends over a chef-prepared meal is one of life's most delicious pleasures. Select communities have started offering small group dining options with special seating arrangements so residents can safely eat in the company of friends and neighbors.
A breath of fresh air
Time outside can be especially therapeutic. With face masks and proper social distancing, residents may stay active with walks, gardening and other outdoor pursuits. During times of quarantine, they can join walking programs accompanied by staff.
Exercise keeps the mind and body strong. Residents stay active with daily fitness challenges, small group workouts and – during times of quarantine – doorway and balcony exercise classes.
He was not only informative, but his personal attention made my mom and me feel very comfortable.
There are just no adequate adjectives to tell you how excellently they have managed their sharing of duties during this time and are always pleasant.
Staying engaged in daily life
We are thoughtfully planning for the day when residents can once again enjoy our programs and events in a group setting. Until then, we're continuing to offer new opportunities to learn and connect with one another from a safe distance.
An Atria resident's family expresses their love during a window visit.
When you can't be together in person, seeing a familiar face on a screen is the next best thing. Every community has tablets with cellular service, mobile TV carts and conference lines for residents to connect with their families and friends.
Visiting in person
A visit – even from a distance – can make a difference in someone's day. Depending on state and local guidelines, family and friends enjoy our community drive-up programs, gathering in designated outdoor spaces or visits inside resident apartments.
Sharing important updates
Family members are always kept in the know. Frequent letters, email responses from our Coronavirus email hotline and personal phone calls from community staff are some of the ways families stay informed.
Staying up to date every day
By logging in to the Atria Mobile app, families can easily find out how their family member is doing with daily temperature readings and COVID-19 symptoms screenings. They can also view community updates and important contact information.
Find your Atria
Living safely and well at Atria
Atria communities are once again welcoming new residents. While the way we interact with each other may be a bit different right now, you can still learn about available apartments, culinary experiences and forward-thinking programs – all from the comfort of your home.
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Discover Atria communities near you and learn about living options, floor plans, rental rates and other community-specific features and amenities.
Schedule a virtual tour
Share your contact information and we will reach out to find out more about your specific wants and needs and schedule your virtual tour.
Take a virtual tour
Once your tour is scheduled, we'll send you a link to join your virtual tour. We'll walk you through floor plans, dining menus and answer any questions you have.