The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to rethink the way we live, work and keep our families safe. At Atria, we're committed to combating the virus while maintaining the connection and engagement that is so vital to our well-being.
We took early steps to secure testing for every single employee, third-party agency and private duty aide, which helped us reduce disease exposure for our residents and communities. We continue to test these groups, along with all memory care residents, new residents and those returning to the communities from hospital stays.
When most of the country was experiencing PPE shortages, we worked with suppliers and chartered planes to ensure our communities had the supplies needed to follow safety protocols. We formed key partnerships to make our own gowns, hand sanitizer and hand soap to help keep supplies stocked.
To better protect residents from risks associated with hospital visits, we have outfitted our communities with equipment and technology – including smart TVs, BP monitors and pulse oximeters – for telehealth providers and local physicians to treat residents virtually.
During times of quarantine, residents enjoy fitness and learning opportunities, themed culinary experiences, guided meditation, indoor gardening and creative art projects.
Gathering with friends over a chef-prepared meal is one of life's simple pleasures. At select communities, small group dining options help residents enjoy both the food and the company of neighbors.
Residents enjoy the sunshine by working in community gardens and painting outside. During times of quarantine, they can join walking programs accompanied by staff in PPE.
Depending on state guidelines, family members can enjoy a social distanced drive-up visit, time together in designated outdoor spaces or inside resident's apartments wearing proper PPE.
Communities are equipped with tablets, mobile TV carts and conference lines to help residents connect with family and friends.
By logging in to the Atria Mobile app, families can easily see their family member's daily temperature readings and COVID-19 symptom check updates.
We'll reach out soon to talk about ways to best help your family.
We'll reach out soon about ways to best help your family.