As the nation continues to navigate the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, Friendship Village has prioritized the health and well-being of our residents and team members.
With the support of our management company, Life Care Services, we have expanded our infection and disease prevention protocols based upon the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance for long-term care communities. This includes enhanced cleaning protocols, screening and restrictions for visitors and new residents, social distancing practices and increased training for team members.
And through it all, we have focused on providing the experiences Life Care Services communities are known for. We remain dedicated to serving our seniors, first and foremost.
We recognize the big moments. Big moments deserve to be recognized, no matter what’s going on outside our doors. That’s why we’re taking time to celebrate the big moments in residents’ lives, like birthdays and anniversaries. While a virtual party can’t replace an in-person gathering, it does remind residents that we can always find ways to celebrate positive moments during this time.
We honor daily routines. We know residents miss the little moments in the day that bring people together, like morning coffee or cocktail hour. Coffee deliveries and socially distant cocktail carts are just two of the many ways our community ensures residents still get to enjoy these routine-but important-activities.
We appreciate each other’s company. It’s hard to be apart from friends and family, but technology has given us dozens of ways to turn life’s moments into virtual experiences. We recognize the activities residents typically look forward to and are turning them into virtual or socially-distanced events, providing the opportunity for meaningful connections daily.
We encourage physical and mental wellness. Staying active – both physically and mentally – is essential to emotional well-being. From streaming exercise classes to setting up reading or pen-pal programs with local school children, we are dedicated to helping our residents stay active and connected.
Rest assured, at Friendship Village, Experience is Everything. We remain inspired by the many ways our community team ensures residents feel connected and cared for as we all learn to adjust to this “new normal.”
Community Reopening Update:
Friendship Village will continue to work in partnership with Life Care Services as well as local, state and federal government agencies to prioritize the safety of our residents. Our dining venues are now open for socially-distanced dine-in opportunities. We are scheduling outdoor connection opportunities on our private patio. We welcome the opportunity to provide virtual visits to those wanting to connect with a loved one or view more about life at our community.
Priority Access to Newly F.D.A. Approved COVID-19 Vaccine
Friendship Village is pleased to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to residents and employees through our partner pharmacy. Residents and employees will be in the initial distribution group in the CDC phased allocations and among the first in the country to have access to the vaccine once it is available. Specific vaccination distribution and delivery plans, including the prioritization of residents by level of care, will be determined by each state. Click here for the most recent state plan for the rollout of vaccine access.
Friendship Village and other communities managed by Life Care Services are partnering with CVS or Walgreens to provide the vaccine to residents and staff, free of charge. Vaccinations will be carefully administered by a licensed professional at Friendship Village offering the peace of mind that comes with not having to venture out in public to receive the immunization.
Friendship Village is dedicated to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We continue to put residents first by utilizing enhanced infection and disease control protocols, while still providing exceptional experiences for residents.
To review current FAQs regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, please click here.
LAST UPDATED: December 17, 2020 9:30AM EST