Stein Assisted Living is moving into the winter and holiday season, while focusing on the physical, spiritual, social and psychological health of our residents. This means continuing to implement new, and reinforce old, initiatives and protocols throughout the community.
During the second week of November, dining service was moved to the main dining room once again. Social distancing is still required as each meal of the day is split into two cohorts, and the use of plexiglass barriers on each table remains. This change in setting has reopened the country kitchen as a communal/recreational area, where residents often enjoy meeting and conversing with one another.
One major change has been the outfitting of a new isolation wing in our community. This is a part of the effort to remain proactive and be prepared in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. This wing includes a dedicated nurse’s station, and furnished apartments that will create a comfortable and effortless transition for our residents, should any individuals need to be moved into this wing.
Outdoor visitation will continue in a newly updated space near the entrance of the community. Family members may call and make appointments for these meetings throughout the week. Spaces will be sanitized between each visit. A visiting area has also been added outside of the country kitchen, residents can be seated inside near a window, while their visitor sits outside. The area has plexiglass dividers to block wind and, includes a divided table outside for when weather permits.
While not forgetting the past nine months and the impact left on our community, family members, and the world, we move forward with hope and diligence. Stay updated with COVID-19-related updates and announcements at Stein Assisted Living and the Wilf Campus for Senior Living by visiting https://www.wilfcampus.org/covid19-updates/.