10-17-2020 Retirement Living - Flipbook - Page 4
October 17, 2020
CONNECTING, From page 2
“Unfortunately, some have determined
that working in health care is not in their
future. This is a sad reality, coupled with
existing workforce shortages in the industry,” Bradshaw said. “Senior living
organizations have an uphill battle with
obtaining and retaining the workforce
needed to provide the quality care and
services to older adults.”
At The Arbor in Annapolis, director of
business development Jim Harrington
said patients haven’t had visitors inside
the building since March, but just like
National Lutheran they allowing socially
distanced outside visits.
“It has been tough a lot of the residents
haven’t seen their families and tensions
are high,” Harrington said. “Anyone with
dementia doesn’t understand what is
going on. It has been a challenge.”
The rules for visitation are changing.
The state recently allowed indoor visitation to resume at Maryland nursing
homes where no new cases have been
reported in 14 days or more. It also relaxed the rules on compassionate care
visits and provided an additional $6 million specifically for testing nursing home
“There is a lot of unknowns going
forward, but only thing we know is how
Residents at The Village at Augsburg—A National Lutheran Community in Baltimore
enjoy a socially distanced outdoor concert. National Lutheran is developing the Villages
at Providence Point in Annapolis.
to care for these people,” Harrington said.
“Everything has changed and not in a
good way for the residents, because they
are more restricted.”
One challenge The Arbor has been
faced with is activities for patients and
keeping them entertained. In the future,
Harrington would like to find out more
programs and activities for the residents
to participate in. The care and the precautions won’t change in the future, he
Bay Village, which will open a new
88-unit assisted living facility in Annapolis in January, is incorporating new technologies intended to will help combat the
spread of the virus or other airborne
The company has put electrostatic air
purifies in each apartment, technology
that removes the need for replaceable
filters. A cleansing system at the entrances will use UV light to deactivate
pathogens visitors’ clothes.
“I think it is going to be amazing for
our residents and all these things are big
benefits to our residents,” said Erin Watson, community development director.
Watson sees most of these cleansing
systems being used widely in communities around the country.
“They are not only good for COVID
but for the flu and mold bacteria and
viruses. So that makes it safer in general,”
John Degan, executive operations
officer at Bay Village, is said that the
company’s 12 locations have not reported
one case of COVID-19.
“Seniors are the most vulnerable and
we are asking a lot of our staff right now,”
Degan said. “It is life and death for some
of our residents, we feel good where we
and where we are headed. We are excited
to get this thing done and open.”
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