October 9th Update
New York Times Article Penned by Member of Aegis Living’s Coronavirus Advisory Council
Our Coronavirus Advisory Council meets regularly as we continue to evolve best practices. And we’re proud to share recent insights from Joshua Schiffer, M.D., whose editorial was published earlier this week in the New York Times. Dr. Schiffer leads infectious disease research at the prestigious Fred Hutch Center in Seattle and also sits on Aegis Living’s Coronavirus Advisory Council. His editorial in Sunday’s NYTimes.com confirms what we see every day in protecting our seniors. The basics — masks, face shields and testing, used together, are incredibly effective in keeping people living in close proximity safe. Until we get a vaccine, we’re doubling down on PPE and diligently following strict safety protocols to keep the virus out of our communities.
Where We Stand Today: Three Weeks with Zero Resident Cases Company-wide
It’s our commitment to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy. Every single day we are doing everything we can to diligently follow strict safety protocols and go above and beyond the CDC guidelines in our communities. We are happy to report that for the third week in a row we have zero cases amid our 2,200 residents. We are managing just one case amid our 2,500 staff members at our Napa community. We always do consistent and rigorous contact tracing and testing to control the spread and protect our residents and staff. We appreciate the support of our families and residents as well.
For more resources and information from the CDC visit our Expert & Family Resources page.
Sharing Our New Ad Campaign!
This week we’re excited to roll out a whole new Fall ad campaign that celebrates our biggest stars—our staff and residents!
When we look at the best part of our company, we only need to look at how each of our staff care for each resident in all the special ways that they do. From culinary, to the concierge and care teams. From Life Enrichment, to housekeeping and maintenance. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve faced challenges with courage and passion, and bring a contagious joy to combat the ways the coronavirus has changed our communities. Our positive outlook is captured in the advertisements that we could not be prouder to share with the world. Our campaign titled, ‘Living Happily Together,’ shows our teams and residents having fun, and staying active and engaged.