Are Senior Living Communities Safe?

Image
two women playing checkers

A move to safety—and a return to sanity

With baseball season around the corner, many of us may soon be donning our favorite team’s baseball cap—or we would if we weren’t already wearing a cap that says, “Safety Officer.” Because if there’s an aging adult in your life, chances are that for the past year you’ve been worried about their safety from COVID-19. Safety, after all, is a priority—near the top of psychologist Abraham Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs.

Well, here’s how to trade in that safety cap for sanity: Consider a move to senior living.

How are senior living communities keeping safe?

A senior living community that’s as focused on top-quality care and safety as it is on amenities can allay a lot of the worry you’ve been living with. For example, Five Star Senior Living has hosted vaccination clinics in nearly all of our 252 communities, and more than 25,000 Five Star residents and team members have received at least one dose of a vaccine, which is an average of more than 630 vaccinations per day. We are phasing in our reopenings cautiously and are adhering to all CDC, state and local guidelines.

A move to a top-quality senior living community can take a lot of other worries off your mind. Worry about safely securing food and supplies. Worry about keeping your loved one’s home sanitized. Worry about repairs and maintenance. Worry about isolation and loneliness. At Five Star, we take care of all that and more, and for far less of a cost than it would cost for someone living in their own home, alone.

Because life isn’t just about safety. As Dr. Maslow proposed long ago, we humans also have physiological needs, love and belonging needs, esteem needs and self-actualization needs. Thanks to our exclusive Lifestyle360 programming, Five Star sees to those needs as well.

In fact, there’s never been a better time to move into a Five Star community. Our residents have given us high marks for keeping life safe and happy, both during the pandemic and now as our communities reopen to family visits, dining room service and plenty of social activities.

But don’t take our word for it. This recent review from one Five Star couple says it all (edited for brevity):

“We have now been here almost 7 years and this past, our 5th year, has been taken up entirely with COVID-19. That has, indeed, been a most eventful year. It would take up a couple pages to tell you what everyone did to make us comfortable and happy…. They pulled together in an extremely positive way. The ups and downs they had, as well as us, appear to be behind all of us and we can once again look forward to a bright future here. There is a very broad menu daily, and the chefs sure know how to cook fine dishes. Their skills are Class A. Entertainment keeps us happy, and the staff, always available, attend to all our needs.

“In conclusion, allow me to help you decide to move here as soon as you can. We are a very friendly bunch of people.”—Resident

A safe place to live—for less

Want to stop worrying about your aging loved one’s safety—and save a bundle? For a limited time, we’re offering incredible deals for first-time move-ins! Find out if there’s a Five Star senior living community near you for details. But don’t wait—this is a limited-time offer!

 

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive the latest news and updated from Five Star Senior Living.