When it comes to staying safe from Covid-19, while also choosing between assisted living and nursing homes, our The Heritage at Hunters Chase Senior Living Community in Austin, Texas is one of the choices you can make for peace of mind … especially when compared to Texas nursing homes.

Less Contact with Outside Healthcare Providers

Overall, assisted living and memory care facilities in Austin, Texas have had considerably fewer cases of Coronavirus than alternative options such as nursing homes. When it comes to Austin nursing homes and other long-term care nursing facilities, residents typically live with more complex health conditions. This type of care requires more outside healthcare providers, which increases the traffic and the chance for Covid-19 cases. 

With Texas assisted living, however, our residents require a level of care that our trained staff are able to handle themselves. With a more limited staff, we’re able to screen visitors easier and trace potential cases.

Increased Space for Activities and Social Distancing

Assisted Living in Austin, Texas often has fewer residents and more space than long-term care nursing facilities. And, due to the increased distance between contact, residents are less likely to transmit the virus. In addition, residents also have more room to safely move around and participate in activities. As we navigate this situation, we are refining our policies and procedures to mitigate against COVID-19 in our active senior living communities.

Personalized Care

Not only do these Texas assisted living communities generally have fewer residents, but they also have more manageable health issues. This enables our staff to have the time to provide more personalized care to each resident. 

Increased check-ups, safely transferring residents to activities, and creating an overall stronger bond with each other.

Staying The Course

The safety and comfort of your loved one remains our primary focus. With no end in sight, we are closely monitoring the situation and continuing to use our enhanced safety measures currently in place, including:

  • Staff trained to identify COVID-19 symptoms and testing is completed on-site, if any symptoms arise.
  • Resident temperature checks 2x daily with additional screening.
  • COVID testing completed before move-in.
  • Employees screened before entering the Texas senior living community.
  • Trained care staff on-site 24/7 to monitor health and wellness and provide direct care.
  • Advanced geofencing technology to prohibit entry by people who have been to places with active COVID-19.

Additionally, dining restrictions have been put in place: residents are able to either eat in the dining hall with 6 feet spacing, or continue to eat in their apartments. Social Distancing continues to limit engagements to small groups, and in settings where 6 feet of distance between individuals can be maintained.

These, and more, are all steps we will continue to take in our Austin, Texas senior living community to ensure the safety of all of our residents.