Learn What We’re Doing to Stay Safe
At Belmont Village the health and safety of our residents and our team members are always our top priorities. From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked with leading University experts in epidemiology and infectious disease management, and we’ve closely followed the guidelines of the CDC and state and local health officials. Through our policies, the tremendous efforts of our teams, the cooperation of our residents and the support of our families, we are making every effort to limit exposure to the virus and protect the health of our communities.
Below are some of the steps we’ve taken to prevent and protect, along with some of the creative efforts our teams are making to keep our residents connected and engaged mentally, physically and spiritually, which we understand is so important to overall health and wellbeing.
- Limiting community entry to essential visitors only (those necessary for resident care and community operations)
- Daily health screenings and temperature checks for employees and essential visitors upon entry, and wellness and temperature checks for our residents every day
- No in-house social visits, public events or outings – we are sheltering-in-place
- Modified dining and bistro services that follow social distancing requirements. Contact your Belmont Village community for specific food service information.
- Social distancing or 1:1 formats for all resident activities
- Cleaning and sanitizing that follows our expanded plans at each community, using CDC recommended products and procedures
- Employees are universally masked in our communities
- Masks are provided for resident use when leaving their apartments
This is an overview of care measures currently in place at all Belmont Village communities. As guidance and recommendations from the CDC, local, state and national authorities evolves, we continue to respond to those changes through purposeful planning with experts to maintain a safe care environment.
Below are examples of some of the actions, ideas and engagements that have taken hold at Belmont Village communities across the country to help our residents stay connected and active.
- Extra tablets have been shipped to our communities to facilitate Skype and FaceTime connections between our residents and their loved ones
- Project Smile, a program that encourages area kids to create cards and mail them to our residents
- Belmont Greetings emails create an opportunity for families to send notes to a loved one who doesn’t otherwise have email – the messages are printed, delivered and, upon request, read to residents
- Our Enrichment Leaders also create packets that include activities such as daily chronicle, puzzles, brain games, trivia, articles from the web pertaining to theme of the day and possibly an origami project or art piece to paint or color
This is a broad overview of just a few of the activities taking place in our communities across the country, to help our residents stay healthy and happy during this challenging time.
Below are resources to help you stay informed and healthy as well. If any changes occur in our communities, our families will be notified directly. We will also continue to update this page with new information as available.
What Our Residents and Families are Saying
“Words can’t express how grateful we are for all you are doing for during this very challenging time! We are also so grateful and appreciative for how communicative and caring you are, and for how willing you are to address the concerns of a very nervous family. We appreciate and salute all of you including but not limited to the supportive, dedicated staff.”
– Family Member, Belmont Village Westwood
“Everyday we are thankful to you and your team for the physical and emotional care you give to our loved ones. We will keep the staff and residents who are suffering with this dreadful virus in our thoughts and prayers. We know you are doing everything possible to keep everyone healthy. Please take care —stay healthy!”
– Family Member, Belmont Village Buffalo Grove
“Who knew COVID-19 would happen, but you have all risen to the occasion, and are helping us cope in many ways. Life has gone on as usual, with many changes, but it is still a great place to be.”
– Resident, Belmont Village Albany
“[Our] family is so appreciative to all of the staff at that is caring for [our mother]. I can only tell you with all honesty that when this terrible virus started, we never worried one bit about the care that you would give our mother. We knew that she would be cared for in the best ways possible. That was nothing new because that is how she has been cared for there all along.”
– Family Member, Belmont Village Memphis