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Why are senior living communities safer than ever?

Why are senior living communities safer than ever

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned a lot about health and safety. We’ve even been exposed to new language about infection control. Terms like “social distancing,” “PPE” (personal protective equipment), and “quarantine” have become part of common conversation. We’ve even heard about friends who “tested positive.”

But encouraging news has made its way back into our lives, as the vaccines have proven to be safe and effective for older adults, with only rare negative side effects.

There was also a briefly held perception that Life Plan were unsafe during the pandemic. The fact is…

Many communities are safer than ever before.

New safety features in senior living since the pandemic have increased more quickly than in almost any other industry. For this reason, occupancy rates have continued to climb in recent months.

The following information will discuss the specific health and safety measures implemented by Harrogate and other reputable communities to combat infectious diseases like the COVID-19 virus.

It’s important to know that not all communities have taken a comprehensive approach. But Harrogate has taken senior safety and health care to the next level through a program called EverSafe 360°. This represents a million-dollar investment in the welfare of those who live, work and visit Harrogate.

EverSafe 360°: The gold standard in protecting community residents

In addition to local and CDC recommendations, Harrogate exceeds health and safety standards with a comprehensive health and safety program. EverSafe 360° was developed by Life Care Services (LCS) LCS, an award-winning leader in the senior living industry.

The LCS family of companies helps Harrogate and other communities fulfill the mission to create the best senior living experience possible.

The EverSafe 360° program represents a new standard of safety for community residents and staff members. It goes beyond pandemic protocols. It’s a cutting-edge plan to reimagine how communities and residents live and work together.

The array of EverSafe 360° facets make it unique among senior living safety programs.

LCS Medical Advisory Board
A carefully selected medical board is responsible for identifying the latest technologies, innovations, and care delivery models. The board then directs and guides communities managed by LCS toward best-in-class service within the current health-care climate.

EverSafe 360° Engage
This voluntary and confidential resident program addresses concerns affecting mental and emotional well-being. These factors include stress, depression, isolation, grief and other related needs. Engage supports seniors as they adapt to the ever-changing needs of aging.

EverSafe 360° Telemedicine
Treating seniors “in place” has never been more essential than now.

Telemedicine allows health professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at Harrogate safely and remotely.

It provides an overall health and wellness platform to ensure residents have ready access to physician services at all care levels.

Telemedicine has progressed in the last decade and is becoming an increasingly important tool in the American health-care infrastructure.

EverSafe 360° Common Gathering Flex Space
We assess the physical spaces of our community to safely and efficiently prepare for emergency response situations. This includes natural disasters, pandemics, and other disruptive events.

EverSafe 360° Indoor Air Quality
This emphasizes the importance of indoor air quality and its connection to heating, venting and cooling systems (HVAC). Harrogate is committed to improving air quality in our fight against airborne pathogens. How’s that for a breath of fresh air?

EverClean 360°
EverClean 360° ensures a cleaner, safer environment to live, work and play in.

This science-driven platform improves disinfection and indoor air quality within the community. Staff uses environmentally friendly products and chemicals for deep cleaning.

In partnership with P&G® (Procter and Gamble), there’s a focus on using fewer products with greater results. Daily disinfecting utilizes sanitation systems such as electrostatic methods, UV lighting measures and more.

And that’s just the beginning.

The protocols and safety measures listed above make up phase one. Harrogate and LCS are committed to addressing the changing needs of every resident, family, and employee we serve.

Future EverSafe 360° phases already in the works include:

  • EverSafe 360° Emergency Response Team
  • EverSafe 360° Centralized Storage Program
  • EverSafe 360° Crisis Communication Toolbox
  • EverSafe 360° Crisis Response Line
  • EverSafe 360° Enhanced Community Safety Committee
  • EverSafe 360° Employee Impact Council

This Is What Worry Less. Live More! Looks Like

Located near Toms River, New Jersey, Harrogate is a nonprofit, boutique community, where residents enjoy a worry-free, experience-rich life with access to all the best life has to offer.

We’re locally owned and partnered with Life Care Services, an LCS company. From opportunities to enrich and challenge yourself to the peace of mind of future care, this partnership gives Harrogate the strength and stability to provide a better experience to residents.

No matter what your needs may be, we can meet them, ensuring you are worry-free for years to come. With our Life Care, you can enjoy independent living, home health care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation for one entrance fee and a monthly fee that covers everything our lifestyle has to offer.

Call for information at ​866-606-0178 or visit our website.