Safer Together

At Juniper, we are taking a proactive, timely, and innovative approach to care of our residents. Learn more about how you and your loved one are safe with us.

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Proactive Measures

Cleanliness

We are committed to delivering an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and sanitation in our communities as we provide a safe place for seniors to call home. The COVID-19 Environmental Safety Team, comprised of leadership from disciplines experienced in infection control, has implemented the White Glove Green Clean Program as the cleaning and infection prevention standard for our communities.

Our New & Better Normal

Proactive Health Approach

  • Handwashing – After each encounter; each time entering community or new neighborhood. 
  • Weekly Testing – All associates who previously tested negative and 20% of residents. Retest any residents on neighborhoods with positive test result or symptoms. All Ancillary providers must show proof of testing prior to entry.
  • Test all new move-ins – Prior to move-in date and twice within 72 hours after move-in.

Well Equipped

  • Universal masking – Surgical masks for all staff; reusable cloth masks for residents and visitors. All visitors will be screened and masked.
  • New gloves – When moving from room to room and between neighborhoods.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stock – Each community maintains essential supplies of PPE on site; two regional supply depots augment PPE stock as needed.

A Safe Environment

  • Cleaning and disinfecting – all high touch areas two times each day, all areas daily with Puroxide, vans and cars after every trip, and increased schedules for common areas such as exercise room and cafe.
  • Safe air – HEPA filters for all public areas.
  • Safe hands – Hand sanitizing station at each building entrance and entrances to public space and neighborhood
  • Social distancing – Maintain minimum six feet between all people except when providing direct care.

Visitors

During the pathway forward, we will begin to allow family visits – outdoors, with appropriate social distancing, universal masking, and on a pre-arranged basis. What perfect timing for these visits – summertime and research suggests that the lowest likelihood of disease transmission is in the outdoors. Many of our communities, located in areas that have allowed some degree of reopening, will begin to offer these visits as of mid-June.

Our Pathway Forward

Our Pathway Forward

Single entry point into the community


Screening and attestation completed at front desk 


Outdoor visit spaces established with six feet social distance, continued virtual and window visits.


Visits of all types must be pre-arranged with the community


Universal masking for visitors and residents

Our New & Better Normal

A few marked entry points into the community


Syntelligence electronic sign-in for screening and attestation


Both indoor and outdoor visit spaces established with six feet social distance maintained in both


Universal masking for visitors and residents

Moving In

We have taken a proactive approach to move-ins which includes proper COVID-19 testing and a careful assessment process. We have a specific move-in process and package which includes additional support and even pampering during the 14-day self-isolation period. Our teams are ready to facilitate both virtual and socially distant visits with family during this time as well as telehealth services as needed.

Our Pathway Forward

Our Pathway Forward

Movers allowed only to nearest exterior door to apartment


Furniture moved from exterior to apartment by community team


New residents test negative before move-in, followed by two additional tests within first 72 hours; if both are negative, self-isolation time may be shortened

Our New & Better Normal

Movers who pass screening and with required PPE may assist move into the apartment


New resident test negative before move-in, followed by two additioanal tests within first 72 hours, if both are negative self-isolation time may be shortened


Package of move-in transition services to pamper new residents during period of self-isolation

Dining

We strive to provide memorable dining experiences with spirited service, companionship, and nourishment through sharing the joy of good food, well presented and graciously served. During the pandemic however, dining has been room service only.  We added festive cart services such as create-your-own ice cream sundae, happy hour, Taco Tuesday, and more!  As we move forward, we will begin to open up our community dining once again.

Our Pathway Forward

Our Pathway Forward

One to two meals in dining room as regulations allow


Smaller groups of 10 within multiple venues, table dividers utilized as needed


Room Service enhanced with Door Dash senior menu


Festive cart service


Clean and disinfection after each seating


Multiple seatings

Our New & Better Normal

All-Day dining with three meals in dining room


Groups up to 25, as regulations allow


Continue Room Service with Door Dash senior menu and festive cart service


Multiple seatings in different venue throughout the community


Clean and disinfection after each seating

Connections

Connections and activities did not stop just because we were sheltering in place! We moved to more virtual events and incorporated REfresh and Get Happy programs to boost physical and emotional wellness. We continue to provide personalized one-on-one connections programming as well. For residents of faith, we facilitate virtual connections with their local places of worship.

Our Pathway Forward

Our Pathway Forward

Begin offering three group activities per day


Small group activities allowed of 10 or less people, with social distancing


Offer multiple small groups of same connections program


Virtual programming and hallway activities continue

Our New & Better Normal

Offer five or more group activities per day


Larger group activities allowed of 25 or less people, as regulations loosen


Personalized programming


Safe socialization through hallway and small group activities


Consistent staffing of activities

Check with your particular community of interest for the most up-to-date information

Our Resource Center

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Combating Covid-19

Combating COVID-19 At Juniper, we recognized early on that COVID-19 would pose a never-before-seen challenge to our communities.  In late February, we began to prepare. 

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We Need Rapid Testing

The Need for Rapid Testing Letter from Lynne New research, this time from Iceland, an isolated country of 365,000 individuals where widespread testing was implemented,

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Have More Questions?

We’d be happy to discuss any questions that you may have, or feel free to download our safety procedures in full detail.

 

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