Many state and county governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential businesses.  While this is an encouraging sign, please know this process will be thoughtfully considered at Kingswood. We will implement a multi-phased approach when reopening our community.  As we serve vulnerable adults throughout our community, Kingswood’s reopening phases may differ than the state’s or county’s phased approach. We will base decisions for each phase on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community.  We will evaluate how we shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and local and state health departments

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other.   We want to keep you informed regarding what services will re-open and our policies on visitors to the community.

As of June 15th, Kingswood moved into Phase 1 of our Re-opening.  Independent Living ViIla and Apartment residents and Assisted Living residents, spouses, partners, significant others, and powers of attorney may visit by scheduling an appointment at designated exterior locations, and follow social distancing protocol, with physical barriers in place.  For our Memory Care and Health Care residents, visitors are prohibited until approved by CDC/CMS.

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, Kingswood will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocols, wearing masks, and visitation restrictions. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. As the situation evolves, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first.  We will work to keep you informed via our website.

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying the hopeful spirit that Kingswood is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. If you have specific questions on how Kingswood will re-open, please contact Dianne Kramer at kramerd@kingswoodretirementliving.com or call (855) 998-4934 for more information.   For more information about COVID-19 and our national response to COVID-19, go to https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.