Harriet Amonette, Director of Marketing
What does the admission process look like for residents during this time?
If your loved one needs to move into our assisted living facility from home, it is a very easy process. First, I will send you the apartment floor plans with pricing to review. Once you select a floor plan, we start completing the admission paperwork. One of our nurses will come visit your loved one to complete the onsite evaluation and COVID-19 testing.
If move in day occurs while visitor restrictions are still in place, our maintenance department will meet you at the entrance. They will move your furnishings into your apartment.
What precautions are being taken to appropriately protect your residents on campus?
Our facility follows all CMS and CDC guidelines as well as guidance from state and local health departments to ensure the safety of residents. Among the precautions we take are:
-Weekly COVID-19 testing of all NHC Place Assisted Living staff per the Tennessee Department of Health guidelines
-A secure barrier separating the assisted living community and the dedicated staff from the healthcare center
-Assisted Living team members trained in universal and isolation precautions
-Scheduled appointments to virtually connect residents with family and friends during limited visitation
-Social distancing during all activities and small group dining
Should we still consider moving our loved one to assisted living or memory care during this time?
If your loved one is showing signs like forgetting medications, needs assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, frequent falls, or hospitalizations, it is absolutely a good decision to consider assisted living for them during this unique time. If your loved one lives independently and your ability to provide care and support is limited, then assisted living at NHC Place is a great resource for your family.