A Message from Todd Stone, President, Ray Stone, Inc.
June 1, 2020
Much has changed over the past three months — doctors know more about treating COVID-19, the curve of new cases has come down and we have better information about how to protect ourselves.
What hasn’t changed is our success in keeping this serious illness out of our communities. That’s taken a lot of hard work from our team members, residents and families.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus continues to pose a threat to people who are older and those who have medical conditions. We know people can be sick without knowing it, just as polio used to be carried by people who didn’t have symptoms. COVID-19 is going to be with us for some time, at least until a vaccine is available. So… we must not let down our guard.
We at Ray Stone Senior Living believe that it’s possible to focus on safety AND live well. We are passionate about creating new ways of enjoying life in our communities, ways that provide as much protection as possible. We’ve already innovated safety-conscious small group activities, and we’re working on much more.
Our first priority is redesigning a dining experience that will maximize enjoyment while minimizing risk. We’ll share more when our plans firm up.
We’re also figuring out how to open up visitation. As you may know, assisted living communities continue to prohibit all non-essential visitors since some of the worst outbreaks have been in those healthcare facilities. Of course we are not a healthcare provider and our separate apartment homes have helped to prevent infection. But to stay safe, we’ll need to go slow. Visits will be limited, scheduled and hosted in dedicated areas (outside or inside) to enable frequent disinfection and social distancing.
We at Ray Stone Senior Living aren’t waiting for this illness to disappear. We’re all about creating a lifestyle that is varied, social and fun… while remaining as safe as possible.
As the heat ramps up, remember to stay hydrated, and keep doing all the things that are working to keep you and others safe: washing your hands, social distancing and wearing a mask when you’re out and about.
Wishing you a happy and healthy June!