Resident Programming and Services
Throughout our many programs and services, we have altered the way we are providing resident activities, delivering meals, and connecting with families.
Due to social distancing, we are keeping residents in their individual rooms in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living, and in Affordable Housing and Independent Living we have asked all residents to remain in their apartments, cottages, or rooms, and avoid direct physical contact with neighbors. If they must leave their home, we recommend wearing a mask and following consistent handwashing and disinfecting of surfaces. To that end, we have initiated alternative ways of delivering engaging activities to our residents.
All group activities throughout all of our programs have been cancelled. Always refer to the appropriate website for updates regarding the future of on-site activities.
In our senior care communities, we are also addressing creative ways to deliver activities to our residents. Our Community Enrichment teams have been using video to celebrate resident birthdays and entertain with songs, volunteers to assemble activity packets, and ipads to engage with games through apps.
In our senior care communities, we have made changes to our meal delivery process to eliminate group dining and reduce contact that residents have with one another. Meals are delivered directly to each resident’s apartment or room.
For our residents in affordable housing, we have received generous donations of grocery bags filled with food (as part of our annual Easter Drive) to help those in need during this crisis. We also have a food pantry located in the office of LSM of Camden that residents may request items from.
Communicating with Families
As visiting restrictions remain in place, we understand that communication with your loved ones is incredibly important and encourage you to communicate with them in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media.
In our senior care communities, we have a limited number of devices that can assist our residents and have encouraged them to use the devices to FaceTime and connect with families. We have also had an outpouring of volunteers who write letters and call our residents who might not have family or friends to speak with.