Regency Palms Long Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care delivers exceptional care to their residents by not only implementing strict infection control measures, but also delivering enhanced programs that support social engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak. From the onset of the pandemic in March, Regency Palms Long Beach’s leadership team planned specific steps to ensure their residents, staff members, and resident families were both safe and active.
Guided by the CDC, local, and state health departments, Regency Palms Long Beach diligently enforces stringent infection control policies to screen all staff and residents daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Operated by national seniors housing company Meridian Senior Living, Regency Palms Long Beach has access to the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks, gloves, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizers. The community continues to take other measures which include prohibiting non-essential visitors, ceasing group activities, conducting in-room dining, and requiring staff to wear masks at all times.
“Our team works tirelessly on taking all necessary precautions to help protect the health and safety of our residents and staff members,” says Executive Director Carla Mariano. “Our amazing staff works with incredible focus as we pride ourselves in providing exceptional care, attention to detail, and a fun atmosphere to our residents and families.”
By implementing these strict Infection Control Protocols and adhering to guidance from local health authorities, Regency Palms Long Beach has created the safest environment possible that supports their resident’s medical, mental, physical, nutritional, and psychosocial needs. Their dedicated staff are trained and certified to assist in daily support functions such as bathing, dressing, medication management and especially the ability to immediately respond to crisis situations with onsite urgent care. Residents are served chef-prepared meals and snacks created to address their needs and are kept hydrated; both factors play an important role in building immunity.
The Regency Palms Long Beach team understands the importance of providing support for social interaction among seniors to foster health benefits. According to studies conducted by The National Institute on Aging, there is a correlation between social interaction health and well-being among seniors. Furthermore, these emotional bonds can lead to healthier lifestyles including being active, eating healthy foods, and ceasing poor health habits such as smoking. Regency Palms Long Beach provides a fun and interactive environment that encourages residents to stay active and connect to family and friends, which are essential to their well-being. Within the restrictions required by the current outbreak, the community works meticulously and creatively to ensure that their residents are engaged every day by providing activities such as hallway exercises, gardening, crafts, and creating music. The building offers an ideal layout for social distancing. It offers seven floors of residential apartments with up to sixteen residents per floor with their own separate dining room. Outdoor activities are supported by its Sky-Lounge, a beautiful private rooftop deck, that includes panoramic views of Long Beach, fresh air, and opportunities for soaking up some vitamin-D. Regency Palms Long Beach supports the connections of residents with their families and friends through providing virtual programs including art, music and educational programs. While some of these activities are virtual, the residents are enjoying the convenience and ease to participate.
Regency Palms Long Beach is truly a community of people working together to navigate the current crisis in the safest possible manner for their residents and staff members while creating the best possible environment where their residents can thrive.