Seniors who are considering moving to a retirement community may be reluctant to uproot their lives during the middle of a pandemic. However, for residents at Silvergate Fallbrook, the protection and security measures afforded by the area’s premier senior living community have instilled a sense of security as they navigate a new normal in retirement living.
Seniors Speak About Safety at Silvergate
There may be no better time than right now to move into Silvergate, according to Allen and Sally Cook, residents who have endured the pandemic from the safety and security of Silvergate. “Silvergate’s kept us very safe and up-to-date on everything. It’s really important that we know what’s going on,” said Sally Cook. “We’ve been able to get out and enjoy activities and go to the dining room and eat with friends throughout all of this.”
Safe from the virus, the Cooks believe living at Silvergate has minimized the effects of the pandemic on their lives. “We wear our masks and distance during activities, but we see our friends here. The disease as we know it seems far away. We know it exists, and we’re concerned for those who have been exposed to it, and we pray for their recovery. But our life here [at Silvergate] gives us the opportunity to live a more normal life without having to worry, each and every minute, whether we’re going to come in contact with it or even catch it. So, I’m very comfortable here knowing what’s going on in the world. We’re safe and will continue to be so because of the caring staff and management.”
Safety Protocols Have Residents Feeling Safe
The Cooks are not alone in feeling comfortable and safe within the protected environment Silvergate has established since the onset of the pandemic. As residents have experienced the extensive safety precautions and Covid-19 protocols instituted by the community, many have encouraged other seniors to examine their practices at home and compare them to the measures taken by the caregivers and staff at Silvergate.
“The staff here has been trained to use every safety measure that they can,” said Amelia Wiener, who has lived at Silvergate for the last year and feels reassured by the protocols implemented at Silvergate which extend well beyond using masks and social distancing. “Silvergate has taken every step that they could possibly take in a community like this to keep us safe. There are protocols for everything from handwashing to wiping down surfaces. I feel safer here than I would be if I were living in my own home.”
“I’m not burdened with handling Covid. It’s all taken care of,” said Alice Gillson, who moved into Silvergate in July of 2019. “It’s worry-free being here. When my son comes to visit, he’s checked for temperature, with a pulse oximeter and checked in before we meet. We meet on the patio in masks, and we take precautions. Everybody has a badge to say they’ve gone through the check-in process. It’s a comforting feeling knowing that everyone you’re coming in contact with has been checked in properly. We feel very safe in this community.”
Resident Videos Online at SilvergateRR.com
For seniors who may be concerned about their own safety while sequestered at home during the pandemic, perhaps Silvergate Fallbrook offers a better solution. Silvergate has recently shared a series of video testimonials online from many residents describing how safe they feel in the community at SilvergateRR.com. Other local seniors are encouraged to visit the site for stories about resident life during the pandemic.
To learn more about the safely protocols or the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate call Helen Gray at (760) 728-8880. The community offers safe, secure, in-person tours daily.