Senior Living communities of all sizes and resources have had to rise up to meet the significant challenges of providing care while keeping residents safe and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Cimino acknowledges, “This has not been easy for anyone, but the theme of ‘we are stronger together’ has emerged over and over. We are all learning and helping each other for the benefit of all residents, families, and staff.” During times of great difficulty, people often come together to form a large network of resources and community support. We are pleased to see the California Assisted Living industry do the same.
As part of our ongoing commitment to help others, in October, CiminoCare launched ‘Project Angel Drop’ to assist communities and agencies throughout Northern California that needed help and resources during a COVID-19 outbreak. CiminoCare’s multidisciplinary COVID-19 Taskforce team members have developed comprehensive response plans and training that they have agreed to share with other communities and agencies working to protect seniors in assisted living. To date, CiminoCare has helped RCFEs fill short term COVID related staffing needs, provided protocols and training on outbreak response, and shared mitigation and infection control manuals.
As Mark puts it, “Although our main focus has been on our 11 communities throughout northern California, our loyal and compassionate team wanted to do more to help others, and to acknowledge that in these extraordinary times, we all need to step up and help where we can.”
And step up we have! We will continue to do so for as long as it takes to overcome these challenges and to keep our staff, residents, and their families and our communities safe, healthy and happy. We want to thank everyone for their efforts toward Project Angel Drop and for all of the compassionate work you do every day. We truly are stronger together.
If you would like to participate in Project Angel Drop, or know a community in need, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.