Brookdale is vaccinating seniors against COVID-19 in all its communities
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've remained committed to our residents and associates' health and safety needs and the COVID-19 vaccine allows us to continue working to help protect our Brookdale family during this time.
- First vaccination clinics held December 18, 2020
- 100% of our communities have conducted at least two vaccine clinics1
- Over 100,000 vaccine shots administered1
- Vaccine acceptance rate among residents is over 90%1
- ~320,000 COVID-19 tests completed for residents and community associates2
As the nation’s largest senior living provider with over 40 years' experience, Brookdale’s commitment to the health and safety of our residents is at the core of everything we do.
1 As of March 13, 2021
2 Full year 2020 through Feb. 22, 2021
Once Brookdale has completed our onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics, we will assist any unvaccinated resident to try to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, through local health departments, or other means.
Brookdale continues to emphasize the importance of continuing COVID 19 safety protocols after the vaccine is administered, including wearing masks and social distancing in accordance with the direction of the CDC and state and local health officials. As the CDC and health authority guidance evolves, the protocols at Brookdale will evolve accordingly.
We are welcoming visitors to our communities as CDC, state and local public health officials ease restrictions. Family and friend visits may occur outdoors, in resident apartments or in designated areas of the community as permitted by health authorities. Safety precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing and screenings continue per CDC, local and state guidance. As the CDC and health authority guidance evolves, the protocols at Brookdale will evolve accordingly.
Easing of restrictions for residents varies by location as set forth by the CDC, state and local public health officials. Small group gatherings and in some cases larger social gatherings are beginning to take place. Where restrictions still exist, group programs have been modified to create in-room opportunities that support well-being. This includes resources for in-room service, mental fitness workouts and tips for staying socially connected. "Engagement Room Service" cards are an easy and fun way for our residents to let us know what activities they would like brought to their apartment. Connections with family and friends remain one of our highest priorities. Technology has enabled connections through virtual visits and engagement through streaming of concerts, education and travel. Our communities are now offering in-person visits from friends and family where allowable by local health authorities.
Yes, Brookdale is accepting move-ins unless the specific community has been otherwise directed by public health officials. Tours of Brookdale communities can be scheduled by calling 844-323-2268.
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