Occasionally events happen that force us to rethink our understanding of the world. For some, this creates a great deal of fear that things will never be the same.
Others embrace change as inevitable and constant, and this experience is fuel that moves us ever more confidently in the direction we have known to be right. Covid-19 has created just such a moment for the senior living industry.
This pandemic is shining yet another light on the health risks we place on our seniors who live in nursing homes and other congregate settings. Traditional environments with shared rooms, large congregate dining rooms, long double loaded corridors, cross traffic areas that are thoroughfares for the public, service and residents, and mechanical system designs that treated code minimums as the maximum measures are contributing to the widespread infections we have seen.