A Focus on Safety

We’re happy and grateful to share with you that, with strict protocols and many precautions, our community created a feeling of sanctuary for our residents over the past several months.

And you can rest assured knowing that our highest priority will continue to be the health, safety and happiness of our residents and team members.

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Support From a Caring Team

The dominant sentiment shared by our residents is that they have never felt alone in having to navigate this crisis.

Rather, they’ve had the support of our well-trained, caring team members working to provide them with everything they need—including in-home meal delivery, shopping and errand services, virtual ways to stay engaged, tech support, health care available 24/7 if needed and more.

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Living Among Friends

Of course, stay-at-home orders have been hard for everyone, no matter where you live. However, our residents feel that living among close friends and neighbors has significantly reduced their social isolation

A sense of connectedness prevailed as friends stayed in touch via phone and email, waved and chatted from a safe distance on campus and saw one another during virtual events.

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What Residents and Their Families Are Saying

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Windsor is a community. It is not an isolated place to live. You are with other people. Moving to Windsor was absolutely the best decision I ever made. When you live at Windsor you have total peace of mind.”

Jody Williams, Windsor resident

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I have been happy here. I don’t think I could be at a better place during this COVID epidemic.”

Vernard Williams, Windsor resident

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In my prior home, I would have felt way more isolated. Here, any need that we have—from shopping, to medical help, to fixing the air conditioning—is just a phone call away.”

Cathy Self, HumanGood resident

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I couldn’t have been in my former home during this crisis. Here I always have immediate access to a friendly face in the garden at any time of the day, and I feel supported in knowing we have a nursing staff on site. I feel safe all the time.”

Jane Gill, HumanGood resident

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I always envisioned living in a cottage surrounded by flowers and that’s what I have here at Windsor! If you are ready to make a move, do it now. Do it while you still have your physical and mental abilities. Don’t wait for your family to tell you that you should have an easier life. Make the decision on your own. I will welcome you!”

Carol Malinowski, Windsor resident

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The thing that I really love about being here are the people. I have made some really good friends.”

Barbara Vencill, Windsor resident

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In these difficult times, the close personal friendships that we have formed here are a true gift. I wouldn't be anywhere else."

Sheila Brody, HumanGood resident

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The family atmosphere and the feeling of connection continues here even during COVID-19.”

Boyd Cline, HumanGood resident

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What better place to be under these circumstances. I can’t imagine how I would handle this isolation crisis back in my former big, two-story house. So glad to be here!”

Luretta Haire, HumanGood resident

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I appreciate all that the staff has been doing to keep residents and their families updated on everything going on in the community. The transparency is truly appreciated and shows the high integrity of the organization.”

Linda Johnson, daughter of a HumanGood resident

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It is possible to have the camaraderie and peace of mind that senior living communities provide while living in an environment designed to keep residents safe.

Senior Living Community vs. Nursing Home

A senior living community like Windsor is a community for older adults that offers—on one campus—both independent living residences and personal care services as needed.

While alarming stories about stand-alone skilled nursing facilities have dominated the news over the past few months, what has been less widely reported is that senior living communities such as ours, a nonprofit organization where most residents live independently, have fared much better in keeping residents safe.

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“We can’t begin to count the ways that our A+ team members have stepped up their game during the COVID-19 crisis. Every department has met us with top-class service and, we believe, smiles behind their masks.”

George & Barbara Evans, HumanGood residents

Frequently Asked Questions

What precautions have been taken to combat COVID-19?

In March, we took early and aggressive steps in order to safeguard the health of our residents, including:

  • Screening all team members and essential visitors upon entry.
  • Canceling all group events.
  • Switching to in-home dining.
  • Heightening our infection control protocols.
  • Cleaning common areas even more frequently.
  • Ensuring ample supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Requiring physical distancing and that masks be worn on campus.
  • Providing personal shopping and errand services.

Additionally, during these past few months, we have followed public health requirements to restrict visitors. As visitors are allowed back on campus, we remain vigilant about screening, mask usage, hand sanitizing, physical distancing and limiting gathering sizes.

Lastly, our clinical teams have been available to respond around-the-clock in the event that someone has felt ill.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our newsroom.

What is the plan moving forward?

Moving forward, we will be allowing more visitation on campus and gradually reinstating communal activities such as dining together, group activities and classes. All of this will be done in close cooperation with state and local public health officials. Please keep in mind that we may have to revert to temporarily restricting certain amenities and visitation on campus depending on several factors, including the number of positive cases in the local area and possible cases within our community.

Since June, with the greater availability of testing, we have started widespread testing of residents and team members. Regular testing will be a key strategy moving forward so that we can isolate any positive cases and mitigate the spread of the virus.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our newsroom.

How do you prevent social isolation?

Stay-at-home orders have been hard for everyone, no matter where you live. And like everyone else, our residents have had to deal with much less social contact. But the opinion expressed by most of our residents is that they have experienced less social isolation here than they might have in their prior homes.

For starters, spirits were buoyed by our Life Enrichment team members working hard to develop new, virtual ways to stay engaged.

In addition, our residents found camaraderie in living among close friends and neighbors during a time like this. The sense of connectedness on our campus prevailed as friends stayed in touch via phone and email; waved, smiled and chatted from a distance on campus; and saw one another during Zoom events.

pink-quote-mark“If I was still living in my former home, I would be really isolated. I need to know there are people around. Anytime I go to my garden box, I see 3-4 people to wave hello to. And there’s a group of us who meet, at a distance and following all the guidelines, on a large patio just to laugh and socialize and talk about something other than the virus.”
— Judy Lovell, HumanGood resident

pink-quote-markThe family atmosphere and the feeling of connection continue here even during COVID-19.”
— Boyd Cline, HumanGood resident

 

What have been the advantages of senior living communities during the pandemic?

It is possible to have the support, camaraderie and peace of mind that community living provides while also living in an environment designed to keep residents safe.

Here are two major advantages of senior living communities.

1. Support in staying safe

The dominant sentiment reported by our residents is that they have never felt alone in having to navigate this crisis. Rather, they have had the support of team members working to provide them with everything they need in order to stay safe and healthy in their homes. 

And there has been comfort in knowing that those team members are screened daily for symptoms and are well-trained in infection control. There has been no worry about going grocery shopping, letting unscreened people into your home for upkeep or maintenance, or getting meals delivered by someone you don’t know.

pink-quote-markIn my prior home, I would have felt way more isolated. Here, any need that we have—from shopping to medical help to fixing the air conditioning—is just a phone call away.”
— Cathy Self, HumanGood resident

2. Less social isolation 

The other opinion expressed by our residents is that they have experienced less social isolation than they might have in their prior homes.

Of course, stay-at-home orders have been hard for everyone, no matter where you live. But here, spirits were buoyed both by our Life Enrichment team members working hard to develop new, virtual ways to stay engaged and by the camaraderie of the residents themselves.

pink-quote-markThere’s a sense of solidarity. There’s a warmth and companionship from the other residents. We feel like we aren’t isolated.
— Julia Springer, HumanGood resident

Is Windsor a nursing home?

Windsor is not a nursing home. We are a senior living community for older adults that offers—on one campus—both independent living residences and personal care services as needed.

With our high-quality protocols, training procedures and dedicated team members, we’re continuing to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our residents.

Is Windsor offering tours or accepting move-ins?

Yes, we are showing areas of our campuses as public health restrictions allow, and we are currently accepting move-ins. Custom-made video tours are also available. Please contact a sales counselor for more information. 

We know how important it is to feel some sense of control over what comes next, which is why we encourage you to explore all of the options available to you. Whatever questions you may have about senior community living, we’re ready to talk whenever you are.