Close
clock icon Recently Viewed Communities
COVID-19: Safety Measure and Vaccine Update

We're actively preparing for vaccine distribution

Safely and Thoughtfully Welcoming New Residents

Brightview Senior Living is actively rolling out COVID-19 vaccination to current residents, associates, and new residents. Contact us today to learn more!
98% of current Brightview residents plan to take the COVID-19 vaccination


Brightview Residents and Associates Vaccine Update

First, we want to thank our associates, residents, and families for their diligence in following our safety and infection control protocols during this challenging year. You have stepped up to the challenge to keep our communities safe.

Fortunately, there is hope on the horizon. The FDA has authorized two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, and many others are in trials. Brightview Senior Living is part of an early wave to receive these vaccinations. We anticipate beginning our COVID-19 vaccination rollout as early as January. The exact Brightview vaccine clinic dates for each Brightview Senior Living community will vary and be determined soon.

Brightview has been proactive in preparing for this rollout and will be partnering with Walgreens to distribute vaccines in Brightview communities. This communication is the first of many to keep you informed about the timing of these vaccination clinics, safety information around the vaccines, and other important details that will help you make an informed decision about receiving the vaccine. Overall, we see this as a very positive development for our associates, residents, and ultimately our nation's health and wellbeing. 

Current Residents and Associates

Current associates and residents should start speaking with your family now about your decision regarding receiving this vaccine. These initial vaccines will be provided in two doses, three or four weeks apart, so it is vital to have your plan in place. Opportunities for vaccination will be limited, so it is important that you have a decision when the opportunity to be vaccinated is presented. Participating in this rollout is the best step you can take in protecting yourself from this disease. 

New Residents (As of January 5th)

Hope is on the horizon. The FDA has authorized two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, and many others are in trials. Brightview Senior Living is part of an early wave to receive these vaccinations. 

The first vaccine clinics started on January 5th and will stretch into February! Brightview has partnered with Walgreens to distribute vaccines to residents and associates. Vaccination clinic dates will vary by community.

You can receive this life-saving vaccine even before you move into your apartment home! If you commit to making a Brightview community your home before the last clinic, you will have a place in the early wave of vaccine distribution. Contact a Brightview community today to learn more!

There has never been a better time to move to Brightview! Our communities are designed to engage, entertain, and inspire. Enjoy resort-style living with chef-prepared meals, cultural activities, and premium care if you need it. It's time to trade the isolation many older adults experienced in 2020 for a new lifestyle full of socialization and vibrancy in 2021. Contact a Brightview community today to schedule an in-person or virtual community visit.

Future communications will address questions surrounding the vaccine and more specific details regarding the rollout schedule. Please continue to follow our recommended infection control procedures: wearing masks over the nose and mouth, social distancing, and washing your hands.

We cannot express how proud we are of our committed and compassionate associates, residents, and families for keeping our communities safe this year. 


Sincerely,


Tammy Curry - RN, BSHSA, LGBH
Vice President, Health and Wellness
Brightview Senior Living


Find Brightview Senior Living Communities

In 1999, Brightview Senior Living was founded to provide seniors with a vibrant and safe place to live. Today, Brightview Senior Living builds, owns, and operates 45 senior living communities across eight states.

Find Brightview Senior Living Communities

How can we help you?

Fill out the form below. For job inquires please visit our Careers page.

Protecting our Residents and Associates

Protecting our Residents from COVID-19

Protecting our residents from the virus has been our primary goal during the COVID-19 pandemic. While infection control protocol has always been a strong focus in our communities, Brightview has intensified our efforts to reduce the chances that our residents could contract or spread the novel coronavirus, including:

  • Following infection control guidelines 
    • We have implemented all infection control guidelines for senior living as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state and local health departments around our communities. We are in constant contact with our health departments and cooperate with contact tracing and other efforts to safeguard our residents and associates.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) 
    • Brightview has made significant investments in PPE to protect our community from the spread of the virus. This investment includes items such as masks, gloves, face shields, goggles, and gowns. Associates are required to wear masks at all times while in the community
  • Testing for the virus 
    • Identifying asymptomatic residents is an important component of keeping the virus at bay. Brightview is committed to baseline testing of all residents, as well as quickly testing any resident who presents with symptoms. Our relationship with a national lab has enabled us to access simple, painless testing for all residents.
  • Educating associates about infection control 
    • Constant reinforcement with our associates on the importance of social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and other infection control protocol is a cornerstone of our efforts to protect our residents. Visual cues and signs in the community serve as reminders that associates need to take steps to protect themselves from becoming unknowing carriers of the virus, both inside and outside our community.
  • Increased sanitation efforts 
    • Brightview has always been known for our focus on cleanliness in our communities. During the COVID-19 crisis, our Maintenance and Housekeeping procedures have been heightened to include frequent sanitation using EPA-approved cleaning products that are certified to kill the coronavirus, particularly on high-touch surface.
  • Socialization 
    • Maintaining physical health during a pandemic is critical, but so is a focus on mental health. Brightview’s model for vibrant living continues even during this time of crisis. Activities such as themed hallway happy hours, live music in the outdoor courtyard, video chats with families, and others have continued despite the threat of the coronavirus.
Hear what residents and families are saying about our safety measures

Protecting our Associates from COVID-19

During the pandemic, we’ve taken extra steps to ensure that our associates feel safe and appreciated.
  • We provide several wage protection programs so our associates don’t feel pressure to come to work when they feel ill.
  • All visitors, including all associates, are screened for symptoms and potential exposure to the virus each time they enter the community.
  • As with our residents, baseline testing of all associates is an important tool we have to prevent the spread of the virus in our communities. We have developed a relationship with a national lab in order to provide simple, painless testing for all of our associates.
  • We’ve introduced a Nurse Triage hotline that associates can call to talk about any symptoms that they or a family member may be experiencing, so they can make an informed decision about whether they should come to work. 
  • We have made use of PPE, particularly wearing masks, mandatory for all associates. Masks help to prevent asymptomatic carriers of the virus from sharing it with others.
  • We have provided free meals for all associates during their work hours. Our chefs are extraordinary, so this has been a very welcome benefit!
  • COVID-19 has presented unique challenges for our associates outside of the community. Some spouses have been laid off from their jobs, children are home from school, and stay at home orders have made routine errands more difficult. In addition to our free meals at work, we have created an associate food pantry at each community to provide associates with grocery basics they can take home for their families.
Brightview is a great place to work – and we have the awards to prove it!