How is Aviva Responding to COVID-19

Aviva Senior Living is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of our residents, staff, volunteers, and families. Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccinations

Aviva hosted two onsite vaccine clinics for our residents and staff in January 2021. Residents in Kobernick Independent Living, Anchin Assisted Living, Anchin Memory Care, and Benderson Skilled Nursing were given the opportunity to receive the vaccine. All staff from across campus were also invited to get vaccinated regardless of age or previous health conditions. The Aviva team is continuing to work with our partners to bring vaccine clinics on campus in the coming weeks and months.

Current COVID-19 Policies

Our Emergency Response Team communicates with local and national experts to prepare specific rules and procedures addressing COVID-19. These procedures are divided between our two buildings based on the health status and level of care needs of the residents of each one. Our current policies are provided below.


Kobernick Independent LivingUpdated 02/01/2021

At Kobernick Independent Living our Life Enrichment team consistently provides innovative programming to ensure residents stay engaged and healthy. Some group activities remain on hold or have been modified slightly in the interest of safety.

Daily activities continue via our internal TV station, available to residents in their apartments. Events include live concerts broadcasted from our Kretzmer Center,movies, live fitness classes, and educational seminars. his eliminates the need to congregate in large groups. Some smaller activities such as our French language class and painting are being offered in-person under strict social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing guidelines. As the weather continues to warm, we are excited to continue to provide outdoor entertainment for residents under strict safety protocols.

For the safety of all our residents, we continue to only offer meals via complimentary room service.

All current residents are reminded to review the regular policy and procedure updates provided by the Aviva team. If a current resident has any questions, please reach out to Resident Services right away. Family members who would like more information, please email marketing@avivaseniorlife.org to be added to our email distribution list.

Visitors

Up to two visitors are allowed at this time in resident apartments. To enter the building, visitors must be screened at the Front Desk. Screening includes proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test, a temperature screen, and a CDC questionnaire. This process must be completed by each visitor and each time they visit.

Prospective Residents

Any prospective resident wishing to book a tour must contact the Marketing & Sales office to make an appointment. We do not currently allow walk-in appointments and tour attendees must provide a recent (within 7 days) negative COVID-19 test. All tours will be abbreviated to maintain careful social distancing. New residents scheduled to move onto campus will be required to receive a rapid COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to their move. More information on our admissions policy can be provided via the Marketing & Sales office @ 941-225-8369. 

A Special Note to Families: We would like to remind all family members that Kobernick is an Independent Living facility. As stated in the resident lease and Resident Handbook, residents must be able to fully care for themselves or receive the required care from a private duty aide. Aviva will not provide direct care, care items, or assistance with activities of daily living to a resident in Kobernick.

In addition, as residents in Kobernick are considered independent, Aviva does not possess the legal authority to stop or prevent residents who continue to choose to leave campus or continue to congregate in common areas. Our team has and will continue to educate residents on the dangers of the infection spread and close down areas under our control. We are making every effort to make Aviva a safe place to live.


Anchin Assisted Living, Anchin Memory Care, and Benderson Skilled Nursing & RehabilitationUpdated 02/01/2021

We continue to ask all residents of Anchin and Benderson to remain in their rooms when possible. Residents are welcomed to enjoy meals in our dining room under strict social distancing and infection control procedures.

For activities, our Life Enrichment team continues to conduct one-on-one programming for residents in their apartments. In addition, our internal TV station provides unique activities and entertainment options.

Visitors

Visitation within Anchin and Benderson may change based upon Sarasota County’s COVID-19 positivity rate and the COVID-19 status of the community. Outdoor visitation is not affected by this rate. We welcome families to continue to visit their loved one outdoors unless the individual resident is placed into quarantine due to a COVID-19 positive status or potential exposure. Indoor visitation may cease if a residential area (Memory Care, Assisted Living, or Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation) experiences an outbreak. An outbreak for our community is defined by CMS as one case. For indoor visitation to resume the residential area must clear a 14-day quarantine period with no new positive cases being identified.

We currently require all visitors to provide weekly negative COVID-19 tests to visit either indoors or outdoors. Masks must be worn anytime on campus (indoors or outdoors) and should be of a surgical grade — no cloths, bandanas, etc. Visitors are limited to two per room, and no more than five in an outdoor group including the resident. Aviva requests that all visits be scheduled using the Calendly system and indoor visitation, when allowed, may only take place in the resident’s room, not in public or common living areas. For more information about scheduling visits in Calendly please contact our concierge @ 941-379-3553.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and now that our residents and staff have been vaccinated, we anticipate transitioning visitation policies in the near future. We will provide an update as things change.