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 multiple onsite vaccine clinics for our residents and staff beginning in December 2020 and continuing through May 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 ongoing.

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 05/12/2021

At Kobernick Independent Living our Life Enrichment team consistently provides innovative programming to ensure residents stay engaged and healthy. While some group activities remain on hold or have been slightly modified in the interest of safety, we are again conducting concerts, happy hour at the pool and other social entertainment.

Our dining room has reopened, serving dinner nightly. This continues to be a highlight for residents as an opportunity to enjoy our fine dining options and to engage socially with one another. Our Bistro is open as well, for breakfast and lunch dining. 

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. This eliminates the need to congregate in large groups. Smaller activities such as our French language class and painting are being offered in-person under strict social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing guidelines. Now that the weather has warmed, we area able to provide regular outdoor entertainment for residents.

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

Indoor visitation is limited to resident apartments, but there is no limit to the number of visitors permitted in the apartment. All visitors must be screened at the Front Desk and have their temperature taken. At this time no proof of vaccination or weekly negative test is required although we highly recommend that guests be vaccinated. All guests must wear masks and maintain social distancing indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

Prospective Residents

While we prefer to pre-schedule appointments, walk-ins are welcome. We are asking for all guests to be screened by our concierge and wear masks during the entire visit. Tours will maintain careful social distancing and may be abbreviated if necessary. 

For new residents moving onto campus the Sales office can provide information on our resident entry requirements. For more information please contact 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 05/12/2021

As things are improving,  programming and activities have expanded to groups encouraging social engagement among residents who continue to be masked and appropriately distanced. Regular entertainment is taking place with entertainers and musicians maintaining social distancing while performing throughout the Aviva community.  Our internal Aviva TV network continues to offer quality programming as a supplement to all of the other choices abounding at Aviva.

Residents are welcomed to enjoy meals in our dining room under appropriate social distancing procedures.

Visitors

All visitors must be screened at the Front Desk and have their temperature taken. All guests must wear masks and maintain social distancing indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

Indoor visitation is open unless we have an outbreak, that is identified as one positive case. Visitation would then shut down until there is a testing round with no new positives or for 14 days. Visitation is limited to four people at a time indoors and may only occur in the residents rooms.

Groups of four – eight visitors may meet outdoors in one of the designated outdoor visitation areas. These reservations may be scheduled using the Calendly system. In the event of extreme weather (rain, thunder or lightning) an indoor visitation area may be created. 

Outdoor visitation is still encouraged, and the preferred way of visiting based upon current CDC guidance.  Please remember to book all outdoor group reservations in Calendly. For more information about scheduling visits in Calendly please contact our concierge @ 941-379-3553.