A Complete Guide to
Sonata Safety Practices

WE ARE SONATA SAFE


Sonata Safe is more than a promise we make to our residents. It’s reassurance that you and your loved ones are cared for in a safe and healthy environment, no matter what conditions might arise in the outside world.

Following dramatic progress made in the administration of vaccinations, Florida State is lifting limitations on long-term care facility visitation guidelines! Click here for answers to important questions about the latest Executive Order related to visitation, infection prevention and screening guidelines.


VACCINATION


Promoting and protecting the health of loved ones requires nothing less than a fully coordinated effort that meets the demands of a changed world, including securing Covid-19 vaccines for our existing and future residents!

More than 90% of our current residents have received the Covid-19 vaccine and we will continue to work with our new residents to secure vaccinations prior to moving into a Sonata community.

VISITATION


Sonata Senior Living is committed to following best practices and guidelines related to visitation to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, staff and guests.

As of March 22, 2021, we are welcoming visitors and guests into our communities and offering in-person and virtual tours at our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. If you have questions related to the latest guidelines on visitation, we have the answers! Call a Sonata near you for more information.

SOCIALIZATION


Social isolation has serious health consequences for seniors. Our lifestyle directors keep residents engaged with life enrichment programming that is safe and socially distant. We limit our activities to small groups and provide additional channels to interact including “hallway” events, live-streaming virtual events, and games. Resident dining services also remain intact with uninterrupted service.

Even during a pandemic, our life enrichment programming keeps body, mind and soul happy and healthy. Take a look at the creative ways we’re keeping our residents energized.

“Loneliness acts as a fertilizer for other diseases. The biology of loneliness can accelerate the buildup of plaque in arteries, help cancer cells grow and spread, and promote inflammation in the brain leading to Alzheimer’s disease.” — Steve Cole, Ph.D., Director of the Social Genomics Core Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles

GUIDELINES


Sonata Senior Living follows all recommendations from local, state and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As guidelines change, we are set-up to shift with them and comply quickly. Our current practices include:

  • Daily temperature/symptom screening for all residents and staff
  • Temperature/symptom screening for all visitors
  • Temperature/symptom screening and testing for new residents
  • Enhanced sanitation measures and disinfection technology
  • Social distancing and signage

TECHNOLOGY


To complement our award-winning care, built-in safety features and technology have been integrated into the design of Sonata Senior Living. Heightened sanitation procedures consist of frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces using an advanced technology called electrostatic spray disinfection. It’s much more effective than conventional sanitation methods used in most senior living communities.

Safety technology at Sonata extends to our architecture and design innovations, electronic health records, and wireless emergency call system and monitoring devices. Even our newest communities will feature state-of-the-art touchless technology to promote safety in senior living.

SOCIAL DISTANCING


Safety signage is located throughout our communities to remind everyone to maintain safe social distance and keep their hands clean. The CDC recommends social distancing by at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Sonata staff members wear masks while interacting with residents and personal protective equipment (PPE) is always available on-site. Staff members have been trained in how to use and remove PPE properly based on CDC recommendations.

 

EDUCATION


Education is an important part of the Sonata Safe mindset. Senior Management work closely with our associates to ensure safety guidelines are well understood and properly implemented, even as they change.

Our professional caregivers receive ongoing training and education not only in pandemic illness and infection prevention, but in core competencies and skills necessary to maintain Sonata’s exceptionally high standards of care. Serenades Memory Care, for example, provides ongoing training to help employees grow professionally while applying the latest findings in the field of Alzheimer’s research.

EMERGENCIES


Sonata is prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. In the event of a severe weather event or other natural disaster, our first priority is to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents and staff.

Our Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness Plan was developed with input from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and includes precautionary guidelines and procedures developed from our own extensive experience in hurricane preparedness. At Sonata, residents benefit from reinforced construction, expanded generator capacity and 24-hour staffing during a storm.

SAFETY RESOURCES

Get your top 10 safety questions about Sonata answered here.


Born of but not limited to the current pandemic, Sonata Safe is more than a promise. It’s our Signature Program that represents Sonata’s unwavering commitment to go above and beyond what is required to ensure the health and happiness of the residents and families we serve.

Find more resources here:

What Seniors Need To Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine
CDC How To Protect Yourself and Others
Hurricane Safety at Sonata

To learn more about Sonata Safe, contact us today or schedule a visit.

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