How is Aviva Responding to COVID-19

Aviva Senior Living is a vaccine mandated campus effective October 1, 2021. All Aviva residents, employees, and contractors are required to be vaccinated. This policy also applies to private duty agencies and caregivers employed by residents and families.

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.

Our COVID Task Force 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.                                                  

Anchin-Benderson Families – June 9, 2022

As we continue to do our best to keep our Campus healthy, we unfortunately have two more COVID positive cases to report: one Anchin Resident and one Memory Care Staff member. We refrain from communal dining on Anchin until further notice. We also cannot permit floor to floor visitation among Residents until this wave clears. Anchin and Benderson activities remain separate currently.

Vaccines

Please contact Debbie (Anchin) or Devin (Benderson), or me if you would like your Resident to receive a booster shot here at Aviva. Every booster dose is another layer of protection against infection and severity of illness, particularly for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Family members can continue to obtain any boosters needed through any local Pharmacy or visiting vaccines.gov for more information.

Visitation Guidelines

We are seeing much milder symptoms with this wave, attributed to boosters and the circulating variants. Please keep this in mind, as we ask any visitor with ANY symptoms to not enter campus until they are feeling well. All Visitors are screened at the front desk. While outdoor visitation is the preferred method, indoor visits are within the Resident’s room. Proper hand hygiene must be adhered to, and face masks must be worn. Thank you for refraining from visiting during a known exposure to COVID within the last 7 days.

Kobernick Independent Living- Update June 3, 2022

Sarasota County continues to see the local Community Rate rise (currently at a “HIGH”), 

We strongly recommend that residents and guests wear face masks when outside their apartments. Due to the high transmission rate in the County, we are now requiring residents and guests to wear face masks when attending communal activities at Kobernick House, including the Card Room, Kretzmer Center and Rotunda and while in the buffet line in the Dining Room.

Kobernick staff, contractors and private duty aides are required to wear face masks while in Kobernick House and throughout the Aviva community.

If you have cold or flu symptoms, please wear a mask, isolate and eat in your apartment until you feel better. If you have been exposed to a Covid positive person, please isolate and contact the Wellness Center Nurse.

We encourage you to obtain free testing kits through COVIDtests.gov. and to contact your primary care physician if you have any concerns.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

Visitors are not required to show proof of COVID vaccination. Anchin Benderson residents and guests are also continuing to wear masks.

There is no limitation in the number of guests per Kobernick resident and guests may also participate in activities at Kobernick House.

Wellness

A reminder, if you have been exposed to someone who has been COVID tested and is positive, please self-isolate and contact our wellness nurse. It is recommended that you contact your doctor and monitor for any symptoms.

As always, we rely on everyone in our community to do the best we can. Continued vigilance is necessary to ensure we remain safe and healthy.

Visitors

All visitors must be screened at the Kobernick Front Desk. 

Please continue to practice good infection control prevention. Wash your hands and maintain social distancing. Please refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well.

Prospective Residents

While we prefer to pre-schedule appointments, walk-ins are welcome. We require all guests to be screened by our concierge and require guest to wear masks when in public area. 

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.

 

Vaccinations

We continue to promote the benefits of vaccination and Booster shots. For options, please visit vaccines.gov. In Sarasota County, convenient COVID, PCR, drive-thru testing is available at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237. https://www.scgov.net/government/health-and-human-services/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-testing

Booster Doses

The risk of severe illness from the virus increases with the number of underlying medical conditions one has. With more than 81% of COVID-19 deaths occurring in people over age 65, it is especially important for our Residents to stay up to date with their COVID vaccine booster doses. The current recommendations for boosters are: {Please visit updated CDC links:}

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0328-covid-19-boosters.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

We can provide booster doses of both Pfizer and Moderna to Residents upon request, right here at Aviva each week. Please let Debbie, Social Services, or me know if you would like a consent form for your Resident.