Bloom Senior Living Launches ‘Memory Making Stations’ for Safe, In-Person Visits During Pandemic

by Jeff Shaw

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Bloom Senior Living, a Birmingham-based owner-operator of nine communities in Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina and Florida, has launched “Memory Making Stations as a safe way to visit family and friends during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The stations meet the six-foot separation protocol for social distancing. The resident, located inside the station, and family member, located outside the station, are separated by plexiglass. Bloom is still taking additional precautions including screening family members; requiring residents and family members to wear masks and wash hands before and after visits; and disinfecting the station after each visit.

“This is a more personal, private and easier solution than window visits,” says Melissa Campbell, Bloom’s director of education and development. “While this is still no replacement for personal interaction and hugs, this moves us one step closer and increases the one-on-one personal interactions in the interim.”

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