ROSWELL, Ga. — Phoenix Senior Living, a developer and operator based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, has launched its Healthcare Partnership Program, using three of its seniors housing facilities to take in seniors who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require 24-hour nursing care.
The idea of the program is to offer relief to Atlanta-area hospitals, opening beds that allow those healthcare providers to focus on critically ill patients.
Currently three Phoenix communities are accepting non-critical, coronavirus-positive seniors. The incoming patients are being placed in designated areas of the properties isolated from the rest of the residents, quarantined in private suites. Care and dining will be delivered to the unit by trained staff in personal protective equipment (PPE).
Phoenix Senior Living will deploy clinical support specialists to each of the designated sites to provide onsite clinical oversight. These specialists offer infection control training and detailed demonstrations on proper use of PPE. Signage throughout the communities will provide instructions on how to safely perform these tasks. Each community will have a designated team of trained caregivers for all COVID-19 residents.
“This is the right thing to do given the circumstances and the adversity these health systems are facing,” says Jesse Marinko, CEO of Phoenix Senior Living. “Every decision has risk, but sometimes you have to follow your moral compass and trust your intentions. These are unchartered waters that require unique solutions in an ever-changing environment.”