Updated January 2022

SLR Communities Can Help

We want to reassure new residents and their families that offer a very safe place to live. We have apartments available today, so new residents can move whenever they are ready.

As always, we work with our Professional Referral Partners and families to ensure a smooth transition into one of our communities. Please browse our New Resident FAQ that answers the most often asked questions during these still unprecedented times.

If you are considering a move, we still have Covid-19 related Guidelines in place to ensure a safe and comfortable move. We also continue to follow stringent protocols to ensure the safest possible environment for residents and staff.

Finally, please review each community’s Visitor Guide page for information on family and professional indoor and outdoor visits.

Temporary Guidelines for Move-Ins & Short-Term Respites

New Residents are Moving in from:

  • Hospitals and rehabilitation facilities that need to discharge elderly patients who are on the mend following illness (Covid-19 or other)
  • Living at home alone, who need a more secure and supportive situation
  • Living temporarily with family

We offer Respite & Short Term Stays

  • We have no minimum length of stay; we work with families to accommodate various needs, from caregiver relief to vacations to a trial stay
  • We have fully furnished Respite Apartments, with the option of purchasing furniture for a more permanent living arrangement
  • Read more about our Respite & Short Term Stay option

Prior to Move-In


  • We will tell discharge planners and other referral partners, as well as families of potential new residents if Covid-19 exists in our community
  • We will provide full details of our enhanced health assessment process aimed at keeping everyone safe
  • We will provide full details of any protocols we have in place and update you if things change

Virtual and In-Person Assessments

  • Our nurses are currently conducting in-person assessments in a new resident’s home or in a rehab facility or hospital; however, virtual assessments and discharge planning via Google Hangout, Zoom, Skype, etc. are still an option for new residents as well.

Tours & Paperwork

  • In-person tours of our community have resumed. Residents and families visiting for a tour will be asked to follow our community’s visitor protocol
  • We will continue to offer virtual tours, via Facetime, Google Hangout, Skype and Zoom, to provide new residents and families a comprehensive viewing of our common spaces and available apartments if they choose
  • To protect everyone’s safety, we offer the option to finalize paperwork with electronic signatures for documents

Evaluation/Health Assessment

Our enhanced health assessment, including a Covid-specific screening and questionnaire, will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Our nurses work with Professional Referral Partners, families and physicians to evaluate each new resident, with a full assessment of the person’s current health status.

  • We do not require, but would prefer, that a new resident obtain a recent negative Covid test prior to move-in if they are not fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated residents would not need a negative Covid test.
  • We cannot accept a new resident who is actively experiencing Covid-related symptoms (Symptoms include, but are not limited to, cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat,​ muscle aches, fatigue, confusion, loss of taste/smell, and GI symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting)
  • New residents with a Covid diagnosis, symptoms or recent direct exposure should be cleared of and/or deemed “recovered from” Covid following a Test-Based or Symptom-Based Strategy following CDC guidelines:
Test- Based Strategy:
  • A negative Covid test, preferably two (2) consecutive
    swab tests taken more than 24 hours apart; rapid tests are allowed
  • We also require resolution of fever, without fever-reducing medications, and absence of other Covid-related symptoms (Symptoms include, but are not limited to, cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat,​ muscle aches, fatigue, confusion, loss of taste/smell, and GI symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting)
Symptom-Based Strategy:
  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared
  • At least 24 hours symptom-free (same symptom list as above)

During & After Move-In

Move-in Protocol, including Family Visits

  • Family members or professional movers may assist with the move
  • Everyone must pass follow all current visitor guidelines
  • If families prefer, we have fully furnished apartments for short-term rentals
  • We encourage family visits to help with your loved one’s transition to their new home
  • New residents have access to all of the support, amenities and programming available in our communities
  • New residents and their families will be fully advised of the public health protocols in place at the community, which include state-mandated guidance such as physical distancing and/or placing limits on group size for communal dining and programming activities

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