As federal and state governments release plans to reopen the economy to essential business, please know the LCS approach to reopen senior living communities will be slow and deliberate. We’ll continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place including social distancing, restricting non-essential visitors and wearing masks.

We all look forward to the day when LCS communities can resume activities and residents can socialize with family and friends, yet the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority.

Please call the LCS hotline at 855-998-4934 for information on our response measures.

Members of the media can email their inquiries for LCS to Information requests to a senior living community can be made by contacting the community directly.


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June 26, 2020

Reopening Communities Requires Patience

These past weeks have brought many changes to our routines. Education has moved online, restaurants have transitioned to delivery-only options, and work operations have changed. Yet, for LCS, one thing remains the same — we are committed to helping ensure the health and safety of our residents and employees. As we start to reopen senior living communities across the nation, this remains our priority.

We are all anxious to resume our daily activities, yet we must be steadfast in protecting each other. At LCS, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely. As I’ve noted previously, senior living was the first to close at the onset of this pandemic and we’ll be the last to reopen; the reopening process will be slow and deliberate.

When reopening our senior living communities, we’ll follow a three-phased approach. Information is collected, recorded and evaluated to assist in the decision-making process. At the community level, decisions for advancing through the reopening process will be based on:

  • State and regional criteria showing a downward trend
  • Advice from local public health officials
  • Health status of the community

We are all eager to be with one another, yet we must continue to act with caution and with patience. Should there be a resurgence of the virus in a community or in a specific region of the country, it may be necessary to reinstate all precautionary measures. Remember, this is solely for everyone’s safety. To learn more about the reopening status for a specific community, please go to the community website.

I continue to be very grateful to residents, employees and families and the work they are doing to help ensure the health and safety of each other. With your ongoing support, we can continue to move forward through the reopening process.

Joel Nelson
President and CEO

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