With the wide range of continuing care retirement communities across Arizona, we are often asked, “How are you different?”
The answer comes easy: At Fellowship Square, our Christian, non-profit structure attracts kind, service-oriented people – both staff as well as residents. It is evident in the outstanding and caring service our staff provides and the wonderful, supportive friendships that our residents form with each other.
During the pandemic, this point of difference is shining more brightly than ever before. Our staff are going above and beyond in every way to protect the safety and happiness of our residents while providing peace of mind for their families.
We are here for you and your loved ones – every single day – not just during a crisis. Our staff are not first responders, they are “every day responders” and all heroes.
Our community consistently monitors and implements all guidelines provided by the CDC, Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Health Department. Staff are continually trained on infection control protocol. Health screenings occur every day for staff and residents entering common areas.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff has had to adapt to constant and quick change in order to meet the needs of our residents while keeping them as safe as possible.
This has involved changing from a dine-in model to a delivery only model. At the time of this posting, we are currently offering both with limited capacity to ensure proper social distancing.
We have set up deliveries from our on site Country store when transportation to grocery stores was not possible. At the time of this posting, we offering transportation services again but groups are limited, again to ensure social distancing.
Staff have had to cover a number of duties not in their original job descriptions - from conducting health screenings to making resident welfare and "cheer up" calls during periods of isolation. From making grocery and package deliveries to residents doors to continual cleaning and disinfecting of common areas and surfaces.
Exercise classes on Channel 1960 by our SeniorFit instructor, pop up concerts in the quads, special treat deliveries, video chat enablement and so much more have all helped keep our resident's spirits up during this challenging year.
Throughout all of this our staff has stayed focused on our residents and have been nothing short of heroes. They rarely complain and come to work each day ready to do what it takes to serve our residents. We are truly blessed.
Please Note: Weekly updates are delivered to our residents doors and air on internal television channel 1960. Family members may request to be added to an email list to receive the weekly updates electronically (if they are not already) as we will not be maintaining the updates on our website going forward.