We have installed UV lights in all common area split systems and rooftop units: Germicidal UV light technology has been in use for decades in the medical industry and proven effective in destroying micro-organisms such as, germs, viruses, bacteria. The UV technology combined with the PHI technology provides a system, where in, many micro-organisms can be reduced by 95% while also purifying the air by reducing gases, odors, etc. NOTE that the RGF units are patent pending and while proven effective against many viruses, etc. they have not been certified against COVID-19.
We have upgraded the filters in all of the common HVAC systems to the highest efficiency/MERV rated pleated filter the unit fans will handle. High efficiency filters has increased the systems effectiveness at stopping dust and moisture particulates that viruses, bacteria, etc. often attach to in an airborne state. Increased frequency of building filter changes will maintain maximum filter effectiveness at stopping airborne pollutants.
If a case of the virus occurs in one of our communities, we act quickly to assess potential risks and limit exposure. Our teams act based on our years of experience combined with local, state and national guidelines.
For example, we may decide to temporarily close the dining room and offer in-room dining, or temporarily limit social activities. Open communication is key with all changes we make, and we provide frequent updates to residents and families.
Westrum Development Company is a leading residential real estate developer in the mid-Atlantic region with senior living communities completed, under construction, or planned in every county in the Philadelphia metro area. Westrum Development Company’s brand of independent/personal care rental communities provide a highly amenitized and socially integrated environment that enables seniors to affordably age in place while enjoying the quality of life they desire and earned.
With a focus on residents, families and team members, Merrill Gardens offers the best in senior living from a family-owned company that knows connection is everything. Merrill Gardens started with one community in Seattle, Washington in 1993 and now has locations across the country offering independent living, assisted living, personal care and memory care. Through innovative programs and a determined commitment to quality, Merrill Gardens is one of the most respected senior living providers in the country.