PARKERSBURG — A neighborhood non-profit senior unbiased residing facility is feeling the influence of the pandemic.
Missi Stanley, govt director of the Colonial Home on twenty third Avenue, stated occupancy has been down and she or he and Earl Johnson, president of the Colonial Home board of administrators, attribute it to the COVID-19 pandemic that began nearly two years in the past.
Colonial Home has 16 beds from which its income is derived, Johnson stated.
“Six are vacant proper now,” he stated.
Luckily for Colonial Home, these establishing the power offered investments to assist climate such storms, Johnson stated. Colonial Home was established in 1953.
A lower in residency will not be a singular downside to Colonial Home. Nationally, unbiased residing services began feeling the influence a number of months after the beginning of the pandemic, in accordance with knowledge from the Nationwide Funding Middle for Seniors Housing & Care.
The decline in occupancy was extra pronounced at assisted residing properties than unbiased residing services and Senior Housing Information reported in September stated senior residing operators additionally reported elevated staffing shortages together with declines in occupancy.
Individuals contemplating transferring to an unbiased residing facility at the moment are involved with the pandemic and their well being, Stanley stated. Nursing care will not be accessible at Colonial Home, she stated.
“We shouldn’t have nurses or aides right here,” Stanley stated.
The personal rooms are handicap accessible, walk-in showers and all utilities are included. Residents come and go as they please.
Services embrace barber and sweetness retailers, laundries, security doorways, actions and home-cooked meals on a regular basis.
Details about Colonial Home is offered at 304-428-6570. The web site is www.colonialhouseseniorliving.com and Colonial Home additionally has a Fb web page.