Last updated March 17, 2020 at 11:49 am EST

Senior living providers are working around the clock to take swift and complete precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus.

We recognize the need to support communities, staff, care workers and residents at this time. We’ve compiled the following resources and tips from leading health and senior living organizations.

To all of our friends in the industry with any kind of communication technology, we share ideas on how to use resources you may already have under “Tech & Industry Resources.”

We urge Touchtown customers to visit the Learning Center and view the Touchtown-specific communication guide assembled by our Customer Success team.

Make in-room TV an info hub

Keep residents entertained AND informed when they can’t leave their rooms by mixing community announcements in with regular entertainment or exercise programming.

Use forms for resident needs

Build forms using free tools like Google Forms. You can let residents request check-ups, meal service to their suite or toiletries if they need or would like to stay in their room.

Connect residents by phone

Encourage residents to use their directories to call, text and email friends so they can stay connected even when they need to stay home.

Use digital signage to communicate

Both staff- and resident-facing signs are a simple way to keep your community in the loop as the situation develops.