Webinar - Protecting Senior living communities: the role of COVID-19 surveillance surface testing

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We can all agree that at the start of the pandemic things were crazy and we were
all somewhat unprepared for the impact this was going to have

This Webinar was presented on July 9 2020 by the American Housing Association and Enviral Tech to share tested and actionable solutions to keep the Long-Term care communities and nursing homes safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, we discuss:

  • The efficacy of recommended cleaning protocols and how surface testing helped The springs facilities to improve those cleaning protocols to make sure that they actually got rid of the virus.
  • The human and financial impact of following the federal and state regulations and taking additional steps to keep COVID-19 out of the communities.
  • Best practices to combat the pandemic in long-term care communities.
  • The importance of rebuilding trust
  • The reliability of Surface testing


Watch the webinar recording






Fee Stubblefield - Founder and Chief Executive Officer at The Springs Living
with its home office in McMinnville, Oregon. Fee started The Springs Living in 1996, with an idea to build a retirement community his grandmother would want to live in as she faced the challenges of aging.
Today there are 12 communities in Oregon and 5 communities in Montana. They offer senior living with options for independent retirement living, assisted living and memory care. The Springs Living has never focused on being the biggest, but simply to offer a high-quality experience for its customers and employees. Fee embraces the fact that the “magic” of our profession is in the daily interactions between the residents and direct care staff. The Springs Living has grown organically through acquisition and ground up development. The Springs at Lake Oswego, Oregon and The Springs at Bozeman, Montana are the newest communities that opened in the winter of 2019. Each community offers a full continuum of living options that include independent living, assisted living and memory care.
Fee is married and has three adult children. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) and on the Operator Advisory Board of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC)


Sarah Silva - Division President of Community-Based Care for Avamere Living.

She oversees operations of 30 communities in seven western states, including Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care.
Since beginning with Avamere in 2007, Sarah has served in multiple leadership roles, including executive director, memory care and leadership development, regional director of operations before assuming her current role as Division President.
Sarah has over 18 years of experience in community-based care with additional experience in hospice, home health, and home care. Sarah is passionate about enhancing the quality of care provided in CBC across the country, leading her to serve as a Baldrige Quality Award Examiner for AHCA/NCAL. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center of Assisted Living. Sarah lives outside of Sherwood, Oregon with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Spirit.



Shula Jaron, PhD - CEO of Enviral Tech










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