Enlivant Becomes First Senior Living Portfolio to Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating
Enlivant, one of the nation’s largest senior living providers, and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the leading authority for transforming health and well-being with its people-first approach to buildings, organizations and communities, announced today that Enlivant has become the first senior living provider to earn the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management for its entire portfolio of 215 senior living communities. The rating recognizes Enlivant’s commitment to promoting a safer and healthier environment for its employees and residents.
The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies and maintenance protocols to address health and safety challenges during COVID-19 and beyond.
From Yankee Stadium and the Empire State Building to JP Morgan Chase global retail locations to the entire portfolios of companies like T-Mobile and Planet Fitness, facilities around the world are prioritizing the health and safety of their staff, visitors, and stakeholders with the help of the WELL Health-Safety Rating.
A visible indication of confidence and comfort, the WELL Health-Safety seal communicates to everyone entering a space that protocols based on evidence-based measures and best practices for safety have been adopted and third-party verified.
“We are proud to be the first senior living portfolio recognized for our ongoing commitment to providing healthy and safe environments where our employees and residents can thrive,” said Dan Guill, Chief Executive Officer. “Due to our vaccination and safety programs, our communities are among the most protected against COVID-19 in assisted living and memory care, and we’re thrilled to receive this validation of our leadership from IWBI.”
Enlivant has implemented several programs and initiatives to promote healthier environments in their communities including a successful vaccination program with nearly 95 percent of employees and residents vaccinated against COVID-19, enhanced cleaning and sanitization efforts, robust emergency preparedness programs and health service resources to support the physical and mental well-being of their people.
“Our seniors, their families and the care-giving community that surrounds them all deserve spaces that protect their health and well-being,” said IWBI President and CEO Rachel Hodgdon. “Enlivant’s achievement of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for its entire portfolio of senior housing sets a high bar that gives confidence to their residents and employees alike, and we applaud their leadership.”