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Fraiser senior living community starts up family visits using LOV (Loved Ones Visiting) Pods!

July 16, 2020
One of Frasier's LOV Pods
Frasier, a senior living community in Boulder, CO that holds membership in the United Methodist Association, has not been able to allow its nearly 500 residents to receive visitors, participate in group activities, or dine together since mid-March amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

In considering ways that residents might be able to safely visit their loved ones, Fraiser came up with the idea to create three-sided booths with plexiglass walls and Pinkard Construction was more than happy to build them, generously donating materials and labor.

When families come to visit Frasier’s senior residents from their assisted living and long-term care communities, they will be seated inside a clear plexiglass box/pod, which Frasier has decked out with carpet, tent canopies, and comfy chairs.

Visitors are seated on the outside of the “pod” and communication between them and their loved one is enhanced via headphones and amplification tools for an in-person, socially-distanced visit. These unique boxes have been dubbed the LOV (Loved Ones Visiting) Pods! It's been amazing to see the smiles that have come from being able to once again spend time with those who matter most!

Currently, the use of the LOV Pods (out of an abundance of caution) is on hold now, but Frasier hopes to reinstate them soon.