Discovery Senior Living Initiates COVID-19 Testing for Communities Nationwide
CUTLINES: The company’s coordinated program to ensure free, COVID-19 testing of current and
incoming residents, as well as team members, is among the first to officially roll out nationally.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. [May 4, 2020] – Discovery Senior Living has begun a national program of targeted
COVID-19 testing, using a combination of Rapid and PCR Swab testing. Encompassing current and
incoming residents, as well as team members, the program represents the latest expansion of the
company’s stringent COVID-19 Early Identification and Containment Protocols.
As part of the unprecedented safety measures, the company began its testing in their Florida-based
communities and quickly expanded, and continues to expand throughout the remaining states they
operate in. The testing will be conducted using an ongoing random sampling program at no cost to
residents and team members, as this testing will continue to maintain the long-term health of the
communities. All new, incoming residents can choose to be tested as well, especially as the company
gets ready for the opening of three new communities; two in Florida and one in Texas. The voluntary
testing policy is the strongest precaution implemented to date by the company in response to the
COVID-19 pandemic and they have already conducted thousands of tests.
“These pioneering measures embody our company’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all residents
and team members,” said Richard J. Hutchinson, CEO, Discovery Senior Living. “Our organization is proud
to be one of those leading the charge to afford at-risk seniors and the dedicated team members working
hard to ensure their care and safety this newfound level of protection and peace of mind in the fight
In recent months, Discovery Senior Living continually heightened operational procedures to promote
sanitization, protection and distancing guidelines for residents, team members and the general public.
The company has also implemented new programs utilizing digital media and technology to not only
allow resident seniors to remain connected with family and loved ones, but to keep residents engaged
and maintain their mental and emotional well-being, while large group activities remain restricted.
Discovery Senior Living owns and operates 62 upscale senior living communities in 14 states.
About Discovery Senior Living
Discovery Senior Living is a family of companies which includes: Discovery Management Group,
Discovery Development Group, Discovery Design Concepts, Discovery Marketing Group, and Discovery
At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. With almost three decades of experience, the
award-winning management group has been developing, building, marketing, and operating upscale,
luxury senior-living communities across the United States. By integrating the company’s highly
innovative and successful “Experiential Living” philosophy across its flourishing portfolio of almost
10,000 existing homes or homes under development, Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized
industry leader in creating world-class, resort-style communities.