Broward County is set to offer mobile, in-home COVID-19 testing Wednesday for elderly or disabled residents. Interested residents should call the Broward County COVID-19 Call Center at 954-357-9500. That line is open from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. every day, including weekends.
The City of Coral Springs is committed to doing everything possible to protect the senior population from the spread of COVID-19 and its impact. We will continue to facilitate information and resources for seniors throughout this crisis.
Multiple grocery stores and pharmacies are offering special hours for the senior community. Currently, the CDC urges older adults to stay home and away from people to best protect their health. The special hours will relieve the senior community from coming into contact with large groups; however, there is an online option for grocery shopping that alleviates individuals from shopping in public by delivering groceries to your home. See participating stores.
Instacart is a same-day grocery delivery and pick-up service. Download the app, enter your postal code to find stores near you, select the store and then it will redirect you to join Instacart by creating an account. Once your account is created you can easily search and elect the items you wish to purchase. When you are finished shopping, click on your shopping cart to review your order, select your desired delivery time, add a tip if you wish and then checkout.
To add a credit card, you must click on your profile, select the tab called “your account settings” then click on the tab “payment methods” and it will offer the option to add a new credit card.
Amazon Fresh is another food delivery business. To use this delivery option, you must download the Prime Now App to start shopping. Enter your ZIP code, shop Prime Now, a local store, or restaurant, and add items to your cart. Check out using your existing Amazon Prime account and local couriers will deliver to you in the delivery time-window you choose.
- Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County is offering meal assistance for seniors over the age of 60. You must call 954-745-9779, then a representative will give you a short questionnaire: Special Diets (Kosher, Diabetic) as well as Food Allergies. It will take 3-5 days to have delivery started once intake is completed.
- BlueStream is offering free and reduced costs for families in need. Visit this link for more information or call 954-752-7244 ext 145
Assisted Living Facilities Compliance Reporting
PUBLIC NOTICE: APRIL 24, 2020
On March 13, 2020, the City of Coral Springs issued Emergency Order 20-01, regulating housing for vulnerable populations, and requiring reported compliance with Department of Emergency Management Orders 20-002 and 20-005 and Emergency Order 2020-11 Section 2 (17). The intent of these Emergency Orders is to ensure the safety of residents residing in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), nursing or group homes, adult daycare homes and long-term care facilities within our city’s jurisdiction and adequate protection from COVID-19. These facilities were to submit electronic affidavits affirming compliance every seven days starting March 23, 2020.
As of July 6, 2020 the following facilities have not complied or responded to requests for affidavit information related to the safety of their residents and compliance with COVID-19 virus preventative measures and are subject to a Code Violation for non-compliance, in addition to this public posting:
- Blue Haven Group Home
- Comfort Springs Home Care
- Havencrest ALF
- Joan Lindsay Alternative Care
- Lindsay’s Alternative Care III
- Lindsay’s Alternative Care Inc.
- Metthen inc DBA Mona’s Group Home
- Mona’s Foster Home
- Paradise Villa Retirement Home
- Phoenix Senior Living
- Ranmar Garden
- Superior Care
- Willshay Harmony Home Care