Covid-19 Update



Admissions Information

When the safety of your loved one matters most, DevonHouse has always been here.

Finding a safe environment for a senior loved one is more important than ever. That is why we are here for our community. Our vaccination process is complete, and we are currently accepting new residents, with enhanced protocols and precautions for protecting the health and safety of our community. Learn more about tours, visitation, and the admissions process.

Can I tour senior living communities right now?

Yes. DevonHouse Senior Living is open for both in-person and virtual tours. Please contact us here or call 610-967-1100 to schedule a tour and learn more about our safety protocols.

Do new residents in assisted living have to quarantine?

No, new residents do not have to quarantine. New residents are required to have a negative coronavirus test prior to move-in.

Can I visit my loved one once they move to DevonHouse Senior Living?

Yes! In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, visits are by appointment.

We are dedicated to supporting our community.

Our roots are right here in the Lehigh Valley, with local ownership and management carefully monitoring and responding to the situation in Allentown and the surrounding areas.

With over 30 successful years caring for the health and safety of our residents, we have the experience to know exactly what to do to keep seniors safe, and to respond quickly and proactively.

Our enhanced operating procedures and protocols in every department are specifically designed to help guard our residents from the threat of Covid-19.

In this exceptional time, one thing remains the same: our mission and commitment to providing a nurturing, healthful environment where residents have the highest degree of independence and their families have a peace of mind. This includes:

  • Dedicated, on-site LPN supervisors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • All-inclusive-care pricing; no levels or tiers
  • Restaurant-style or in-room dining with comprehensive menu selections
  • Clinical specialties, including Dementia, Diabetes, and Congestive Heart Failure, and more
  • A wide array of social activities and entertainment.

When you have questions about senior care in the current environment, call us at 610-967-1100. Or, we can have a face-to-face conversation via Facetime, Zoom, or your preferred platform.


Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living and Covid-19

At DevonHouse Senior Living, we are taking every step to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents. Our responsive approach follows CDC and state and local health department regulations, as well as our decades of experience and know-how caring for seniors.

Following are answers to some frequently asked questions about senior living and Covid-19 in the Lehigh Valley. Detailed information about our protocols is at the bottom of this page.

Are you accepting new admissions?

Yes. We are accepting new admissions, with special protocols in place for the safety and wellbeing of our residents. Learn more about our admissions process, including in-person tours, here.

Can I visit my loved one at DevonHouse Senior Living?

Yes! To ensure that everyone who wants to visit their loved one in senior living is able to do so safely, all visits must be scheduled through the concierge at 610-967-1100. This allows us to maintain a reasonable number of people in the building, while ensuring that those who want to visit may do so.

  • All visitors must complete a screening process that includes a questionnaire and temperature and pulse oxygen checks.  Please do not visit If you have any of the following:
    • Symptoms of Covid-19
    • Known exposure to Covid-19
    • Test results pending
    • A positive test
  • The resident and all visitors must wear approved masks during the visit and maintain social distancing, regardless of vaccination status.

Do senior living residents have to stay in their rooms? What about meals?

We will continue to have communal dining and activities in order to ensure that residents can socialize with each other. Our dining room is open with a modified arrangement to maintain social distancing. Resident couples and residents who share suites may dine together in closer proximity. (Of course, room service is always available for residents who prefer it.)

We maintain a calendar of fulfilling activities to for our residents’ physical and mental wellbeing. All activities are conducted maintaining appropriate social distancing.

Do new residents in senior living have to quarantine?

No, new residents do not have to quarantine. A negative coronavirus test is required prior to admission.

Is senior living safe right now?

Senior living can be the safest option for many seniors. With strict safety protocols firmly in place and part of our routine, senior living offers seniors opportunities to socialize and stay healthy in a controlled environment. Staff are available 24/7 for assistance, and to monitor and respond proactively to health changes.

What safety protocols are you following? Where do they come from?

Our safety protocols follow guidance from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The CDC and PA Department of Health recommend a variety of steps that we implemented early to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our community. These include:

  • Enforcement of safety protocols and procedures for family visits (listed above).
  • Restricting visitors who have signs or symptoms of Covid-19, exposure, or diagnosis in the past 14 days.
  • Availability of hand sanitizer consistently throughout the facility.
  • Continuing the upgraded and enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures, which follow CDC guidelines and use CDC approved disinfecting products.
  • Testing all residents and staff.
  • Vigorous controls and health screen for all of our employees (the same that medical professionals undergo) including:
    • Temperature check at the start of their shifts.
    • Pulse-Ox rate check to determine their oxygen levels.
    • Education in identifying the symptoms, clear communication for reporting any issues with management, in order to make cautious and pragmatic decisions.