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Last updated: 04.07.20

What Front Porch and its Communities are Doing in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

At Front Porch, the health and wellbeing of our residents, their families and staff is of highest importance to us. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to support both their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Front Porch is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and rely on guidance from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of California licensing agencies for the protocols we have had, and continue to put in place to best shield our communities from exposure to the Coronavirus.

Many standard infection control and safety protocols are already in place at Front Porch retirement communities, skilled nursing centers and memory care facilities, as a part of our standard illness prevention plan. However, because of the risks associated with COVID-19, we are proceeding with an abundance of caution to protect our communities.

Among these protocols include the following:

  • Signage is posted at each entrance prohibiting any visitors except those that are medically necessary.
  • Implemented regulatory screening processes are in effect for all who are allowed to enter.
  • Increased frequency of disinfection throughout community and common areas
  • Ensure sufficient supplies are on hand
  • Continue to educate our residents and staff on the various ways they can protect themselves and each other by limiting the spread of illness.

Like everyone, we are concerned for our communities as a whole and are grateful to all of our residents, staff and families who continue to work with us to protect everyone to the best of our ability.

Statement from Front Porch Chief Executive Officer John M. Woodward regarding COVID-19

“As the world watches the developing COVID-19 situation, the health and safety of our residents, employees and their families is our top priority.  As the situation changes on a daily basis, we continue to adjust our response protocols.  First and foremost, we are pleased to report that to date, Front Porch has not identified any resident or employee testing positive for COVID-19.  Front Porch’s protocols continue to be based upon guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, Department of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments to ensure that our residents, employees and visitors are protected.  We are also addressing challenges caused by recently announced school closures that affect many of our employees.  We are responding with flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely.”

Please check this web page for the most updated information.

For inquiries about communities contact our local executive directors at each community:

Carlsbad By The Sea, Carlsbad, CA – (760) 720-4580

Casa de Mañana, La Jolla, CA- (858) 454-2151

Claremont Manor, Claremont, CA – (909) 626-1227

Fredericka Manor, Chula Vista, CA – (619) 205-4100

Kingsley Manor, Los Angeles, CA – (323) 661-1128

Sunny View, Cupertino, CA – (408) 454-5600

Villa Gardens, Pasadena, CA – (626) 463-5300

Vista del Monte, Santa Barbara, CA – (805) 687-0793

Walnut Village, Anaheim, CA – (714) 776-7150

Wesley Palms, San Diego, CA – (858) 581-6504



Centers for Disease Control – What’s New

Centers for Disease Control – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

California Department of Public Health – COVID 19 Guidance

California Department of Social Services – Provider Information Notices Adult and Senior Care Program

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Newsroom