Coronavirus Update

Update 6/24/20

Outdoor Visitation Guidelines
Per Governor Polis’s direction, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released directives for outside visits with loved ones for people living in long-term care communities such as assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing. The directives require new operational protocols, which we are in the process of developing. In addition, team member training must take place before outside visits can be scheduled. We will provide an update on Dayspring Villa’s ability to host these visits as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience.

You can view the last organizational Town Hall Webinar pre-recorded on June 25th here.

 

Update 6/5/20

Health and Happiness

While many states are in various stages of reopening, government restrictions have not changed for senior living communities. We are still under restrictive CDC status. However, CLC-Cappella has formed a Health and Happiness Committee to reevaluate our current procedures in order to strike a balance between the crucial need to maintain physical health with mental health leading to happiness.

We want to share some of the ways Dayspring Villa is responding currently. Please note that these measures are subject to change at any time in response to developments in county, state, or federal policy and the health conditions in our area. Here are some of the measures available at this time, please contact us with questions or for complete details.

In Person Visits

We  are currently able to offer outdoor plexiglass visits for all residents and their families, please schedule a visit with the community.

Isolation Protocols Following Essential Visits

We are working with residents on a case-by-case basis to determine appropriate protocols and what visits are essential and if a self-isolation time after the visit is warranted based on the visit and risk for exposure..

Excursions

We are unable to offer scenic-ride  excursions at this time.

Family Town Hall Webinar

Our next Family Town Hall webinar is on Thursday, June 11, where you will hear from Christian Living Communities and Cappella Living Solutions organizational leaders on the latest information on what we are doing to combat COVID-19 in our community as well as what additional newly evaluated processes and procedures our community may soon be able to accommodate. Questions may be submitted in advance to Info@clcmail.org  Register for the webinar here.

Update 5/29/20

New Procedures for Health and Happiness Visits

We are excited to share some good news. As many states are moving from “Stay at Home” to “Safer at Home” restrictions, Christian Living Communities-Cappella’s leadership team has been working to distill directives and evaluate procedures in order to strike a balance between the crucial need to maintain the physical health of residents with mental health that leads to happiness.

We have developed new procedures pertaining to in-person visits via a plexiglass divider, self-isolation after essential appointments, residents who are able, to drive themselves to essential appointments, and excursions, which vary by community based on virus activity within the community, state regulations, and level of care. In all levels of living, state directives supersede new procedures. Information on what we are preparing for residents and families was shared at our May 28th Family Town Hall Webinar which you can view here.

This is an unprecedented time, and every decision we make is with the health and happiness of residents, families, and team members in mind. We are diligently planning, resourcing materials, and training staff on the new operational procedures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as it will take some time to implement these new guidelines. Please contact us at marketingdayspringvilla@clcmail.org with any questions.

While we are overjoyed that residents can enjoy greater freedoms and in-person family visits, we are still facing a virus that disproportionally affects older adults. We ask that everyone continue to do all they can to stay healthy and be mindful of the risk of exposure to this virus. Residents must stay well for our community to be well.

Thank you for your continued support as we celebrate residents and families as they make new memories!

Update 5/6/20

Dayspring Villa COVID-19 Status Update

We are pleased to share that we still have no new positive cases of COVID-19 among residents and team members at Dayspring Villa. We are incredibly grateful for the diligent efforts of team members to care for and serve our residents through frequent cleaning and sanitizing, delivering meals and more. We continue to ask team members to limit their social exposure as well.

While some services in many states have reopened, the easing of restrictions does not apply to senior living communities. The vulnerable older adult population is still at risk and our highest priority is to keep residents and team members healthy and safe. We understand the desire for families to see their loved ones on Mother’s Day and how hard it will be not to visit face-to-face. Families can call, send cards or flowers. Window visits, car parades, and virtual visits will make the day special and keep everyone safe. Team members in the community are planning to celebrate moms throughout the day.

In addition, it’s Nurses Week! Thank a nurse in your life for their tireless efforts. Please register for the next Virtual Town Hall scheduled for for 4 p.m. MST on Thursday, May 14th. You can also find registration information on our Family Town Hall webpage.

Update 5/4/20

Town Hall webinar for Families on the COVID-19 Virus

It is important to Casey’s Pond to keep families and residents informed during the current COVID19 crisis. Please join us for the next Family Town Hall Webinar on May 14th. We will share the latest information about our organizational efforts to combat this virus as well as answer your questions. Please send your questions to Info@clcmail.org prior to the webinar.

Join Us May 14th at 4:00pm MT
Register Here

Update 4/27/20

Dayspring Villa Has Cleared All Positive and Suspected COVID-19 Cases

We are pleased to share that Dayspring Villa has cleared all positive and suspected COVID-19 cases. We are so grateful to the dedicated team members who have tirelessly worked to care for residents, and celebrate their hard work and these recoveries. Just under a month from our first positive case, we thank our residents and families for their ongoing support, patience, and encouragement.

All team members, continue wearing masks and we ask residents who leave their apartment home to please wear a mask when out and about in the community. If a cloth mask is needed by a resident, please contact a care partner. We continue to follow strict virus prevention and cleaning protocols in cooperation with local, state, and federal guidance.

We are now working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and CLC clinical leadership on plans to safely accept admissions to our community, serve the needs of seniors who need quality care more than ever, and continue to protect the safety of Dayspring Villa residents.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We encourage families to please connect during this time via phone, video chat or sending a supportive note. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time for a staff supported technology connection by sending an email to sfoust@clcmail.org .

We are thrilled to be able to take this next step but we are vigilant and alert in the unfortunate instance virus appears again in our community.

Update 4/22/20

Update on Governor Polis’ Safer at Home Order

While some services in our city and state will re-open next week, Dayspring Villa will maintain restricted visitor access and will continue to monitor temperatures and use personal protective equipment (PPE) as per guidelines from the CDC. Governor Polis’ Safer at Home Order stipulates that older adults must continue to remain at home, and that community restrictions and protocols stay in place. As an example, if a resident leaves for a hair appointment, they will still need to go on 14-day self-isolation in their apartment or suite even though some hair salons are open with a modified schedule. Team members will not move between the communities, and will be screened before working a shift.

During the restricted visitation, we encourage family members to call or arrange a video call with loved ones. We are also happy to forward a note or card.

We also continue to ask team members to use social distancing and shelter-at-home measures when not at work. Though it is challenging, especially when the rest of the city is loosening restrictions, these steps are intended to ensure the health and safety of everyone who lives and works at our community. As resident and team member safety is our top concern we continue to follow all virus protocols and monitoring the latest research, recommendations and are talking daily with epidemiologist and medical directors at the state level.

These precautions help us protect the vulnerable older adult population we serve. We are grateful for all of you and appreciate your proactive support and efforts during this period.

Update 4/20/20

All Pending COVID-19 Tests Negative

We are happy to share the news that all pending COVID-19 test result for team members and residents have come back negative at this time. We have no other pending tests at this time. Additionally, we were able to stop isolation protocols for the one resident living in the community who tested positive, they are now considered recovered. The other two residents who tested positive are being supported at area skilled nursing communities.

We continue to ask all residents and team members to limit their movements within the community and to increase their efforts for social distancing, hand washing and we continue screen both residents and team members for symptoms. All team members are required to wear a mask, the type is dependent on their level of interaction with residents. Residents are asked to wear a cloth mask whenever they leave their apartment home and are in common areas of the community.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue stringent anti-virus cleaning efforts and are following all federal, state and local virus procedures and protocols.

We encourage families to please connect during this time via phone, video chat or sending a supportive note. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time for a staff supported technology connection by sending an email to sfoust@clcmail.org.

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

Thank you for the wonderful outpouring of support with notes, treats and well-wishes. The health and well-being of everyone who lives and works at Dayspring Villa is our top priority. Please continue to do your part, let’s work together to combat COVID-19 in our community.

Update 4/17/20

Recording of Town Hall webinar for Families Now Available

We hope you were able to join us for the Family Town Hall Webinar on April 16th. Due to very high attendance, some participants were unable to join or lost the connection. You will find the complete recording of the webinar here. Additionally, there will be a new Town Hall Webinar on April 30th at 4 pm MT. You can register for that webinar with this link.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6548730144097379085

Update 4/15/20

One Pending Test Result Returns Negative COVID-19

We are happy to share the news that the pending COVID-19 test result for a team member has come back negative. We did send two more resident tests out this afternoon and are awaiting those test results.

We continue to support a resident with a positive COVID-19 test in their apartment home with full clinical virus isolation protocols with dedicated team members wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Two other residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 are receiving additional support at skilled nursing communities.

We continue to ask all residents and team members to limit their movements within the community and to increase their efforts for social distancing, hand washing and we continue to screen both residents and team members for symptoms.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. All team members are wearing face masks.

We encourage families to please connect during this time via phone, video chat or sending a supportive note. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time for staff supported technology connection by sending an email to sfoust@clcmail.org .

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

Please continue to do your part, let’s work together to combat COVID-19 in our community.

Update 4/14/20

Additional Dayspring Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

Dayspring Villa received notice today that another resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All three residents with a positive COVID-19 test result are recovering at this time, two are receiving additional support at area hospitals. A total of ten tests for residents were ordered and the other seven have come back negative. We have no other expected tests for residents at this time.

Additionally, three team members have been tested, one result came back positive, one came back negative, and the other is still pending. Both team members are at home following isolation protocols.

All federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols are in place for the identification, isolation and eradication of COVID-19 virus in our community. Resident and team member safety is our top priority. We are working to limit movement amongst floors and areas within the community to continually improve our socially distancing efforts.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. All team members are wearing face masks.

At this time, the Colorado State Health Department is not supporting the mass testing of residents and team members in our community. We are supporting the full clinical isolation of one resident with team members in full Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. We will support others returning to the community which will strain our supply of safety equipment. We are actively seeking donations of sources to purchase more PPE as many of our national orders have been diverted to the federal government supply. If you have any ideas on securing surgical masks, N95 masks, gloves or gowns please contact Nathalie Knopp at nknopp@clcmail.org.

We encourage families to please connect during this time via phone, video chat or sending a supportive note. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time for a staff supported technology connection by sending an email to sfoust@clcmail.org .

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19. Please continue to do your part to combat COVID-19. Together, we will get through this.

Update 4/10/20

Dayspring Villa has Second Confirmed Positive

Dayspring Villa received notice from the state health department that another resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Both residents with a positive COVID-19 test result are recovering at this time. A total of nine tests for residents were ordered and the other seven have come back negative. We have no other expected tests for residents at this time.

Additionally, two team members have been tested, one result came back positive and the other is still pending. Both team members remain at home and following isolation protocols.

All federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols are in place for the identification, isolation and eradication of COVID-19 virus in our community. Resident and team member safety is our top priority.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. Movement throughout the community is discouraged.

This holiday weekend is especially important to connect with your loved ones. Please consider a video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats. Please let us know you would like to schedule a time for a staff supported connection by sending an email to sfoust@clcmail.org .

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement during this COVID-19 crisis. Together, we will get through this.

Update 4/9/20

Dayspring Villa Experiences First Confirmed Positive

This morning Dayspring Villa received confirmation from the state health department that a resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident has been on isolation protocols for five days and is recovering in their apartment at this time. We are awaiting test results for one more resident and a team member, both are self-isolating at this time.

All federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols are in place for the identification, isolation and eradication of COVID-19 virus in our community. Resident and team member safety is our top priority.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. Movement throughout the community is discouraged.

We understand this is concerning news and families will want to talk to their loved ones. It is crucial that we restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus. We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats. Please let us know you would like to schedule a time for a staff supported connection by sending an email to sfoust@clcmail.org
Families will be contacted if their loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We have also established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, 303.997.1301. Please limit your calls to family members only seeking information. For specific resident questions, please know someone may need to call you back after a message is relayed to care teams.

Dayspring Villa is not the first senior living community in Colorado to have a confirmed case. We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Communities for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community. It is important that everyone in the community and in greater Denver practice good social distancing. Together, we can get through this.

Update 4/8/20

New Mask Directive from the State of Colorado

We are happy to update this status and let you know that we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Dayspring Villa. The State of Colorado has issued new directives requiring team members who work directly with positive or presumed positive residents to wear N95 masks. Anyone working directly with other residents needs to wear medical masks and cloth masks will be worn for those without direct contact. These measured are taken out of an abundance of caution. The team continues extensive virus prevention protocols to help keep EVERYONE who lives and works at Dayspring Villa safe and well. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to this website and our Facebook page.

Update 4/3/20

CLC-Cappella Communities Family Member Town Hall

CLC-Cappella invites you to watch the recent combined family member town hall where leadership shared the latest developments on combating the COVID-19 virus in all 24 of our supported communities. Our focus remains on the safety and well-being of everyone who lives and works in each community.

Watch the Town Hall here: https://vimeo.com/403684260/3d6333c45d

You may direct any further questions to info@clcmail.org. Thank you for your support during this crisis. Together, we can get through this.

Update 3/23/20

Mayor of Denver issues Stay-at-Home (Shelter in Place) Order

The Mayor of Denver, CO has issued a stay-at-home order, also known as a shelter-in-place order, effective from Tuesday, March 24th at 5PM until April 10th.  The order means at that time, residents of Dayspring Villa will not be allowed to leave the community except for essential medical visits.

All previous virus mitigation restrictions continue to remain in place regarding dining, limited life enrichment, and only essential care visitors. Only essential businesses continue to operate. Senior living providers are deemed as essential businesses. All community employees are considered to be essential workers and will continue to report to work as scheduled, providing they are well.

All Dayspring Villa employees and care essential visitors will continue to be screened, and temperatures checked before entering the community. We maintain daily virus-mitigation cleanings and careful assessment for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

At this time, we DO NOT have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community.

We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. Please check back to this website and Facebook page for the latest updates and information.

As always, the health and safety of residents and team members are number one priority. Thank you for your support during this COVID-19 health crisis.

Update 3/17/20

Webinar Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 for Colorado Communities

Christian Living Communities and Cappella Living Solutions hope you were able to attend the recent Town Hall Discussion.  If you were unable to attend we have provided a recording; you will hear organizational leaders share what we are doing to prevent and prepare during this critical time.  Please click the link to watch the video, you may also send any questions you have to Info@clclmail.org

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/399164044/3bc15134c4

Update 3/16/20

Finding Ways to Connect for Older Adults during Social Distancing Directives

They say challenging times bring out the best in people. Anyone who has tried to buy toilet paper recently may disagree with that statement. In a broader sense, however, we see evidence this is true.  Neighbors are reaching out on the Nextdoor social media app offering to purchase groceries and run errands for older neighbors; teachers are providing non-perishable food to low-income students while schools are closed, and most importantly, the majority of Americans are following guidelines for social distancing. Nevertheless, social isolation can bring problems of its own. If you have a family member living in a nursing, assisted living or memory support community, you may be especially feeling that isolation. Fortunately, readily available technology can aid in alleviating some of the loneliness and anxiety about your loved one while helping to build community at the same time.

There are multiple free or very low-cost ways to connect with loved ones through technology. The most obvious and lowest-tech one is the phone. A daily phone call cannot only make your family member feel important, but it is a good way to check up on their mental wellbeing.

Older adults who live in a community can benefit from team members helping them connect via technology with family. If a resident is not comfortable using platforms like Skype or FaceTime to video chat with loved ones, Life Enrichment Coordinators can help them make the video calls. Additionally, Christian Living Communities utilizes the OneDay phone application. This is a video sharing app that enables team members to record short videos of residents’ life stories or daily activities and send them directly to family members. They can also share the video to social media when appropriate.

Social media is an excellent way to stay connected. Instagram and Facebook are great visual means for sending messages to isolated family members. In 2018, Facebook launched Watch Parties. A Watch Party is a way to connect and watch an event, program or video with other people and chat via the app.  Recently, churches have used Watch Parties or YouTube Live to connect worshippers with compromised immune systems with their fellow congregants. There are also Facebook groups that focus on common interests, hobbies, and discussion topics. With a little set-up and help, older adults can participate and feel they are a part of a much larger community.

We want to help older adults find purpose in this time of social distancing. We hope this restricted access to assisted living and memory support communities will be short, and family members and loved ones can get back to their normal engaging routines. In the meantime, there are benefits to short periods without distractions. If you want to help, consider sending fun greeting cards to your local senior living community. Have children draw pictures and send letters to residents; they may even get a response letter. Christian Living Communities is encouraging residents to start seedlings by providing pots and seeds to grow in their apartments and many similar creative outlets. Great creativity is a bi-product of such times!

Update 3/6/20

Coronavirus and Dayspring Villa

The health of residents and team members at Dayspring Villa is our highest priority. Given the recent news of fatalities in a senior living community in Washington State, we’ve asked our leaders and team members in our communities to follow already in place protocols and procedures to ensure the prevention and possible spread of this virus. Our communities are following procedures recommended by the CDC and our own clinical team. Those recommendations include vigilant disinfecting procedures, frequent handwashing, proper cough etiquette and requiring team members who are ill to stay home.  We want to prepare but not panic. Our goal is to ensure residents continue to enjoy their everyday activities with joy and happiness.

You can read more about our Coronavirus preparedness on the Christian Living Communities website. If you have questions, please contact us.

Additional External Resources

CDC Website | Colorado Governor | Denver Mayor | City & County of Denver

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Dayspring Villa Senior Living Community is owned and managed by Christian Living Communities offering person centered Assisted Living. Dayspring Villa Senior Living Community is located in Denver, Colorado and services the areas in and around Greenwood Village, Englewood, Columbine, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Heritage Hills, Meridian, Dove Valley, Stonegate, Parker, Aurora, Lakewood, and Centennial. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80211, 80216, 80212, 80221, 80030, 80003, 80002, 80214, 80202, 80203, and 80204.


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