Coronavirus Update

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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