Posted: March 14, 2020
We continue to work closely with state and local officials to balance resident safety, team member safety, and access for families and healthcare partners during heightened COVID-19 concerns. While no cases have been identified in Someren Glen, we are now implementing new CMS and Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment directives to restrict access to our skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory support and residential living neighborhoods. This means that no visitors will be allowed within the residential, assisted living, memory support or skilled neighborhoods at this time unless they are part of the required care team for an individual resident. Compassion visits may be accommodated for loved ones of a resident who is actively in an end of life situation. Such visitors will be screened and their temperatures are taken before entering the community.
Additionally, CMS guidelines require us to no longer host dining services in our dining rooms; residents will receive their meals in their suites or apartments. Life enrichment group activities are also canceled at this time. As we have no COVID-19 cases in the community, we continue to welcome new residents into all levels of living.
We are doing everything we can to ensure residents are well cared for, but also that they continue to have joy and purpose during these restrictions. These measures are an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing and isolation are the only proven way to stop the spread of the virus. We will work with families to help them connect with their loved ones via technologies such as Face-time, Skype and video conferencing. As always, resident’s health and wellbeing are our primary concerns.