Coronavirus Update

Update 6/25/20

Town Hall Webinar

It is important to Villagio of Broomfield to offer ongoing education and information about measures we are taking to ensure the health and happiness of residents. For the past several months, CLC-Cappella has provided eight Family Town Hall webinars. Moving forward, communications and updates will come from our community, providing information specific to Villagio of Broomfield as well as organization-wide updates. If the COVID-19 situation warrants, we will again host organizational Town Halls.

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

Update 6/24/20

Villagio of Broomfield’s New 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 Villagio of Broomfield’s ability to host these visits as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience.

Update 6/22/20

Villagio of Broomfield Clears State-Mandated Monitoring Period

We are pleased to share that Villagio of Broomfield has cleared the state-mandated outbreak monitoring period. We are so grateful to residents and families for their ongoing support, patience, and encouragement.

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. As we have changes in our policies we will keep you informed by phone call and regular updates on this site. Additionally, we encourage family members to continue to connect with your loved ones via a phone call, video chat or a window visit. We have also been approved to begin taking move-ins to our community to serve elders in need.

All federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols remain in place for the identification, isolation and eradication of COVID-19 virus in our community. Please know we continue to work very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 6/5/20

Town Hall Webinar and Updates on Health and Happiness process.

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.

At this time, Villagio of Broomfield is operating under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We will keep you updated and will share measures we are able to take regarding in-person visits as soon as we are able. Thank you for you continued support. Please contact us with questions or for more information.

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 5/25/20

Villagio of Broomfield COVID-19 Status Update

We received notification early this afternoon that a team member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member last worked on May 22nd and had no direct contact with residents. We continue to assess what next step virus containment and eradication protocols must be followed. The positive team member is following isolation protocols.

All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of direct care team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, toll free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com

Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 5/16/20

Associate Pending Test Returns Negative

In our continued commitment to transparent communication with our Villagio of Broomfield family, we are pleased to share with you that the one pending test result for an associate has returned as negative.

We continue to support one resident with a positive test result with full isolation protocols in their apartment home. We are also assessing what next step virus containment and eradication protocols must be followed. We have no other resident or team member tests pending and no other residents or team members with signs or symptoms at this time.

All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, each of the neighborhoods continues to operate with dedicated team members, there is no sharing of direct care associates and residents are not moving between neighborhoods at this time. We are conducting anti-virus cleanings throughout the community multiple times a day.

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 federal, state and local protocols and procedures are being followed.

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19. The family member hotline continues to be available exclusively for families to receive updates at 844-954-2452.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology-supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com

Update 5/14/20

Villagio of Broomfield COVID-19 Status Update

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation this afternoon, May 14th, that a resident in our Snowmass Village neighborhood has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident has been on isolation protocols since Thursday, May 7th and is recovering in their apartment at this time. We are also assessing what next step virus containment and eradication protocols must be followed. We have no other resident tests pending and no other residents with signs or symptoms at this time. We have one team member test pending. The pending team member is at home following isolation protocols. Three team members have fully recovered and were cleared to return to work. In positive news, our community was surveyed this week by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding our infection control procedures and we are proud to report not only that we received no deficiencies, but that the surveyors were highly complementary of the efforts the team at Villagio of Broomfield are making.

Personal phone calls have been made to all impacted resident families and team members. All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of direct care team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, toll free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com.

Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 5/8/20

Villagio of Broomfield COVID-19 Status Update

We received notification early this afternoon that a fourth team member’s pending test result came back positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member last worked on May 4th in our Snowmass Village neighborhood. We are completing a full assessment of the residents and associates this team member came in contact with and making personal notifications to each person. We are also assessing what next step virus containment and eradication protocols must be followed. We have no other pending tests at this time. We are happy to report we had one team member’s test come back negative. Positive team members are at home following isolation protocols. Two team members have fully recovered and were cleared to return to work. We currently have no residents with classic signs or symptoms.

Personal phone calls have been made to all impacted resident families and team members. All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of direct care team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, toll free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com
Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 5/6/20

Villagio of Broomfield 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 Villagio of Broomfield. 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 detailed Town Hall information on the Family Town Hall web page

Update 5/5/20

Villagio of Broomfield COVID-19 Status Update

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news with you today that one of our cherished residents passed away as a result of the COVID-19 virus—our sincerest sympathy to this resident’s family and friends.

The Villagio of Broomfield team worked very closely with the health department and family to ensure appropriate care and comfort was provided, and that we followed the resident’s advance care directives and family’s wishes. This resident was our only positive COVID-19 test result we have received among residents. The resident passed away peacefully in their suite in the Snowmass Neighborhood.

It is important to understand that we have not experienced any further spread of the virus in the community since our last update and have no residents with classic signs or symptoms. We have no other pending tests for staff or residents at this time. One positive team member continues to recover at home following isolation protocols. Two team members have fully recovered and were cleared to return to work.

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 federal, state and local protocols and procedures are being followed. Additionally, each of the neighborhoods continue to operate with dedicated team members, there is no sharing of direct care associates and residents are not moving between neighborhoods at this time.

This news is tough for our team. The caring professionals who come to work every day give their all to serve older adults with love, respect, and compassion. My humble request, as you hold a loving thought or prayer for this cherished resident’s family members, please also hold a thought or prayer for the entire Villagio of Broomfield family of residents, families and team members. We are all experiencing COVID-19 together.

The family member hotline remains available; please call 844-954-2452. For specific resident questions, please know someone may need to call you back after a message is relayed to care teams. Additionally, families of residents may contact our Ombudsman, Caity Mickey, at cmickey@drcog.org or call 720-636-4776.

Update 5/1/20

Town Hall webinar for Families on the COVID-19 Virus

We hope you were able to join us for the Family Town Hall Webinar on April 30th. You will hear from Christian Living Communities and Cappella Living Solutions organizational leaders on what steps are being taken to combat the virus in the communities, you may watch the Webinar here.

Update 4/28/20

Villagio of Broomfield Resident Tests Positive

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation from the state health department this morning that a resident in our Snowmass Village neighborhood has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident has been on isolation protocols since Thursday, April 23rd and is recovering in their apartment at this time. We are also assessing what next step virus containment and eradication protocols must be followed. We have no other resident tests pending and no other residents with signs or symptoms at this time. In positive news one of our team member’s pending test came back negative, one other team member test is still pending. Two positive team members and the pending team member are at home following isolation protocols. One team member has fully recovered and was cleared to return to work.

Personal phone calls have been made to all impacted resident families and team members. All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of direct care team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, toll free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology-supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com

Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works in our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 4/24/20

Third Team Member Tests Positive

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation from the state health department that a third team member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member last worked on April 17th. The team member became symptomatic on the 20th, they were tested Wednesday April 22nd, and we received the test result early this afternoon. We have two other team members with a pending test. Positive team members and the pending team members are at home following isolation protocols. One team member has fully recovered and was cleared to return to work.

Personal phone calls have been made to all impacted resident families and team members. All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of direct care team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, toll free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com

Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 4/23/20

Villagio of Broomfield Team Member Test Positive

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation from the state health department that a team member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member last worked on Sunday in our Aspen Village neighborhood. The team member became symptomatic on the 20th, they were tested Tuesday April 21st, and we received the test result late last night. We have two other team members with pending tests. The positive team member and both pending team members are at home following isolation protocols.

Personal phone calls have been made to all impacted resident families and team members. All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, toll-free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology-supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com
Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

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, Villagio of Broomfield 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

Pending Tests Return Negative

In our continued commitment to be fully transparent regarding the COVID-19 situation within our community we are sharing that both pending test results for residents have come back negative at this time. Tests were ordered for these residents out of an abundance of caution as neither are experiencing classic COVID-19 symptoms at this time. The team member who tested positive is recovering at home. We are awaiting the results of one team member test at this time.

All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, each of the neighborhoods continue to operate with dedicated team members, there is no sharing of associates and residents are not moving between neighborhoods at this time.

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 federal, state and local protocols and procedures are being followed.

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

The family hotline is still in place just for families to receive updated information, toll free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com.

Please know we are conducting anti-virus cleanings multiple times a day. The health and wellness of residents and team members is our top priority. Thank you for your continued support and grace.

Update 4/17/20

Town Hall webinar for Families on the COVID-19 Virus

We hope you were able to join us for the Family Town Hall Webinar on April 16th. Due to a 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 4pm MT/5PM CT. You can register for that webinar with this link.

Update 4/16/20

Villagio of Broomfield COVID-19 Update

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation from the state health department that a team member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member last worked on April 9th in our Snowmass Village neighborhood. The team member became symptomatic on the 10th, they were tested Monday April 13, and we received the test result this morning.

Personal phone calls have been made to all impacted resident families and team members. All neighborhoods within Villagio of Broomfield are operating as dedicated spaces with assigned team members and no cross over between villages of team members or residents. All team members are wearing surgical masks and gloves when providing resident care. We continue to take the temperatures of residents and team members and are closely monitoring everyone for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Currently, no one else is displaying symptoms and there are no additional tests pending.

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

We have established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information toll-free 844-954-2452. 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.

Additionally, we encourage family members to connect with your loved ones via a phone call or a video chat. If you would like to schedule a technology-supported call please contact us at jclassen@villagioliving.com

Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Together, we will get through this.

Update 4/8/20

No Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at Villagio Broomfield

We are happy to update this status and let you know that we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Villagio Broomfield. Also, the State of Colorado has issued new directives requiring team members who work directly with positive or presumed positive residents to wear N95 masks. Any one working directly with other residents need to wear medical masks and cloth masks will be worn for those without direct contact. These measures are taken out of an abundance of caution. The team continues extensive virus prevention protocols to help keep EVERYONE who lives and works at Villagio Broomfield 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 3/25/20

Broomfield County issues Stay-at-Home order

Area public health officials have issued a stay at home order for several Denver Metro area counties, including Broomfield, effective 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26th. This order means at that time, residents of Villagio of Broomfield 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 Villagio of Broomfield 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 our Facebook page for the latest updates and information.

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

Update 3/24/20

Colorado based Villagio of Broomfield implements restricted visitation

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 Villagio of Broomfield, we are now implementing new CMS and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment directives to restrict access to our assisted living, and memory support neighborhoods. This means that no visitors will be allowed within the assisted living, memory support 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 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 apartments or suites. Life enrichment group activities are also canceled at this time.

Residential and independent living neighborhoods continue to screen all Guests for symptoms and we are encouraging social distancing. 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 one via technologies as Face-time, Skype and video conferencing. As always, resident’s health and wellbeing are our primary concern.

Review our latest update here.

Update 3/20/20

Webinar Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19

Cappella Living Solutions hope you were able to attend the recent Town Hall Discussion regarding the latest status situation for communities in Texas and Oklahoma.  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/399327838/7b9a86ac08

Update 3/19/20

Webinar Town Hall Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 for Colorado Communities

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 3/18/20

Villagio Communities Move to Restricted Status

We are now implementing new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directives as well as regional health suggestions and have upgraded to Restricted Status access for our community during this heightened COVID-19 situation. This means that no visitors will be allowed into the community 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 taken before entering the community.

Additionally, we will no longer host-dining services in our dining rooms starting with breakfast services on 3/19. The resident will have the option of coming to the dining room for a “grab and go” meal or they can choose to receive their meals in their apartments. Life enrichment group activities are also canceled at this time.  Individual life enrichment programs are being implemented.

We know this is difficult news for families and residents. 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 one via technologies as Face-time, Skype and video conferencing.

Update 3/15/20

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, Cappella Living Solutions 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. Cappella Living Solutions 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 3/15/20

Colorado based Villagio of Broomfield implements restricted visitation

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 Villagio of Broomfield, we are now implementing new CMS and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment directives to restrict access to our assisted living, and memory support neighborhoods. This means that no visitors will be allowed within the assisted living, memory support 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 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 apartments or suites. Life enrichment group activities are also canceled at this time.

Residential and independent living neighborhoods continue to screen all Guests for symptoms and we are encouraging social distancing. 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 one via technologies as Face-time, Skype and video conferencing.  As always, resident’s health and wellbeing are our primary concern.

Update 3/6/20

Coronavirus Preparedness

News of the first fatalities in the US from coronavirus in a Washington State skilled nursing community is understandably causing concern. We care about the wellbeing of residents and team members in the Villagio Senior Living Communities and want to keep you informed on all we are doing to mitigate the impact this virus has on residents and team members. Our clinical team created and implemented policies and procedures specific to coronavirus based on our very effective Norovirus protocol. We regularly schedule briefings with applicable personnel in the communities and we are continuing to monitor information from the CDC and will provide updates as warranted. We are requiring team members who are sick to stay home and ask family members to do the same. We encourage everyone to practice prevention such as frequent hand washing, covering when you cough, not touching your eyes, mouth and nose, and avoiding people who show symptoms. We want residents in all of our communities to continue to enjoy community life and receive compassionate care.

You can read more about our Coronavirus preparedness on the Christian Living Communities website. We are here to help and answer your questions – please feel to contact us.

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