Prior Covid-19 Updates

Update 5-21-20:

Over the past week Colorado Government Officials have taken initial steps to re-open business and establishments throughout the State. Like you, Mountain Visa is anxious for a return to normalcy where visitors are warmly welcomed into our Community and residents, families and friends can interact without restrictions.

However, because seniors are considered high-risk for COVID-19 infection, federal and state guidelines restrict us from relaxing rules for visiting and other group activities at this time.  Please understand this is a difficult time for all concerned and we will continue to do all we can to keep our residents and families connected in a way that is safe for everyone.

In the Mountain Vista Assisted Living there is only one resident that has tested positive and they have been isolated following CDC guidelines.

The Mountain Vista Health Center also continues to follow the CDC and the Colorado Department of Health guidelines that include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We value the health and safety of residents and staff alike, and remain committed to taking all precautionary measures to protect them from this virus. Should your loved exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.

Informational Conference Calls

On Thursday, May 21st through Thursday, June 4that 1:00 pm, Mountain Vista will be holding a series of informational conference calls. The calls will be hosted by Mountain Vista Administrator, Jane Runge, Director of Nursing, Director of Social Services and the Director of Assisted Living. The team will answer questions sent in from families and friends about how Mountain Vista is managing during the COVID quarantine.

If you have questions please email them to Jane Runge, Administrator at jrunge@abhomes.orgby the end of the day Tuesday prior to the call.

The weekly schedule:
Thursday, May 21st 1 pm MST
Thursday, May 28th 1 pm MST
Thursday, June 4th 1 pm MST

To listen to the call at the times and dates mentioned above, call the toll-free number 1-877-668-4490 and enter the following code: 282 336 646.

 Resident COVID-19 Information

To ensure the health of residents and staff Mountain Vista initiated the testing of all residents and staff, which was completed on 5/18/20. Moving forward we will continue the testing process and update our website with new information.

We are currently monitoring thirty one COVID-19 positive residents. To date, fifty-five residents have tested positive at Mountain Vista Health Center. This includes the thirty one residents currently being monitored. Until they recover these residents will be under constant observation noting any changes in their condition and we will continue to work closely with our medical director, clinical team and the state health department.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Jane Runge
Administrator
Mountain Vista Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-13-20:

At Mountain Vista Assisted Living we are pleased the residents and staff remain free from the COVID virus (COVID-19), and we continue to follow all the precautionsrecommended by the CDC to keep this area of the community clear of the virus.

The Mountain Vista Health Center also continues to adhere to the CDC and the Colorado Department of Health guidelines. The Health Center is closely monitoring/treating residents who have tested positive or exhibited symptoms of the COVID-19.

These guidelines include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

This is a difficult time for the families and friends of Mountain Vista residents and we thank you for understanding. Should your loved exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.

Informational Conference Calls

Beginning Thursday, May 14th through Thursday, June 4that 1:00 pm, Mountain Vista will be holding a series of informational conference calls. The calls will be hosted by Mountain Vista Administrator, Jane Runge, Director of Nursing and the Director of Social Services. The team will answer questions sent in from families and friends about how Mountain Vista is managing during the COVID quarantine.

If you have questions please email them to Jane Runge, Administrator at jrunge@abhomes.org prior to the call.

The weekly schedule:
Thursday, May 14th 1 pm MST
Thursday, May 21st 1 pm MST
Thursday, May 28th 1 pm MST
Thursday, June 4th 1 pm MST

To listen to the call at the times and dates mentioned above, call the toll-free number 1-877-668-4490 and enter the following code: 282 336 646.

 Resident COVID-19 Information

We are currently monitoring/treating eleven COVID-19 positive residents. To date, twenty eight residents have tested positive at Mountain Vista Health Center. This includes the eleven residents currently being treated.

Until they recover these residents will be under constant observation noting any changes in their condition and we will continue to work closely with our medical director, clinical team and the state health department.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Jane Runge
Administrator
Mountain Vista Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-5-20:

Mountain Vista Assisted Living residents and staff continue to be free from the COVID virus (COVID-19), and all the recommended precautions are being taken to keep this area of the community clear of the virus.

Mountain Vista’s Health Center is following all CDC and the Colorado Department of Health guidelines to treat those residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 and are monitoring/treating other residents who have exhibited symptoms.

These guidelines include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We understand this is a difficult time for the families and friends of Mountain Vista residents but you can be certain we are doing everything we can to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment. However, if your loved exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.

Informational Conference Calls

Beginning Thursday, May 14th through Thursday, June 4th at 1:00 pm, Mountain Vista will be holding a series of informational conference calls. The calls will be hosted by Mountain Vista Administrator Jane Runge, the Director of Nursing, and Director of Social Services. The team will answer questions sent in from families and friends about how Mountain Vista is managing during the COVID quarantine.

If you have questions please email them to Jane Runge, Administrator at jrunge@abhomes.org prior to the call.

The weekly calls are set for:

Thursday, May 14th    1 pm MST
Thursday, May21st     1 pm MST
Thursday, May 28th    1 pm MST
Thursday, June 4th    1 pm MST

To listen to the call at the times and dates mentioned above, call the toll-free number 1-877-668-4490.

To join the call, you’ll need to enter the following code: 282 336 646.

Please visit our website for future updates.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Jane Runge
Administrator
Mountain Vista Senior Living Community

 

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Update 4-28-20:

Mountain Vista Senior Living Community is working to maintain the health and well-being of staff and residents. We continue to follow all the precautions and protocols recommended by the CDC and the Colorado Department of Health.

At this time no residents at Mountain Vista Assisted Living have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The staff continues to work diligently to keep residents in this area of the Community free of the virus and we appreciate the understanding from resident’s families and friends.

Mountain Vista Health Center is treating residents that have tested positive and are monitoring/treating other residents that have shown symptoms of the COVID-19. We have implemented all recommended protocols to ensure their health and safety, these include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
-Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We understand that open communication is essential and want to keep you connected and up to date. Please feel free to contact the community to answer any questions and address any of your concerns. We have several channels available to you including Facetime, Skype and of course telephone. Continue to visit our website for future updates.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Jane Runge
Administrator
Mountain Vista Senior Living Community

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Update 4-21-20:

At Mountain Vista Senior Living Community, our first and primary priority is the health and well-being of our residents and staff. To ensure their protection we are taking all necessary precautions recommended by the CDC and the Colorado Department of Health.

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Monitoring residents health every shift
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

At this time, we are pleased to say there are no residents in the Mountain Vista Assisted Living that have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The staff is working hard to keep this area clear of the virus and we appreciate your support and understanding.

Mountain Vista Health Center currently has two residents that have tested positive and are monitoring/treating other residents that have shown symptoms of the COVID-19. Be assured, we are following the recommended guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and staff.

We understand communication is vital and are committed to keeping residents and families connected and informed. Our clinical teams are contacting family members to share information about their loved ones and respond to questions. We will also provide regular updates to family members on the status of the Community via our website and one-on-one communication.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Jane Runge
Administrator
Mountain Vista Senior Living Community

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Questions & Answers:

American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM) understands the concern family members have for their loved ones. The COVID-19 outbreak only heightens that concern. Hopefully, the answers to the questions below give you peace of mind that ABHM is doing everything possible to keep your family member safe.

How is ABHM monitoring and keeping residents from being exposed to COVID-19?

  • ABHM is in contact with our state Health Departments and Centers of Disease Control (CDC).
  • Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) sends out communications and updated information.
  • The Medical Director and Medical Team verify our current medical treatment plans are aligned with current clinical guidance and standards of practice.
  • Transportation is only provided for essential doctor appointments.
  • Social gatherings have been discontinued until further notice.
  • Proper Hygiene and social distancing is being taught to and implemented by our members, residents, employees and vendors.
  • Deep cleaning schedules have increased at all levels of care at ABHM Communities.
  • All employees and essential visitors/vendors are screened prior to entering our Communities.
  • Communal dining has been discontinued until further notice.

What are the signs and symptoms COVID-19 and will my loved one go to the hospital if diagnosed?

  • The signs and symptoms are similar to the A/B Flu: difficulty breathing, cough, fever (100 degree F), a general feeling of being sick or having no energy, or an uncomfortable feeling that something is wrong (malaise).
  • We will place the positive COVID-19 loved one (pending or positive test results) in isolation to prevent spreading it to other residents.
  • ABHM will care for your loved one as long as their symptoms remain mild and their other medical conditions do not flare-up, which could complicate the recovery process.
  • If symptoms do become severe and require more hours of nursing and medical team attention, the resident may be transferred to the hospital.

What happens if an ABHM employee gets COVID-19?

  • ABHM is following all CDC recommendations related to employee and COVID-19.Unfortunately if one of our employee does become ill with COVID-19 that employee will need to be quarantined at home and recover under the care of their physician.  Once recovered that employee will be screened prior to coming back to work to assure that he/she is ready to return to work per the CDC guidance and approval of their physician.

Is there COVID-19 test kits readily available at ABHM communities?

  • At this time test kits are not available at ABHM communities. The local health department and the primary care physicians will decide who should be tested based on the symptoms of the resident.
  • The health department will provided the test kits or instruct a private lab to deliver the test kit to the community.

Are there concerns with medical/cleaning, food supplies or deliveries?

  • On a daily basis ABHM Teams consisting of the Administrator, Director of Nursing and Infection preventionist discuss and review food service, supplies and all other community needs to ensure we have ample supply to serve residents .
  • There have been reported shortage of personnel protection wear (PPE). However at this time ABHM is experiencing routine deliveries and is in continuous contact with suppliers.

Does the CDC recommend the use of a facemask to prevent COVID-19?

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
  • You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it.
  • A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms.
  • The use of facemasks is crucial for health workers and other people caring for someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings.

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March 16, 2020

Dear ABHM Residents and Families:

Although there is no presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, Mountain Vista Senior Living Community is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Age is a risk factor for COVID-19, so that makes the population at our communities vulnerable to this illness. Underlying medical conditions can also increase the risk and severity of the sickness so we encourage residents to assess your individual situation and limit your exposure as you see fit.

In addition to the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and in an effort to keep people safe, healthy and prevent the spread of all communicable illnesses, Mountain Vista has adopted a “no visitor policy” as follows:

  • All doors will remain locked at all times.
  • All vendors and essential healthcare personnel will have to enter through the main entrance and will have to answer the questions recommended by the CDC.
  • Exceptions will be made for families during major change in condition of their loved one and/or during end of life process.
  • Any essential visitor who has traveled to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, in the last 14 days must stay out of the building and self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
  • Any essential visitor who has traveled to Seattle, Washington, New York, California, Singapore, Thailand or Taiwan must monitor yourself for symptoms and wear a mask while at our community.
  • Any essential visitor with signs or symptoms of respiratory infection may not enter the building.

Mountain Vista will be cancelling all non-essential appointments at this time.

The facility will be available to answer any questions and address any concerns. Facetime, Skype and telephones will be available for you to keep in touch with your loved ones while we are going through this evolving situation. We will continue to provide updates when appropriate.

Common sense approaches we use to combat influenza will be some of the most effective prevention methods for COVID-19. The safety of the residents and staff remain our top priority.

Click here for more information from the CDC.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Hongslo
President and C.E.O.
American Baptist Homes of the Midwest