COVID-19 Status Update

Clermont Park takes the safety of our residents and team members very seriously. Take a look at what we are doing in our community to keep everyone safe.

We are pleased to announce that our community is now at a combined resident and team member vaccination rate of 94%, which means it is time to proceed with our phased re-opening for residential living while we await further direction for our assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods. Using an approach that balances resident health and happiness, we are committed to following best practices and proven virus mitigation protocols while expanding community life when it is safe to do so.

Learn more in this post on our blog.
Covid19

Latest Updates

3/11/21

We are preparing for some wonderful family reunions! Just yesterday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance that communities like ours should offer responsible and safe visit options regardless of vaccination status for families and residents. CMS put in place some restrictions, and as has been the case throughout the pandemic, we must receive the green light from the Colorado health department before we can actually host more indoor visits. Read the specific information on our Christian Living Communities website.

Latest Vaccine Information

3/12/21

A full and bustling dining room with laughter rising above the clank of silverware. A life-enrichment outing with every seat on the bus filled. A daughter having a quiet afternoon tea time with her mom. These are all things we long to hear and see in our community. As vaccination rates continue to improve we are working towards a phased re-opening to our community, to get back to pre-pandemic life, but with health and safety in mind.

At Clermont Park, we have a combined resident and team member vaccination rate of 94%.

As we await more direction from our federally and state-regulated neighborhoods of assisted living and skilled nursing, our clinical and operational teams have outlined how we can safely re-open our residential living (independent living) neighborhoods. Our approach continues to be a balance between health and happiness. We are committed to following best practices and proven virus mitigation protocols while expanding community life when it is safe to do so.

This grid is broken into an early phase three and a late phase three opening plan. As you can see at the top, everything depends on the combined vaccination rate of the community. Our community is working towards this plan, we have already made some changes in some areas. It may take us a little bit longer in other areas. Our commitment is to reach full re-opening of our community within the same standards as our surrounding community. We will do so cautiously as the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works at Clermont Park are paramount. As is spreading more joy and a return to normalcy for our vibrant community afforded us with our increasing vaccination rate. For more information about a specific area of interest, give us a call at (720) 545-1724.

Click to view the grid.

Vaccine Clinic & Consents

Our second dose clinic for those associated with the Health Suites and Assisted Living neighborhoods will be held on Monday, January 25th. This may be the last chance for vaccinations through our community for those associated with these neighborhoods, we do not believe first doses will be available at the third clinic.

Our first dose clinic for residential living will be Tuesday, January 26th.  If you still need to submit your consent form, please go to the website, www.ClermontPark.org, click on the COVID-19 tab and then latest vaccine information.  Please email your form to the following:

  • Kiley Rowe, krowe@clcmail.orgfor the Health Suites
  • Rebecca Miller,rmiller@clcmail.org for anyone living in residential living
  • For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families

1/14/21

Residential Living Vaccine Clinic Date

Wednesday, January 26th   

9am-3pm

Walgreens/Pfizer

Second Assisted, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing Vaccine Clinic Date

Tuesday, January 25th

9am-3pm

Walgreens/Pfizer

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

We are thrilled to share the good news with you that our Walgreens Pharmacy partner has set our first COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic where we will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

We have a meeting with the pharmacy on December 23rd to work out the details, including which levels of living will be included in this first clinic. Right now, we are anticipating inoculations for residents and team members of the Health Suites, but we are advocating for the entire community to receive the vaccine at the same time, however we must be prepared for clinics to come in phases. We will let you know more once we have details.

In the meantime, we now need everyone’s cooperation to be ready for this and future clinics as we want to get everyone in our community vaccinated for the safety and well-being of everyone who lives and works here. There will be a total of three clinics in each community. This ensures we can serve everyone who wants to receive a vaccination and stagger the vaccination schedule.

 We encourage everyone in our community to get the vaccine. We must reach a “herd immunity” both within our senior living community and in the broader community we are located for life to eventually return to normal.

  • The vaccine will begin to provide you protection about two weeks after your second vaccination.
  • If you are vaccinated, you are being a good neighbor and protecting others by getting the vaccine.
  • The more quickly we all are vaccinated, the faster we can begin to loosen restrictions and connect in person with each other again.
  • Until we reach a high percentage vaccination rate, we will all still need to continue wearing masks, socially distancing, and washing our hands.

Many of you are eager to get the vaccine and put an end to this pandemic. Safety is top priority for not only our community but also for all of the scientists and health experts working on the vaccination effort. Like any vaccine, there may be minor side effects such as soreness, achiness, and potentially low-grade fever. A small number of people experience more series side effects, but the percentages are low, and typically related to history of anaphylactic allergic reactions. We have a lot of useful information on our website and links to scientifically proven data. Please take the time to learn more about the vaccine.

In this packet of information we have provided you the following:

  1. A Frequently Asked Question document provided by the American Medical Director Association (AMDA)
  2. The Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine information sheet (both just in case for future clinics)
  3. A flyer about the myths and facts of the vaccine
  4. The Walgreens consent form that must be filled out for every resident and team member. There is a responsible party consent form for applicable family members. If you have already filled one out, no need to do it again. If you still need to sign a consent form please send to the following people:
    1. Kiley Rowe, krowe@clcmail.org for the Health Suites
    2. Rebecca Miller, rmiller@clcmail.org for anyone living in residential living
    3. For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families

Please get ready now. We will need a current copy of each resident and employee insurance card. If you do not have one, please get one. The vaccine is free, however insurance may be charged for supplies and injection administration. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged.

 

We are excited about this good news. We hope you are too!

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plans

Find our latest information on the vaccine here.

Frequently Asked Questions | 12.3.20

This Frequently Asked Questions document is intended to give information to residents, families, team members, and the general community regarding the status of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities. Information is changing daily. There are times the federal directive and state directives are different. Christian Living Communities (CLC) – Cappella Living Solutions is committed to providing accurate information as timely as possible. This document will be updated and available as changes warrant. For vaccine-specific information, we request the CDC documents be shared.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has prioritized older adults and people working in Long-Term Care to be part of the first-tier to receive the vaccine. Will my loved one’s Community be included?

All CLC-Cappella communities are registered with the Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Initiative to be part of the vaccine’s first-tier distribution. At the moment, we believe this will include team members and residents of skilled nursing and assisted living communities. We are waiting to hear if residential (independent) living residents/team members will also be included in the first-tier distribution.

Where does the vaccine approval currently stand

Now that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been approved, the federal government has begun distribution to the states for inoculations. Each state will then set a state-specific timeline and process for vaccine distribution and administration. We anticipate all of the states we support will follow the CDC tier guidelines for prioritizing who will receive the vaccine first.

Once the states get the vaccine, how will it be distributed to Long-Term Care?

These are some of the details still being worked out. At this point, because all of our communities are registered in the federal pharmacy partnership, we will receive the vaccine through either CVS or Walgreens pharmacy or both. We anticipate the pharmacy teams coming to our communities to administer the vaccines to residents, working closely with our clinical teams. We are awaiting more details regarding team member vaccination.

How will the vaccine be rolled out in our Community?

We will begin by educating residents, families, and team members. The CDC has provided some information sheets that will be distributed and posted on websites to answer questions specifically around vaccine development, safety, and why getting the vaccine is beneficial. We will work with our assigned pharmacy, who will store, distribute, administered the vaccine. We anticipate the pharmacy will set up clinic dates and times for resident vaccinations. The pharmacies will also document and report our vaccine administration progress.

Once residents and team members are vaccinated, will restrictions be lifted?

Not immediately, but that is the goal. It will take time for the two-step vaccine process to be fully implemented therefore, we will still need to wear masks, socially distance, and follow clinical protocols until the Community and the surrounding cities and towns reach a majority of people being vaccinated. It takes up to two weeks after the second dose of the vaccine for each person to benefit from its protection.

What if my loved one or a team member refuses to be vaccinated?

The CLC-Cappella team is working to determine what options if any, will be offered to those refusing the vaccination. We will share more information when it’s available.

For vaccine-specific questions, please refer to the CDC handouts.


All residents and team members need to have their most current insurance cards. If you misplaced your insurance card please make sure you get a replacement card for yourself or your loved one as soon as possible, so the process moves forward as smoothly as possible.

Weekly County Data Updates

Clermont Park Begins Posting Critical Data Weekly as a Next Step towards Indoor Visitations

We are adding some very important information to our website for residents, families and team members. We will post two pieces of data that are critical to our COVID-19 testing process, and is one determining factor in our ability to offer indoor visits.

View the current week’s data here

County Case Rate Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) set six criteria that must be met before an indoor visit can be offered in assisted living and skilled nursing communities. The first is the degree of community spread which CDPHE mandates be measured as the county’s case rate. This is the rate of how many positive cases per 100,000 people over a two week time period. This is the first piece of data that we will now post on our website every week.

  • A low or green case rate means we can offer visits without requiring visitors to have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • A yellow or medium rate means we can offer visits, but must require visitors to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to the visit.
  • A red or high rate means we cannot offer indoor visits.

County Positivity Rate The second piece of data is the county positivity rate. This determines how often we must conduct Routine (Mass) Testing of employees and contractors in skilled nursing neighborhoods as mandated by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). A rate below 5% requires testing only once a month, higher than that is once a week and above 10% will require twice a week.

This rate is important to keep an eye on for all levels of living including residential and assisted living, not just skilled nursing, as it is a key indicator of the risk in our county of spreading COVID-19.

Every week we will post both important pieces of data on our COVID-19 Updates page under this Weekly County Data Updates tab by the end of the day Monday.

Indoor Visits for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Requirements

In addition to the community spread rate each community must also meet five other criteria, conduct baseline testing of certain residents and staff, surveillance and outbreak testing, be outbreak-free, PPE supply must be adequate and critical staffing must be in place. To read more detail, please visit the CDPHE website.

Our community is currently working to conduct the required baseline testing in our regulated neighborhoods ( assisted living and skilled nursing) Once we have successfully finished the testing and met the other five criteria then visitors must also meet the following criteria:

  • Tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of the visit and have documentation (from the time the test was collected) if the county is in the medium or high case rate level. The test must be a PCR (nasal swab) test, not a rapid POC (point of care) or an antibody test.
  • Fever free, go through screening and have no known COVID-19 exposure
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Schedule appointments in advance
  • Wear masks and follow infection control guidelines such as washing hands prior to visiting and frequently throughout
  • Limit visitation to residents only in designated areas

We know the connection with family is vital and we will implement visits as soon as we are able to. In the meantime, please continue to utilize outdoor patio visits and plexiglass visits as offered by your community as well as technology-supported connections. Care essential visits are still being accommodated at this time.

We invite you to watch the CLC-Cappella Town Hall webinar recording for Colorado communities where organizational leaders discussed these directives in detail.

SOURCES OF DATA:
Positivity Rate: https://data.cms.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-Nursing-Home-Data/bkwz-xpvg; scroll down to Covid Testing and click on “here” for county positivity.
Colorado Case Count: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data; go to Incidence and Epidemic Curve and click on “Two-Week Cumulative Incidence”. Hover over county for numbers.

Past Updates

2/22/21

We received results back for two team members from recent testing that they are positive for the COVID-19 virus. Both team members had already received both doses of the vaccine and both are asymptomatic. Both serve in the Suites of Clermont Park area in support positions, one never had resident contact. The other continued to wear full PPE while working with residents. Contact tracing has determined that only one resident in our observation neighborhood in the skilled nursing area will need to be supported with additional use of PPE, and one team member has been sent home out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure during a meal.

We have no other virus activity in any other areas of our community at this time.

We continue to follow federal, state, and local virus protocols and mitigation efforts with team members and residents wearing masks when outside of their apartment home. Stringent virus sanitation efforts continue as well.

We do not anticipate any additional changes to community life, in the Health Suites at this time, we will let you know if additional virus activity dictates changes to current operations.

It is important to note that 85% of our team members have received both doses of the vaccine, 95% of residents. While it is discouraging to have positive test results, the fact that both are not experiencing symptoms is evidence that the vaccine is working.

Thank you for doing your part for the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community.

1/29/21

Yesterday, we learned that a care partner working in our Goldenrod memory support neighborhood tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member is isolating at home with mild symptoms. After performing contact tracing, we are supporting three residents with isolation precautions out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure. Families of those three residents have been contacted.

We have no other virus activity in any other areas of our community at this time.

We continue to follow federal, state, and local virus protocols and mitigation efforts with team members and residents wearing masks when outside of their apartment home. Stringent virus sanitation efforts continue as well.

We have completed the first round dose of the vaccine for all neighborhoods with some neighborhoods having received their second round dose. We are pleased to share that 98% of our residents and 72% of our team members have received their first-round dose, these percentages are well above the national average for senior living communities. We will continue with our vaccination efforts. It is our expectation that everyone who is clinically eligible receives the vaccine as we believe it is the light at the end of this dark COVID tunnel.

We are working towards being able to offer indoor visitations for families of our assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods. These visits would be in designated areas and available through a sign-up system. We hope to have the system up and running after the two week wait period after our second vaccination clinic. We will update you when we have everything in place.

1/26/21

We are so excited to begin vaccinating residents and team members this week! Here are a few photos from our vaccination clinic on January 26th.

Clermont Park COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Clermont Park COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Clermont Park COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

1/18/21

In our continuing commitment to timely and transparent notifications, we want to let our Clermont Park family know that a resident living in the Aspen neighborhood has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident is isolating in their apartment and being supported with meal delivery service and frequent well-checks. One other resident is self-isolating out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure.

We continue to follow federal, state, and local virus protocols and mitigation efforts with team members and residents wearing masks when outside of their apartment home. Stringent virus sanitation efforts continue as well.

Family Virtual & Outdoor Visits

For families of residents in our assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods, you can sign-up for a virtual visit supported by our team members at https://signup.com/go/UBPWXxK.  During inclement weather, we will offer indoor visits by reservation for residential living only.  We have two stations established in the fitness center with dividers and cleaning procedures in place.

Vaccine Clinic & Consents

Our second dose clinic for those associated with the Health Suites and Assisted Living neighborhoods will be held on Monday, January 25th. This may be the last chance for vaccinations through our community for those associated with these neighborhoods, we do not believe first doses will be available at the third clinic.

Our first dose clinic for residential living will be Tuesday, January 26th.  If you still need to submit your consent form, please go to the website, www.ClermontPark.org, click on the COVID-19 tab and then latest vaccine information.  Please email your form to the following:

  • Kiley Rowe, krowe@clcmail.orgfor the Health Suites
  • Rebecca Miller,rmiller@clcmail.org for anyone living in residential living
  • For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families

We will also need copies of current insurance cards for all residents and team members. If you don’t have one, please work quickly to get one.

Our expectation is that everyone who is clinically eligible receives the vaccine as we believe it is the light at the end of this dark COVID tunnel.

1/14/21

Residential Living Vaccine Clinic Date

Wednesday, January 26th   

9am-3pm

Walgreens/Pfizer

Second Assisted, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing Vaccine Clinic Date

Tuesday, January 26th

9am-3pm

Walgreens/Pfizer

We are eagerly preparing for our first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for our residential living neighborhoods and the second clinics for our assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing neighborhoods.

Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Nursing Neighborhoods

For residents and team members associated with our assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing neighborhoods, this may be your last opportunity to receive the vaccine in the community. We cannot guarantee first-round doses will be available after this next clinic. This clinic will provide second and first-round doses. Right now, we are below our goal of 95% of residents and team members being vaccinated for these neighborhoods. Some people are not eligible due to pregnancy or health conditions. Our expectation is that everyone who can receive the vaccine.

Residential Living Neighborhoods

We encourage everyone in our community to get the vaccine. While we do have the clinic scheduled, if you have an opportunity to receive the vaccine earlier through your health plan or doctor, go ahead and get it. We encourage everyone to get the vaccine as soon as it is offered. We must reach a “herd immunity” both within our senior living community and in the broader community, we are located for life to eventually return to normal.

  • The vaccine will begin to provide you protection about two weeks after your second vaccination.
  • If you are vaccinated, you are being a good neighbor and protecting others by getting the vaccine.
  • The more quickly we all are vaccinated, the faster we can begin to loosen restrictions and connect in person with each other again.
  • Until we reach a high percentage vaccination rate, we will all still need to continue wearing masks, socially distancing, and washing our hands.

Safety is a top priority for not only our community but also for all of the scientists and health experts working on the vaccination effort. Like any vaccine, there may be minor side effects such as soreness, achiness, and potentially low-grade fever. A small number of people experience more serious side effects, but the percentages are low, and typically related to a history of anaphylactic allergic reactions.

We have a lot of useful information on our website, www.ClermontPark.org, click on the COVID Updates tab, and then Latest Vaccine Information. In addition to reputable resources, we have the Walgreens consent form on the site that you can download, fill out and email to Rebecca Miller, rmiller@clcmail.org for residential living, and to your neighborhood nurse manager for other neighborhoods.  Those who have already received their first dose do not need to fill-out another consent form.

Now is the time to fully educate yourself about the vaccine. We want everyone who lives and works in our community to be vaccinated for the future safety of our community.

1/1/21

Update and Clinic Preparation for January 1, 2021

We are looking forward to a brighter New Year as we enter 2021, today we have a bit of a mix of updates for you. We have received three positive test results for both team members and residents from our most recent round of testing. A team member working in the Goldenrod neighborhood tested positive, all other tests returned negative and all isolation restrictions for the memory support neighborhood have been lifted. The team member is isolating at home. Residents and team members of the Goldenrod neighborhood will be vaccinated on Monday.

We also received a positive result for a resident living in Bell Flower. We quickly conducted Point of Care (POC) testing for all neighborhood residents, all returned negative. We are following all clinical isolation protocols for this resident who recently had an appointment outside of the community. An asymptomatic team member working in the Health Suites tested positive and is also isolating at home.

Vaccine Clinic & Consents
We are busily preparing for our COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Monday and are blessed to have confirmation of 250 doses being made available to administer to skilled nursing, assisted living and memory support neighborhoods. We are anticipating being able to vaccinate residential living residents at the second clinic on January 25th. This is why it is imperative that we have consent forms for as many people as possible.

Be sure to return your consent form to the following team members.
• Kiley Rowe, krowe@clcmail.org for the Health Suites
• Rebecca Miller, rmiller@clcmail.org for anyone living in residential living
• For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families

We will also need copies of current insurance cards for all residents and team members. If you don’t have one, please work quickly to get one. More information about the vaccine is available on our website.

The vaccine clinic feels like a new beginning for our Clermont Park family bring promise and hope to our New Year. Thank you for your support, patience, and cooperation.

12/30/20

Update December 30th and Vaccine Clinic Update
Unfortunately, we are sharing the news of a resident who passed away after having recovered from the COVID-19 virus. This resident was already being supported with hospice care prior to testing positive for the virus, therefore it is unknown if COVID contributed to their death. Our heartfelt condolences go out to this cherished resident’s family and friends.

We are pleased to share that as of today, residents and team members in the Assisted Living neighborhood who had previously tested positive are all recovered. We do not have any new virus activity in our community at this time and continue with regular monitoring, cleaning and testing as directed.

Family Virtual & Outdoor Visits
You can also sign up for a virtual visit supported by our team members. During inclement weather, we will offer indoor visits by reservation for residential living only. We have two stations established in the fitness center with dividers and cleaning procedures in place.

Vaccine Clinic & Consents
We have had excellent return of consents so far for our January 4th vaccine clinic, and are hopeful based on conversations with the pharmacy today that doses may be available to Residential Living residents at the second clinic scheduled for January 25th. Be sure to return your consent form to the following team members.
• Kiley Rowe, krowe@clcmail.org for the Health Suites
• Rebecca Miller, rmiller@clcmail.org for anyone living in residential living
• For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families

We will also need copies of current insurance cards for all residents and team members. If you don’t have one, please work quickly to get one. More information about the vaccine is available here.

We wish you and yours a wonderful New Year!

12/27/20

Vaccine Clinic Update

We are happy to report another recovery in our Goldenrod neighborhood!  In addition, we have received an additional positive test result for a resident living in the Aspen neighborhood.  The resident was tested on Tuesday, December 22nd, and is self-quarantining and recovering in their apartment.

Thanks to continued social distancing by residents, quarantining on exposure, and solid safety and cleaning measures in place, contact tracing indicates minimal exposure risk.   We encourage all residents to use masks, wipe common surfaces, physically distance, and wash hands.

All neighborhoods continue operating with distinct teams without crossing between neighborhoods.  We continue following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing appropriate PPE when providing resident care.

Community Visits

While communal dining and group life enrichment programs remain paused, essential visits can still be scheduled.  You can also sign up for a virtual visit supported by our team members at https://signup.com/go/UBPWXxK.  If weather permits, we can arrange outdoor visits at Clermont Park Central Station near the front of the community.  During inclement weather, we will offer indoor visits by reservation for residential living only.  We have two stations established in the fitness center with dividers and cleaning procedures in place.

Vaccine Clinic & Consents

We are planning for our January 4th vaccine clinic that will include the Health Suite residents and team members. Walgreens is working with us to increase the allocation to include our assisted neighborhoods and residential living. Be sure to return your consent form to the following team members.

  • Kiley Rowe, krowe@clcmail.orgfor the Health Suites
  • Rebecca Miller, rmiller@clcmail.orgfor anyone living in residential living
  • For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families

We will also need copies of current insurance cards for all residents and team members. If you don’t have one, please work quickly to get one.  More information about the vaccine is available here.

We wish you and yours a wonderful New Year!

12/23/20

Updates for Dec 23rd

In our continued commitment to keep our Clermont Park family informed we want to let you know we have received an additional positive test result for a resident living in the Goldenrod memory support neighborhood.

Contact tracing indicates minimal exposure risk for residents and team members as this resident was already being supported with isolation protocols.

All neighborhoods are operating with distinct teams without crossing between neighborhoods. We continue following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing appropriate PPE when providing resident care.

Holiday Plans
We have special meals and holiday programs planned for all neighborhoods in our community. We continue to encourage families to drop off notes, pre-packaged snacks, or window holiday cards. You can also sign up for a virtual visit supported by our team members.  If weather permits, we can also arrange a visit at the outdoor Clermont Park Central Station near the front of the community.

Vaccine Clinic Update
We met today with our Walgreens pharmacy partner about plans for our first clinic which will occur on January 4th and will include the Health Suite residents and team members. Walgreens is working with us to increase the allocation to include our assisted neighborhoods and residential living. We will share more information about specific dates when it is available. We have posted a lot of information on the COVID-19 page of our website please explore the various tabs. Additionally, we will need copies of current insurance cards for all residents and team members. If you don’t have one, please work quickly to get one.

12/18/20

Updates for Dec 18th

In our continued commitment to keep our Clermont Park family informed we want to let you know we have received positive test results in two different neighborhoods.

Goldenrod Memory Support
We received positive test results for three residents who are being supported in their Goldenrod apartment home. Additionally, we have a care partner that has tested positive who works on the Goldenrod neighborhood and is now isolating at home. We are operating the neighborhood with full isolation protocols at this time.

Health Suites
We received a positive COVID test for a resident living in our Morning Glory neighborhood. The resident continues to be supported in our community with clinical isolation protocols.

Contact tracing has been completed and calls made to any affected team members and residents. We continue to monitor assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing residents for signs and symptoms, including taking their temperature. We encourage residential living residents to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and to contact our concierge immediately to report any concerns.

All neighborhoods are operating with distinct teams without crossing between neighborhoods. We continue following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing appropriate PPE when providing resident care.

Stay Connected
Drop off notes, pre-packaged snacks, or window holiday cards. You can also sign up for a virtual visit supported by our team members at . If weather permits, we can also arrange a visit at the outdoor Clermont Park Central Station near the front of the community.

Learn the Latest Vaccine Plans
We have been contacted by our Walgreens pharmacy partner to set up our first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the first week in January. We are awaiting clarity on if our clinic will be just focused on our skilled nursing neighborhoods or the entire community. As soon as we know, we will let you know. In the meantime, please take the time to read more about the vaccine and be ready. We have posted a lot of information on the COVID-19 page of our website at

Additionally, we will need copies of current insurance cards for all residents and team members. If you don’t one, please work quickly to get one. We see the vaccine as the light at the end of this dark COVID-19 tunnel. Thank you for getting ready now.

12/16/20

Updates for Dec 16th

We have received additional positive test results for two team members who last worked December 15th in the Goldenrod Memory Support neighborhood.  We continue twice weekly testing in our skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods, and expect additional test results tomorrow and through week’s end.

Contact tracing has been completed and calls made to any affected team members and residents.  We encourage residential living residents to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and to contact our concierge immediately to report any concerns.

All neighborhoods are operating with distinct teams without crossing between neighborhoods.  We continue following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing appropriate PPE when providing resident care.

Stay Connected

Due to the recent positive cases we are pausing outdoor visits for assisted living and memory support, but there are still many ways you can stay connected with your loved one. Drop off notes, pre-packaged snacks, or window art.  You can also sign up for a virtual visit supported by our team members at https://signup.com/go/UBPWXxK.  If weather permits, we can also arrange a visit at the outdoor Clermont Park Central Station near the front of the community.

We have a special opportunity for Clermont Park families to join in a car light parade on December 17th. Details can be found here https://www.clermontpark.org/about-us/events/parade-of-lights/

Learn the Latest Vaccine Plans

If you didn’t get to join the Facts & Fiction of the COVID-19 Vaccine Facebook live event today with our clinical leaders, please visit the Christian Living Communities Facebook page for a recording of the event.  We are working closely with Walgreens for vaccine clinic scheduling and will be sharing more soon about the clinic and needed consents to administer this life-saving vaccine.

We have a dedicated team here at Clermont Park. We appreciate your support and well wishes, as they always mean a great deal to us.

12/14/20

Updates for Dec 14th

We remain committed to timely and transparent communication as we seek to mitigate COVID-19 in our community.  We have received positive test results for two team members who last worked December 5th and December 10th in common areas of residential living.  A resident of the Goldenrod memory support neighborhood also tested positive. The resident is asymptomatic and being served in isolation in their apartment.

Contact tracing has been completed and one additional exposed team member is quarantining at home.  We will continue with prescribed mass testing in our skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods. We encourage residential living residents to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and to contact our concierge immediately to report any concerns.

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care.

Stay Connected

Due to the recent positive cases and extremely cold weather we are pausing outdoor visits, but there are still many ways you can stay connected with your loved one. Drop off notes, pre-packaged snacks, or window art.  You can also sign up for a virtual visit supported by our team members at https://signup.com/go/UBPWXxK.  If weather permits, we can also arrange a visit at the outdoor Clermont Park Central Station near the front of the community.

We have a special opportunity for Clermont Park families to join in a car light parade on December 17th. Details can be found here https://www.clermontpark.org/about-us/events/parade-of-lights/

Learn the Latest Vaccine Plans

Additionally, please join our clinical and operational leaders next Wednesday, December 16th at 12 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live discussion about the Facts and Fiction of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will have our Christian Living Communities’ (CLC) Medical Director, Dr. Erick Gomer, our Vice President of Clinical and Compliance, Pat Mc Bride, RN, and CLC President and CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem sharing the latest information and taking your questions live. You will simply need to follow https://www.facebook.com/ChristianLivingCommunities and tune in to the page Wednesday, or any time after the event.

We have a dedicated team here at Clermont Park. We appreciate your support and well wishes, as they always mean a great deal to us.

12/10/2020

Health Suites Entering Resolving Phase

We received one positive test result for a team member this morning, however, through contact tracing it was determined that the associate was exposed outside of the community and has been quarantining at home since December 1st. There have not been any new positive test results for our Health Suites neighborhoods since November 27th.  This means that according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) definitions, Clermont Park is entering resolving status and may resume small group dining and life enrichment activities tomorrow. We will again be able to welcome older adults in need of our services on Saturday, December 12th. We are thrilled!

All residents on our Blue Violet neighborhood are considered recovered at this time. The entire neighborhood is undergoing a deep cleaning and disinfection, and the plastic “wall” will be removed tomorrow.

We will continue with prescribed mass testing in our skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods. We encourage residential living residents to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and to contact our concierge immediately to report any concerns.

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care.

We have a special opportunity for Clermont Park families to join in a car light parade on December 17th. Details can be found on the events tab of our website, www.clermontpark.org.

Additionally, please join our clinical and operational leaders next Wednesday, December 16th at 10 am for a Facebook Live discussion about the Facts and Fiction of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will have our Medical Director, Dr. Erick Gomer, our Vice President of Clinical and Compliance, Pat Mc Bride, RN, and CLC-Cappella’s President and CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem sharing the latest information and taking your questions live. You will simply need to follow the CLC corporate Facebook page and then tune in to the page next Wednesday.

We have a dedicated team here at Clermont Park. We appreciate your support and well wishes, as they always mean a great deal to us.

12/4/2020

We are thrilled to share with you the welcomed news that a resident of our Blue Violet neighborhood has moved to recovered status! Additionally we’ve received all test results from our last round of testing and received only one positive COVID-19 result for an asymptomatic community support team member who last worked on December 5th. The team member is isolating at home.

We will continue with prescribed mass testing in our skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods. We encourage residential living residents to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and to contact our concierge immediately to report any concerns

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care and clinical isolation protocols for positive virus areas and the Health Suites’ precautionary areas. Residents are wearing masks outside of their apartments and suites, and all dining rooms continue to remain closed with to-go options and in apartment/suite dining options. Only small group gatherings are allowed in non-virus impacted areas of our community.

We have a special opportunity for Clermont Park families to join in a car light parade on December 17th. Details can be found on the events tab of our website. You can also still register for this afternoon’s Town Hall. Go to the Town Hall page, under About Us, to register for a special “Latest with the Legacies” Town Hall Webinar to be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 4:30 pm. This is just for Clermont Park, Holly Creek, and Someren Glen.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  

12/4/2020

Clermont Park is committed to timely communication, today we were notified that a resident in our Willows residential living neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19.  Prior to us receiving the positive result, the resident had already been quarantining in their apartment home and will continue as recommended by CDC guidelines.

Additionally, we are heart-broken to share that a resident who lived in our Blue Violet neighborhood passed away. The resident had tested positive for COVID and was also being treated for other ailments.  An official ruling for the cause of death has not been determined. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this resident’s family and friends. This is very difficult for our community.

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care and clinical isolation protocols for positive virus areas and the Health Suites’ precautionary areas. Residents are wearing masks outside of their apartments and suites, and all dining rooms continue to remain closed with to-go options and in apartment/suite dining options. Only small group gatherings are allowed in non-virus impacted areas of our community.

Please join us for a special “Latest with the Legacies” Town Hall Webinar to be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 4:30 pm. This is just for Clermont Park, Holly Creek, and Someren Glen.  Please register here.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  

Thank you for your continued support and prayers, we appreciate it.

12/3/20

All 23 CLC-Cappella Communities Prepared to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Priority distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to seniors and healthcare workers who are at the most risk of contracting the virus is welcome news. CLC-Cappella is ready to receive the vaccine to protect residents and associates in all 23 of our communities as soon as it is available. We remain in constant communication with state health departments, the CDC, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as details of the distribution process continue to develop.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan here.

12/3/2020

Two Residents Pass in Blue Violet Neighborhood

It is with a heavy heart that we share that two of our cherished residents from our Blue Violet neighborhood have passed away in the last 48 hours. Both were receiving comfort care for other ailments, but both also had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Of course, we are not the entity determining if the virus was their cause of death, but we wanted to inform our Clermont Park family in our continued commitment to transparency. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to both families and friends. This is a difficult day for all of us.

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care and clinical isolation protocols for positive virus areas and the Health Suites’ precautionary areas. Residents are wearing masks outside of their apartments and suites, and all dining rooms continue to remain closed with to-go options and in apartment/suite dining options. Only small group gatherings are allowed in non-virus impacted areas of our community.

We have posted some important information today on our website. One is some information regarding what we know at this point about how the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled-out and distributed in our community once approved. You can read more here.

We’ve also a registration link for “Latest with the Legacies” Town Hall Webinar to be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 4:30 pm. This is just for Clermont Park, Holly Creek, and Someren Glen. Please register here.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.

On days like this, I am incredibly grateful for my Clermont Park family of residents, families, and team members. Now, more than ever, we must take care of one another. Be well. Be Safe. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

12/1/2020

Status Update

We are pleased to share with you that another resident from our Blue Violet skilled nursing neighborhood is now considered recovered and will be removed from isolation support protocols today!

We’ve received some results today from tests taken a full two weeks ago on November 17th. These results indicate a positive resident and a positive associate, however with such a delay in receiving results from the state lab, and the fact that each have had multiple negative POC and Curative test results since, they are both considered recovered according to CDC guidelines.

We have identified one more positive team member this time from testing gathered on November 26th. This team member works in our Mountain Iris neighborhood and is at home recuperating. Contact tracing indicates their exposure was from outside of our community.

Additionally, we received a notice that a resident who was sent to the hospital from the Aspen neighborhood tested positive while in the hospital. This resident had primarily remained in their apartment for the past week. We are contact tracing to determine possible sources and will take precautions with any other residents who had possibly been exposed.

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care and clinical isolation protocols for positive virus areas and precautionary areas of the Health Suites. Residents are wearing masks outside of their apartments and suites, and all dining rooms continue to remain closed with to-go options and in apartment/suite dining options. Only small group gatherings are allowed in non-virus impacted areas of our community.

We encourage loved ones to call your family member or drop off a note or care package. We will ensure each item or package is delivered. If you or your loved one lives in the Health Suites, you may schedule a virtual visit by going to the SignUp.Com website you have been using. If you have lost the link, please call the family member hotline. We are limiting our essential visitors and will contact families directly affected.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  

We continue to be grateful for frequent testing as this is our best weapon in battling this virus. Thank you for your patience and support through this process.

11/29/2020

Thankful for Recoveries

We give thanks and celebrate today. One resident and one team member from our Health Suites are considered recovered from the COVID-19 virus!

We continue to receive more test results, most are negative, but we do have some positives to report. One resident of our Blue Violet skilled nursing neighborhood has tested positive, is asymptomatic, and is being cared for in their suite. There are no other positive resident test results for any neighborhoods at this time. We also have eight team members who have tested positive, seven from our Blue Violet neighborhood and one from our Morning Glory neighborhood. All are quarantining at home.

At this time, virus activity is limited to the health suites area of our community.

We appreciate being able to identifying virus activity more quickly, especially amongst asymptomatic people, so we can isolate and then remove COVID from our community. We also appreciate the continued support we are receiving from residents, families, and other team members. This battle is not easy, but we are determined.

All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care and clinical isolation protocols for positive virus areas and precautionary areas of the Health Suites. Residents are wearing masks outside of their apartments and suites, and all dining rooms continue to remain closed with to-go options and in apartment/suite dining options. Only small group gatherings are allowed in non-virus impacted areas of our community.

We encourage loved ones to call your family member or drop off a note or care package. We will ensure each item or package is delivered. If you or your loved one lives in the Health Suites, you may schedule a virtual visit by going to the SignUp.Com website you have been using. If you have lost the link, please call the family member hotline. We are limiting our essential visitors and will contact families directly affected.

 

11/27/2020

Additional Mass Testing Results Returned

We have received the majority of results from our Curative oral swab PCR tests conducted earlier this week in the health suites. We have identified three team members in our Bell Flower long-term skilled nursing neighborhood that have tested positive for COVID-19. All team members are at home recuperating. We also received an additional positive test result for a resident living in the Blue Violet skilled-nursing neighborhood. The neighborhood is already being supported with clinical isolation protocols. Our second round of weekly testing for the health suites will be conducted today. We continue to closely monitor all residents with daily vitals monitoring and screenings of all team members to include temperature checks.

We have not yet received results from the Curative oral swab PCR tests conducted for our assisted living and memory support neighborhoods; we will share those results when we receive them. We continue to encourage our residential living residents to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and report any symptoms to the concierge. At this time, virus activity is limited to the health suites area of our community.

We are committed to quickly identifying virus activity, isolating it to minimize the spread to others, and eliminating it as quickly as possible. All neighborhoods are following federal, state, and local health guidelines and conducting stringent virus cleanings daily. All team members are wearing masks and gloves when providing resident care and clinical isolation protocols for positive virus areas and precautionary areas of the health suites. Residents are wearing masks when outside of their apartments and suites, and all dining rooms continue to remain closed with to-go options and in apartment/suite dining options. Only small group gatherings are allowed in non-virus impacted areas of our community.

We encourage loved ones to call your family member or drop off a note or care package. We will ensure each item or package is delivered. If you or your loved one lives in the health suites, you may schedule a virtual visit by going to the SignUp.Com website you have been using. If you have lost the link, please call the family member hotline. We are limiting our essential visitors and will contact families directly affected.

You can find regular community status updates on the Clermont Park website at www.ClermontPark.org . The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  

11/25/2020

It is with a heavy heart, I share with our Clermont Park family the passing of a guest receiving care in our Morning Glory short-term rehabilitation neighborhood that may be related to COVID-19. This older adult was asymptomatic when we received their positive test result on November 12th. The guest experienced some mild symptoms, but by The Centers for Disease Control standards, they were nearing recovery status, and we were preparing to send them home in the coming days. Unfortunately, the guest passed yesterday afternoon suddenly. Of course, we cannot say if the virus will be listed as the cause of death, but we wanted to notify our community in our commitment to transparency. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers go out to the family and friends.

We have begun to receive results from our Curative oral swab PCR tests and have learned of two more positive residents in our Blue Violet skilled nursing neighborhood. The two residents will be supported with clinical isolation protocols with a dedicated team, wearing full PPE, and in an area with thick plastic “walls” hung to block off the area from the rest of the health suites.

Our assisted living neighborhood is conducting Curative oral swab testing today. We hope to have results back before Sunday. The Curative tests have been returning in around 36 hours. We continue to encourage our residential living resident to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and report any symptoms to the concierge. At this time, virus activity is limited to the Health Suites area of our community.

We will have a special Thanksgiving meal for all residents tomorrow, complete with all of the trimmings. If a resident leaves for a holiday gathering outside of our community, those living in assisted living and skilled nursing will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. We request residential living residents do the same in consideration for everyone’s health and well-being at Clermont Park.

We encourage loved ones to call your family member or drop off a note or care package. We will ensure each item or package is delivered. If you or your loved one lives in the Health Suites, you may schedule a virtual visit by going to the SignUp.Com website you have been using. If you have lost the link, please call the family member hotline. We are limiting our essential visitors and will contact families directly affected.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  We do not anticipate any notifications tomorrow Thanksgiving Day, unless urgent. We will resume updates on Friday as information warrants.

11/23/2020

Efforts Continue in the Health Suites to Isolate Virus

In our continued effort to be transparent and timely with our Clermont Park family, we want to inform you of several efforts we are taking to identify and isolation the COVID virus in our Health Suites.

Today we conducted rapid Point of Care (POC) tests on all residents in our Blue Violet long-term care skilled nursing neighborhood. Through this we’ve identified seven residents as potential positives, and have placed them on isolation protocols. We then began the more reliable, Curative PCR oral swab test of all residents and team members throughout all four neighborhoods in the Health Suites.

The Blue Violet neighborhood is being supported with a dedicated team, wearing full PPE and thick plastic “walls” have been hung to block off the area from the rest of the health suites.

We continue to support one resident in our Morning Glory skilled nursing neighborhood with isolation protocols after receiving their positive test results yesterday. One resident who previously tested positive on the Morning Glory neighborhood is now recovered and is not longer in need of isolation precautions.

We have stopped all communal activities, dining, outdoor visits and move-ins at this point. We are ensuring that despite these necessary precautions, we make a human connection with each resident. We encourage loved ones to call your family member, or drop off a note or care package. We will ensure each item or package is delivered. If you or your loved one lives in the Health Suites, you may schedule a virtual visit by going to the SignUp.Com website you have been using. If you have lost the link please call the family hotline. We are limiting our essential visitors and will contact families directly affected.

We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

We will conduct required surveillance testing this week in our assisted living and memory support neighborhoods. We continue to encourage our residential living resident to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and report any symptoms to the concierge. At this time, virus activity is limited to the Health Suites area of our community.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982. 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.

 

11/21/2020

Resident in Morning Glory Neighborhood is Positive

Clermont Park is committed to timely communication, due to the recent spike in cases throughout the state, the demand for testing has increased and subsequently test results are taking longer than normal. We are starting to receive test results from our mass testing that was completed on November 11th and 12th. We were notified today that a resident that lives in our Morning Glory neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. The resident had been displaying COVID symptoms and has been supported in their apartment by our dedicated team with full isolation protocols in place.

Additionally, we are heart-broken to share that a resident who lived with us in the Blue Violet neighborhood has passed away. The resident was receiving care for other ailments but had also tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this resident’s family and friends.

We have conducted extensive contact tracing and have notified all team members and residents who may have come into contact with the residents. At this time, no other resident or team member tested positive for the virus.

The health, safety and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms. Out of an abundance of caution we are pausing admissions, group activities and courtyard visits for our rehab and long-term care neighborhoods. Standby for more information about opening more time slots for virtual visits as we know how important contact with family is for our residents. We are limiting our essential visitors and will contact families directly affected.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982. 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.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

11/20/2020

Governor’s Level Red Order

Governor Polis’s Level Red order goes into effect this evening at 5:00 pm. The designation impacts everyone in our county and is aimed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Just this week, the Governor released a new statistic that 1 out of every100 people in the Denver metro area is infected with the virus. We also know that some state hospitals are already at capacity.

The order very specifically states that anyone considered in a high-risk population should stay home. People ages 65 and up are considered a high-risk population in the order definition; therefore, according to the state order, residents in our community should stay home unless they need to leave for a medically necessary reason.

The order also closes restaurants but still allows for take-out and delivery, and it limits the sizes of gatherings indoors. Again, this applies to everyone who lives in our county, not just senior living. The Centers for Disease Control has also issued a strong advisory asking people not to travel this Thanksgiving.

All of this information is hard to hear. We’ve been working to understand how this order impacts our senior living community. We have been seeking guidance from the state health department and local agencies for any changes in protocols and operations. These conversations are ongoing. Therefore the information listed below may change; this is what we know as of now, and what we must do to be in compliance with the new State order:

  1. All dining rooms in our community are closed. We will provide in apartment/suite dining and to-go options for all residents. Those needing assistance with dining will continue to be supported in the dining room. To request in apartment/suite dining please contact your dining department.
  2. All life enrichment gatherings are limited to five people and should be with people each resident is frequently around, their “COVID Bubble Buddy”. This is a term a group of residents came up with to describe what the health order refers to as pods of people, a “household”. Now is the time for all residents in our community to identify their “Bubble Buddies,” up to five people in your specific neighborhood, that you can socialize with while maintaining a safe bubble, creating your household. Residents must continue to wear a mask, keep six feet of social distance with each other, and wash their hands frequently if they are together with their “bubble buddies.”
  3. By regulation, anyone who lives in assisted living, memory support or skilled nursing and chooses to leave our community for a non-clinical appointment must then quarantine for 14 days when they return to the community. Per recent testing mandates, they will be tested twice a week along with team members.
  4. With the risk of exposure so high in our area, we are also asking residential living residents to consider the health and well-being of their neighbors before leaving the community for a non-clinical visit. We are providing all residential living residents an exposure risk assessment to help in your decision. If you do, we request you consider a 14 day isolation period to ensure you weren’t inadvertently exposed to the virus and do not spread it to the community. We know we have a conscientious group of people who want to be a good neighbor.
  5. All hair salons that were previously open will remain open with salon staff following all Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regulations.

Now is the time to pull together as a community and “protect our house.” We want to be safe and responsible for each other. We also want to be creative and find ways to retain and build a connection with each other for our mental and emotional well-being. Please start talking with your neighbors about building your “bubble buddy” system. Work together to place calls to each other, schedule video chats, and small groups of five gatherings with social distance. Now is the time to establish your tribe of people within our community

For our cherished families, we know these restrictions are worrisome. Please stay in communication with your loved one, schedule video visits, closed window visits, send care packages, drop off cards and favorite meals, plan a “parade of lights” through our parking lot and let us know if you have concerns so we can try to help.

We are in this together. With new vaccines on the horizon, we have to now more than ever, support and love each other, and we will get through this together.

11/17/2020

COVID-19 Status Update

In our continued commitment to timely and transparent communication with our Clermont Park family during this pandemic, we wanted to let you know that a team member who works primarily in our short-term rehabilitation neighborhood, has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member last worked in the community Monday, November 16th.

The team member began to not feel well while at work. We conducted a rapid COVID test and sent the team member home immediately. The test returned back positive and we’ve asked the team member to have the more accurate PCR test and to remain at home on isolation. Preliminary contact tracing indicates the team member may have been exposed outside of our Clermont Park community. Additionally, due this team member’s excellent compliance with PPE protocols, we are not placing any residents on isolation protocols at this time.

This week we will being new state mandated surveillance testing that must be started by November 20th. We will share any positive results from this regular testing.

We continue to work closely with the local health department and implement all safety precautions and guidance, including ongoing stringent cleanings with anti-viral products.  We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

With the holidays approaching we know maintaining family connections are vital to everyone’s well-being. We encourage families to schedule video visits, and as we can offer them due to virus activity and weather, outdoor courtyard visits.  To schedule courtyard visits please sign up on https://signup.com/go///ZXjfdph.  Video visits can be scheduled by signing up on: https://signup.com/go/upOotNz.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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.

We are committed to doing everything we can to combat COVID-19, thank you for your support.

11/13/2020

Mandatory Covid Testing Order

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a new mandatory COVID testing order that will go into effect for our community on Friday, November 20th.

This order requires us to test ALL team members and professionals providing care (vendors, doctors, etc.) associated with our assisted living neighborhood weekly. This mandate also requires testing of any resident of those neighborhoods who leave our community within the last 14 days.  Again this goes into effect on Friday, November 20th, therefore any resident leaving this weekend or after, will be part of the testing “look back” period. If our county’s positivity rate increases above 10%, we then will need to test team members and residents twice a week until the rate goes back below 10% for two consecutive weeks.

We are working to set up a standing testing time and date so team members can make accommodations to take part in this mandatory testing. We will also schedule residents who qualify for this surveillance testing on the same days as the team member testing.

To help ensure we are able to conduct this weekly testing, the state has partnered with Curative, a national COVID testing firm to provide supplies and equipment to communities. The test will be an oral saliva test and team members will be able to administer it themselves. Curative has worked with other states and provided test results within 48 hours of receiving the test sample, an improvement over the several day wait we are now experiencing. We will provide all team members, residents, and families more information about where, how and when the testing will take place as soon as we work out a few more details and receive our test supplies.

The timing of this order is something to take into consideration for the holidays. If a resident leaves for Thanksgiving, they will be required to be tested and to socially isolate for 14 days upon return to the community. Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and CDPHE state that this mandated testing will not shorten the required 14 day social isolation period for residents in our assisted living, memory support, and assisted living neighborhoods.

We highly recommend that everyone who lives and works at Clermont Park exercise caution and take extra safety steps during this holiday season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued some Thanksgiving guidelines for all of us to consider if we choose to take part in a gathering.

  • Take into consideration the local county positivity rate before planning a gathering.
  • Those preparing food should wear a mask at all times.
  • If two or more households are gathering, everyone should wear a mask.
  • For residents hosting a small in apartment gathering, you do not have to count each in community apartment as a separate household. Day Spring Villa is considered one household according to CDPHE, however, you must still adhere to no more than six to 10 people, and you must practice social distancing.
  • Keep the gathering small and short in duration to limit exposure risk.
  • If possible, have a window open or better yet, host the meal outside. Governor Polis has asked for no more than two households to gather together.
  • Attempt to maintain social distancing of six feet or more at all times.

We will serve a special meal for residents and team members on Thanksgiving. We will also do our best to help families connect for the holiday through technology visits, outside visits (if we are able), and closed window visits.

With the surge in cases in our community and nationally, we all must do our part to stop the spread of the virus and protect those most vulnerable to the harsher effects of this very contagious virus.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging phase of our community’s life.

Update 11/9/2020

Additional Testing in Suites Neighborhood

In an effort to quickly identify and isolate COVID-19 entering our community from the outside, we continue speedy and aggressive testing efforts. Today we conducted rapid testing on the Suites rehab neighborhood after a rehab guest who has been on isolation since arrival last week showed minor symptoms. While that guest’s rapid test returned positive, all other guests’ rapid tests were negative for COVID-19. The guest whose test was positive will re-start the 14-day clinical isolation period today.

We began performing the even more accurate molecular PCR tests on residents of the three long-term care neighborhoods today. Plans continue to re-test Primrose residents and staff this week. We will continue to test skilled nursing staff and any residents who may have left the community in the last 14 days weekly. With increased testing in the outside community, test results are taking longer to receive. We will continue to promptly communicate test results as we receive them.
As in-person visits are paused for some neighborhoods and carry risk to all residents as cases around us increase, we want to remind you of no-contact steps you can take to show your love and encouragement to your loved ones and Clermont Park team members.
• Drop off cards or letters of encouragement and pre-packaged snacks for your loved one and associates
• Make signs or art and place on your loved one’s window or outside in the grass
• Chalk the sidewalks with encouraging messages
• Follow the Clermont Park Facebook page to see the latest individualized resident programming and dining at the community
• Raise up residents and associates in your thoughts and prayers
• To schedule courtyard visits please sign up here
• Video visits can be scheduled by signing up here

You can find regular community status updates on the Clermont Park website at www.ClermontPark.org . The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982. 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.

Update 11/8/2020

Clermont Park Team Tests Positive

In our continued efforts to fight this local and national pandemic, we began last week testing all skilled nursing team members weekly to quickly catch any COVID-19 from outside the community and pause its spread. We learned today that a team member serving first floor neighborhoods in the Suites has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is asymptomatic and last worked in the community on Friday, November 6th.

Starting Monday, we will test all Suites residents. In the coming week we will also re-test Primrose residents and staff, and continue weekly testing of all skilled nursing associates and any residents who may have left in the last 14 days. This routine testing will continue until COVID-19 positivity rates and case levels in Denver County decline to safer levels. With increased testing in the outside community, test results are taking longer to receive, including those conducted for the Primrose neighborhood last week. Be assured we will promptly communicate test results as we receive them.

We continue to work closely with the local health department and implement all safety precautions and guidance, including ongoing stringent cleanings with anti-viral products. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

To schedule courtyard visits please sign up on here .

Video visits can be scheduled by signing up here.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982. 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

Update 11/2/20

Clermont Park COVID-19 Status Update

We learned today that a resident in our Primrose assisted living neighborhood has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident became symptomatic and was transported to the hospital where the test was administered on Saturday. The resident remains at the hospital at this time.

This resident was already being supported with clinical isolation protocols due to the fact that they had left the community within the last 14 days. No other residents or team members in the Primrose neighborhood are symptomatic at this time. Out of an abundance of caution, we will test all residents and team members of the neighborhood tomorrow.

The health and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

Additionally, since our Denver County positive case rate has increased, we will begin weekly routine testing of all associates in our skilled nursing neighborhood and any residents who may have left in the last 14 days. We will share if any positive test results are received from this routine testing.

We continue to encourage families to connect via technology visits and outdoor courtyard visits as neighborhood virus activity and weather allows. Currently, outdoor visits for the Primrose assisted living neighborhood are postponed.  To schedule courtyard visits please sign up on https://signup.com/go///ZXjfdph. Video visits can be scheduled by signing up on: https://signup.com/go/upOotNz.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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.

Update 10/30/20

Clermont Park COVID-19 Status Update

Clermont Park is committed to timely communication, we were notified today that a team member that works in our residential living neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19.  The team member last worked Saturday, October 24th, was wearing a mask, had very limited exposure to residents and team members and is now recovering at home.

We have conducted extensive contact tracing and have notified all team members and residents who may have come into contact with this team member.  At this time, no other resident or team member has signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The health, safety and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

Update 10/19/20

Clermont Park COVID-19 Status Update

Clermont Park is committed to timely communication and transparency, we were notified today that a team member that works in our residential living neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19 utilizing the point of care test.  The team member last worked Friday, was wearing a mask, had limited exposure to residents and team members and is now recovering at home.

We have conducted extensive contact tracing and have notified all team members and residents who may have come into contact with this team member. At this time, no other resident or team member has signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The health and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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.

We appreciate your support and patience during this time.

Update 10/14/20

Update Regarding Mass Testing and Visitation

We wanted to update you with some good news regarding our mass testing. All mass testing has been completed for resident and team members and the rest of the tests have come back negative for COVID-19. We have been able to begin courtyard and essential visits again as well. We are also still waiting on further guidance regarding proceeding with the requirements for indoor visitation which includes more baseline testing. We will continue tests monthly unless directed differently by the county health department or positivity rates increase. We are also happy to report our team member who tested positive is now fully recovered.

At this time, no other resident or team member has signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The health and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue vigorous anti-virus sanitation cleanings of all areas of the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of their apartment homes.

You can find regular community status updates on the Clermont Park website at www.ClermontPark.org . The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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. Thank you for your patience, support and well-wishes.

Update 10/6/20

Neighborhood Testing Underway

We are in the midst of conducting mass testing in our long term-care skilled nursing neighborhood after a resident in our Mountain Iris neighborhood tested positive last week. At this time we have only received one positive test result back for an asymptomatic team member. A retest has already been collected to verify the result.  This team member is not working in the community.

Additionally, we received a negative test result this week for the resident who tested positive last week. A third test is being conducted. We anticipate receiving the retest results for both the team member and resident later this week. Isolation protocols, virus cleansing efforts, and strict adherence to wearing PPE continues in the Health Suites at Clermont Park.

At this time, no other resident or team member has signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The health and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue vigorous anti-virus sanitation cleanings of all areas of the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of their apartment homes.

You can find regular community status updates on the Clermont Park website at www.ClermontPark.org . The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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. Thank you for your patience, support and well-wishes.

Update 10/1/20

Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, Neighborhood Testing Underway

Clermont Park is committed to keeping you informed regarding COVID-19 activity in our community.

This afternoon, we received news that one of our residents in the Mountain Iris long-term-care neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. Isolation protocols were already supporting the resident for the last two weeks due to another illness. We are testing all residents of the neighborhood and team members who worked today on the first floor. Additionally, we are conducting extensive contact tracing to determine any additional potential exposures to this resident.

At this time, no other resident or team member has signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

The health and well-being of residents and team members is our top priority. We continue to screen all team members and care essential visitors daily and monitor everyone in the community for signs and symptoms.

We are in contact with our local health department for any additional guidance. We continue vigorous anti-virus sanitation cleanings of all areas of the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of their apartment homes.

You can find regular community status updates on the Clermont Park website at www.ClermontPark.org . The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information 720-897-5982.  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. Thank you for your patience, support and well-wishes.

Update 9/3/20

Next Steps for Colorado Governor’s Guidance on Indoor Visits
We are as excited as our families and residents to hear the good news that Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has given final guidance on allowing indoor visits within residential care communities.

There are six criteria that each community must meet before offering indoor visits ranging from the degree of virus spread in the greater community to baseline testing of team members and PPE availability. We are assessing our community’s eligibility to offer indoor visits based on the six criteria now, to read more detail please visit the CDPHE website

If we meet these six criteria, then there are additional requirements of the person coming into the community. This includes being able to have documented proof of a negative Antigen COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to the scheduled visit. Without that proof, and having results back within that time frame, we cannot accommodate an indoor visit.

We appreciate our resident and family member’s patience as we work through this new exciting guidance. In the meantime, we continue to offer outdoor visits, window, and plexiglass divider visits. Please continue to take advantage of these opportunities and technology-supported visits while implementing the Governor’s new directives. We are as anxious as you are and will quickly work to implement these visits as we are able.

We will host a special CLC-Cappella Colorado Communities Town Hall Webinar on Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30pm MT for residents, families and team members to receive the latest progress towards implementation and what is required. You can register for that webinar here

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 Clermont Park’s ability to host these visits as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience.

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 Clermont Park 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 to Independent Living residents at this time, please contact us with questions or for complete details. We are still assessing procedures for other levels of living in our community.

In Person Visits

Independent Living residents and families can sign up for outside plexiglass visits that will start on June 8th.  Screening and mask protocols will be in place. We are grateful to Pinkard Construction for graciously building and donating our new outdoor visit “station.”

Driving and Isolation Protocols

14-day self-isolation will no longer be required for Independent Living resident’s essential doctor or dentist visits as long as they have no known exposure to COVID while outside of the community. Transportation is available by appointment.

Family members can drive their loved one in Independent Living to an essential medical appointment only if it’s absolutely necessary and our own drivers are unable to accommodate. Screening and mask protocols will apply.

Independent Living residents may drive their own car on a scenic drive and take their roommate with them. Stops for errands or family visits are not permitted.

Excursions

Clermont Park has begun offering scenic drives that support a small group of Independent Living residents with appropriate social distancing protocols.

FAQ

Q: What is being done to protect residents and staff?

A: We continue to implement rigorous virus sanitizing protocols daily.  The county health department continues to direct our actions. Residents’ temperatures are taken twice daily and the team is vigilantly monitoring all signs and symptoms for everyone who lives and works at Clermont Park.

Q: Is Clermont Park Safe?

A: The COVID-19 Pandemic is a world-wide health crisis. While no place at this time is immune to the virus, we continue extraordinary precautions with the guidance of local health officials and the CDC.

 

Q: What are the ‘rules’ your respective communities follow to detect, contain and isolate COVID-19?

A: The health and safety of our residents and team members is our top priority and we will continue to practice all federal, and local mandated measures as well as our organizational procedures to limit exposure of COVID-19 in our communities.

Q: Who is allowed to visit your communities?

A: The community is scheduling video calls and courtyard visits (patio visits, lawn visits) with social distancing and plexiglass for family visitors.

For all licensed neighborhoods – including assisted living are on ‘restricted status.’ We are adhering to visitation guidelines established by the state and local health departments, and the CDC. Visitation to skilled assisted living communities are limited to:

  • ‘Essential Need Only’ visits. Essential need visits include support care and family visits in resident mental health and end-of-life situations.
  • Visits must be brief.

Q: How are visitors being screened?

A:  We screen everyone entering the building everyday immediately, including team members and essential care providers. Screening includes:

  • Fever screening, we take temperatures of everyone, including team members
  • Cough and/or shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Any travel outside of country or state
  • Identifying if they have visited another senior living community
  • Questions on purpose of visit
  • Once screening is complete, visitors must wash hands before visiting residents and after leaving the community

Q: What are residents doing to stay positive and connected

A: Maintaining a positive attitude is crucial. Positivity begets positivity. We encourage our team member to stay positive and imbue residents with positivity. We are also encouraging residents to:

  • Continue to be social and actively engaged at safe social distances – for example hallway BINGO, hallway exercising and trivia
  • Communicate with loved ones through texts, emails and social media. We’re encouraging community members to post photos on Facebook and tag everyone they want to see the photo
  • We’re leveraging technology (FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, Facebook, Instagram, emails and text) to connect residents with loved ones outside the community and with each other. Examples include:
    • Virtual visits
    • Bible study
    • Playing and listening to music performances
    • Message board photos
    • Reading books to children via Skype
  • For residents who don’t know how to use/unable to use technologies, families can sign up for a team member to assist their loved one to use virtual visit technologies.
  • We’re encouraging folks to drop off a favorite pre-packaged food item or card. These will be wiped with EPA-approved disinfectant wipes before being delivered. We’re also encouraging:
  • Writing notes to each other, to family and team members
  • Enlist internal and external groups/committees – church, book clubs, knitters to do a card shower for residents and team members
  • Continuing Pen Pals programs – letters and notes back and forth between students and residents
  • Musical performances/poetry outside resident windows

 

Q: Can you describe your training protocols?

A: CLC/CLS already conducts extensive yearly training for all team members in managing infections and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. These protocols are multi-disciplinary and prescriptive to prevention, containment and how to stop the spread of the disease should it occur.

 

All communities are following a special set of coronavirus-specific policies and procedures modeled after our very successful flu and norovirus protocols. Training and protocols include:

  • Provide training for all employees on infection control standards
  • Report and act quickly if any symptoms are reported in the community
  • Start isolation procedures immediately if COVID-19 is suspected
  • Notify State and/or Local Health Department which coordinates with CDC to transport resident or team member to hospital for testing
  • Follow state report guidelines for any confirmed cases

 

Q: What is done if a team member or resident shows symptoms?

A: If a team member has any symptoms, they are required to stay home and report symptoms to their doctor to determine if they meet COVID-19 test standards. If a resident exhibits symptoms, we are contacting the local health department and their doctor to determine the best plan for testing.

Vaccine Fact or Fiction Video

Cappella (or CLC) President and CEO Jill Vitale-Assume recently hosted a FB live event with two clinical experts, CLC Medical Director Dr. Erick Gomer MD, and VP of Clinical and Compliance, Pat McBride, RN, BSN, MSN. Watch the video to hear these experts sort COVID 19 Vaccine fact from fiction.

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