Coronavirus Update | Casey's Pond

Coronavirus Update

 

Update 5/26/20

Casey’s Pond Receives More Test Results

Casey’s Pond is happy to continue delivering good news of negative test results from the COVID-19 mass testing for two residents and 89 team members. Mass testing continues and we are awaiting two resident and seven associate test results. The total number of tests to date is 648.

We continue virus mitigation protocols and vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus killing cleaners. All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

You can hear the latest on what steps are being taken to combat the virus by joining the next virtual Town Hall meeting scheduled for this Thursday, May 28th at 4 p.m. MST. Click here to register.

We will continue providing updates as we receive results. Thank you for your support!

Update 5/22/20

Casey’s Pond Receives More Test Results

Casey’s Pond is pleased to continue sharing negative test results from the COVID-19 mass testing for 5 residents and 32 team members. Mass testing continues and we are awaiting two resident and 77 associate test results. The total number of tests to date is 627.

We continue virus mitigation protocols and vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus killing cleaners. All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

We continue virus mitigation protocols and vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus killing cleaners. All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135.

We will continue providing updates as we receive results. Wishing you a good Memorial Day weekend.

Update 5/21/20

Casey’s Pond Receives More Test Results

Casey’s Pond is pleased to share that we received test results for 17 residents and 12 team members from the COVID-19 mass testing and they were all negative. Mass testing continues and we awaiting four residents and 36 associates test results. The total number of tests to date is 551.

We are not relaxing any of our virus mitigation protocols and continue vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus killing cleaners. All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135.

We will continue providing updates as we receive results. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Update 5/19/20

Casey’s Pond Receives More Test Results

We continue to partner with the Routt County Health Department to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at Casey’s Pond. We are pleased to share that we received 24 test results back from the COVID-19 mass testing and they were all negative. Mass testing continues and we awaiting 21 resident and 11 associate test results. The total number of tests to date is 514.

We continue to follow all virus mitigation protocols and are vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus killing cleaners. All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.
The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135.

In our continuing commitment to transparent communication, we will continue providing updates as we receive results. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Update 5/18/20

Casey’s Pond Receives More Test Results

Casey’s Pond remains committed to transparent communication as we fight COVID-19. We’ve received news that one team member tested positive for COVID-19. The associate last worked in the Doak Walker neighborhood on May 17th was asymptomatic, wore a mask as required and is now recovering at home. Additionally we received negative test results for nine residents and 38 team members.

We continue to partner with the Routt County Health Department to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at Casey’s Pond. Out of an abundance of caution mass testing will continue in all neighborhoods. We are currently awaiting test results for 28 team members. The total number of tests to date is 486.

Residents and team members continue to be in good spirits during this testing and retesting phase and continue to follow all virus mitigation protocols. We are vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus killing cleaners.

All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135.

In our continuing commitment to transparent communication, we will continue providing updates as we receive results. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Update 5/16/20

38 More Negative Test Results

We’ve received 39 more resident test results back from the COVID-19 mass testing and we are thrilled that all results are negative. We are still awaiting three more residents and 61 associate test results.

Residents and team members continue to be in good spirits during this testing and retesting phase and continue to follow all virus mitigation protocols. We are vigorously cleaning the community multiple times a day with virus-killing cleaners.

All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

Update 5/15/20

More Negative Test Results for Both Residents and Associates

We are pleased to share with you that more negative test results have been received from the recent round of COVID-19 mass testing conducted in partnership with the Routt County Health Department. Additionally, more test results have been collected as the health department is testing residents and team members in the Doak Walker House skilled nursing neighborhood of our community.

Seven more negative resident tests and 30 more negative associate tests were received today. We are awaiting 99 more test results for both associates and residents as outlined in the grid below. To date a total of 474 tests have been administered through four rounds of testing.

We, of course, continue to hold the six beloved residents who have passed in our thoughts and send our sincerest support to their friends and families.
We are not relaxing any of our virus mitigation processes and procedures and continue to follow all federal, state and local directives. All associates are wearing a mask. We are asking residents to wear cloth masks when not in their apartment or suite. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.
The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. We continue to look for creative ways to engage residents for personal connection and growth and gladly support video calls and closed window visits.

Update 5/13/20

Casey’s Pond Receives Negative Test Results for 17 Residents

Casey’s Pond continues to partner with the Routt County Health Department to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at Casey’s Pond. We have started to receive results from our COVID-19 mass testing in the Grove assisted living and Harbor memory support neighborhoods. We received negative test results for 17 residents.
We are currently awaiting test results for nine residents and 32 team members. The total number of tests to date is 379.

While we are happy to share some good news, please know that we are not letting up with our virus protocols. Visits into our community will remain prohibited for everyone’s health and safety. All associates are wearing a mask. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.
The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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 5/12/20

Another Resident Comes Off Isolation

Casey’s Pond continues to keep you informed regarding COVID-19 activity in our community. We are pleased to share that another resident has recovered and that all residents are off isolation. Additionally, we received negative test results for three team members.
We continue to partner with the Routt County Health Department to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at Casey’s Pond. Out of an abundance of caution another round of mass testing started today in the Grove assisted living and Harbor memory support neighborhoods. We are currently awaiting test results for 26 residents and three members. The total number of tests to date is 350.

While we are happy to share some good news, please know that we are not letting up with our virus protocols. Visits into our community will remain prohibited for everyone’s health and safety. All associates are wearing a mask. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.
The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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 continued support and well-wishes.

Update 5/4/20

Town Hall webinar for Families on the COVID-19 Virus

It is important to Casey’s Pond to keep families and residents informed during the current COVID19 crisis. Please join us for the next Family Town Hall Webinar on May 14th. We will share the latest information about our organizational efforts to combat this virus as well as answer your questions. Please send your questions to Info@clcmail.org prior to the webinar.

Join Us May 14th at 4:00pm MT
Register Here

You can also find the town hall information on our Family Town Hall webpage.

Update 5/6/20

Previous Passing is Reclassified

We want to keep you fully apprised of the situation at Casey’s Pond as we believe in full transparency with our Casey’s Pond Family. Today we were informed by the Colorado State Health Department (CDPHE), of their intention to reclassify a resident’s passing we experienced in April as being related to COVID-19.

We have accurately shared with you that five residents’ passings have been directly tied to the COVID-19 virus per the doctor’s final assessments we have received. In addition, a resident in the Harbor memory support neighborhood passed in April and their death was originally ruled as a result of other ailments. The CDPHE has reclassified their cause of death as being related to the COVID-19 virus. CDPHE is reviewing all deaths during this pandemic and has reclassified deaths at other communities in Colorado. We do not know the criteria they are using.

As of today, CDPHE will now list Casey’s Pond as having six COVID-19 deaths.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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 continued support, patience and understanding.

Update 5/5/20

Casey’s Pond COVID-19 Status Update

Casey’s Pond continues to keep you well informed regarding COVID-19 activity in our community and we are pleased to share that another resident has recovered. We now have five residents and eight team members that have recovered. We currently have one resident that remains in isolation being served and cared for by team members wearing full personal protective equipment.
We continue to partner with the Routt County Health Department to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at Casey’s Pond. We are currently awaiting test results for six associates. The total number of tests to date is 321.

While we are happy to share some good news, please know that we are not letting up with our virus protocols. With Mother’s Day approaching, we recommend taking advantage of video calls, window visits and other no-contact methods of connecting with your loved ones. Visits into our community will remain prohibited for everyone’s health and safety.

We continue to prevent cross movement between neighborhoods within the community of residents or team members. All associates are wearing a mask. Team members and all care essential visitors continue to be screened daily and if anyone has a sign or symptom, they are not allowed to work.

The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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 continued support and well-wishes.

Update 5/3/20

Five More Negative Test Results This Weekend

In our continued effort to keep our Casey’s Pond family well informed regarding the COVID-19 activity in our community, we are pleased to share that we’ve received five more negative test results for team members.
We are currently awaiting test results for six more associates, including two pre-employment tests for new team members. No tests are pending for residents at this time. The total number of tests to date is 316.

We continue to partner with the Routt County Health Department to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at Casey’s Pond. We are saddened by the passing of five beloved residents due to this insidious virus. Our continued thoughts are with their families and friends.

We are following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols to identify, isolate and eradicate COVID-19. The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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 continued support and well-wishes of our Casey’s Pond family. We are determined to fight this virus, together.

Update 5/1/20

Casey’s Pond Experiences a Loss

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that a cherished resident living in the Grove assisted living neighborhood passed away today as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Our sincerest sympathy to this resident’s family and friends.

The community also received results that one team member tested positive for the virus. The associate worked in the Grove assisted living neighborhood today, had no symptoms, wore a mask as required and was immediately sent home as soon as we received the test results.

Additionally, we received negative COVID-19 test results for 21 residents and six team members. We are awaiting test results for 6 team members.

After reconciling our test results and numbers the total tests were previously overstated; the actual number of tests to date totals 312.

Resident and team member safety is our top priority. We are following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols to identify, isolate and eradicate COVID-19. The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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.

Please hold loving thoughts or prayers for this cherished resident’s family members, friends and the entire Casey’s Pond family of residents, families and team members.

Update 5/1/20

Town Hall webinar for Families on the COVID-19 Virus

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

Update 4/30/20

Test Results Return Seven Negatives

We want to keep you informed regarding the latest information regarding COVID-19 at our community. This evening we received negative COVID-19 test results for seven residents living in the Harbor memory support neighborhood.
The Routt County Health Department continues to direct mass testing in our community. We are currently awaiting test results for 20 residents and 29 team members. The total number of tests to date totals 327.

The speed of testing has significantly improved. We are receiving test results in many cases within 24 hours. Speedy testing is a key factor in reducing the spread of infection, providing the most effective care to each resident, and most effectively using scarce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Resident and team member safety is our top priority. We are following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols to identify, isolate and eradicate COVID-19. The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135. 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 continued support and well-wishes of our Casey’s Pond family. We are determined to fight this virus, together.

Update 4/29/20

Casey’s Pond COVID-19 Status Update

We want to keep you informed regarding the latest information regarding COVID-19 at our community. Two residents tested positive for the virus, one in the Grove assisted living neighborhood and one in the Harbor memory support neighborhood. Both residents are being cared for with full isolation protocols in their apartment homes.
We are currently awaiting test results for 27 residents and eight team members. The total number of tests to date totals 306.

The speed of testing has significantly improved. We are receiving test results in many cases within 24 hours. Speedy testing is a key factor in reducing spread of infection, providing the most effective care to each resident, and most effectively using scarce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Resident and team member safety is our top priority. We are following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols to identify, isolate and eradicate COVID-19. The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135 (phone number has been updated). 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 continued support and well-wishes of our Casey’s Pond family. We are determined to fight this virus, together.

Update 4/27/20

Casey’s Pond Receives Additional Mass Testing Results

In an effort to keep our Casey’s Pond family well informed we wanted to let you know that mass testing continues in our community today and tomorrow. Additionally, we have received nine residents and six team members test results back, they were all negative for the COVID-19 virus. We are currently awaiting test results for nine residents, one in Grove assisted living, eight in Harbor memory support neighborhoods and two team members. The total number of tests to date totals 280.

Resident and team member safety is our top priority. We are following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols to identify, isolate and eradicate COVID-19. The entire community continues to operate under the CDC restricted status of no communal dining, no group life enrichment and only essential care visitors. 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.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135 (phone number has been updated). 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 grateful for the support and well-wishes of our Casey’s Pond family and we are determined to fight this virus, together.

Update 4/25/20

Casey’s Pond Receives Additional Mass Testing Results

Casey’s Pond received 9 of 20 pending virus test results today. Of the nine results, one Assisted Living team member tested positive. The team member is recovering at home and has not been in the community since last Sunday. Two resident tests and six team member test results were negative.

We are pleased to share the speed of testing continues to improve. We are receiving test results in many cases within 24 hours. Speedy testing is a key factor in reducing the spread of infection, providing the most effective care to each resident, and most effectively using scarce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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.
Every federal, state, county and organizational directive continues to be followed to deliver universal virus precautions and care. We continue to operate with all protocols and restrictions per CDC guidelines. We still are not allowing move-ins to any level of living at this time.

The family hotline number is still available, just for families to receive updated information, 970-517-3135 (phone number has been updated). 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 will continue to provide you updates regarding the situation within our community and try to explain new reporting requirements for virus activity within the community. Thank you for your patience and grace during this difficult time.

Update 4/24/20

Routt County Health Department Conducting More COVID-19 Tests

In an effort to keep our Casey’s Pond family well informed we wanted to let you know that the Routt County Health Department has begun mass testing again in our community.

We have received some earlier test results back. Of the 17 residents in our Veranda residential living neighborhood, 12 tests have come back negative and we are awaiting five more results. In our assisted living area we are awaiting seven more tests; we received word that two have come back negative.

While the county has not shared the breakout of exactly how many residents by each neighborhood and team members they are testing we do know that our total amount of tests to date totals 253. As we receive tests back, we will again update a full grid with results.

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.

Every federal, state, county and organizational directive continues to be followed to deliver universal virus precautions and care. We continue to operate with all protocols and restrictions per CDC guidelines. We still are not allowing move-ins to any level of living at this time.

Update 4/22/20

Casey’s Pond COVID-19 Update

The heart of our community is extremely heavy today as we mark the passing of two residents as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Both residents lived in the Grove assisted living neighborhood and had been cared for in isolation since early last week. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the cherished residents’ families and friends.

As you can imagine, this news is very difficult for our dedicated team. We humbly request you to please hold a loving thought or prayer for the residents’ family members and the entire Casey’s Pond community of residents, families, and team members.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Routt County Health Department has tested 17 residents in the Veranda neighborhood and test results are pending. Additionally we are awaiting pending test results for 8 team members. The total number of health department tests performed for both residents and team members is 253.

We continue vigorous anti-virus sanitation cleanings of all areas of the community. Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of their apartment homes.

Every federal, state, county and organizational directive continues to be followed to deliver universal virus precautions and care. We continue to operate with all protocols and restrictions per CDC guidelines. We still are not allowing move-ins to any level of living at this time.
The team is truly appreciative of the generosity and diligent efforts and partnerships with local agencies providing personal protective equipment and support to help protect our community.

We are a dedicated team and together, we will get through this.

 

Update 4/22/20

Update on Governor Polis’ Safer at Home Order

While some services in our city and state will re-open next week, Casey’s Pond will maintain restricted visitor access and will continue to monitor temperatures and use personal protective equipment (PPE) as per guidelines from the CDC. Governor Polis’ Safer at Home Order stipulates that older adults must continue to remain at home, and that community restrictions and protocols stay in place. As an example, if a resident leaves for a hair appointment, they will still need to go on 14-day self-isolation in their apartment or suite even though some hair salons are open with a modified schedule. Team members will not move between the communities and will be screened before working a shift.

During the restricted visitation, we encourage family members to call or arrange a video call with loved ones. We are also happy to forward a note or card.

We also continue to ask team members to use social distancing and shelter-at-home measures when not at work. Though it is challenging, especially when the rest of the city is loosening restrictions, these steps are intended to ensure the health and safety of everyone who lives and works at our community. As resident and team member safety is our top concern we continue to follow all virus protocols and monitoring the latest research, recommendations and are talking daily with epidemiologists and medical directors at the state level.

These precautions help us protect the vulnerable older adult population we serve. We are grateful for all of you and appreciate your proactive support and efforts during this period.

Update 4/20/20

Casey’s Pond COVID-19 Update

We want to keep you informed regarding the latest information regarding COVID-19 at our community. Two more team members have tested positive for the virus. One team member last worked in the Assisted Living neighborhood on Wednesday and the other in the Memory Support neighborhood on Monday. Both team members are recovering at home. At the moment we have no additional test results pending for either residents or team members. The total number of health department tests performed for both residents and team members is 228.

Positive Negative Total
Residents 97786
Team Members 9133142

We continue vigorous anti-virus sanitation cleanings of all areas of the community. Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of their apartment home.

Every federal, state, county and organizational directive continues to be followed to deliver universal virus precautions and care. We continue to operate with all protocols and restrictions per CDC guidelines. We still are not allowing move-ins to any level of living at this time.

Thank you to everyone within the community for doing your part in social distancing and following all directives. We also want to thank the greater Routt County community for their continued support, well-wishes, and spirit-lifting efforts such as concerts, signs and chalk drawings.

Update 4/18/20

Casey’s Pond COVID-19 Update

The heart of our community is heavy as we mark the passing of a second resident who tested positive with COVID-19. The resident had been isolated for nearly two weeks and was receiving care in their assisted living apartment home. Our heartfelt sympathy for the family and friends of this resident, who we truly cherished.
In addition, of three pending test results, one more was returned today for an assisted living resident who tested positive. This resident is being cared for with full isolation protocols.
We continue to stay focused on preventing and containing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.
As you can imagine, this news is difficult for our associates and residents. As you hold a loving thought or prayer for this cherished resident’s family members, please also hold a thought or prayer for the entire Casey’s Pond family of residents, families and team members. We are all experiencing COVID-19 together.

Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community. Additionally, residents are asked to wear cloth masks when outside their apartment homes. We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.

Please continue to do your part. Wash your hands. Socially distance in ALL environments, even when outdoors. It will take all of us, working together, to beat the spread of the COVID-19 virus

Update 4/17/20

Additional Test Report from Routt County Health Dept

We received confirmation from the Routt County Health Department that a team member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team member last worked in the Grove Assisted Living neighborhood on April 14th. The total number of health department tests performed for both residents and team members is 228. We are awaiting test results for one resident living in the Grove assisted living neighborhood and two team members.

All residents and team members tested in the Doak Walker House tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.
Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of your apartment home. We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.
We continue to operate with all protocols and restrictions per CDC guidelines. We still are not allowing move-ins to any level of living at this time.
We greatly appreciate our Casey’s Pond family of residents, team members and family members rising up together to support each other and each do our part to fight COVID-19. We need to each continue our efforts to socially distance, limit movement within the community.
Please continue to do your part. Wash your hands. Socially distance in ALL environments, even when outdoors. It will take all of us, working together, to beat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Update 4/17/20

Final Test Report from Routt County Health Dept

We have sorted out the final test report from the Routt County Health Department and we want to share those results with you. The total number of health department tests performed for both residents and team members is 223.

Of the positive test results, one resident and four team members have recovered and are no longer on isolation protocols. Sadly, one resident did pass away as a direct result of the virus. All other residents continue to be supported in their apartment homes in the assisted living and memory support neighborhoods. We are awaiting two more test results for residents living in the Grove assisted living neighborhood.

All residents and team members tested in the Doak Walker House tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community. Additionally, we ask residents to please wear cloth masks when out of your apartment home. We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.

We continue to operate with all protocols and restrictions per CDC guidelines. We still are not allowing move-ins to any level of living at this time.

We greatly appreciate our Casey’s Pond family of residents, team members and family members rising up together to support each other and each do our part to fight COVID-19. We need to each continue our efforts to socially distance, limit movement within the community, and wash our hands.

Please continue to do your part. Wash your hands. Socially distance in ALL environments, even when outdoors. It will take all of us, working together, to beat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Caseys Pond Call Script All families, team members and RL residents

Update 4/17/20

Recording of Town Hall webinar for Families Now Available

We hope you were able to join us for the Family Town Hall Webinar on April 16th. Due to very high attendance, some participants were unable to join or lost the connection. You will find the complete recording of the webinar here. Additionally, there will be a new Town Hall Webinar on April 30th at 4 pm MT. You can register for that webinar with this link.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6548730144097379085

Update 4/13/20

New Town Hall webinar for Families on the COVID-19 Virus

April 16th, 4pm MT | 5pm CT | 6pm ET

As always we will share the latest information about our organizational efforts to combat COVID-19 as well as answer questions people pre-submit to info@clcmail.org.

Registration URL
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6548730144097379085

Update 4/12/20

Subsequent Results in from Mass COVID-19 Testing

On Sunday the community received 44 additional results from the mass testing conducted the last few days by the Routt County Health Department. Three residents of the Grove assisted living neighborhood tested positive for the virus. None of the three are showing symptoms at this time, and remain on the previously established isolation protocol in their apartments.

In addition, 23 team members and 18 residents tested negative for COVID-19. The community expects to receive additional test results through the beginning of the week. We thank all the team members and residents for participating in this testing, as it’s a critical step to reduce the virus’ spread.

Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community, and additional personal protective equipment was delivered to the community over the weekend. We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.

We are grateful for the continued support from our greater community in the form of notes, cards, delivered meals and snacks (pre-packaged only please), and ongoing outreach from family and friends to residents and team members. Please remember we are happy to support scheduled video and phone chats where needed. If you would like staff support with a technology call, please email info@caseyspond.org.

Update 4/11/20

Initial Results in from More Mass COVID-19 Testing

Results are starting to come in from the mass COVID-19 testing recently conducted by the Routt County Health Department. One team member, who works in the Grove assisted living neighborhood, has tested positive for the virus. However, the associate has not had any symptoms and is feeling fine. The team member is at home following the required 14-day self-isolation protocol.

Additionally, we’ve received notice that two other team members have tested negative and eight residents have tested negative. In total, 22 associates and eight residents have been tested by the Routt County Health Department. Additional tests are being given today. We do not know when we will receive the rest of the pending test results.

Team members continue to wear masks in all neighborhoods within the community. We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.

We are still not permitting any visitors or move-ins at this time at the direction of the local health department.

With this holiday weekend, it is important to stay connected. Please reach out to your loved ones with a phone call, video chat or other means. If you would like staff support with a technology call, please email info@caseyspond.org .

Please continue to do your part. Wash your hands. Socially distance in ALL environments, even outside. It will take all of us, working together, to beat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Update 4/10/20

Casey’s Pond Experiences First Death to COVID-19

It is with a heavy heart we share with you the sad news that one of our cherished residents has passed away as a result of the COVID-19 virus. The resident was receiving comfort care in their assisted living apartment. Our heartfelt sympathy for the family and friends of this resident who brightened our community.

Additionally, we received word from the Routt County Health Department that a team member has tested positive for COVID-19. This team member last worked in the community on Sunday. The Routt County Health Department has decided to begin mass testing today. Testing will begin with previously untested team members and the administrative team. We do not yet know how many team members will be tested and from which neighborhoods of the community. We also anticipate more testing for residents in the Assisted Living and Doak Walker House potentially this afternoon or over the weekend. At this time we do not know which residents will be tested. We do not have reason to believe there has been a virus exposure in the Doak Walker House.

We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection by following all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.

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

The family hotline number is still available at 970.517.3135. 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 know that families will want to connect with their loved ones. Please email info@caseyspond.org if you would like to schedule a staff-assisted technology call.

Update 4/9/20

Pending Test Results Return Positive

Casey’s Pond received notification today that two pending test results for residents came back positive. These two residents live in the Assisted Living and Memory Support neighborhoods. We now have a total of five residents and four team members who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The five residents with positive results remain isolated in the community, and are being served and cared for by team members wearing required personal protective equipment. Team members with positive tests or any symptoms of respiratory illness are recovering at home.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of the people who will test positive for COVID-19 will have little to no symptoms and will not require medical treatment.
We continue with all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community. We also received notice today that Casey’s Pond has received a zero deficiency state health department survey for infection control. The state surveyors commended Casey’s Pond on a job well done.

We are not permitting any visitors or move-ins at this time at the direction of the local health department. Families can continue to sign up for a team member-assisted video chat with loved ones by calling the Family Hotline below or through e-mails they receive personally.

Families will be contacted if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

The family hotline number is still available at 970.517.3135. 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 know that families will want to connect with their loved ones. Please email info@caseyspond.org if you would like to schedule a staff-assisted technology call.

We encourage everyone to remain positive and continue to find creative ways to support older adults and team members in our community. Together, we can get through this!

Update 4/8/20

A New Mask Directive from the State of Colorado

Here is the latest update on COVID-19 and Casey’s Pond. We have ordered tests for two assisted living residents. Additionally, one test for a team member that came back inconclusive is being re-run per directives from the Routt County Health Department.

Also, the State of Colorado has issued new directives requiring team members who work directly with positive or presumed positive residents to wear N95 masks. As we already have in practice, the state requires anyone working directly with other residents needs to wear medical masks and cloth masks will be worn for those without direct contact. These measured continue to be taken out of an abundance of caution. The team continues extensive virus prevention protocols to help keep EVERYONE who lives and works at Casey’s Pond safe and well. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to this website and our Facebook page.

Update 4/8/20

A Message from Our Executive Director

Update 4/6/20

Casey’s Pond Mass Testing Results Returned

 

Today we received an additional negative COVID-19 test result back for the community. Below are the updated results thus far.

Of 118 tests administered to those who could have been exposed to
– 84 team members tested negative
– 23 residents tested negative
– 2 tests were inconclusive and being re-tested
– 2 tests are still pending
– 4 associates and 3 residents tested positive

The three residents with positive results remain isolated in the community, and are being served and cared for by team members wearing required personal protective equipment. We continue with all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community. The entire team continues to operate at the CDC restricted status and no move-ins are allowed at this time per the Routt County Health Department.

Associates with positive tests or any symptoms of respiratory illness are recovering at home. Our thoughts remain with team members and residents for a speedy recovery.

“We continue to stay focused on preventing and minimizing infection, and keeping residents connected with their families and friends through video chats on Skype and Facetime,” says Executive Director Brad Boatright. “And we are sending special video messages from residents out to families.”

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CLC-Cappella Communities Family Member Town Hall

CLC-Cappella invites you to watch the recent combined family member town hall where leadership shared the latest developments on combating the COVID-19 virus in all 24 of our supported communities. Our focus remains on the safety and well-being of everyone who lives and works in each community.

Watch the Town Hall here: https://vimeo.com/403684260/3d6333c45d

You may direct any further questions to info@clcmail.org. Thank you for your support during this crisis. Together, we can get through this.

Update 3/31/20

Casey’s Pond Community Undergoes Mass Testing for COVID-19

The Routt County Health Department is administering mass COVID-19 virus testing in our community in response to a positive test result with a team member earlier this week. Four team members and three residents have tested positive for COVID-19, with some test results still outstanding. While not all have symptoms of the illness, diagnosed team members are remaining at home. Residents of the community’s Assisted Living and Memory Support remain in the community with social isolation and all appropriate safety measures to prevent further spread.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of people who test positive for COVID-19 will have few to no symptoms and will not require medical treatment. We continue with all federal, state, county, and community standards and protocols for positive virus test isolation and virus eradication in our community.
Our thoughts are with these residents and team members and their families for a speedy recovery.

We are not permitting any visitors or move-ins at this time at the direction of the local health department.

Families will be contacted if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

A reminder for families to please use the info@caseyspond.org email address to schedule a time for staff supported connection with your loved one via technology or to ask a question.

We encourage everyone to remain positive and continue to find creative ways to support older adults and team members in our community. Late last week, the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra played outside our community so residents could hear beautiful music wafting through the windows. This is the community spirit we need to continue because together, we can get through this!

Update 3/25/20

Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

The Governor of the State of Colorado has issued a stay-at-home order also known as a shelter-in-place order effective at 6:00 am Thursday, March 26th. This order means at that time, residents of Casey’s Pond will not be allowed to leave the community except for essential medical visits.

All previous virus mitigation restrictions continue to remain in place regarding dining, limited life enrichment, and only essential care visitors. Only essential businesses continue to operate; senior living providers are deemed as essential businesses. All community employees are considered to be essential workers and will continue to report to work as scheduled, providing they are well.

All Casey’s Pond employees and care essential visitors will continue to be screened, and temperatures checked before entering the community. We maintain daily virus-mitigation cleanings and careful assessment for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. Please check back to this website and Facebook page for the latest updates and information.

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

Update 3/25/20

Team Member Tests Positive

Our community has joined many other senior living and care providers in the state of Colorado. A team member at Casey’s Pond Senior Living has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

All federal, state, county and community standards and protocols are in place for the isolation of the impacted team member who is recovering at home. All measures and prescribed steps are being taken to isolate and eradicate the virus in our community. The team member was assigned to the smaller Harbor, Memory Support neighborhood.
We are actively assessing the potential virus exposure of residents and team members. The impacted team member last worked in the community seven days ago. At this time, no one else is exhibiting classic COVID-19 symptoms. One resident has been tested as a precaution.

We are not permitting any visitors at this time at the direction of the local health department.

If you are a family member of a resident, we understand that you might be concerned about your loved one, but it is crucial that we restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus. We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats.

You can find regular community status updates on this website and on our social media channels. We have also established a family hotline number, just for families to receive updated information, 970.517.3135. 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.

Casey’s Pond is not the first senior living community in Colorado to have a confirmed case. We also know that Colorado mountain towns are a focus due to the increased exposure of tourism. We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Communities for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.

Update 3/17/20

Webinar Town Hall on COVID-19 for Colorado Communities

Christian Living Communities and Cappella Living Solutions hope you were able to attend the recent Town Hall Discussion.  If you were unable to attend we have provided a recording; you will hear organizational leaders share what we are doing to prevent and prepare during this critical time.  Please click the link to watch the video, you may also send any questions you have to Info@clclmail.org

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/399164044/3bc15134c4  

Update 3/16/20

Finding Ways to Connect for Older Adults during Social Distancing Directives

They say challenging times bring out the best in people. Anyone who has tried to buy toilet paper recently may disagree with that statement. In a broader sense, however, we see evidence this is true.  Neighbors are reaching out on the Nextdoor social media app offering to purchase groceries and run errands for older neighbors; teachers are providing non-perishable food to low-income students while schools are closed, and most importantly, the majority of Americans are following guidelines for social distancing. Nevertheless, social isolation can bring problems of its own. If you have a family member living in a nursing, assisted living or memory support community, you may be especially feeling that isolation. Fortunately, readily available technology can aid in alleviating some of the loneliness and anxiety about your loved one while helping to build community at the same time.

There are multiple free or very low-cost ways to connect with loved ones through technology. The most obvious and lowest-tech one is the phone. A daily phone call cannot only make your family member feel important, but it is a good way to check up on their mental wellbeing.

Older adults who live in a community can benefit from team members helping them connect via technology with family. If a resident is not comfortable using platforms like Skype or FaceTime to video chat with loved ones, Life Enrichment Coordinators can help them make the video calls. Additionally, Cappella Living Solutions utilizes the OneDay phone application. This is a video sharing app that enables team members to record short videos of residents’ life stories or daily activities and send them directly to family members. They can also share the video to social media when appropriate.

Social media is an excellent way to stay connected. Instagram and Facebook are great visual means for sending messages to isolated family members. In 2018, Facebook launched Watch Parties. A Watch Party is a way to connect and watch an event, program or video with other people and chat via the app.  Recently, churches have used Watch Parties or YouTube Live to connect worshippers with compromised immune systems with their fellow congregants. There are also Facebook groups that focus on common interests, hobbies, and discussion topics. With a little set-up and help, older adults can participate and feel they are a part of a much larger community.

We want to help older adults find purpose in this time of social distancing. We hope this restricted access to assisted living and memory support communities will be short, and family members and loved ones can get back to their normal engaging routines. In the meantime, there are benefits to short periods without distractions. If you want to help, consider sending fun greeting cards to your local senior living community. Have children draw pictures and send letters to residents; they may even get a response letter. Cappella Living Solutions is encouraging residents to start seedlings by providing pots and seeds to grow in their apartments and many similar creative outlets. Great creativity is a bi-product of such times!

Update 3/14/20

Updated status for Colorado Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing Communities

We continue to work closely with state and local officials to balance resident safety, team member safety, and access for families and healthcare partners during heightened COVID-19 concerns. While no cases have been identified in Casey’s Pond, we are now implementing new CMS and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment directives to restrict access to our skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living and memory support neighborhoods. This means that no visitors will be allowed within the assisted living, memory support or skilled neighborhoods at this time unless they are part of the required care team for an individual resident. Compassion visits may be accommodated for loved ones of a resident who is actively in an end of life situation. Such visitors will be screened and their temperatures are taken before entering the community.

Additionally, CMS guidelines require us to no longer host dining services in our dining rooms; residents will receive their meals in their apartments or suites. Life enrichment group activities are also canceled at this time.

Residential and independent living neighborhoods continue to screen all Guests for symptoms and we are encouraging social distancing. As we have no COVID-19 cases in the community, we continue to welcome new residents into all levels of living.

We are doing everything we can to ensure residents are well cared for, but also that they continue to have joy and purpose during these restrictions. These measures are an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing and isolation are the only proven way to stop the spread of the virus. We will work with families to help them connect with their loved one via technologies as Face-time, Skype and video conferencing. As always, the resident’s health and wellbeing are our primary concern.

Update 3/11/20

Keeping Casey’s Pond Residents Safe with New Federal Directives

We are now implementing new federal directives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in senior living communities. The Centers for Medicare/Medicare Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that if a skilled nursing, assisted living or memory support community is in a county or operates in a county adjacent to a county that has had a positive case of COVID-19, we MUST limit visitors.

What does this mean for Casey’s Pond?  Residents in the Doak Walker neighborhood and the assisted living and memory support neighborhoods will be allowed visitors for essential needs only, such as support care and family visit in end-of-life situations. Visits must be brief. All visitors will complete our screening protocol, which includes a few questions about their current health, and they will need to wash their hands to enter.

We know this can be discouraging for family members.  However, we know this is the only proven way to help stop the spread of the virus. In the meantime, we are happy to forward a note or card to a resident and will help them connect with loved ones via technology like Skype or FaceTime.

Our team is committed to doing all that we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who lives and works in the community.

Update 3/5/20

Coronavirus Preparedness and Casey’s Pond

With rising concern over the spread of the coronavirus and the recent deaths in a skilled nursing community in Washington State, we understand the concern for the residents and team members at Casey’s Pond. We have Coronavirus specific policy and procedures in place, based on our very effective Norovirus protocol.  We regularly provide training to Casey’s Pond team members on managing infections and minimizing the impact of illness and consistently brief applicable leaders and team members as new information is known. We encourage residents and family members to help by practicing preventative actions including avoiding contact with people who are sick, not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, covering your cough and practicing good hand hygiene. The health of residents in all of our Casey’s Pond Neighborhoods is our highest priority and we invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

You can read more about our Coronavirus preparedness on the Christian Living Communities website.

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