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Dear Residents, Families, Staff and Guests:
Vivage Senior Living would like to start by acknowledging the concerns surrounding coronavirus, COVID 19. understand and recognize how worried residents, families, staff and visitors are and want you all to know at Vivage, we are working diligently to implement heightened Infection Control measures in all of our communities.Please see additional information in the letter below from Jay Moskowitz, CEO at Vivage Senior Living.
We encourage you to reach out to Governor Polis to express your desire to visit your loved one, even if it's just outside with adherence to social distancing, wearing a mask and following infection control guidelines. We have attached a draft letter to use as a reference to reach out to Gov. Polis and his office.
Proud to share from Skilled Nursing News about how VIVAGE Senior Living used a partnership with CSU and Covid 19 Testing to reduce cases of COVID 19 in our communities. See link to article below:
Dear Residents, Families and Staff:Good Afternoon,We wanted to provide an update to all of you regarding the revised guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19/Coronavirus. As you may be aware, Governor Polis has declared a state of emergency related to 15 cases. Please see additional information in the letter below from Jay Moskowitz, CEO at Vivage Senior Living.
Lightening the mood: Provider creates sing-along video to spread COVID-19 safety
Singing to the tune of "If You’re Happy and You Know It,” one provider is using a music video to help raise public awareness on how providers can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its facilities.
How to Protect Yourself and Others From COVID-19
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COVID-19 Fact Sheet
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COHCA COVID-19 Dashboard
Video messages geared toward family members and residents:
About the recommendation to limit visitors to nursing homes and assisted living communities. These messages feature Dr. David Gifford, a geriatrician and Chief Medical Officer of AHCA/NCAL, explaining the reasoning behind this recommendation and how families/residents can help prevent the spread. You can share these videos from our YouTube channel, or download a direct copy (.mp4) to circulate on your own channels, such as your closed-circuit channels in your facilities:
Message for Families & Friends: Share on YouTube | Direct download
Message Residents & Patients: Share on YouTube | Direct download
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-20 RESTRICTING VISITORS AT ALL COLORADO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES, ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES AND INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE or "state health department”) is working to stop the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, I find it necessary to implement emergency measures to restrict visitors to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, and intermediate care facilities in Colorado to protect the health of the residents of these facilities.
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes (REVISED)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of nursing home residents by enforcing the standards required to help each resident attain or maintain their highest level of well-being. In light of the recent spread of COVID-19, we are providing additional guidance to nursing homes to help control and prevent the spread of the virus.
What You Need To Know About Handwashing
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Vivage COVID-19 Update 3.16.2020
We wanted to provide an update to all of you regarding the revised guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19/Coronavirus. On March 13, 2020 CMS provided additional guidance to nursing homes to help them improve their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including revised guidance for visitation.
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Letter Regarding Activity Restrictions
Dear Elders and Residents: First and foremost, let me acknowledge how stressful the ever changing information you are receiving is. We truly appreciate your patience as we continue to learn more about COVID 19/Coronavirus. As we adapt to this situation, we are placing an emphasis on giving you, our team members and our care partners the most up to date information and recommendations possible in order to keep the communities safe and healthy. As we receive updates from CMS and the CDC, we will continue to pass on their recommendations to you.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
A Fun Video to Lighten the Mood!
MITIGATING EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF COVID-19-Podcast
Dr. Watson is a board certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist with a lifelong commitment to caring for vulnerable populations, and two decades of academic and leadership experience. Her passion is creating a culture of appropriate psychotropic prescribing in long-term care settings to achieve quality outcomes for all stakeholders. She prioritizes common sense, avoiding harms and keeping the patient’s and family’s goals of care at the heart of all endeavors.
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Vivage's Response to COVID-19
Skilled nursing facilities and senior living communities are faced with the challenge of how to maintain high levels of resident engagement and quality care while enforcing necessary restrictions on visits from family and friends as well as some partnering healthcare professionals. Vivage Senior Living, a leading provider of skilled nursing and senior care services, is incorporating new technologies and care innovations to help overcome these challenges.
Mark’s COVID-19 Video Series – Emotional Support for Staff
In this newest video from our COVID-19 video series, President & CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO Dr. David Gifford talk about ways to help staff cope through the pandemic. And special guest Nick Nurse, head coach of the Toronto Raptors (2019 NBA Champions for non-sports fans), offers a message of support to long term care frontline workers.