November 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Dear Pine Grove Crossing Community,
We are providing you an update regarding our community Covid-19 status. As of today we have two positive Memory Care residents that we had previously reported to you and seven other symptomatic residents. Of the two positive residents, one tested positive through PCR testing and the other tested positive with rapid testing but negative with PCR. They are both being treated as positive. The seven other symptomatic residents have tested negative for Covid-19 but we are continuing to monitor them and will conduct further testing this week. We are also working with their primary care physicians to identify if influenza or any other testing is recommended.
The symptomatic residents as well as all other residents and associates will be tested twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, during this time period. The Memory Care residents and the majority of the Assisted Living were tested from last Thursday through last Saturday. All residents will be tested again tomorrow.
All residents in Memory Care are in isolation with all care being delivered by associates in full PPE. No Memory Care associates are crossing over to the Assisted Living. We are closely adhering to all recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Tri-County Health Department as well as those of our Medical Consultant, Dr. Gagandeep Singh. We have placed a large PPE order to ensure proper supplies are on hand and will receive those supplies this week.
As we indicated previously, all outdoor visitation for the community is on hold. The Assisted Living dining room will remain closed until further notice and we have suspended small group activities. All residents are encouraged to stay in their apartments. Please consider planning a window visit or Facetime call with your loved one to stay in touch during this time.
Several family members have asked about taking their loved ones out for the holidays and the protocols associated with that. Based on the highly elevated numbers county and statewide, this is certainly not a practice that is being encouraged. We will get information out in the next few days on protocols upon return to the community, for those who choose to take loved ones out over the holidays.
Please remember that you can always check our Hotline for regular updates and those can be heard at (720) 874-9097. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Pine Grove Crossing’s Executive Director, Iva Prinsen, at (303) 996-8000.
Tom & Susie Finley – Founder & Principal