COVID-19 Updates

Optimizing safety through ongoing adaptation

COVID-19 Update - June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Dear Village at Belmar Community,

 We are excited to announce that policies and systems have been developed to allow for outdoor visitation.  COVID-19 continues to be active in our city, and the risk to our residents is significant.  For this reason it is important that you understand and comply with guidelines to minimize chances of transmission of this disease during your visit. There are specific measures proven to prevent transmission. Visits can be scheduled through the Sign-Up Genius link below. 

Assisted Living: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B48AFAA23A7FF2-assisted

Memory Care:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B48AFAA23A7FF2-memory

They are as follows:

  • Social distancing of 6 feet or more: This means that you may not hug or kiss your loved one and must always maintain a distance of 6 feet apart during your visit.
  • Wearing of masks: Please wear a mask at all times during your visit and ensure that it safely covers your mouth and nose.
  • Frequent handwashing: We will have hand sanitizer available. Please sanitize your hands at the beginning of your visit and any time you inadvertently touch your face or mouth.

 

On the day of your visit, please follow this process:

  1. On the day of your scheduled visit, please call if you are having any symptoms: fever above 100.0 degrees, chills, cough, other respiratory symptoms, malaise, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headache, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms. The visit will need to be cancelled if you are having any of these symptoms or have experienced them in the previous 14 days.
  2. If you are symptom free and have had no exposure to others with these symptoms, please call (303) 351-5455 to let the concierge know that you have arrived for your visit and come to the vestibule where staff will meet you. Staff will come and take your temperature, ask questions about any possible exposures, ensure that you have a mask and understand the precautions that must be followed. Staff will then direct you to the designated outdoor visitation area.
  3. Please be aware that you will not be able to come into the community at any time. Please do not leave the designated area to interact with any other residents or staff. Your loved one then be escorted to the visitation area.
  4. No more than 4 family members may participate in the visit. It is important that all persons participating in the visit maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart with the resident and each other during the visit.

 Please understand that access to outdoor visitation may not be a permanent relaxation of COVID-19 precautions. The State of Colorado continues to monitor infection rates across the state and may further relax or restrict visitation policies in the future. We will keep you up to date as circumstances change.

Sincerely,

Tom & Susie Finley - Founder & Principal

Announcing a new partnership for convenient testing, fast results

We’re pleased to announce a strategic association with CirrusDx to process COVID-19 testing quickly and effectively. This agreement gives us the capability to perform tests conveniently at the Village at Belmar and receive results within 24 hours.

A leading testing and research laboratory, CirrusDx has developed mobile lab systems used by US Armed Forces and founded the Naval Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Their expertise makes them a powerful partner in the management of the current global pandemic.

You can learn more about CirrusDX at cirrusdx.com.

Optimizing safety through ongoing protocol updates

From the beginning, we’ve focused our routines and procedures for safeguarding public health in our community. We continue to review and update these guidelines on a regular basis through the course of the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure our residents enjoy safety, service and satisfaction at the highest levels possible.

Some of our current protocols include:

  • One Community entrance secured and monitored

  • All associates have temperature checked prior to each shift

  • Sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) for associates

  • Everyone entering community is required to fill out COVID symptoms questionnaire

  • Residents have vital signs checked twice a day

  • Residents are monitored for COVID-19 symptoms each shift

  • Continued social distancing (implemented March 15)

  • No outside visitors allowed inside community (exceptions are made in certain situations, but pre-screening is required)

  • All staff and essential outside providers must wear a mask at all times

  • Scheduled window visits for families to visit residents

  • Access to COVID-19 tests, with results within 48 hours

  • All high-touch areas bleached three times a day

  • Move-in protocol requires 24-hour pre-move-in negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine, followed by additional test at 10 days of residency

  • Communal dining and activities discontinued

  • Meal delivery to each apartment, using disposable plates and utensils

  • Scheduled window visits for families to visit residents

  • Quarantine for 14 days for residents that go to hospital or medically necessary appointments followed by a negative COVID-19 test

  • All shared equipment is disinfected after each use

  • Outside salon services discontinued — Village at Belmar associates perform hair washing in our onsite salon