Life Care Center of Aurora Statement from Life Care Center of Aurora regarding COVID-19
Life Care Center of Aurora

Statement from Life Care Center of Aurora regarding COVID-19


Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Aurora, CO

Updated: Tuesday, June 2, 6:20 a.m. MDT

At Life Care Center of Aurora, residents are – and have always been – our highest priority.

We are working closely with the Colorado Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and the local health department to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps at this time. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, we have been following the latest guidelines, from both state and federal authorities, including the CDC.

Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our residents, nursing staff and other care providers. They are on the front line of this unprecedented outbreak. Our staff is trained in the proper use of PPE and are following all relevant guidelines in infection control. Our associates are the true heroes, and I am amazed by them each and every day as they show up to care for the residents as they would their own family members.

We'll continue to provide regular updates to loved ones and to state and local officials. Here are the latest details from our facility:

  • We currently have 3 active positive cases, and they are all receiving care in a dedicated, isolated section of our facility by a dedicated staff.
  • 37 residents have recovered, per the CDC's strict guidelines for recovery, and no longer require isolation precautions. We look forward to celebrating more recoveries in the coming days.
  • Altogether, 16 associates have tested positive. 13 have met guidelines to return to work, and 2 are recovering at home and will follow the health department’s guidance for returning to work.
  • We stay in consistent communication with families and always welcome their questions and contact. Even though our visitation remains restricted, we’re happy to coordinate phone calls, video chats or window visits.
  • The local health department and the State of Colorado remain involved, and their guidance and support is greatly appreciated. We are also thankful for the support we’ve received from the Aurora community.

In addition to reaching out to us, the ombudsman is available should families wish to speak with her:

Caitlin Phillips
(303) 480-6831
cphillips@drcog.org

Stephen DeBelle, regional vice president