Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at Aurora Statement from Garden Terrace at Aurora regarding COVID-19
Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at Aurora

Statement from Garden Terrace at Aurora regarding COVID-19


Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Aurora, CO

Updated: Monday, June 1, 6:25 a.m. MDT

At Garden Terrace at Aurora, the safety and well-being of our residents are our highest priority. The safety and well-being of our associates [staff] and our community are also paramount considerations in every action we take.

Since the notification of our first positive case of COVID-19, we have been committed to taking care of our residents who test positive. We have also continued to partner with local hospitals and physicians to arrange the transfer of our COVID-19 patients to local hospitals for continued care when their condition requires a more acute setting.

As of May 29, here is the latest update regarding residents and COVID-19 in our facility:


  • Our facility is currently COVID-19 free.
  • Altogether, 69 of our residents have been tested for COVID-19. 49 residents have tested positive; 20 residents have tested negative. All of the in-house residents who previously tested positive have recovered per the CDC's strict guidelines for recovery, and they no longer require isolation precautions.
  • A few of our COVID-19 positive residents have been transferred to local hospitals for more acute care.
  • 16 COVID-19 positive residents have passed away. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of these residents.

As of May 29, here is the latest update regarding staff and COVID-19 in our facility:


  • Altogether, 38 associates have been tested for COVID-19.
  • 25 associates have tested positive. They are recovering at home until they meet the CDC's strict guidelines for returning to work after COVID-19.

We are staying in consistent communication with the families of our residents. We always welcome their questions and contact. Even though visitation remains restricted, we're happy to coordinate phone calls, video chats or window visits. Our facility is a family, and we’re all working together to take care of our residents and each other.

We are also 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. We will continue to follow their guidance, along with guidelines offered by the CDC. Both the state and local health departments have been extremely supportive. We are thankful for their partnership and support. We are also grateful for the outpouring of love we’ve received from the Aurora community.

John Moreno, Executive Director