Cappella Communities Enact New State Mandates for COVID
Article Updated 11/19/21 to reflect new CDPHE guidelines issued 11/18/21
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently issued increased restrictions and mandates that impact skilled nursing, memory support, and assisted living neighborhoods in Colorado. In some cases, the CDPHE mandates are more restrictive than federal mandates. While these mandates are not what anyone would like to see, they are understandable. Currently, Colorado has the 3rd highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in the nation. One in every 48 Coloradans is believed to currently have COVID-19.
What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms of this disease eventually become so severe that it interferes with an individual’s daily tasks. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. The greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age, with most people being ages 65 and older.
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over several years. In this diseases’ early stages, memory and cognitive loss are moderate, but once the individual has late-stage Alzheimer’s, they lose the ability to carry on a conversation and function on their own. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. On average, an individual living with Alzheimer's lives 4 to 8 years after they are diagnosed. Read more to see the video of the interview of Love Living Local.
Sunny Vista brings fun and engaging meals to our residents. At our memory care and assisted living community, the Retreat at Sunny Vista, we have two dining venues for residents to pick from. Whether enjoying a full-service dining experience in the Pike’s Peak restaurant or a casual meal in the Culebra Cafe, our chef prepared cuisine is delicious, nutritious, and made with the finest quality ingredients.
The Living Center at Sunny Vista, our skilled nursing community, utilizes enhanced dining in a program called “Open Dining” From seven am until seven pm, residents may choose what they would like to eat at the time they choose without being required to eat during a set time. Every day, there is a set menu that residents can choose from at any time during the open dining room hours. There is also a Chef Special menu item that rotates daily. The Chef Special will only be served at a certain time for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Independence means having the freedom to direct your own life. Seniors who feel in control of their lives often enjoy longer lives, better mental health, and lower rates of cognitive decline. However, health, mobility, and cognitive changes can threaten our ability to maintain our independence.
Moving to an assisted living community can help seniors maintain their independence by providing resident-directed care in an environment that eliminates isolation and balances freedom with the right amount of support, allowing you to live a purpose-filled retirement.
The calendar says summer, but the start of school is just around the corner. That means school supplies shopping for many of The Retreat at Sunny Vista’s team members. You can make a difference for their children and grandchildren by giving the educational tools they need to succeed and give much needed support to team members who have worked so hard to support older adults through the pandemic. This is an easy, impactful way to show your appreciation for associates and help alleviate the stress of preparing for the school year.
From July 19th through August 20th, The Retreat at Sunny Vista will be collecting backpacks, pencils, folders, notebooks and such, to be distributed to associates with children or grandchildren before the first day of school.
This is a great way to come together and show we care as supplies are costly – upwards of $50 for an elementary-school aged student and more for middle school and high-school students whose supply lists often include expensive calculators and reference books.
Interested in helping out? Visit The Retreat at Sunny Vista to drop off your donations. There will be a box located in the lobby where you can drop off your school supply donations. Thank you so much for you caring support to our team members. We appreciate you all so much.
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