Chronological Updates Below:
June 3, 2020
It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of several of our scheduled summer events. As the largest health care provider in the Denver Foothills, we have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19. Given the rising case numbers in Colorado, the statewide “Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors” order and the need for social distancing during this pandemic, we had to make some difficult choices. These decisions were not made lightly, but ultimately your health, as well as our staff, cherished volunteers and the community is our most important priority. We’ve provided the latest details on each of our Summer events below:
Freedom Run 5K
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020 – CANCELLED
We understand this cancellation will be a disappointment to many of you who run the race every year. This long-standing mountain tradition draws nearly 1,000 runners and relies on nearly 150 volunteers. Those of you who have participated in the run know that people are packed in tight during both the race and at the after-party. Even if restrictions on social gatherings were eased, we could not put the community at risk by hosting an event of this size. It devastates us to announce this cancellation, but please know, we look look forward to running with you again in 2021!
Under a Summer Moon
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – CANCELLED
This signature dining event attracts 100 attendees, 10 chefs and their teams, a contingent of volunteers and Mount Evans staff to an indoor venue. Again, we made a decision out of an abundance caution and concern for our attendees to cancel this year’s event at the Evergreen Lake House.
June 12 – 14 – CANCELLED
July 24 – 26 – CURRENTLY SCHEDULED
State orders currently only allow for day camps. Although the June camp was cancelled, our love and hope for healing remains. We currently have 40 children enrolled in the July camp. Mount Evans continues to closely monitor the situation and guidance from the state and will make a decision based on the health and best interest of the children we serve. Please watch for an update in the July edition of the Our Heart is in the Home Newsletter.
April 3, 2020
This Unprecedented Fight Strengthens our Unwavering Commitment
The emergence of COVID-19 has changed our world in a matter of just a few short weeks. We face an historic event, the likes of which we may never again see in our lifetimes. For all of us in the mountain community it gives us profound reason to be concerned … about ourselves, our loved ones, and our extended families.
As the largest health care provider in the Denver foothills, Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice feels the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have changed how we do business, and it may have transformed how we deliver care, but it has certainly NOT changed the quality of our care. At a time of acute community need, Mount Evans team of 60 highly-trained and licensed clinicians continue to provide our communities with the highest possible quality of hospice, palliative care and home health care services.
April 3, 2020
Protecting Our Clinicians
As most of us stay-at-home to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, Mount Evans’ nurses, therapists, social workers, and nurse assistants are bravely out in our communities providing care for our most vulnerable residents.
We are working diligently to be sure our inventory of gloves, face masks, gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer remains robust enough to protect our clinicians. We are caring for our community and keeping our patients and families safe by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent transmission of the virus.
This means that each of our nearly 60 clinicians is wearing protective equipment (N95 masks, protective glasses, face shields, gloves and gowns) every time they make a visit. This unusual equipment comes at a cost. The additional supplies we are purchasing will cost us more than $30,000 – an expense that was not anticipated in our budget.
If you can help, click here to donate online to support our efforts to protect our caring staff. A gift of any amount will help us keep our clinicians and the families they care for safe.
March 23, 2020
Community Request for Donations of Personal Protection Equipment
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is requesting donations of Personal Protection Equipment to fight COVID-19. To keep our team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and certified nursing assistants safe from the virus, and to slow transmission, there is a desperate need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including:
- Facemasks (N-95 respirators/surgical masks)
- Latex gloves
- Sanitizer wipes and hand sanitizer
- Face shields or goggles
- Medical gowns
Mount Evans is asking businesses that have a surplus of these or similar items (dentists, restaurants, veterinarians, estheticians, etc.) to donate their PPE. Click here to learn more.
March 16, 2020
At Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, the health and safety of our staff and patients is our highest priority. We are taking the potential spread of COVID-19 in our service area seriously. We are following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) guidelines as we work with our patients and their families.
In an abundance of caution, we are restricting traffic in our administrative offices and have temporarily suspended in-person support groups and will limit office visitors to only those who provide essential services. Some office staff will work remotely and the clinical staff will continue to provide services in the community.
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Mount Evans suggests that you refer to the CDC and CDPHE for the most up-to-date information, resources, and guidance.
- How to Protect Yourself
- If You Think You Are Sick
- Older Adults and Medical Conditions
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Protect Your Home