Window visits in all areas of Wheat Ridge Health Care and Personal Care have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon, as specific areas will reopen as they are able.
At the heart of Fairmount’s mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve. As we are in the midst of an unprecedented season, where viruses such as Influenza and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can radically spread out of control and grow exponentially, Fairmount is actively taking vigilant measures to keep our residents and team members healthy and safe.
Some of these preemptive actions may be uncomfortable in the short term, but we pray, will fully protect us from having any virus enter our halls. Our leadership team continues to meet daily to assess the situation, monitor the outside state of affairs that affect our community, and implement strategies that will keep our residents and team safe.
Please visit our website regularly to stay up-to-date on recent changes, cancellations, and additional efforts to promote safety at Fairmount.
by Karina Dussinger, CRNP
Karina Dussinger, CRNP, is Fairmount’s nurse practitioner through WellSpan and provides daily invaluable medical services to our residents across campus. Click her to read her personal first-hand story of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and staying safe while everyone else in her family got COVID over the holidays.
Fairmount COVID-19 Response Updates
Fairmount Protection and Prevention Updates are provided to keep our residents and team members informed of the latest recommendations for keeping our residents and team members safe. Following is the most recent update: January 22, 2021 COVID Prevention and Protection Update.
All previous updates may be viewed by clicking the link below.
Update March 16, 2020 | 3:30 pm
Fairmount is taking precautions, in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), to keep residents and team members as safe as possible. Therefore, until further notice, beginning on March 17 at 7:00 a.m., Fairmount is no longer permitting visitors into our Residential Living level of care. Residential Living includes the apartments and common areas of the Wheat Ridge Apartment Building, Crest View Apartment Building, Farm Crest Apartments and all of our cottages. This means family members will not be allowed on campus, although end-of-life situations will be addressed individually. All approved visitors will be screened for respiratory signs or symptoms and temperature screenings upon entry.
If you have personal items that you’d like to drop off for your family member or loved one, please do so in the apartment building lobbies or cottage doorway. We are encouraging visitors to not enter our buildings.
Fairmount team members, vendors and contractors will be screened for symptoms and temperatures upon entering our buildings, as well.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information and FAQs
Nursing homes will be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in the near future. Fairmount is encouraging our Health Care and Personal Care residents and team members to take advantage of this vaccination when it becomes available in the next few weeks. Karina Dussinger, CRNP, provided two informational sessions about the vaccination for our team members and fielded questions from the audience. To view an overview of the sessions and read the responses to the questions, click here.
Stay Safe This Holiday Season!
Fairmount put together the following guidance for our residents and team members to stay safe this holiday season. The guidance provided is based on CDC advice and recommendations. Click here to read the document.
Stay Informed – Stay Healthy!
We recommend following CDC guidelines by taking the following steps to stay healthy and help prevent the spread of the virus by visiting CDC.gov