Home Nurse Facilities Residents and staff at 20 Nevada assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities test positive for COVID-19 – The Nevada Independent

Residents and staff at 20 Nevada assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities test positive for COVID-19 – The Nevada Independent

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According to a Division of Public and Behavioral report obtained by The Nevada Independent through a registration request.

The three assisted living facilities with confirmed cases are in Clark County. These are Merrill Gardens of Green Valley Ranch, Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, and Silver Skye Deer Springs Assisted Living northwest of Las Vegas.

There are also 15 skilled nursing facilities in southern Nevada with confirmed cases:

  • Summerlin Advanced Healthcare
  • Delmar Gardens in Henderson
  • Harmon Hospital in Las Vegas
  • Summerlin Heights
  • Horizon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Post Acute and Rehabilitation
  • Las Vegas Life Care Center
  • Las Vegas North Care Center
  • NeuroRestorative4kids in the Summerlin area
  • Premier Health and Rehab in Las Vegas
  • Silver Hills Health Care Center northwest of Las Vegas
  • Silver Ridge Health Care Center
  • Southern Nevada Veterans Home in Boulder City
  • TLC Care Center in Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Transitional Care

The other two skilled nursing facilities with cases are HearthStone of Northern Nevada in Sparks and Lakeside Health and Wellness in Reno.

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health said in its report that it was providing a list of facilities with confirmed cases of COVID-19 “to promote safety and an abundance of prevention and control.” However, the division said it would not provide individual case counts for residents or staff “because these numbers can change quickly.” The Nevada Independent sent a case tracking request to obtain this information.

The division said in the report that the Office of Healthcare Quality and Compliance has developed guidelines to help facilities implement social distancing, cleaning procedures and visitation restrictions, as well as facilities surveyed to assess infection control procedures and identify gaps.

As soon as suspected cases are identified at each facility, the state Bureau of Public Health Investigations and Epidemiology begins monitoring symptomatic residents and staff, according to the report. The division said it continues to work with each facility with identified cases to implement “strict infection control procedures,” including adding social distancing measures, separating symptomatic from non-symptomatic individuals, performing environmental cleanup and testing those who are highly exposed to the suspected case.