Is now a good time to move into a senior living community?

We are living in a challenging time, all of us affected by the current pandemic. While our states, country and the world have been practicing social distancing, isolation has been detrimental to many, especially older adults secluded in their homes. Living at a senior living community, while still practicing social distancing, offers activities, fellowship, and services when needed. While we do things a bit differently right now to ensure safety and wellbeing, community is still at the center of our campuses, which is more important than ever.

Connection and Community

Community is at the heart of each of our campuses. People thrive on connection to one another and that is no different during a pandemic. Now that our campuses are allowing visits and holding carefully planned activities, residents experience connection and fellowship. From exercise classes to games, activities, and entertainment, our residents continue to thrive.

“COVID-19 has brought challenges to senior living, but I truly believe that now is a great time to move in to our apartments,” says Brady Johnsrud, executive director at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings. “We’re well into our reopening phases, which has allowed us to restart many of our regular daily activities and continue on to our new normal. Our employees and residents continue to receive regular testing, which is key to staying safe as we reopen our buildings. Many people have experienced isolation, especially when stores and restaurants were closed, but what better way to gain access to social opportunities than in an environment where testing and personal protective equipment is available.”

A Unique Wellness Approach

Each of our campuses has a life enrichment team that plans and schedules activities that fit into our six-faceted wellness program. Programming is aimed at enhancing intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, occupational and physical well-being – all to empower our residents be more active and engaged. The life enrichment team has creatively found ways to continue to offer our wellness program, even with physical distancing. These activities offer connection that cannot be found while living at home.

Ease of Living

At a senior living community, residents do not have to worry about home maintenance, snow removal, meals, utilities and other obligations. Each senior living apartment building has staff available to help and nurses to provide cares when needed. Light housekeeping is provided once per week and our campuses offer many amenities to enjoy, such as wellness centers, restaurant-style dining, theaters, and an emergency response system. There is less to worry about, creating more time to enjoy life!

Infection Control Policies

We continue to follow the infection control policies we implemented at our campuses in early March. Common areas such as lobbies, elevators, hallways and mailrooms are meticulously sanitized. All staff are trained in infection prevention practices to prevent the spread COVID-19. Eventide follows guidance from the Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).

Now is a safe time to move to a senior living community. The advantages of living at one of our campuses combat the isolation and hazards that some are experiencing while living at home. To find out more about Eventide’s communities, call 701.291.2200 or explore our virtual tours under the community tabs on our website.

COVID-19 Update 9-28-20

Dear families and friends,

Over the past couple of months there have been many times we were able to report zero cases of COVID-19 in our facilities. Although we experienced a lower rate of cases, we did not ease in our strict use of PPE and infection prevention practices. If fact, our dedication has contributed to the low numbers. A glance at our current situation shows our cases remain fairly low, although we are on guard going into influenza season. What our numbers below do not show is that we have an increased amount of employees out on leave due to exposure. With community cases climbing and schools back in session, exposure has increased and this may potentially create a staffing issue for us.

Not only do we regularly promote safety with our teams when it comes to our work environments, but we encourage our staff to be cautious outside of work too. We also request this of our families and friends who are coming to our campuses to visit their loved ones. It is important to consciously defend yourself and your loved ones in regards to COVID-19. If you are planning to visit a resident, please avoid crowds, wash your hands often, and physically distance and wear a mask during your visit. Our priority is to protect our residents and staff and it is important that we all do our part.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

 

The following is an update of cumulative cases, from April 10 to today:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 0 active staff, 8 resident recoveries, 6 resident deaths, 26 staff recoveries.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 0 active staff, 2 resident recoveries, 0 resident deaths, 8 staff recoveries.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: 2 active residents, 4 active staff, 4 resident recoveries, 0 resident deaths, 18 staff recoveries.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff, 4 resident recoveries, 4 staff recoveries.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 1 active staff, 38 resident recoveries, 16 resident deaths, 61 staff recoveries.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff, 2 resident recoveries, 2 staff recoveries.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 2 active residents, 4 active staff, 0 recovered residents, 1 resident death, 4 staff recoveries.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 0 active residents, 0 active staff, 1 resident recovery, 0 resident deaths, 8 staff recoveries.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No resident cases, 0 active employees, 1 staff recovery.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 1 active staff, 0 recovered residents, 1 resident death, 6 staff recoveries.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 0 active staff, 1 resident recovery, 2 staff recoveries.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 0 active staff, 2 resident recoveries, 1 resident death, 10 staff recoveries.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No resident cases, 0 active staff, 1 staff recovery.

 

COVID-19 Update 8-5-20

The following is an update of  aggregate cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 8 resident recoveries, 6 resident deaths, 0 active staff, 22 staff recoveries.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, 0 resident deaths, 0 active staff, 5 staff recoveries.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: 0 active residents, 4 resident recoveries, 0 resident deaths, 0 active staff, 10 staff recoveries.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 2 resident recoveries, 0 resident deaths, 0 active staff, 4 staff recoveries.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 34 resident recoveries, 16 resident deaths, 1 active staff, 49 staff recoveries.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, 0 resident deaths, 0 active employees, 2 staff recoveries.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: No resident cases, 0 active staff, 3 staff recoveries.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, 0 resident deaths, 0 active staff, 6 staff recoveries.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No resident cases, 0 active employees, 1 recovered employee.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 0 recovered residents, 1 resident death, 2 active employees, 2 recovered employees.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: No resident cases, 0 active staff, 1 staff recovery.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 2 resident recoveries, 1 resident death, 2 active staff, 4 employee recoveries.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No resident cases, 0 active employees, 1 employee recovery.

 

COVID-19 Update 7-29-20

Dear families and friends,

It has been wonderful witnessing our residents reunite with loved ones. There is no doubt that isolation has been difficult for those we care for and we are pleased to be offering scheduled visits. With that said, we are also aware of the rising COVID-19 numbers in our states. It is more important now than ever that we all strictly follow social distancing guidelines. During your visits, please wear your mask, stay six feet away from residents, and refrain from physical contact. I know it is difficult to not hold the hand of a loved one or share a hug, but it is necessary to keep our residents healthy. We have come a long way in the past few months and we do not want to get to a point where we would have to restrict visits again. I know we all want what is best for our residents, and ensuring their safety requires that we all stay diligent in the fight against COVID-19.

Below is an update of active cases at our locations and which can also be found here, where they are updated regularly.

The following is an update of cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 2 active staff.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: 0 active residents, 2 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 1 active resident, 2 active staff.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy in North Dakota which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.

 

COVID-19 Update 7-10-20

Dear families and friends,

As of today, approximately 16,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted on residents and staff throughout our locations. As you look at the numbers below, you will see that we now have two residents with active cases of COVID-19. We have come a long way in the past few months, much due to regular testing and necessary supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). Although our numbers look much better today than they have in the past few months, strict infection control practices continue to be a priority. Staff members continue to wear PPE and residents and families are to wear masks and practice social distancing during visits. All of our locations continue to follow guidance from our state health departments, as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

We are happy to be in a better place today, but we continue on our journey of a new normal with extreme caution.

Below is an update of active cases at our locations and which can also be found here, where they are updated regularly.

The following is an update of cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: 2 active residents, 0 active staff.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 3 active staff.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: No cases.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy in North Dakota which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.

COVID-19 Update 6-26-20

Dear families and friends,

As we progress through the phases of reopening of our communities, each of our locations continues to work through logistics of accommodating visitors and complying with regulations. Eventide Downtown and Eventide Lake Country Manor, both in Devils Lake, are in Phase 2 of North Dakota’s phased reopening plan. We expect that Eventide Fargo, Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, and Eventide Jamestown will move to Phase 2 soon. The biggest difference in Phase 2 is permitting visits inside our facilities. These visits must be scheduled and take place in a common area. Each campus has an individualized reopening strategy and will communicate their plan with residents and families.

As each of our locations has started to stabilize in regards to COVID-19, we will continue to report numbers, but will do so on our COVID-19 information page after today. Of course, we will share detailed updates when there is new or important information.

 

The following is an update of cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 8 resident recoveries, 6 resident deaths, 3 active staff, 17 staff recoveries.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, no resident deaths, 1 active staff, 3 staff recoveries.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, no resident deaths, 2 active staff, 4 staff recoveries.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: No resident cases, 0 active staff, 3 staff recoveries.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 2 active residents, 32 resident recoveries, 16 resident deaths, 6 active staff, 41 staff recoveries.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, no staff cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: No resident cases, 1 active staff, 1 staff recovery.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: No resident cases, 0 active staff, 3 staff recovery.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No resident cases, 1 active staff.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: No resident cases, 0 active staff, 1 staff recovery.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 1 resident recovery, 1 resident death, 2 staff recovery.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy in North Dakota which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.

COVID-19 Update 6-23-20

Dear families and friends,

We are celebrating our staff at each of our campuses today. Gov. Burgum declared Tuesday, June 23, Silver Linings Day as a time to recognize long term care workers for the dedication and passion demonstrated since COVID-19 arrived. I could not be more in favor of a day set aside to honor our employees. I have said numerous times, but I am happy to say again, how proud I am of our #EventideHeroes. This virus may be the greatest challenge many of the staff will know in their careers and they have handled it with humility, grace, and compassion.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings and Eventide Jamestown have planned parades this evening so community members and families can show their appreciation. Eventide’s board of directors has gifted each of our campuses with ice cream or other treats today to show their gratitude. If you have a chance to do so today, I encourage you to thank a long term care worker.

Thank you to all Eventide employees. I am so proud of the quality care you have continued to provide, no matter the challenges we have faced.

The following is an update of active* cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 3 active staff.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: No cases.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 5 active residents, 5 active staff.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 0 active residents, 3 active staff.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy in North Dakota which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.

COVID-19 Update 6-19-20

Dear families and friends,

I have seen pictures and heard stories of visits that have taken place at our North Dakota facilities since outdoor visits started last week. It is wonderful to see families and friends reuniting. Two of our locations in Devils Lake have now entered Phase 2 of North Dakota’s Smart Restart plan. Eventide Downtown and Eventide Lake Country Manor can now allow visitation within their buildings. Visitations will be restricted to one visitor per resident. Both the visitor and the resident will be required to wear masks. Being that Devils Lake is in Ramsey County, which is labeled as a “blue” county on the Smart Restart map, our Eventide communities here will be moving to advanced phases, and less restrictions, more quickly than our locations that are in higher risk counties. We will continue to follow this guidance as we look to ease restrictions at all of our facilities.

This week, Minnesota released guidance on outdoor visits. We know many of our Minnesota residents and families have been waiting for this, and we are anxious to start these visits. Our Minnesota teams are working hard to make this happen and as soon as we have details we will share them with you.

Please refer to this information to schedule a visit at our North Dakota locations. We will add the Minnesota information soon.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we carefully and thoughtfully ease restrictions.

 

The following is an update of active* cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 2 active staff.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: No cases.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 8 active residents, 10 active staff.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 0 active residents, 3 active staff.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy in North Dakota which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.

 

COVID-19 Update 6-17-20

Dear families and friends,

Gov. Burgum recently proclaimed June 23, 2020, as Silver Linings Day. It is a day to recognize long term care staff for all of the dedication and passion they have demonstrated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team members, as well as all those working in long term care, are the unsung heroes of this pandemic. I see advertisements and programming dedicated to honoring doctors and nurses on the frontlines in hospitals (and they deserve it too!), but it is not often I see the same level of recognition for those caring for our most vulnerable population.

On June 23, we will be celebrating at our campuses and I hope you join in showing appreciation on this day. Something as simple as a Facebook shout out to long term care staff can boost the morale of many. However small or big your appreciation, our team will appreciate it!

I am incredibly proud of our teams at all of our locations. COVID-19 may be the greatest battle of their careers, and our staff has stepped up to the challenge. I think the proclamation states it well,

“WHERE AS, long-term care staff have responded to the challenges and pressures of the COVID-19

pandemic by providing tireless, compassionate care; and

WHERE AS, long-term care staff are exceeding demands in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; their passion and dedication has become a “silver lining” during challenging times.”

Thank you #EventideHeroes, and all healthcare workers, for your continued dedication.

The following is an update of active* cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 2 active staff.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: No cases.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 13 active residents, 26 active staff.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 2 active staff.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 0 active residents, 3 active staff.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.

COVID-19 Update 6-12-20

A resident enjoying an outdoor visit at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings

Dear families and friends,

Today, June 12, marks three months since we closed our doors to visitors and implemented strict restrictions due to COVID-19. While we are far from being back to “normal,” we are pleased to be in a different place. All of our North Dakota locations are in Phase 1 of the ND Smart Restart plan. Although we still cannot allow visitors inside our buildings, we can now facilitate outdoor visits. You can find more information for visiting your loved one here. Please keep in mind that we must follow strict protocol during these scheduled visits, including wearing masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene.

We are happy to begin the process of reuniting families. I know it has been a challenging three months and not being able to see your loved ones has made it even more difficult. At this time, we can only allow outdoor visits in North Dakota. Minnesota restrictions continue, per guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health. We will keep you informed as to when our North Dakota locations move into other phases and Minnesota eases restrictions.

The following is an update of active* cases at our locations:

Eventide Fargo Care Center: 0 active residents, 4 active staff.

Eventide Fargo Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Senior Living Apartments: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide on Eighth Care Center in Moorhead: 19 active residents, 29 active staff.

The Linden at Eventide on Eighth Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Fairmont in Moorhead: 0 active residents, 2 active staff.

Eventide Jamestown Care Center: 0 active residents, 3 active staff.

The Heights at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Heartland Courts in Devils Lake: 0 active residents, 1 active staff.

Eventide Downtown Care Center in Devils Lake: No cases.

Eventide Lake Country Manor Basic Care in Devils Lake: No cases.

Sincerely,

Jon Riewer, President and CEO

*The cases reported on the North Dakota Health site are considered active if a resident or staff member have tested positive, but are no longer counted as an active case after 10 days. Eventide follows the CDC test-based strategy which classifies residents as recovered after two consecutive negative tests. Please refer to our updates for accurate information on Eventide’s active cases.