Avamere at Three Fountains Issues Statement on COVID-19 Reporting

Avamere at Three Fountains, a skilled nursing community in Jackson County in Medford, Oregon, reported positive COVID-19 cases on Nov. 9, 2020. Currently, there are 91 confirmed cases, which includes 23 employees and 68 residents, as well as two deaths.

“Jackson County has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 over the past 30 days with test positivity rates between 9.5-12%. The impact of COVID-19 in any congregate care settings is a reflection of what is happening at the local level,” stated, Elizabeth Burns, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Avamere Family of Companies.

“Public access to COVID-19-related data supports the Avamere Family of Companies’ longstanding commitment to providing transparent and timely information to residents, their families, and the communities we serve,” noted Dr. Burns. Avamere has been testing staff and patients, even those without symptoms, early in the pandemic and has been transparent with reporting on their websites. There may be discrepancies in the reporting between Avamere’s test reports and the state. Avamere reports the number of people who have tested positive, whereas the state reports the number of positive tests. Some people will have more than one reported positive test as part of their plan of care.

Avamere at Three Fountains is offering resources and support for families affected and is coordinating with local health officials to mitigate the potential spread of the virus. Staff will continue adhering to company measures and state and local mandates, including Governor Kate Brown’s order on Nov. 6, 2020. 

“As a skilled nursing facility providing compassionate patient-centered care, we are also a family humbled by this virus, fiercely dedicated to protecting and caring for our staff and our most vulnerable population,” Dr. Burns stated. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this virus.”

Read more on Avamere’s efforts surrounding COVID-19. 

About the Avamere Family of Companies 

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more with a mission to enhance lives. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 300 locations across 20 states with over 8,800 employees. For more information, visit avamere.com. 

Avamere Family of Companies 

25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B 

Wilsonville, OR 97070 

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For family assistance, call 541-773-7717.

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Source: Avamere Health Services