Avamere Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Brighton staff are feeling love from their local community of Brighton, Colorado.
Amidst the challenging times of COVID-19, generous volunteers are making a true impact for staff and residents at the skilled nursing and rehabilitation community.
Beautifying the grounds
A big snowstorm hit Brighton, Colorado, knocking down give big trees in front of Avamere Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Brighton, some even blocking the sidewalk.
Caring volunteers from Orchard Church came the very next day to cut and haul away all the fallen trees at no cost to Avamere.
Their generosity was overflowing as they also repaired a back fence, power washed a fence, installed gates in the patio area, and painted gazebos. The volunteers also replaced woodchips around the entire building with 10 tons of rock.
Thank you, Orchard Church volunteers, for your amazing service in beautifying the grounds!
The ground clearing greatly helped the team in preparing their new COVID-19 unit, which opened April 20, 2020.
This 50-bed unit provides a dedicated place for individuals to transition from hospital to home while recovering from the COVID-19, following the recommended 14-day quarantine by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Avamere Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Brighton calls this the ABC unit, standing for “Avamere Brighton Cares.”
Dr. Shad Grubbs, Medical Director at the Avamere Brighton location and Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Malley, proposed the name during a brainstorm.
Interim Administrator Rachel Rodriguez said his idea was fitting to his generous and giving heart.
Find out more about the COVID-19 unit and its features in the press release.
More local love with food
The Orchard Church volunteers sent their love again with an Easter dinner for the day and evening shift at Avamere Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Brighton.
In addition, staff received goodie bags with granola bars, tea, and more from Riverside Church.
“Our staff feel appreciated and loved,” said Rachel Rodriguez, Interim Administrator at Avamere Brighton. “We have a whole network of people supporting our staff.”
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