Nurse with senior resident during COVID-19

December 10, 2020

For Immediate Release: 12/10/2020

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – The Pearl at Kruse Way, a skilled nursing and memory care community part of the Avamere Family of Companies, is opening a dedicated COVID-19 unit in collaboration with the state of Oregon on December 10, 2020 for patients with positive or presumed positive cases of COVID-19.

The 45-bed unit provides an exclusive location for individuals to receive skilled nursing care and transition from hospital to home while recovering from the virus. The COVID-19 recovery unit will follow recommended quarantine guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With all beds in the skilled nursing wing of the building being reserved for seniors with COVID-19, the patients residing in the building transitioned to neighboring Avamere locations, assisted living communities, or home.

“The development of the COVID-19 unit in concert with the state was a natural fit for Avamere in serving this need for our community,” stated Dr. Elizabeth Burns, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Avamere Family of Companies. “We pride ourselves on a history of proactive, highly skilled, person-centered clinical care. This opportunity has given our healthcare heroes the path to demonstrate what they were prepared to do – it is a rally call to serve and care for the most vulnerable populations with a sense of urgency, purpose, and passion.”

The COVID-19 unit is led by experienced COVID-19 unit leader and Administrator Troy Perry. Perry transitioned to The Pearl at Kruse Way temporarily from Laurelhurst Village, another skilled nursing community part of the Avamere Family of Companies, where he opened and led a COVID-19 unit from April to July 2020.

The Avamere Family of Companies follows safety measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including enhanced cleaning protocols, hand sanitizing stations, mask requirements, and daily wellness checks. Employees will undergo screening testing for COVID-19 at Avamere’s other skilled communities.

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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 Family of Companies

25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B

Wilsonville, OR 97070

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