COVID-19 testing

December 8, 2020

For Immediate Release: 12/8/2020

BEND, Ore. – Bend Transitional Care, a skilled nursing community part of the Avamere Family of Companies, is opening a dedicated COVID-19 unit in collaboration with the state of Oregon on December 8, 2020 for patients and residents with positive or presumed positive cases of COVID-19.

The 16-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.

“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 Elizabeth Burns, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Avamere Family of Companies. “We pride ourselves on a history of proactive, highly skilled, compassionate 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 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 and patients will undergo screening testing for COVID-19 at all of their skilled communities, including the Bend COVID-19 unit.

While the employees care for those overcoming COVID-19, at the heart of it all is a team dedicated to living Avamere’s mission to enhance the life of every person they serve.

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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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