Skilled nursing facilities
As we address coronavirus, skilled nursing facilities are a major concern for Anaheim as they house some our most vulnerable residents.
While challenging, the situation at skilled nursing facilities in Anaheim is stable.
Anaheim's emergency operations center checks on skilled nursing facilities daily.
The daily checks aim to ensure providers have proper supplies and to make us aware of any issues, including infections.
We are working with the California Department of Public Health and OC Health Care Agency, which have oversight of facilities in our city.
The emergency medical services division of Anaheim Fire & Rescue -- our fire, emergency and medical first responders -- continues to monitor all skilled nursing facilities in our city, which number about 30.
California has started sharing case information at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the state.
The California Department of Public Health reports 2,229 cases of Covid-19 among staff and patients at facilities statewide.
While data is always welcome, there are limitations to the state's reporting we want you to be aware of:
- Cases can be over counted or under counted at any given facility.
- Some facilities may be listed as simply having "less than 11 cases" among patients, residents or staff. That could be one past case or 10 current cases.
Two Anaheim facilities are listed as having cases among patients or staff.
Anaheim Healthcare Center, a 215-bed facility on Beach Boulevard, is listed as having 31 patient cases and less than 11 staff cases.
Sadly, there have been four deaths at the facility. All were of advanced age with prior medical conditions, and our hearts to go to their families and friends.
We are assisting the Orange County Health Care Agency and California Department of Public Health in monitoring the facility.
We are in daily contact with Anaheim Healthcare Center, including with site visits.
We have relocation and medical transport plans in place should they be needed.
Right now, the situation onsite is stable, with infected cases being treated and cared for in an isolation wing.
Anaheim Healthcare Center has about 200 patients who are recovering from recent hospital stays or coping with memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.
The other facility in Anaheim listed as having cases is Leisure Court Nursing Center, on La Palma Avenue near West Street.
The facility reports less than 11 staff cases and no patient cases.
Independent of state data, we are aware of one patient case at Coventry Court Health Center on Euclid Street near Katella Avenue.
The patient was transported for care and is no longer at the facility. We are unaware of any other issues at Coventry Court.
It is possible we see additional cases at skilled nursing facilities. We will continue to monitor and work with these facilities.