Community Support Through COVID-19
as a result of COVID-19, on March 15, California Governor Newsom issued stay-at-home orders for seniors and restricted senior-home visits to end-of-life visits. At that time, 17% of the Renaissance Village Rancho Belago census was receiving hospice treatment. Without permission from our governing agencies to accept new move-ins, the resident census has dropped 18%.
When COVID-19 began impacting Riverside County, Moreno Valley was heavily affected. Staff started not reporting for their shifts because they were fearful of the virus. With a quick and thoughtful response, Renaissance Villages was able to avoid a massive staff shortage and effectively continued caring for residents. When we discovered the virus had penetrated our doors on March 30th, we took swift action, and residents with confirmed cases were transported to a proper health care facility to receive treatment and undergo isolation. It is these aggressive and thoughtful decisions that allowed the community to control and minimize the spread of the virus successfully.
Mother’s & Father’s Day Parades
With the various challenges we faced this year with the Coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to make sure that our residents felt special despite not getting to spend close time with their families. We reached out to various members of the community and invited them to take part in our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Parades at Renaissance Village Rancho Belago.
On Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m., Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley, Victoria Baca, Mayor Pro Tem, and the Moreno Valley Police and Fire Departments led a parade around the community. Members of the surrounding
areas, as well as friends and family members of residents, joined in. Every car featured decorations and signs wishing residents an early Happy Mother’s Day.
On Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m., we also hosted a Father’s Day Drive Thru Car Show. Our elected dignitaries and the Moreno Valley Police Department joined us once again, along with Miss Inland Empire and members of the community, to show off their cars and wish our residents an early Happy Father’s Day. The parade circled the community a few times and brought much joy to the residents, staff, and families
Community Support and Involvement
Renaissance Village Rancho Belago is grateful for the support of Mayor Gutierrez and his team during this time of crisis. Not only did he take time out of his day to wish our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day, but he’s also donated much needed PPE gear to the facility. We extend gratitude to the Moreno Valley Police and Fire Departments, and all first responders, for the assistance and support exhibited during the pandemic.
To aid in facilitating video chat options for residents, Sandals Church graciously donated several tablets. These tablets have enabled a significant span of capabilities for residents to video chat with their loved ones. Renaissance Village Rancho Belago also received masks from Genesis Christian Fellowship, Agape Ministries, Covenant Community Church, Style Snob Boutique, Edgemont Women’s Club, and several of our residents’ family members.
To learn more about Renaissance Village Rancho Belago, visit Continental East – Fund VII, LLC
Impact of COVID-19 at Renaissance Village Murrieta
Renaissance Village Murrieta also faced challenges from the impact of COVID-19 in Riverside County. At that time, 14% of the Renaissance Village Murrieta census was receiving hospice treatment, and the resident census has dropped 17%. The community followed closely to the swift actions of its sister community to minimize the risk of staff shortages.
With the recent discovery on May 20 of the virus in the community, Renaissance Village Murrieta also transported residents with confirmed cases to proper health care facilities off-site to receive treatment and undergo isolation. As of the end of June, the health of our residents is returning to a more stable condition. We are looking forward in the near future to receive California Public Health Department approval to resume allowing visitors and family members to return to Renaissance Village Murrieta.
Swift Action for Safety
When COVID-19 began impacting Riverside County, Moreno Valley was heavily affected. Staff started not reporting for their shifts because they were fearful of the virus. With a quick and thoughtful response, Renaissance Villages was able to avoid a massive staff shortage and effectively continued caring for residents.
When we discovered the virus had penetrated our doors on March 30th, we took swift action, and residents with confirmed cases were transported to a proper health care facility to receive treatment and undergo isolation. It is these aggressive and thoughtful decisions that allowed the community to control and minimize the spread of the virus successfully.
Renaissance Village Murrieta received support from its surrounding community. Rhino USA donated face masks. The City of Murrieta and the Murrieta Rotary Club gave face shields and ear savers. A group of
moms from the community also donated assorted care packages. In addition, a resident’s family member also donated several N95 masks.
Promoting From Within
We provide on-going opportunities for our employees to grow professionally. Viviana Correa is a perfect example of this growth. Since the beginning, she’s played a vital role in the Renaissance Village Murrieta family as the Business Office Manager. Over the last three years, Viviana proved her dedication to the Renaissance Lifestyle, residents, and growing as a young professional. In addition to her role as Business Office Manager, Viviana, took on the title of Assistant Executive Director of the community. She’s a valuable part of the team, and we look forward to seeing her continue to grow in this new position.
To learn more about Renaissance Village Murrieta, visit Continental East – Fund VI, LLC.