Silverado, a leading provider of memory care assisted living, stated yesterday's outcome was not just a victory for Silverado, but also for the tens of thousands of senior living communities and healthcare facilities throughout the United States who fought courageously and tirelessly to protect those entrusted to their care during the biggest health crisis of our lifetimes.
“The baseless, egregious claims unfairly attacked our caregivers, who selflessly and courageously served our residents, worked to provide essential life-sustaining services and quality of life throughout a 100-year pandemic,” said Loren Shook, President, CEO & Chairman of Silverado. “We are proud of the loving and compassionate care they demonstrated during the most trying circumstances.”
The judge dismissed all charges against the defendants, begging the question of why the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed the case against Silverado to begin with, which consumed valuable resources in an already overloaded legal system.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges for caregivers and healthcare providers nationwide, especially in the beginning during March 2020, when caregivers in communities like Silverado bravely prioritized the needs of their residents over their own and their loved ones' needs to care for those entrusted to them.
“We honor the courageous among us who met the challenge and saved others through their dedication and service,” said Kim Butrum, MS, RN, GNP, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services for Silverado. “It does not go too far to call them heroes.”
As local, state, and federal authorities worked to develop guidance for employers and care environments, Silverado boldly led with courage to establish protocols adopted by memory care providers and referenced by public health departments, licensing, and other agencies throughout the country. These protocols not only helped Silverado and its peers protect the health of residents and staff but also ensured that neighbors living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease continued to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
“We will always grieve the loss of the residents to the pandemic and our colleagues and friends who cared for them alongside us,” added Shook. “Their memory lives on every day in the important work we do to passionately care for those we serve.”
Since its founding, Silverado has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with memory impairing diseases by providing them with unconditional love, restoration of purpose, and a renewed sense of self-worth, enabling them to live life to the fullest until the end of life.
Now, the leaders and caregivers at Silverado can return to fully directing their energy into what they do best: providing residents and patients with the utmost dignity, freedom, respect, and quality of life.
Founded in 1996, Silverado is Great Place to Work-certified, with the goal of enriching the lives of those with memory loss by changing how the world cares for people with memory impairing diseases and empowering people to live life to the fullest until the end of life. This foundation allows Silverado – and its associates – to leave behind previous misconceptions and operate in a way that provides residents and patients with the utmost dignity, freedom, respect, and quality of life. Silverado has grown to become a nationally and internationally recognized provider of memory care, assisted living and palliative and hospice services. With locations in California, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, the company strives to deliver world-class care and unmatched service. To learn more, visit silverado.com or call (866) 522-8125.