Providence Mount St. Vincent reports its first COVID-19 case

Providence Mount St. Vincent has announced its first COVID-19 case. A tip pointed us to this announcement published on The Mount’s website today:

In keeping with our promise to you, we are letting you know that a resident/patient recently tested positive for COVID-19. While this individual is in good condition, we are alerting all of our residents, patients, families and community members. We remain closed to visitors and are continuing to screen everyone that enters the building. …

The announcement also includes information on who to contact with questions/concerns. As its website notes, The Mount (4831 35th SW) “is home to more than 400 adults who need some type of assistance with their daily living or are in need of 24-hour care.” It also is home to the nationally acclaimed Intergenerational Learning Center child-care center/preschool.

15 Replies to "Providence Mount St. Vincent reports its first COVID-19 case"

  • just wondering March 30, 2020 (4:34 pm)

    How long have they been closed to visitors?

  • Railroaded March 30, 2020 (5:47 pm)

    Tough news. My mom is there and it is difficult because we are not able to visit her for the time being. I do understand why it is best that we can’t visit, but it is still very difficult

    • Concerned citizen March 30, 2020 (9:11 pm)

      Very tough indeed Railroaded.  I have not seen my mom since the 11th.  She doesn’t understand completely why I can’t visit and cries.  I truly wish they keep it controlled.

    • Calires March 30, 2020 (11:26 pm)

      My dad is in a different WS facility and I haven’t seen him since 3/12.  He is extremely hard of hearing and memory impaired and phone calls make him more confused.  Family and friends have been sending cards, letters and photos.  I was shocked when the staff said that some families are being very difficult about the no visit order.  After seeing what happened at Life Care Center of Kirkland, I’d think people would understand 

  • M March 30, 2020 (6:40 pm)

    Does anyone know if lunches can be delivered to some of the caregivers?  I want to order some lunches, separately packed from Husky’s. Wanting to help out Husky’s Deli and give something to the care givers, with Husky’s doing the delivery.

    • WSB March 30, 2020 (7:20 pm)

      Hi – if you click through to their website, I’m sure one of those contacts I mentioned would be happy to answer!

    • H March 30, 2020 (8:03 pm)

      That is such a wonderful and thoughtful gift. 

    • Jenilee March 31, 2020 (7:06 am)

      I love this idea. My son is enrolled in the ILC (school/daycare) there. I would love to do that for the teachers and staff. And love supporting Husky’s.  Can I piggyback on your idea? Were you going to cover the ILC?

  • ms March 30, 2020 (6:58 pm)

    My thoughts and prays for all stay happy and healthy 

  • Ann N Riedasch March 30, 2020 (7:47 pm)

    Does the Mount have ventilators available if some needs one asap?

  • Greg March 30, 2020 (8:04 pm)

    Now that I’ve seen my parents fight covid-19, I wish the staff and residents the best- Strength and Hope as they enter the war. 

  • WSCurmudgeon March 30, 2020 (8:43 pm)

    This is a “black cloud with a silver lining” story.  PMSV has delayed arrival of the virus for over a month since it was first widely detected in local assisted  living facilities.

    This fact, if it holds up to scrutiny, suggests their internal policies and procedures are strong. And that the staff is well-trained and follows them. It seems likely to me that they pay their staff enough that they do not have to work multiple jobs in other facilities.  Which is a big reason why the virus spread so fast among some of these institutions.

    In December I visited a friend recovering from a heart operation at PMSV.  He is a “difficult patient” who was quite content with his care.  PMSV is now at the top of the list of local rehab/LTC facilities I would pick for me or a loved one.

    I have no inside info about PMSV. I have not been a big booster of it.  In fact, until recently I was very skeptical about it. The recent events I describe above changed my mind “180 degrees.”

    • Alex March 31, 2020 (11:11 am)

       MSV does deserve its accolades.  For the last many years, my father had several hospital stays and knew he couldn’t return home until he could master the 19 steps in the house.  He always did rehab at MSV..  When I would visit, he would show me the staircase mock up they used to track his progress and some of the other exercises for his balance.   I was allowed to bring the dog to visit.  My father was on a low salt meal plan, yet his meals were still pretty good.   The place did not smell of urine.  The staff was always professional and he liked being able to go to mass everyday.  On his last hospital stay, MSV didn’t have room for him and he went to a rehab place on Queen Anne.   I called MSV every day to see if a bed was available but unfortunately, my father died before that could happen.    

  • WS March 30, 2020 (8:53 pm)

    We just “visited” my MIL this weekend, calling her from the parking lot and seeing her at her window. I’m so sorry to hear this. But I know they are doing a great job there. 

  • Donna March 31, 2020 (8:42 am)

    It’s also home to a Seattle Public Schools classroom with 3 teachers and special education students who work at Providence at the VA hospital. 

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