Senior living facility resident with COVID-19 dies in Henderson

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COVID-19 | NIAID-RML
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COVID-19 | NIAID-RML

Betty Jane Conrad, a five-year resident who currently lived in a Henderson senior living facility, died last week at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, according to her son, Scott Conrad. She was 79.

“We are saddened to confirm that a Mira Loma resident who passed away on March 27 while receiving care in a local hospital for other underlying health issues tested positive for COVID-19. This resident – age 74 – had been transferred to that hospital on March 23,” Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma said in a statement to the Current.

 “We are identifying and working with anyone who had contact with this resident to provide additional screenings. We are currently testing one other resident who had direct contact with this resident. This resident was transferred to a nearby hospital over the weekend for unrelated issues, where she will continue to receive care until we know more,”

We are working closely with the CDC and local health care authorities to assess the situation. We have limited visitor access and suspended group activities within the community. We are consistently following the environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures set by the CDC throughout our organization,” Prestige said.

Southern Nevada Health officials did not respond to requests for comment.

We will continue our ongoing steps to restrict access and to implement safety precautions designed to protect our residents and staff,” the company said. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and Henderson community members who are mourning this tragic loss.”

Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma is located near Wigwam and Pecos in Henderson.

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