CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) --Another senior living facility in Chandler has been impacted by the coronavirus.

According to a spokesperson with Life Centers of America, 40 residents at Desert Cove Senior Living have positive cases of COVID-19. Out of those 40 residents, four have died and seven are in the hospital. Twenty-nine of the residents remain isolated in the facility and are receiving care from the team. The first case of COVID-19 was discovered on April 24.

Desert Cove Senior Living in Chandler

Forty residents at Desert Cove Senior Living in Chandler have positive cases of COVID-19. Out of those 40 residents, four have died and seven are in the hospital according to a spokesperson with Life Centers of America.

Thirteen associates at the facility have also tested positive and are only allowed to return to work when CDC guidelines are met.

Timothy Bouseman, the executive director for the facility released the following statement:

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the residents who have passed away as the result of COVID-19. Our facility is a family, and we’re all working together to take care of our residents and each other. We remain committed to providing quality care as we fight COVID-19.”

Alex Palacios' dad Benjamin is 80 years old and suffers from dementia and Parkinsons. He has lived at Desert Cove since 2018. He tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago.

“We’re just looking at him through the window. The rest of my family is underneath the tree. We’ve been here for a couple hours...there's nothing we can really do. Just pray," Placios said.

He had these words for his dad with tears in his eyes. "We love him, we're here for him, until the end."

Desert Cove Senior Living is a three-minute drive from Pennington Gardens where there has been at least 13 COVID-19 related deaths. Avenir Memory Care, which is between both centers, has also reported positive coronavirus cases.

 

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