June 12, 2020

Today is a special occasion. We wish to thank the families of our Residents and Patients for their continued cooperation, patience and engagement, as well as our clinical partners and members of our community who continue to provide heartfelt support for our organization and appreciation of our team’s hard work.

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June 9, 2020

Only one patient or resident in our entire network tests PCR positive for COVID-19. One client continues to test PCR positive despite receiving a high IgG blood serum antibody test result. We will continue to follow the appropriate guidelines and protocols and continual physician tracking. Similarly, all new Care Center admissions from the hospital are being quarantined for a period of 14 days as well.

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May 30, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we as a community - our Residents, Patients and Employees, as well as our larger, local community - have come together as a close knit family, more interconnected and interdependent than ever before.

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May 29, 2020

As another week draws to a close, we reaffirm our commitment to each individual Patient and Resident’s recovery. Not every individual follows the same path nor follow similar test results. Every individual has their own care plan, rate of production of antibodies, and testing regimes. To insure lab accuracy, especially as it relates to COVID-19, we closely monitor tandem reference points PCR nasopharyngeal swab (PCR) and serum antibody IgG test results.

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May 28, 2020

Today, we finished our second round of Employee nasopharyngeal swab (PCR) swab testing, now having tested in excess of 250 asymptomatic staff members. We continue to take vigorous Employee preventive measures including vital sign screening prior to each shift, sending any staff member home to await test results if they show symptoms of illness, and mandating the strict use of Personal Protective Equipment by all Village Memory Care, Care Center, Inn, and Home Care staff.

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May 27, 2020

Affirming our commitment to vigorously retesting our residents with nasopharyngeal PCR swab and IgG antibody procedures, we are awaiting several Waveny LifeCare Network Village Resident and Care Center Patient test results, to follow-up the recent trend of conversions of COVID-19 test results from positive to negative, and higher IgG readings. This redundancy improves our risk management, diagnostic accuracy and rigor of our individualized care and recovery plans.

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May 26, 2020

We were thrilled to celebrate Memorial Day with our residents and patients. The President and CEO, Vice President of Human Resources, the Campus and Licensed Administrator, the Care Center’s Director of Nursing, the Executive Director of Community Outreach and Volunteering, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors were all on campus yesterday. This show of attentiveness on a holiday is without equal to any other post-acute care healthcare network, but commonplace to Waveny’s senior management team.

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May 24, 2020

Note: In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday, we will not issue a Daily Update tomorrow, Monday, but shall otherwise continue uninterrupted. Medical testing is a cornerstone of disease management. According to Quest Diagnostics, “An estimated 70% of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment are based on laboratory test results.” This is especially true in Waveny LifeCare Network’s COVID-19 risk mitigation, care and recovery efforts. Given our Patients’ and Residents’ vulnerability to emerging diseases due to underlying comorbidities, we continue to apply stringent, CDC and DPH symptom, time, and test-based isolation strategies.

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May 23, 2020

According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Clearly our seniors can be especially susceptible to COVID-19 exposure due to particular comorbidities like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease, which the CDC, Connecticut DPH and leading researchers say predisposes them to greater risk.

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May 22, 2020

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we’re reminded it originated to mourn the military personnel who died while serving in the armed forces, as a result of honorably defending our country. They stood up and defended our freedom at the risk of placing their own lives in harm’s way.

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May 21, 2020

Thorough, frequent testing of our Patients, Residents and Employees continues to be a core tool Waveny LifeCare Network employs to promote better outcomes, finely adjust individual care planning, and mitigate COVID-19 virus exposure risk.

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May 20, 2020

To accelerate our workplace and community being free from COVID-19, (beyond enforcing strict daily Employee infection control practices like vital sign screening, social distancing, diligent handwashing, and other measures), today we began initial nasopharyngeal swab (PCR) testing of our entire asymptomatic direct and indirect care Employee base.

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May 19, 2020

Waveny LifeCare Network’s leadership and clinical teams continue to work in close collaboration with federal, state, and local health authorities and government agencies to employ policy directives that improve our Patients’ and Residents’ care, safety and quality of life.

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May 18, 2020

Clearly our lives have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus. As our shared enemy, we will win our fight to protect our community armed with the clinical knowledge provided by federal and state health authorities, ongoing collaboration with our local clinical partners, and firsthand observational data from our Patients and Residents under our Medical Director’s guidance.

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May 17, 2020

Governor Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut program focused on economic and educational recovery from the impact of COVID-19 officially begins this Wednesday, May 20th. For any plan to be truly successful long-term, testing must not only continue but be enhanced in the surrounding community at-large. While Waveny LifeCare Network’s ongoing pandemic countermeasures will continue through rigorous PCR testing of our asymptomatic Employee base - we will also remain diligent and continue applying maximum focus to improve all aspects of how we enhance Patient and Resident well-being, health, recuperation and quality of life.

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May 16, 2020

Taking strong clinical countermeasures against COVID-19 has enhanced our Patients’ and Residents’ care and recovery, and minimize future COVID-19 risk in our community. To that end, the individualized Care Plans implemented by Waveny LifeCare Network’s direct-care professionals are a critical function that have allowed us to:

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May 15, 2020

Today we received encouraging reports that our clinical protocols are producing patient conversions from positive to negative COVID-19 PCR tests results. This coupled with their increased production of antibodies signaled by high Immunoglobulin G serum levels—thereby signaling not only their recuperation but their improved defense mechanism. Your loved ones’ nurse manager will be able to share with you their results if they were recently tested.

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May 14, 2020

Amid more reports Tri-state economies are gradually reopening and easing COVID-19 operating restrictions, (Yale-New Haven resumption of elective surgeries, Hartford mall, and New Jersey beach reopenings, etc.), Waveny LifeCare Network is instead, intensifying our rigorous preventive, testing, and continuity of care protocols for each individual Patient, Resident, and Staff member.

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May 13, 2020

We have initiated an enhanced, fully-integrated testing approach based on the latest clinical research governing COVID-19 best practices, like The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) May 6, 2020 piece, titled “Interpreting Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2”.

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May 12, 2020

The protocols surrounding the containment of the COVID-19 virus have quickly expanded to supporting those that were inflicted to their full recovery. We are heartened by the increased number of those testing positive now testing negative. As mentioned previously, each patient and each resident has their own specific medical care plan and timeline for recovery. Our testing continues to expand from the traditional PCR – nasopharyngeal swabs used to identify symptomatic and asymptomatic residents to more serum Immunoglobulin G testing to determine by resident how quickly a resident is developing antibodies.

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May 11, 2020

Thank you to our families that participated on Mother’s Day. It meant a lot to our residents and our staff.

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May 10, 2020

As we celebrate Mother’s Day, most would agree a Mother’s impact on the lives of her children is truly incalculable. Legions of brilliant, courageous, nurturing Moms do more than make humanity possible. Given what’s become an almost dizzying pace of life, in all likelihood many of their daily sacrifices can go unnoticed. Yet they continue to make incredible, indelible impressions on generations to come.

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May 9, 2020

Taking strong preventive countermeasures is integral to minimizing future COVID-19 risk in our community. To that end, below is a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) summary of our commitment.

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May 8, 2020

As you’ve learned over the past few days, there is no shortage of technical terms when it comes to describing our efforts during this COVID-19 crisis. As we head into another weekend, I wanted to bring it back to one simple fact: Our Waveny team is doing everything possible to deliver the compassionate, conscientious, patient-centered care that has been the core of our mission since our founding.

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May 7, 2020

Our continued timely and transparent reporting to our families is paramount. It is also a critical aspect of our collaboration and compliance with federal,state, and local health authorities.

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May 6, 2020

We continue to deploy COVID -19 testing across our Patient and Resident base to promote the accurate assessment, wellness and recuperation of our Patients and Residents, reduce potential virus transmissibility and clinical risk, and help return our community to a state of normalcy.

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May 5, 2020

We would like to thank our families, clinical partners and broader community for their ongoing collaboration and support. Our concerted effort, combined with our daily enforcement of stringent clinical safety, care, recovery, and testing standards is helping us minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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May 4, 2020

The situation with COVID–19 is extremely dynamic in terms of health facility clinical environments, federal and local operating directives and emerging epidemiological research. We will continue to make informed, proactive decisions grounded in optimizing prevention, care and consistent testing/re-testing of our Patients and Residents. As mentioned, we are continuing to increase qualified COVID -19 testing and re-testing frequency across our Patient and Resident base, enabling us to closely monitor, adjust and improve our care interventions, and client outcomes.

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May 3, 2020

As the nation’s health authorities, epidemiologists and policy-makers attempt to ascertain the COVID-19 virus’ biological properties, metabolic impact and trajectory across regional areas, we at Waveny LifeCare Network continue to be relentlessly committed to implementing the most informed and qualified preventive, clinical care, recovery, testing and re-testing best practices possible.

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May 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, new information, new testing and treatment protocols, medical regimens, and therapy treatments continue to emerge. The collaboration with our physicians, local hospitals and health authorities is ongoing to minimize risk and maximize the potential for a full and quick recovery.

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May 1, 2020

Our primary mission is to help promote our community’s optimal health, and we have redoubled efforts to provide rigorous clinical support for our Patients’ and Residents’ ongoing wellness and recovery. Our work is more rewarding because of those in our community who in many ways provide creative, heartfelt support to enhance the Waveny organization’s quality of life. We thank you for your ongoing understanding and engagement.

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April 30, 2020

As an organization we have continued to fine-tune our response to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Key measures include strict adherence to federal and municipal health authority clinical directives, extensive use of Personal Protective Equipment throughout our operations, maintaining stringent culinary and housekeeping hygiene protocols, hiring emergency restoration company SERVPRO on a weekly basis to perform thorough cleanings of our premises, and multi-level screening of staff prior to each shift.

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April 29, 2020

It wasn’t too long ago that the COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected shock to all of us. As a community we have adapted with more heightened awareness and protective measures. As an organization, more is expected. As such, we continue to apply the highest operating and clinical standards to anticipate what could develop as the crisis unfolds.

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April 28, 2020

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected each of us, we realize our Residents, Patients and families may face some of the face the greatest potential challenges, if not physically, then due to the increased uncertainty the outbreak has caused.

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April 27, 2020

We look forward to the upcoming week, and are energized by the opportunity to care for, engage, and digilently support the needs of our patients and residents.

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April 26, 2020

It is our top priority to maintain the highest clinical integrity and business continuity to support our patients’ and residents’ best outcomes. One of Waveny’s key assets in this regard continues to be our close collaboration with local hospitals & facilities, public health officials and other key stakeholders. On a daily basis we assess and if appropriate, revise our care and preventive measures to positively impact care delivery in compliance with CDC, DPH and municipal regulatory health best practices.

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April 25, 2020

Our hearts and thoughts are with those across our community impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, especially those whose loved ones are fighting the illness. Foremost, we continue to diligently apply the most qualified clinical prevention and care measures to protect our patients’ and residents’ safety.

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April 24, 2020

In the midst of the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation, we continue to implement COVID -19 guidelines from the CDC, Connecticut’s Department of Public Health (DPH), along with stringent clinical protocols to maximize our patients’ and residents’ safety and care.

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April 23, 2020

Our first priority continues to be taking the most precautionary care and communication measures possible, given the unprecedented nature of the COVID crisis. This means being vigilant about our safety, clinical and hygiene protocols, and as responsive and transparent as possible in our family communications. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support and feedback.

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April 22, 2020

With so much being reported about COVID 19, we feel it is important to provide you with ongoing updates on the current situation at Waveny LifeCare Network. Many of our families are understandably anxious about the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and our team continues to apply incredible focus and determination to protect the health, safety and peace of mind of our residents, patients and families. Thank you for your ongoing support, feedback and engagement with us.

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April 21, 2020

The health, safety and peace of mind of our residents, patients and families remains our top priority. We continue to take the most precautionary care measures possible across the Waveny LifeCare Network for the continued wellness and recovery of our clients. We greatly appreciate your ongoing feedback, understanding and support.

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April 20, 2020

As we head into a new week, we continue to be vigilant in supporting the dynamic needs of our patients and residents, both in good health and recovery - as well as their families. Thank you for your ongoing support and responsiveness. We are closely monitoring the evolving impact of COVID-19 on our organization, implementing ongoing best practices to protect the health and well being of those in our care, and dedicated to maintaining the highest level of communication and service.

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April 19, 2020

In light of the developments regarding COVID-19, our thoughts are foremost with those in our community that are among the most affected by the virus - our families of residents and patients. We will continue to diligently serve our seniors, and are reminded of your continued encouragement and engagement.

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April 18, 2020

We wish to thank the families of residents and patients for their continued cooperation and engagement. We would also like to recognize the members of our community who either individually, or as part of local organizations, continue to provide support or donations that enhance the quality of life of the Waveny organization. These demonstrations, along with our combined commitment to the care and safety of our patients and residents, strengthen our ability to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and promote their recovery and best outcomes.

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April 17, 2020

As we head into the weekend, we would like to thank our families for their support and continued engagement, as well as our front-line healthcare service professionals, donors, volunteers and advocates in our broader community for their ongoing cooperation and partnership. Our combined efforts are the most effective means to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and return our community to normalcy.

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April 16, 2020

We would like to thank our amazing team of healthcare professionals, our families and the broader community for their ongoing cooperation, support and engagement. We are all in this together, and our combined efforts will help to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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April 15, 2020

We would like to acknowledge the community’s ongoing support, cooperation and prayers for everyone at Waveny, and our combined efforts to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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April 14, 2020

Thank you for your continued support, engagement and prayers for everyone at Waveny. Please remain safe and continue to practice social isolation and distancing to help our community minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Below is Today’s Daily Update, which reflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 13, 2020

Thank you for your continued support, engagement and prayers throughout the weekend. Please remain safe and continue to practice social isolation and distancing to help our community minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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April 12, 2020

As we celebrate Easter and Passover please keep our residents, patients, families, staff, and community in your prayers.Please remain safe and continue to practice social isolation and distancing to help our community minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Today’s Daily Update reflects only changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 11, 2020

As we celebrate Easter and Passover please keep our residents, patients, families, staff and community in your prayers.Please remain safe and continue to practice social isolation and distancing to help our community minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Today’s Daily Update reflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 10, 2020

As we head into this Easterand Passover weekend,please remain safe andcontinue to practice social isolation and distancing to help our community minimize the spreadof the COVID-19 virus. Today’sDaily Update againreflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 9, 2020

As we have previously relayed in these daily updates, information during this crisis can change moment to moment. Late yesterday afternoon, one of those moments occurred within an hour of our release of the April 8th daily update. By 7:00pm, when Mike Handler made his nightly public information update to residents of New Canaan, another of our beloved Village residents had passed at a local hospital. This was an unintended consequence of our effort to get out a daily update earlier in the day. In light of this, as of today, we are aiming for a 6:00 pm daily update release from Waveny.

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April 8, 2020

Our team is working diligently and with great care as we continue to battle the spread of this virus. Today’s Daily Update again reflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 7, 2020

We have received positive comments on our new format, thank you. We will continue to look for other ways to expedite information, with full transparency and continued discussion with you and your families. Today’s Daily Update reflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 6, 2020

Based upon your feedback, today’s Daily Update reflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 5, 2020

The Daily Update is designed to provide timely and transparent communications as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny's patients, residents, and caregiver status.

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April 4, 2020

As we continue to provide you with timely and transparent communications, please find our Daily Update on Waveny's patient, resident and employee status related to the COVID-19 pandemic below:

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April 3, 2020

For over 45 years, Waveny has understood the importance of providing timely and transparent communications to our families, patients, residents, and staff, while simultaneously protecting the privacy of patient specific information.

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June 17, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Waveny LifeCareNetwork has been collaborating with The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine(JAX-GM)

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June 3, 2020

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May 13, 2020

As the nation observed National Nurses Week, Russell R. Barksdale, Jr., MPA/MHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Waveny LifeCare Network...

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