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.
We continue to take preventive measures to protect the safety and wellness of our residents: this week emergency restoration company SERVPRO is completing a thorough cleaning of the Village premises, and will do same at the Care Center. As mentioned, we continue to screen staff prior to each shift, send any employee home to await test results if they show symptoms of illness, and mandate the use of Personal Protective Equipment by all Village, Care Center, Inn and Home Care staff while at work.
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.
Changes in the Number of Confirmed and Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases of Residents/Patients Currently Residing within Waveny: 0
Village (Memory Care): 0
Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): 0
Changes in the Number of Confirmed and Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases of Residents/Patients Currently Hospitalized: 0
Changes in the Number of COVID-related Deaths (confirmed and presumed): 1
Village (Memory Care): 1 (resident passed away in a non-Waveny facility)
Changes in the Number of Employees who are COVID-19 Positive or Presumed Positive: -2
Employees with Direct Care: 0
Employees with Non-Direct Care: -2
Changes in the Total of ALL Confirmed and Presumed COVID-19 Cases of Residents, Patients, and Employees: -1
Care Center: 0
Sadly, one of our Village residents passed away at another facility, due to a COVID-related diagnosis. Our team’s heartfelt prayers and condolences are with her family.
Two of our non-direct care employees who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have been cleared to return to work. Like all employees, they will be subject to the above-mentioned daily screening and preventive measures.
As previously mentioned, if our direct care staff observes symptoms in a resident or patient, we will notify the family and their primary care physician, and take measures according to the Medical Director or patient physician’s directive. Should testing be ordered, we will swab our residents and staff on-site. Test result turnaround times have been improving marginally.
Your nursing supervisor will have specific medical details on your family member. Please continue to reach out to them on clinical issues and to me on non-clinical issues. We will continue to provide daily written communications during this pandemic. Aggregate data can be found at: waveny.org/daily-statistics
Our leadership team continues to work in close coordination with local hospitals, public health authorities, clinicians and other key stakeholders. We continue to practice maximum safety measures for best possible outcomes. Through this challenging period we greatly appreciate the tremendous cooperation being displayed by all parties to protect the health and safety of our Residents, Patients and Caregivers.
Please continue to keep each other in your thoughts and prayers, and know that every day, we are working as diligently as possible to earn your continued patience and support. Your feedback has been constructive and is greatly appreciated. Our entire community is most grateful.
May 13, 2020
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