Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
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.
We also want to acknowledge feedback received from several of our families that expressed feeling - on one hand - bombarded by COVID- 19 news media coverage generally and - on the other - informed and appreciative of the Waveny daily updates. To that end, it is our highest priority to provide you with the most responsive and purposeful information. Thank you for your continued patience and support.
We continue to closely monitor our patients and residents and apply the most qualified observation, intervention and testing methods as directed by the CDC, DPH, local health authorities and our Medical Director.
The Village There is no change in resident status to report today from our Memory/Dementia Care community.
Care Center We are pleased to welcome back one patient from the hospital who tested positive for COVID-19, they are now resting comfortably. Sadly, a COVID-positive Care Center patient who was on hospice succumbed to the disease and passed away last night. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to their family at this extraordinarily sad and trying time.
The Inn The Inn continues to have no positive cases of COVID-19.
Waveny Home Care There are no changes to report related to Home Care division clients.
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: -1
Changes in the Number of COVID-related Deaths (confirmed and presumed): 1 Village: 0 Care Center: 1
Changes in the Number of Employees who are COVID-19 Positive or Presumed Positive: 0 Employees with Direct Care: 0 Employees with Non-Direct Care: 0
Changes in the Total of ALL Confirmed and Presumed COVID-19 Cases of Residents, Patients, and Employees: 0 Village: 0 Care Center: 0 (1 hospice patient expired, another returned from hospital) Home Care: 0 Employees: 0
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, our Waveny team continues to be vigilant in protecting both the needs our residents and patients in good health and recovery, as well as their families’ interest to be in close communication with us. We greatly appreciate your ongoing collaboration.
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 are diligently committed to providing transparent written communications during this pandemic, honoring your ongoing support, and applying best practices of direct care, prevention, and daily employee screening & PPE usage. Please continue to keep each other and our community in your thoughts and prayers.
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