Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected each of us, we realize our Residents, Patients and families may face some of the greatest potential challenges, if not physically, then due to the increased uncertainty the outbreak has caused.
Regardless of future challenges, we remain deeply committed to acting in the best safety interests of our seniors, and in compliance with federal, local and Medical Director clinical directives. We thank you for your ongoing trust and support.
To promote clinical best practices, we have increased targeted diagnostic COVID-19 testing of Patients and Residents to improve our continuity of care and recovery support. As more tests become available, we will scale these efforts accordingly and keep you well informed as we receive results.
We appreciate the importance of ongoing testing given the clinical profile of our seniors. As epidemiological research shows, older adults with co-morbidities like diabetes, heart, or respiratory dysfunction tend to be at higher risk for developing more serious COVID-19 complications.
The Village Three Residents have been asymptomatic since their last retesting on the 20th of April.
Care Center Seven patients who tested positive for COVID-19 received positive test results are now resting comfortably in the Care Center. Sadly one patient passed away after being overcome by the complications of the disease on their existing health conditions. Our heartfelt condolences are with their family at this most difficult 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. Moving forward, the Home Care Division will continually be called upon by local hospitals and healthcare providers, alike, to assist in getting their patients and residents home to continue their recuperation.
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: 3 Village (Memory Care): -3 (Three asymptomatic residents) Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): 6 (Positive tests received)
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: 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: 3 Village: -3 (Three asymptomatic Residents) Care Center: 6 (1 Care Center patient expired, seven positive test results) Home Care: 0 Employees: 0
The pandemic poses a threat to our peace of mind and sense of security. As an organization, we are making our absolute best efforts to implement the most stringent care and preventive measures to return us to normalcy. We know this places an extraordinary burden on our families and community, and are committed to work closely with clinical partners and medical authorities to overcome this challenge.
For our patients and residents that are in end-of-life care in our long-term care divisions, even through this pandemic, we will continue the practice under strict isolation of allowing their immediate family to visit and will continue to honor these practices and their family through that difficult period.
We are diligently committed to providing transparent written communications and greatly appreciate your ongoing support and feedback.
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. Please continue to keep each other and our community in your thoughts and prayers.
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