April 29, 2020 6:30PM Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
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.
Our top priority is to closely monitor and promote our Patients’ and Residents’ well-being and recovery. We will continue to rigorously apply qualified preventive care, safety and screening protocols to protect our Patients and Residents, and communicate those actions to our families transparently and responsively.
As mentioned, given those in our care tend to be at higher risk for developing more serious COVID-19 complications due to underlying co-morbidities, we will continue to increase targeted diagnostic COVID-19 testing of Patients and Residents as more test kits become available.
The Village One resident’s COVID-19 test results came back negative. Care Center Five patients who were tested for COVID-19 received positive test results, and one was discharged to the hospital. Sadly, one patient succumbed to the virus and passed away this morning. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their family at this most 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. 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): 0 Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): 3 (5 Positive tests received, one discharge, one death)
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: 5 Village: 0 Care Center: 5 (3 net, one to hospital and one passed away) 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’ 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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