April 7, 2020

4:30 PM

Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update

for Residents, Patients, and Families

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.

Data:

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 .

(The reason that this number is negative is due to the fact that a presumed COVID-19 positive test came back negative for COVID-19.)

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 (including deceased): -1

Village: 0

Care Center: (1)

Employees: 0

Note: There have been no incidents of confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 cases in both the Waveny Inn and in Waveny Home Care.

 

Comments:

As the reduction in today’s incidences indicates, we are being diligent in sharing information as inclusively as possible, even for presumed cases that may not necessarily be COVID-19 positive.  

Today’s report also supports our early indications that the new incident rate on our residents, patients, and staff may be plateauing, subject to new findings. Whether or not this holds true, we remain just as committed to fighting the spread of this virus. Complacency is not an option, as we see the increased prevalence of the virus both in and outside our community, and its impact on residents, healthcare professionals, and providers alike.

While we are not awaiting test results on any of our patients or residents, it is important to note that test results overall are being further delayed in processing. This means actual positive cases in our communities may be underreported. As a result, we believe it is our responsibility to let you know that the proposed apex of positive case test results within Fairfield County has now been extended another ten days into early May.

We are rigorously committed to protecting our residents, patients, and families. We continue to screen staff every day before they report to work, and will continue to send any employee home to await test results if they show any symptoms of illness.

Our thorough screening capabilities remain in effect for any resident or employee who becomes symptomatic.

Please continue to reach out to your nursing supervisor for specific medical details on your family member. We will continue to provide daily written communications during this pandemic.

Our leadership team remains in daily contact with local leaders, local hospitals, and other key stakeholders working to stay abreast of the latest information. There is tremendous cooperation being displayed by all parties to keep the health and safety of our Residents, Patients and Caregivers, as well as the general public, our collective top priority.

Thank you for your continued patience, support, thoughts and prayers. Our entire community is most grateful.  #WavenyStrong

Sincerely,

Terry Henry

Vice President of Communications

Phone: 203.594.5308

Email: thenry@waveny.org

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