April 8, 2020

4:30 PM

Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update

for Residents, Patients, and Families

Our team is working diligently and with great care as we continue to battle the spread of this virus. Today’s Daily Update again 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): 0

Village:0

Care Center: 0

Changes in the Number of Employees who are COVID-19 Positive or Presumed Positive: 2

Employees with Direct Care*: 2

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): 2

Village: 0

Care Center: 0

Employees: 2

*Note: Waveny Home Care and the Village (Memory Care) each have one direct care staff member who has tested positive.

Comments:

We are awaiting test results on four Village (Memory Care) residents who are resting comfortably here in isolation. As previously mentioned, while we have the ability to swab our residents and staff, test processing is being further delayed by the significant backlog at test labs. We are closely following new testing technologies with quicker turnaround times and will seek access to the best sites available.

We continue to take preventive measures including screening staff prior to each shift, sending any employee home to await test results if they show any symptoms of illness, and providing Personal Protective Equipment. It is important to note that many of our direct caregivers who work part-time at Waveny are employed at other nearby hospitals and assisted living facilities, as well. Tracking exposure sites outside Waveny is part of our continued efforts with the Department of Health.

Our 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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