Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
The protocols surrounding the containment of the COVID-19 virus have quickly expanded to supporting those that were inflicted to their full recovery. We are heartened by the increased number of those testing positive now testing negative. As mentioned previously, each patient and each resident has their own specific medical care plan and timeline for recovery. Our testing continues to expand from the traditional PCR – nasopharyngeal swabs used to identify symptomatic and asymptomatic residents to more serum Immunoglobulin G testing to determine by resident how quickly a resident is developing antibodies.
Clinical research supports, especially in these more social-distanced PPE-driven times, and highly recommends scheduling of smart, secure Patient and Resident engagement activities to promote better outcomes. These must overcome the challenge of integrating appropriate social, cultural and family engagement, with the need to stringently minimize potential of client and staff exposure.
Despite this curtailment, we continue to be committed to safely maximizing client and family engagement. Our Therapeutic Recreation staff have been utilizing technology in various ways that include family members, and feature virtual travel to places of interest, a variety of games, music and daily exercises.
This Mother’s Day for example, Waveny used its own in house TV channel to broadcast worship services and a special musical performance by artist Gary Kahn, Skype visits with families and volunteers, and presentation of virtual shows featuring performers and entertainers that have been a part of their lives.
We will continue these activities along with strict preventive, testing and individual care and recovery interventions, as we move into the employee testing phase for asymptomatic staff, to further reinforce our daily screening protocols.
The Village There are no status changes to report today for our Residents. Increase testing continues.
Care Center One resident was re-admitted back from the hospital. Sadly one patient passed away this morning at an advanced age. We were happy that their family were able to visit them recently. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their family and loved ones at this most difficult time and we celebrate their life. The Inn The Inn continues to have no positive cases of COVID-19.
Waveny Home Care No changes to report related to Home Care division clients. The Home Care Division will continue to assist local hospitals and healthcare providers in the home recuperation of their patients and residents.
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(One Patient re-admitted from the hospital and one sadly expired) Village (Memory Care): 0 Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): 0 (Net)
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 (Net-one Patient hospital readmission, and one expired) Home Care: 0 Employees: 0
As we get closer to the re-opening of our town and local businesses, we will provide more details. Our Waveny team greatly appreciates our daily family communications and ongoing engagement with us. Please continue to keep each other in your thoughts and prayers, and we will continue to honor our commitment to do our very best to earn your support and understanding each and every day.
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 or questions.
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