May 15, 2020 7:00PM Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
Today we received encouraging reports that our clinical protocols are producing patient conversions from positive to negative COVID-19 PCR tests results. This coupled with their increased production of antibodies signaled by high Immunoglobulin G serum levels—thereby signaling not only their recuperation but their improved defense mechanism. Your loved ones’ nurse manager will be able to share with you their results if they were recently tested.
While we test and screen symptomatic staff from exposure to residents and staff here, to further augment Waveny LifeCare Network’s rigorous protocols, personal protective equipment usage, and isolation standards, we will begin PCR testing our entire asymptomatic Employee base this Wednesday May 20th on the Waveny Farm Road campus.
With the announced opening of many of our town’s and local community services on May 20th, this is critical to reinforce community-based COVID-19 transmission mitigation tactics, including stay-at-home, public congregation, travel restrictions, and ongoing Waveny stringent internal preventive, care and recuperative protocols. It’s also consistent with clinical and public advocacy research that indicates widespread COVID-19 testing can promote improved virus containment, tracking and reporting.
Therapeutic Recreation and Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies have never been discontinued. Our own Therapeutic Recreational staff took full advantage of the much-awaited pleasant weather by accompanying our clients outside to enjoy it. Click on this link to see our Facebook posting of the activities:
The Village One additional Resident’s Immunoglobulin G serum antibody (IgG) test reflected a high level of antibodies.
Care Center Eight previously positive COVID-19 Patients received negative PCR test results today. Another’s Immunoglobulin G serum antibody (IgG) test reflected a high level of antibody formation. 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: -10 Village (Memory Care): -1 Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): - 9 (8 negative PCR test results for previously positive Patients, and one high IgG antibody test result)
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: -1 Employees with Direct Care: -2 Employees with Non-Direct Care: 1
Changes in the Total of ALL Confirmed and Presumed COVID-19 Cases of Residents, Patients, and Employees: -11 Village: -1 Care Center: -9 Home Care: 0 Employees: -1 (Two employees cleared to return to work, one non-direct care employee tested positive for the virus but has not been at work)
Continued and thorough Patient, Resident and Employee testing is a cornerstone of our COVID-19 battle strategy and is showing promising results. As we continue our testing commitments, our resolve to fight this pandemic has not wavered nor will we loosen our PPE usage and isolation protocols. We so greatly appreciate your understanding and your full engagement with us.
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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