Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, new information, new testing and treatment protocols, medical regimens, and therapy treatments continue to emerge. The collaboration with our physicians, local hospitals and health authorities is ongoing to minimize risk and maximize the potential for a full and quick recovery.
In fact, data surrounding COVID-19’s epidemiological and clinical characteristics has been growing daily, along with rapidly evolving diagnostic and therapeutic testing guidance and capacities.
As researchers define the virus’ clinical spectrum and asymptomatic spread risk, know that Waveny LifeCare Network is dedicated to taking the most clinically qualified next steps, based on evidence-based best practices to protect our Patients and Residents to mitigate the pandemic’s impact.
As mentioned, with regard to testing protocols, our top priority is monitoring and improving our Patients’ and Residents’ well-being and recovery through advanced, qualified testing regimens.
These include re-swabbing to collect nasopharyngeal specimens from which RNA material is extracted and analyzed (PCR), to serological testing, in which the presence – or absence of antibodies is measured in bloodwork (IgG). You shall see increased testing and re-testing as we begin measuring our patients’ ability to generate antibodies at rate levels required for each senior to both combat the virus and protect them from future infection. While test rates and rate levels are extremely important to our patients and residents, they are also important to our staff who have been inflicted.
As we continue to deploy these tests across our Patient and Resident base, all interested parties within and in conjunction with Waveny, will have an ever-improving clinical line of sight to promote our clients’ optimal well-being and recovery.
Within the next week for those patients that have tested positive, we will be communicating our clinical plan to further support and hopefully accelerate our patients’ ability to continue their recuperation.
The Village There are no changes to report today among our Village Residents.
Care Center There are no changes to report today among our Care Center patients.
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 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: 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 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. Please continue to keep each other in your thoughts and prayers, we greatly appreciate, and will continue to earn your understanding and support.
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. Our entire community is most grateful.
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