Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
Thorough, frequent testing of our Patients, Residents and Employees continues to be a core tool Waveny LifeCare Network employs to promote better outcomes, finely adjust individual care planning, and mitigate COVID-19 virus exposure risk.
As part of our arsenal we have leveraged highly collaborative partnerships with Connecticut’s Jackson Laboratory For Genomic Medicine and Stamford Hospital’s Department of Pathology and Lab Research to accelerate and refine our diagnostic and care capabilities.
Under the direction of our Medical Director and in compliance with CDC and Connecticut DPH directives, the tandem use of vigorous nasopharyngeal PCR swab re-testing and targeted IgG antibody testing, and stringent protocols like proper cohorting of Patients and dedicated staff coverage, have substantially increased our community’s conversions of COVID-19 test results from positive to negative, and enhanced individualized care plan effectiveness.
Moreover, in concert with clinical partners, we are relentlessly developing more refined testing protocols, tools and predictive analytics to eradicate our community of the virus, and mitigate exposure risk in anticipation of the reopening of more local economies.
Given our Patients and Residents are of advanced age, and tend to be disproportionately vulnerable to the virus due to comorbidities, we will continue to comprehensively apply resources so we target the right clinical interventions at the right time to protect the health, safety, and wellness of our community and where possible, preempt and exceed CDC and DPH testing and care guidelines
The Village There are no Patient status changes to report today. Care Center There are no Patient status changes to report today. We have retested many of our remaining positive COVID patients remaining in isolation using PCR and will be awaiting test results.
The Inn The Inn continues to have no positive cases of COVID-19.
Waveny Home Care We have assumed care responsibilities for 2 additional COVID-positive residents in the local community.
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: 2 Village: 0 Care Center: 0 Home Care: 2 (new clients added from the outside community) Employees: 0
As we heighten our testing efforts again today, we will continue to provide more details and how that impacts the continued wellness and recovery of our Patients and Residents. Please continue to be in close communications and engagement with us. We are proud to honor our commitment 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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