May 23, 2020 7:00PM Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Clearly our seniors can be especially susceptible to COVID-19 exposure due to particular comorbidities like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease, which the CDC, Connecticut DPH and leading researchers say predisposes them to greater risk.
Our risk mitigation efforts have been focused on maximizing the quality and scalability of testing, diagnostic and care interventions, Patient and Resident Care Plan optimization, and immune system support, which we base on rigorous, evidence-based science geared to help us exceed CDC and DPH operational standards.
We remain committed to seeing all of those inflicted convert COVID-19 test results from positive to negative as we continue clinical efforts on preventive care and recovery measures -emphasizing those that have shown promising results, and accelerate development of predictive analytics, to help us reduce future exposure probabilities.
In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday, we will not issue a Daily Update on Monday, but shall otherwise continue uninterrupted.
The Village There are no Resident status updates to report today. Care Center Three Patients received negative PCR swab test results thereby converting, one patient requires retesting.
The Inn The Inn continues to have no positive cases of COVID-19.
Waveny Home Care There are no Client status updates to report today.
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: -2 Village (Memory Care): 0 Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): -2 (Three Patients received negative PCR test results, one Patient requires retesting)
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 tested positive for PCR. All will be retested, but not work until test results are negative or proven to be recuperated and not contagious: 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: -2 (net) Home Care: 0 Employees: 0
Throughout the Memorial Day weekend we will continue to diligently apply thorough preventive, clinical care and recovery best practices across our continuum to support our cherished Patients and Residents. We will maintain close communication and engagement with you, and greatly appreciate your feedback, support and understanding.
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.