Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
As the nation’s health authorities, epidemiologists and policy-makers attempt to ascertain the COVID-19 virus’ biological properties, metabolic impact and trajectory across regional areas, we at Waveny LifeCare Network continue to be relentlessly committed to implementing the most informed and qualified preventive, clinical care, recovery, testing and re-testing best practices possible.
Forecasts abound as to the timing of the contagion’s potential “curve flattening” or resurgence, and what we can expect regarding clinical treatment and containment measures, or social self-regulation practices.
Regardless of what the future holds, we continue to be hyper-focused on factors we can control, including:
1. Ensuring we have the best trained, most capable and prepared staff to support each of our Residents’ and Patients’ care and recovery needs given their disproportionate vulnerability to COVID-19, arising from underlying co-morbidities; 2. Thoroughly applying clinical best practices and CDC, Connecticut DPH and local health authority preventive, care, hygiene and testing protocols; 3. Responsively communicating our actions to our families as we move forward within our rapidly changing operating environment.
Waveny’s aggregate data can be found at: waveny.org/daily-statistics The Village There are no changes to report today regarding our Village Residents’ health status.
Care Center Sadly, one Patient battling the virus ultimately passed away this morning. Our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and condolences are with their family.
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: -1 Village (Memory Care): 0 Care Center (Full Skilled Nursing): -1 (One precious soul passed away)
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): 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 “0” record- Sadly, one patient passed away at our facility) Home Care: 0 Employees: 0
We look forward to the upcoming week, and are inspired by the opportunity to care for and diligently support the wellbeing and recovery of our Patients and Residents.
Thank you for your ongoing continued feedback, patience and support. We appreciate your ongoing engagement and understanding throughout the pandemic’s crisis. It remains our highest priority to provide you with the most timely and purposeful information.
Please continue to keep each other in your thoughts and prayers, and know that every day, we are working as diligently as possible to earn your continued patience 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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