Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
We would like to thank our families, clinical partners and broader community for their ongoing collaboration and support. Our concerted effort, combined with our daily enforcement of stringent clinical safety, care, recovery, and testing standards is helping us minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We continue to take extensive measures to support the health and wellness of our residents including: proactive preventive and diagnostic care of Patients and Residents, vigilant sanitary maintenance of our community thorough weekly cleanings by emergency restoration company SERVPRO, continuous staff screening prior to each shift, sending any employee home to await test results if they show symptoms of illness, mandated use of Personal Protective Equipment by all Village, Care Center, Inn and Home Care staff while at work, and close compliance with CDC, DPH and local health authorities operating directives.
The Village There are no status changes to report for our Residents, they continue to rest comfortably under continued close observation.
Care Center One patient was re-admitted from the hospital, and another was discharged home and will receive further care from Waveny Home Care Services. 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 (One re-admission from the hospital, one discharge to home)
Changes in the Number of Confirmed and Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases of Residents/Patients Currently Hospitalized: -1
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: 1 Village: 0 Care Center: 0 (one re-admission from the hospital, one discharge to home) Home Care: 1 Employees: 0
We continue to practice maximum internal safety measures for best possible Patient and Resident outcomes, and work in close coordination with local hospitals, public health authorities, clinicians and other key stakeholders during this challenging period.
We greatly appreciate the tremendous insight and cooperation being displayed by all parties, especially our families, as we fulfill our mission to protect the health and safety of our Residents, Patients and Caregivers.
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. Our community is most grateful.
Your nursing supervisor will have specific medical details on your family member. Please continue to reach out to them on clinical issues, to me on non-clinical issues, and to our organization with your ongoing feedback, concerns or questions.
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