Waveny LifeCare Network COVID-19 Daily Update for Residents, Patients, and Families
We continue to deploy COVID -19 testing across our Patient and Resident base to promote the accurate assessment, wellness and recuperation of our Patients and Residents, reduce potential virus transmissibility and clinical risk, and help return our community to a state of normalcy.
Consistent, meticulous testing and re-testing improves preventive and diagnostic interventions. According to the CDC, within a given community, at least 25% of people that are infected actually remain asymptomatic, so testing for that segment is critical to improve clinical transparency and assign the most effective care resources.
For Patients and Residents that have tested positive, we will be communicating our clinical plan to hopefully accelerate our patients’ ability to continue their recuperation, given the existence of underlying co-morbidities that made them disproportionately more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus in the first place.
WHO (World Health Organization) epidemiologists have advised that with respect to virus incubation, the time between exposure to COVID-19 and the moment when symptoms start is commonly around five to six days but can range from one – fourteen days. In seniors, observationally in a clinical setting, these timeframes can vary widely, often in excess of the stated timeframes.
We at Waveny are sensitive to the often wider incubation band’s impact on our ability to deliver the highest possible continuity of care in what could be a more uncertain timeframe than researchers previously thought.
Given this, and what could be our Patient’s and Residents’ compromised immunity, our top priority is to continue to vigorously protect our clients’ safety and recovery through implementing thoroughly qualified testing, preventive care, hygiene and staff screening regimens. Our leadership has committed to making necessary investments in this added testing capability because we believe it is in our clients’ best health interests.
The Village There are no status changes to report for our Residents, they continue to rest comfortably under continued close observation. We received one negative test result.
Care Center We received five negative tests results for patients whose COVID status was previously unknown.
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
We continue to take maximum preventive measures for best possible Patient and Resident outcomes, including disallowing non-essential visitors, screening staff prior to each shift, sending any employee home to await test results if they show any symptoms of illness, and mandating Personal Protective Equipment by staff while at work.
We are in close collaboration with local hospitals, public health authorities, clinicians and other key stakeholders during this challenging period, and will continue to provide daily written communications during this pandemic to keep our families fully informed and as engaged as possible.
Our leadership team greatly appreciates your tremendous support and understanding. We remain thoroughly committed to protecting the health and safety of our Residents, Patients and Caregivers.
Know that every day, we are working as diligently as possible to earn your continued support, and uplift our Patients’ and Residents’ wellbeing.
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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