Covid-19 Updates

July 27TH, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who traveled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 1 positive employees in the last 24 hours, bringing our total positive staff to 7. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

 

July 25TH, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who traveled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 1 positive employees in the last 24 hours, bringing our total positive staff to 6. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration


July 21st, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who traveled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 1 positive employees in the last 24 hours, keeping our total positive staff at 5. This resident had previously tested positive, then negative, returned to work after following all guidelines, and retested positive thereafter.  We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

COVID UPDATE JULY 10, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

Today the New York State Department of Health released a new advisory in regards to the resumption of visitation at nursing homes. While this is exciting news, with the advisory comes stringent criteria which all nursing homes must attain in order for visitation to resume. In our facility, we are carefully reviewing the criteria of this fluid and exciting development. Please note that at the present time in- person visitation in the building remains suspended. We will continue to update you with the status of our ability to accommodate visitors to the facility. We will continue to hold our on-site social distancing visits as well as virtual visits. Please continue utilize the activities department to schedule visits, by contacting Amy Mooney, Business Office Manager.

Sincerely, Administration

June 22nd, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who traveled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 19th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 18th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 17th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 16th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 15th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 14th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 13th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 12th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members.  Our recovered residents cumulative number is 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 11th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of June 11th, we have had 1 more recovery.  That brings our recovered residents cumulative number to 6. 0 residents have tested positive in the last 24 hours. This keeps our cumulative in-house total of positive residents to 6. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 5. We also have three employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 5th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of June 3rd, we are happy to announce that there have been two residents who have fully recovered and are now testing negative for COVID-19!  This brings our current in-house total of positive residents to one. We also have 1 positive employees in the last 24 hours, making our total positive staff at 3. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 4th, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of June 3rd, we are happy to announce that there have been two residents who have fully recovered and are now testing negative for COVID-19!  This brings our current in-house total of positive residents to one. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, keeping our total positive staff at 2. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 3rd, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of June 3rd, we are happy to announce that there have been two residents who have fully recovered and are now testing negative for COVID-19!  This brings our current in-house total of positive residents to one. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, keeping our total positive staff at 2. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

June 2nd, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of June 2nd, we are happy to announce that there have been two residents who have fully recovered and are now testing negative for COVID-19!  This brings our current in-house total of positive residents to one. We also have 0 positive employees in the last 24 hours, keeping our total positive staff at 2. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

May 29, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of May 29, we are happy to announce that there have been two residents who have fully recovered and are now testing negative for COVID-19!  This brings our current in-house total of positive residents to two. We also have 2 positive employees, including two additional positive employees since yesterday. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

May 27, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of May 27, there have been four positive cases among residents and there are currently three residents who are positive in the facility. We also have 4 positive employees, including two additional positive employees since yesterday. We also have two employees who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released to return to work. All employees who test positive are sent home per CDC guidelines and are not permitted to return until cleared to do so by the Department of Health.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration

May 15, 2020

Dear Family Members,

The New Corona Virus represents an historic infection control challenge that continues to test the very best of our National and State response systems and challenges the very best of our hospital systems and nursing homes, where residents are especially vulnerable.

Despite the backing of the United State and the World, data from the international scientific teams is still contradictory, inconclusive and inadequate to understand the basics, like how is the disease transmitted.  Some suggest that the virus is carried and spread by seemingly healthy people, making carriers difficult to identify.  Others have suggested that the virus may linger much longer than believed and be capable of being moved in air.  The CDC has steadfastly held onto directives aimed at reducing droplet exposure and screening policies designed to identify those with fevers and who travelled to foreign countries.  The CDC recently added some confirmed new symptoms, nearly six months after the virus ravaged China, and after the virus has spread throughout much of the globe.  Every day we have more questions and learn more, but scientists still know little about the virus and its methods of transmission.   In turn, our government has been slow to change directives despite initial directive not being nearly as effective as predicted.  Governmental efforts underway all make scientific assumptions that may prove incomplete or inaccurate.  What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID 19 spreads efficiently and is virulent.  It is also apparent that the CDC is a leading authority, and combined with the directives of the State and Local Health Departments are the directives we must follow.

Quite some time ago, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation put into place a series of precautions designed by the CDC to slow the spread of the virus including limiting visitors, screening for symptoms, taking temperatures, training on infectious disease controls, enhanced cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment, and restricting visitors, restricting and/or limiting group activities etc. We continue these protocols and have since added isolation and testing, when, and how, permitted by governmental authorities.  As has been the case in thousands of US skilled nursing facilities and many more around the globe, governmental directives and our diligent implementation, likely slowed the rate of transmission but did not eliminate it.  Likewise, governmental recommended PPE protocol has been modified due to international shortages and the Government’s inability to assist in obtaining the quantity of PPE that would have previously been considered best practice.

Hospitals, ships, schools and entire towns, cities and States have had tragic outcomes.  Last month, New York State for example, estimated that 13.9% of its mobile population or 1.4 million people have already been infected in the state.  Other experts put the number much higher.

At this time we have voluntarily tested all of our residents and staff members. As of May 15, there have been four positive cases among residents and there are currently three residents who are positive in the facility. We also have 4 positive employees. This employee has been sent home to be quarantined per Department of Health and CDC guidelines.

If there are any concerns you would like to have addressed, we encourage you to reach out to our compliance hotline at 1-800-610-2544. Through this avenue, such concerns can be brought to our attention so that they may be swiftly addressed. Additionally, any questions we are unavailable to answer on the spot will be referred to our Medical Director, Dr. Seema Dahake. We will promptly relay your questions to her, and get back to you as soon as possible with accurate information.

Many of you may yourself be directly or indirectly affected or know others who are affected by the New Coronavirus.  If you are affected, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As lifelong caregivers, we are pained that something we know so little about and is so powerfully destructive is in our midst. Unfortunately, Wedgewood Nursing & Rehabilitation has not been immune.

Best wishes of health and happiness,

Administration