Update at Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation
April 12, 2020
To the Community and Members of the Media:
Good afternoon and a Happy Easter to all… We provide the following update on this Sunday for your review:
- The improvement of patients on the second floor referenced during yesterday’s update continues through today. Our estimate of the percentage of patients who are positively responding to the clinical interventions has increased to approximately 90%, as we see positive trends in nutrition, hydration and vitamin absorption. With each advancement in resident condition, we are honing our clinical approach to maximize the information we are receiving and then incorporating it into our recovery plan. We expect this to be an ongoing process, as we intervene to return our COVID-19 positive patients to their baseline (or better).
- While we are seeing success in turning the tide relative to this virus, there are still some residents whose overall course has not been as encouraging despite the efforts of our clinical team. In those very limited cases, we are making palliative and supportive care available as requested and appropriate, and interfacing directly with residents and families to ensure that their existing needs are met in accordance with their directives. We extend our thoughts and prayers to these valued members of our community during this difficult time, and would ask that you join us in doing the same.
- The team at Riverbend has found its cadence in managing the effects of this virus on the residents and on each other. We are bonded together like never before, and united in our commitment to #crushCOVID19… this unity of purpose is motivating, and helps carry us through the more challenging of moments.
- Our special thank you today is directed at the several staff who provided Easter treats to the team members working on this Holiday, and to our team members who made sure that our residents were able to worship and celebrate as per their individual religious preferences. We know how important faith is, now more than ever, and it was a privilege to bring faith into the building to comfort and inspire those we serve (and one another).
We wish you blessings on this Easter, and will look forward to updating you again tomorrow.
Cory Schulte Maureen Purvis, RN
Administrator Director of Nursing