Update at Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation

Update at Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation

April 16, 2020


To the Community and Members of the Media:

Good afternoon. On this Thursday in mid-April, we have the following information to share about the status of things in our Riverbend community:

  • We have spoken much about the improvement in the overall condition of our second-floor, COVID-19 positive residents. That improvement is all but complete – this grouping of patients has been fully stabilized. The positive results we have seen are attributable to the hard work and dedication of our clinical team, who were relentless in their efforts to interrupt and reverse the cycle of the virus. As noted previously, this same approach is in process on the first floor, and we are hopeful that we can report similar successes and complete stabilization in short order.
  • Following up on our readmission news of yesterday, we are hearing more from the hospitals where some of our residents were sent in response to COVID-19 related changes in condition. Specifically, we are being advised of the plan to return these patients to Riverbend, and we are currently preparing for their arrival. We look forward to welcoming them home, and continuing their recovery here.
  • We continue to fine-tune our communication processes in order to meet the needs of our residents and families during this time of restricted visitation. We appreciate how hard it is to be separated from your loved ones, and how important it is to stay connected. As we continue to try and improve the way we are facilitating communication at Riverbend, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
  • Today’s gratitude is extended to an anonymous Good Samaritan from the State of Florida who donated masks to our Facility caregivers, unsolicited. Another random act of kindness that is much appreciated. We also want to thank our therapy team member who purchased over 100 balloons yesterday and delivered one to each of our residents. It lifted their spirits, which lifted ours as well. We are blessed to work with such caring team members…

We thank you for your time today, and will look forward to updating you again tomorrow.

Cory Schulte                                                   Maureen Purvis, RN
Administrator                                                 Director of Nursing