Day Brook Village COVID-19 Updates

Daily COVID-19 Report can be found here

At Day Brook Village, we understand what an incredibly difficult time this is, and how important communication is to our extended community of residents, family members and staff. Therefore, we will continue to be providing regular updates on how the COVID-19 virus has impacted our facility. The below chart will be updated daily. As we share this information, please know that our staff across our organization are working tirelessly to manage this crisis. We are guided by all the proper regulatory and clinical guidelines, and you can be sure that we are always working for the best interest of our residents and staff. We thank you for your ongoing support during these challenging days. It means more than you could realize to our staff and residents. Please stay healthy and safe.

April 28, 2020 Update

As of today, there are 39 reported cases of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 that are residing at Day Brook Village Skilled Nursing Center. Five residents have passed away. We are deeply saddened by this as a community. Our staff continues to care for our residents tirelessly throughout this trying time.

April 24, 2020 Update

Currently, 29 residents have tested positive that are residing at Day Brook Village with 28 that have tested negative. Sadly, three residents have passed away in-house with COVID-19 related issues.

April 21, 2020 Update

As of today, there has been one additional positive case of a resident with COVID-19 since Saturday. This brings the total positive cases to 26. There have been no additional COVID-19 related deaths in-house.

April 18, 2020 Update

Despite continued efforts and tremendous care by the Day Brook Village staff, the positive cases of residents infected with COVID-19 has continued to grow.  As of today, we have a total of 25 residents who are currently in-house that have tested positive.

I am also deeply saddened to report that two residents have passed away due to COVID-19 related issues. It is extremely difficult at times like this to continue to remain positive, but through community support we are encouraged to push on and continue to care for our residents in tremendous ways during this unfathomable time. I could not be prouder to be standing behind the Day Brook Village team that are on the front-lines and will continue to be there for our residents, your loved ones.  It is humbling to be part of a community that during such times of trial continue to find the selfless emotional and physical strength to remain hopeful and full of fight.

Our existing protocols remain in place: all residents are being carefully monitored and staff are being screened at the beginning of their shift for respiratory symptoms, actively taking their temperature for evidence of fever, shortness of breath, new or change in cough, and sore throat. If they are ill, they will self-isolate at home. We are following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Health in this matter. I recognize that this is a time of great uncertainty.  I can assure that your support has tremendous meaning to our residents and staff.

Respectfully,

Lori Todd, Executive Director

April 17, 2020

The past several weeks have been unprecedented, for our country and the world, as the COVID-19 virus has become front and center in all of our lives. The concerns you may have are shared by healthcare providers like ourselves as we navigate these uncharted waters. At Day Brook Village we recognize that time-sensitive and transparent communication with our residents, families and community is critical to how we all respond to this health crisis.

We have been informed that five residents, who have been residing at our skilled nursing center, have tested positive for COVID-19. We have and will continue to work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the state and local health departments to isolate this situation and mitigate any future problems.

Please be assured that we have been preparing for this situation for the last several weeks knowing that the virus is present in our local communities. We are confident that our team of clinicians, nurses, aides and other support staff at Day Brook are well prepared to protect the ongoing health of our residents.

Throughout this entire public health crisis, we have been guided by, and consulted with, key federal and state agencies who are involved in the prevention and mitigation of the Corona virus. Their infection control, screening and assessment protocols have been instrumental in our preparedness for this situation. We continue to assess our skilled nursing residents and staff daily for signs or symptoms of COVID-19. It was the strict adherence to these protocols that enabled us to identify these cases. It also resulted in a swift response in caring for these residents and putting immediate precautions in place to help isolate the situation. We will continue to follow the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s guidance on notifying members of our community who may have had contact with these residents.

We understand the concerns around COVID-19. Now, with three residents who have tested positive; patients, families and community members may feel worried about the care we are able to provide to them or their loved ones. We encourage you to remember that the team members working to care for our residents at Day Brook Village are your neighbors and community members. They continue to work incredibly hard to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are being cared for with the highest quality of care, compassion and resources to safeguard their health and wellbeing.

Day Brook Village remains committed, as your community partner, to provide the best care possible. We are grateful for the efforts of our team here and our local healthcare partners, for their commitment and dedication to our residents and families. We are humbled by your trust in us and will continue to work tirelessly to earn that trust and confidence each day.

We have established this webpage to provide information as this situation evolves and will update it frequently.

Regards,

Lori Todd, Executive Director