Weekly Update – May 4, 2020
I would like to take a moment of your time to update you on Cape Regency. As you know, the National Guard was in last week to conduct testing our residents and staff. As you all know we has positive results for both staff and residents. We continue to test both residents and staff that present with symptoms. Currently, we have 25 positive residents in the center and 22 staff with a number of pending tests.
We thank the National Guard for their response to our center and for providing the expedited testing of our residents.
There is no greater priority for us than the health and care of our residents. We are incredibly grateful for our dedicated team at Cape Regency and thank you for including them as “Health Care Heroes” battling COVID-19. They are doing everything they possibly can to care for those afflicted and support them as they battle this disease.
As you may also know, The Guard has generously offered to provide further assistance to nursing homes, in the form of temporary staffing. This is a voluntary program that Governor Baker and the Guard have worked out to help nursing homes complement their existing teams for a finite period of several days.
We will welcome the National Guard healthcare team this afternoon, May 4 to begin their first shifts. We anticipate approximately 20 members of the Guard will be on hand to supplement the Cape Regency Team. We were staffed throughout the evening last night and there were no interruptions in care. We support our talented staff whose commitment to caring for our residents throughout this health crisis inspires us every day. We will continue to take all possible steps to protect the health and safety of our residents and encourage all our family members to reach out to us with any questions they may have.