WATERSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION PRESS STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WATERSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION PRESS STATEMENT

(KERRVILLE, TEXAS)- We want to report that we currently have 5 COVID positive residents in the facility. We are taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our facility. Leadership is working closely with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps at this time. Our staff and residents are following all recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We continue to use specialty equipment to disinfect the facility and previously upgraded our air filtration systems for the protection of all our residents and staff.

We have been in constant contact with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) epidemiologist, who has been advising us on our infection control efforts since our first COVID positive case.

DSHS has provided us with additional and ongoing education and in-servicing for staff throughout the COVID outbreak. We have continued to isolate positive residents from other residents to prevent further spread of the virus.  Our Medical Director provided standing orders to ensure all positive residents receive IV vitamins and nutrition to help them recover from the virus. We have supplemented care with agency staffing accordingly. An infection preventionist from DSHS has made multiple visits to the facility and has advised a best course of action. HHSC and DSHS have been receiving updates with any new case information regarding COVID positive results, both for staff and residents.

The team is taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. We will continue to implement all federal, state, and local infection prevention and control guidelines and monitor all residents and employees.

 

 

View All Blog Posts