Daily COVID-19 Report can be found here
At Hathaway Manor, 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 26, 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 Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility, 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 two residents, who have been residing at our skilled nursing center, have tested positive for COVID-19. They have been cohorted together as we are making all efforts to prevent further spread of the virus. 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 Hathaway Manor 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 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 which resulted in a swift response in caring for these patients 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 residents who has 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 Hathaway Manor 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 well-being.
Hathaway Manor 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.
This web-page will be updated frequently with current information as this situation evolves.
Lee Allaire, Administrator