REGENCY POST-ACUTE, Rehab & Nursing Centers in Dover, Somerset, and Wayne are on the front lines caring for some of the most compromised and critical Covid-19 patients — the elderly. Regency’s team of nurses, physicians, administrators, and support staff has been fighting this scourge day and night.
With the procurement of 100 oxygen concentrators, Regency’s team received some major reinforcements.
“This is a huge morale booster to everyone — patients, residents, families, and staff,” said David Gross, Regency president. “These oxygen concentrators provide a dramatic leap forward in our ability to care for patients with breathing issues.”
Breathing difficulties are a common symptom of Covid-19, which is often exasperated by co-morbidities that are seen in patients at skilled nursing facilities. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions will benefit from the oxygen concentrators that deliver oxygen to those with low levels of it in their blood.
From the start of the pandemic, Regency has worked to effectively care for residents in their facilities while also protecting their staff. This effort has included creating dedicated Covid-19 units at their Somerset and Dover facilities, which are isolated from other units. Staff in the Covid-19 units wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
“The term hero is not one I use lightly but it is the right term to use when describing our staff,” wrote Gross in a recent letter to families. “I am proud of the success we have had in ‘flattening the curve’ while keeping our local hospital systems from getting overloaded. But I know there is still a long way to go before this is over.”
For more information about Regency, contact David Gross at DGross@RegencyNursing.com.