Below is a press release from AdviniaCare at Wilmington:
WILMINGTON, MA — AdviniaCare at Wilmington, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center serving Wilmington and surrounding communities, today announced that it has closed a specialized unit that helped patients referred from local hospitals with COVID-19 to recover and return home. With the unit’s closure, there are no positive coronavirus cases at the center, and all residents and staff members have been given the opportunity to get vaccinated.
Over the course of the pandemic in Massachusetts, AdviniaCare at Wilmington helped more than 90 COVID-19 patients referred by area hospitals to recover in a skilled care and rehabilitation setting. The clinical staff provided critical respiratory therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation that was often required after intensive hospital stays to stabilize those experiencing the worst symptoms of COVID-19.
“I am extremely proud of AdviniaCare at Wilmington’s team members – many of whom endured countless exhausting shifts and significant personal sacrifices – that helped so many people survive what was the fight of their lives,” said Chris Hannon, Chief Operating Officer of Pointe Group Care. “Our caregivers answered the call and stepped up to do their part during our community’s time of need. We are ready to turn the page as we begin a return to a new normal.”
The unit first operated during the initial surge of the pandemic last spring and again during the surge that began in the late fall. The center took on this role after a request by the Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) with support from Mass General Brigham and Town of Wilmington officials.
“The partnership between AdviniaCare Wilmington, Mass General Brigham, and the state created sorely needed capacity for COVID-19 patients to recover, which ensured that hospitals would be able to serve the sickest patients,” said Chuck Pu, MD, Medical Director of Care Continuum Programs, Mass General Brigham Population Health. “The level of collaboration that took place was unprecedented and we are grateful for the partnership, and for the heroes working in that center – and others like it – who put our most vulnerable seniors first when everything was on the line.”
AdviniaCare at Wilmington’s staff have now transitioned back to their primary role providing short term rehabilitation as well as long-term care. The center is accepting new admissions and all newly admitted residents are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Staff continue to follow very strict CDC and DPH sanitation and infection control guidelines and the center is allowing restricted in-person visitation.
About AdviniaCare at Wilmington
AdviniaCare at Wilmington is a 142-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Wilmington, Mass. operated by Pointe Group Care. The center offers comprehensive short-term rehabilitation for patients transitioning home and long-term skilled care. For more information, visit www.adviniacare.com.
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