26 residents at Tremont Center test positive for coronavirus
26 residents at Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Wareham have tested positive for coronavirus as of Tuesday, April 21.
This is according to Tim Brown, the Director of Marketing and Communications of Athena Health Care Systems, which owns Tremont in Wareham.
In a written statement, Brown said that the virus has been impacting nursing homes at a disproportionately high rate, and Tremont has unfortunately also been affected.
“We have been informed that 26 of our residents have now tested positive. We are devastated that patients in our care have contracted this virus. We are doing all we can to treat them and our thoughts are with those patients inflicted with this virus and their loved ones,” Brown wrote.
Brown added that the facility is taking several precautions to limit the spread of the virus.
“We are conducting cleanings and infection control measures multiple times per day, with extra care on high touch areas. We are limiting the number of staff going into resident rooms to only direct care staff. And we are monitoring our personal protective equipment - and request additional equipment from the state - to ensure our staff has the protection they need to keep them and residents safe,” Brown wrote.
Brown added that staff at Tremont are following all CDC and state guidelines, and are staying in touch with the Department of Public Health on a daily basis.
The Tremont Center began restricting visitors to the facility on March 12, as well as increasing its cleaning efforts to limit the spread of the virus.
Brown also said that residents and family members are encouraged to reach out with any questions they may have about the care being provided, and that Tremont’s goal is to be as transparent as possible, and address any issues that may arise.
“This is an incredibly challenging time and we will continue to do all we can to get through this, together,” Brown Wrote.
The Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center is located at 605 Main Street, and can be reached at 508-295-1040.