Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center was one of the first “centers” in the Henrico/Richmond, Virginia area to see firsthand the devastation of COVID-19.
Conveniently located only minutes from many of Central Virginia’s major medical centers, our 190-bed center offer a comprehensive continuum of specialized care including inpatient and outpatient therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, wound care and pulmonary rehab. At Canterbury, we help ease your transition from hospital to home as you regain your strength. With full-center renovations planned for the very near future, we are Rehabbing Care™ at Canterbury!
With that being said, Canterbury Rehab, according to the local news outlets, as of April 10, 2020, Canterbury Rehabilitation has a total of 40 deaths due to COVID. This was 31% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Residents of the facility are not the only ones falling victim to COVID-19, at least 25 healthcare workers also tested positive.
At the long-term care facility “Westminster Canterbury “, there were 4 confirmed cases.
This takes a toll not only on the patients, their families, it also places the healthcare workers in danger. They are in a position of risking their lives daily to help these patients recover from injuries, with the intent to be released from rehabilitation, all the while, taking additional precautions to keep everyone safe from acquiring COVID-19.
These are true #HealthCareHeroes!
I’m not sure if many understand the difference between the staff in a hospital and in a rehabilitation center? Generally in rehabilitation centers, there are a few doctors, a couple of doctors assistants, and the remaining staff are physical therapists and CNA’s.
A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA may also be known as a Nursing Assistant (NA), a Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA).
CNAs work in long-term and residential care facilities, as well as home health-care centers and hospitals. There are also home health CNA’s.
The main responsibility of a CNA is the patient of course. They are trained in patient care, cleanliness, bathing, eating, dressing, and patient healthcare.
CNA’s are typically paid much less than a nurse, although a lot of their responsibilities are similar.
ALL of these health care heroes are facing a crisis against the “invisible enemy”. COVID-19 is showing signs and symptoms in some patients and staff, in others it is not.
Canterbury Rehabilitation tested ALL staff and patients.
During these times of hardship and sacrifice, healthcare professionals need encouragement, positivity, hope, and they need to know they are appreciated!
As part of what our community has done, in an effort to show Canterbury Rehabilitation staff exactly how important they are, there were donations of cards, handmade angel pins, words of encouragement, snack jars, I, myself made handwritten cards and a candy basket!
I am sure handmade masks would be appreciated as well as anything else.
These are the people that sacrifice to help our loved ones! I cannot thank them enough.
I personally do not have a loved one in this rehabilitation center, I do have a loved one that works at Westminster Canterbury.
Canterbury Rehabilitation has touched my heart and I want to make each and every healthcare and staff members day a bit brighter in any way possible.
Please pray for this facility, from the patients, their families, to the staff and their families.
If you are interested in donating to Canterbury Rehabilitation, you may contact me or you can follow them on Facebook or http://canterburyrehab.com/
Philippians 4:7. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.