Beginning this week, we have a few changes that we would like to share with you. In line with the health and safety protocols set out by local health authorities, we are happy to announce that we are beginning to assist residents in accessing outdoor spaces to enjoy some recreational time in the nicer weather.
Staff will be accompanying residents at all times and will be in full PPE. Physical distancing will also be observed, and the number of people in the courtyard at one time will be restricted.
Also starting today, we will be testing staff at our homes twice a month for COVID-19. This is in line with the directive issued by the provincial government over the weekend.
Along with our enhanced infection control measures already in place, this will help us ensure that as the province continues with its phased re-opening, our residents, care workers and their loved ones remain safe, and that we are detecting possible health risks earlier.
As always, if you have any questions about our outbreak response measures, or about the care your loved one is receiving, please reach out to your home, and a member of our care team will be happy to speak with you.