Stanford Seniors Village Community Update, May 26 2020

 

Hello Everyone

 

We continue to appreciate all that you and your loved ones are doing to heed the precautions put in place to alleviate risk of exposure to COVID-19.

 

I am relieved to tell you that there are no cases of reported outbreak nor signs nor symptoms of COVID-19 in any of our residents or staff here at Stanford Seniors’ Village.

 

As the Province begins the transition that will see some of the rules relaxed, a gentle reminder that we continue to follow the direction of our provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and our no visitor policy remains in place. We understand your eagerness to come and visit your loved ones but at this time our no visitor policy remains the same.

 

We continue to follow the direction of our public health officials to the letter and have full infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being adhered to

 

Communication

Due to social distancing orders we are encouraging family members and loved ones to connect with your family member via telephone call, or FACETIME or SKYPE.

 

If you would like to facetime or skype your loved one please email your request to stanford-recreation@retirementconcepts.com. Our recreation team will do their best to fulfill everyone’s request as often as time permits. We appreciate your understanding to limit the calls to 15 -30 minutes.

 

For Independent Living and Assisted Living please email your facetime and skype call requests to rtranberg@retirementconcepts.com and we will be happy to confirm a date and time to connect you with your loved one.

 

Recreation

The Recreation staff are conducting 1:1 visits and activities. This could look like time in the gym, walking around the courtyards (weather dependent), reading, discussing news, trivia, puzzles, card games etc. They are also going room-to-room while using appropriate PPE to check on the residents and to drop off activities to keep resident minds sharp. Again, please remind and motivate your loved ones to participate in these different activities.

 

Exercise class in Independent Living/ Assisted Living has been well received. Residents will be required to sign up for exercise class in advance with a max of 5 residents per group and will be pre-screened prior to the class starting. Physical distancing and sanitization will be in place during this program.

 

Smaller group activities will be starting up again soon were we can continue to maintain the social distance rules.

 

Deliveries

All deliveries will be received at the front desk between 7:00am – 5:00pm. This includes groceries, medications, gifts. All will be sanitized and delivered directly to the resident’s suites.

Dropping items off: We would ask that families please follow these guidelines to ensure your parent or loved one to get their deliveries in a timely manner.

  1. Please use plastic bags, no reusable bags.
  2. Make sure to label all bags with resident full name and room number.
  3. Try to limit drop offs to essential items. There are days when staff are overwhelmed trying to keep up.
  4. Please sanitize, if possible, the items before dropping off. We will re-sanitize as well to be safe.

 

A big thank you to everyone for working so hard to keep Stanford safe and healthy, as well as for the kindness, understanding and support you share.

 

Stay Safe everyone,

With Love,

The Stanford Leadership Team