Tuesday, June 9-2020– Beacon Hill Villa – Update
We are very pleased to see a reduction in new Covid-19 cases in British Columbia. It is, however, important to remember that there are still active confirmed cases in BC. Given the tragic effects that this virus can have on vulnerable seniors, we have to stay vigilant.
We are anticipating that visits will continue to be limited to “essential visits” only, but we are preparing for possible changes or increased guidance around what should be considered an “essential visit”. We hope to have more information in the coming weeks.
Doug Csima | General Manager
While we are happy to report again that no residents are presenting COVID-19 signs or symptoms, we are continuing to impose strict visitor restrictions as required by the Provincial Public Health Officer. We know this continues to be an anxious period for residents, families and loved-ones – but we ask that everyone be respectful of this measure, for resident and staff safety.
Should the status of this community change in any respect, please know that we will share this information.
Updates on Admissions and Transfers:
Admissions will be resumed following strict Ministry of Health guidelines and safety precautions (new admissions and residents returning from hospital will have isolation precautions with staff wearing PPE)
Any resident that shows symptoms will be tested for Covid without delay and put on isolation precautions. If the resident is positive, they will be assessed for transfer to a dedicated Covid unit for specialized treatment and to reduce risk of outbreak in the LTC home.
We are continuing to follow the direction of our public health officials and have infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being implemented:
We are pleased to share that in addition to facilitating virtual connections with families, we are also now offering:
– Virtual pet visits— Lynne & Teddy the Dog- Wednesdays at 2:30pm
– Virtual volunteer visits—Saturday afternoons with Karl
– Virtual music therapy—bi-weekly sessions on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.
We are also maintaining our connection to our local school and will start a Pen Pal program with weekly mail exchanges.
Those who normally pick up the paper version of our newsletter will get an email copy for this month. If you wish to not receive the newsletter, please respond back and we will take you off the list.
Please contact our Recreation Manager Kassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a video chat or telephone call with your loved one. Please contact Cheryl, the Director of Care, email@example.com if you would like a general update on the health status of your loved one.
Dropping items off: Please coordinate all item drop-offs with the Recreation Manager, Kassandra firstname.lastname@example.org
We would ask that families please follow these guidelines to ensure deliveries in a timely manner.
Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:
Please remember these important public health measures:
The Beacon Hill Villa Team