Family Message Update

The COVID-19 vaccination roll out is moving quickly and many have appointments to receive their first dose. We expect that VIHA will be starting to provide vaccinations to residents of Long Term Care and Assisted Living in mid-January. This work is critically important and we are working hard with Island Health to prepare.  One thing that Island Health has asked us to state: These clinics are for residents only.  Staff and Essential visitors will continue to be contacted by Island Health for appointments at a clinic off-site.

 

Because we are a mixed building of both Assisted Living and Independent Living, VIHA has clarified that this round of vaccinations are for Assisted Living residents only and that Independent Living residents’ clinics will be at lease end of February or even March. Please be patient as we navigate with the public health nurses to ensure all our residents are vaccinated.

 

If your family member/loved one living at the Wellesley Seniors Village is not capable of consenting to a vaccine and you are their legally appointed Health Representative or Temporary  Substitute Decision Maker, you will be contacted to provide consent on their behalf. Or you can reach out to me, Sharon at sunsworth@wcshm.com

 More information about the vaccine is available at the BCCDC website

At this time, stay local and avoid non-essential travel within B.C. Do not travel outside of the province unless it is essential.

NEW ORDERS extended until midnight Feb 7th: Please know we are following the PHO orders and guidelines for all our residents, staff and visiting family members. Please understand we are looking out for the safety of our staff and residents as well as for you. DO not visit if you are not feeling well, and please do not show up without an appointment.

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/b-c-announces-new-restrictions-on-social-gatherings-travel-provincewide-1.5196709

wel-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com  Or call the front desk.

 

VISITING: *Do not show up to our property if you do not have an appointment**

Visits must be limited to 45 minutes maximum. Please familiarize yourself with our updated policies and procedures and thank you for your understanding and support in keeping everyone in our residence safe. Due to weather restrictions, we do have a new inside area to visit as well.

 ** Please note the change in time of visits due to meal times. 9-11 am, 1-4 pm, 6-7:45 pm

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Front Desk Team at 250-383-9099 or our email for visits/bookings and questions: wel-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com

Thank You,

#Team Wellesley