Friday, June 19th-2020– Beacon Hill Villa – Update

 We’d like to thank one of our volunteers, Lisa, and her jazz band for playing some wonderful music for the residents and staff at Beacon Hill Villa. Thank you also to Kassandra and the Recreation Team for the hard work and planning to ensure that the residents could enjoy this concert safely and while maintaining their physical distance. Kassandra reports it was very fun and happy vibes from all involved.

The Team at Beacon Hill Villa



Updates on Admissions and Transfers:

Admissions have resumed following Ministry of Health and Vancouver Island Health Authority guidelines and safety precautions

Covid Response Protocol

Any resident that shows symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 without delay and put on isolation precautions. If the resident is positive, they will be assessed for transfer to a dedicated COVID-19 unit for specialized treatment and to reduce risk of outbreak in the LTC home. Island Health Communicable Disease will guide.

Prevention Protocols

We are continuing to follow the direction of our public health officials and have infection prevention and control precautions in place.

Recreation Program

We are pleased to share that we are continuing to shift our recreation offerings according to updates with guidelines and recommendations:

– We have started small group programming following guidelines and direction

– Virtual volunteer visits continue — Including Lynne & Teddy the Dog

– Virtual music therapy continues —bi-weekly sessions on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

We appreciate your understanding as the resumption of small group activities may impact our ability to facilitate video calls and virtual visits as frequently.

Dropping items off: Please coordinate all item drop-offs with the Recreation Manager, Kassandra kkeszthelyi@retirementconcepts.com. Please consider using Canada Post where precautions have been put in place

Public Health Measures

Please remember these important public health measures to keep yourself and others safe:

  1. Stay at home and keep a safe distance from family when you have cold or flu symptoms, including: Coughing, Sneezing, Runny nose, Sore throat, Fatigue
  2. No handshaking or hugs outside of your family
  3. Practice good hygiene, including: Regular hand washing, Avoiding touching your face, covering coughs and sneezes, Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  4.  Keep physical distancing, as much as possible when in the community and where not possible, consider using a non-medical mask or face covering

Please note; effective next week and for the duration of the summer months, we will be moving to a weekly family email update schedule.

Thank You

The Beacon Hill Villa Team