Friday, July 17-2020– Beacon Hill Villa – Update

 

Dedicated families,

Beacon Hill Villa has exciting news! Our safety plan has been approved and we are staring to have visitors back at BHV!

As a result, we will be reaching out to families for the first few weeks, to create an efficient schedule

As things will look a bit different, here is a summary of what to expect on your visits:

 

The Anticipated schedule 1 visit every 2 weeks. This ensure all residents have a visit with their loved one and the recreation team will be able to provide programs for residents who do not have family visiting.

In order to maximize our time so all families can benefit from booking a visit faster:

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

The Beacon Hill Villa Team

 

Updates on Admissions and Transfers:

Admissions have resumed and are 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 in isolation as a precaution. 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

Thank You

The Beacon Hill Villa Team