Friday, June 26th-2020– Beacon Hill Villa – Update


Hi Families of BHV,

We had quite an exciting afternoon on Wednesday, June 24th.  We had a surprise visit from the local peacocks from Beacon Hill Park. There were 3 young males. They were shy at first, but after a few handfuls of bird seed they warmed right up to us.

They visited us for the whole afternoon, so every resident who wanted to see them got a chance to go outside in gorgeous sun and see these beautiful local birds. A great day was had by everyone here at BHV! The residents are still talking about the impromptu visit. The peacocks have made it back safely to their home at Beacon Hill Park. We hope they visit again soon!

Take care and stay safe,

Beacon Hill Villa Team


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


Thank You

The Beacon Hill Villa Team