Beacon Hill Villa – Update

 

Dedicated families,

Thank you for all your support, patience and flexibility as we continue to resume family visits at BHV.

The visits are going great! It is so wonderful to see the residents full of love and joy as they see their loved ones in person for the first time in several months.

Thank you for wearing the appropriate PPE and adhering to our guidelines to keep your loved ones safe and healthy. This is critical to ensure a safe and healthy visit for all here at BHV. The recreation team is eternally grateful for your understanding as we have reduced the virtual/window visits to ensure residents without families receive engagement from our team as well.

 

MORE Exciting news to share:

Now that we have resumed family visits, we anticipate Lori the hair dresser will be back mid-August. Similar to our visits, the hair dressing appointments will look different as well. Please stay tuned for further details.

Please email Lori Baker directly if you would like to schedule an appointment: lorileibaker@gmail.com

We look forward to getting everyone the beauty TLC they have been missing! BHV would like to thank Anneke & care staff for touching up residents’ hair while we awaited the return of Lori!

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we start our visiting program. If you have submitted an application but have not heard from us, please follow up with an email to the new email address: familyvisits@beaconhillvilla.com

As things will look a bit different, here is a summary of what to expect when you visit:

The anticipated schedule allows 1 visit every 2 weeks. We hope to expand this as restrictions ease. This will ensure all residents have a visit with their loved ones. The recreation team will be able to provide programs for residents who do not have family visits.

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

Take care and stay safe,

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 who 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. This also reduces the 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:

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 and 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