Thursday, October 1-2020 Family Message Update

 

Next week we will be continuing to support the care needs of our Team by housing additional Essential Staff at The Wellesley. We will be hosting a pair of Registered Nurses along with their child on a temporary basis. They are excited to come out to our beautiful city to start the next phase of their lives, and provide care for those who need it in these difficult times. We have made sure they are aware to be following all safety protocols, and avoid any common spaces in the building. Also, we have allocated a separate entrance for all support staff, and received approval from the MHO prior to their arrival to ensure the safest environment possible.

 

With the new safety measures in place, it’s less likely that you will encounter these support staff in your day-to-day here at The Wellesley, but in the interest of open communication we thought it would be best to let you know. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Steve Amyotte, General Manager

 

North Tower Elevator Project:

Thank you to all the residents in the North Tower accessing our outside elevator. Our maintenance of the interior elevator has been going well and is on schedule. Our Maintenance Lead believes it will be complete before the rain starts! Thanks to all who have been incredibly patient.

MOVE OUT Protocols:

Please reach out to Sharon should you have any questions about removal of furniture/movers and how we go about doing this to ensure the residents remain safe. We have been arranging one move out per day when needed and trying to assist families with what will work within their schedule. Please know that in both buildings, we do not want to interrupt their meal times, so move out times are 9-11 am, 1:30-4 pm. Please arrange with me so that we can alert the residents and put signs up. sunsworth@wcshm.com

SHAW/TELUS/Cable and WIFI:

As we are only allowing essential visitors in the building as per guidelines, we would appreciate it if you let the front desk know of any issues PRIOR to making an appointment with them. Our Maintenance department has a full schedule of items to do daily, so please be patient when requesting assistance.

Furniture Delivery – Big Items:

Please do not arrange prior to calling the front desk. We want to ensure that we are adhering to all our protocols and ensuring we are sanitizing after the drop off.

FLU Clinic:

We have been in contact with Dr. Behroozi and the Quadra Village Clinic and are awaiting the actual vaccine to come in. He believes mid October but we will let you know as soon as we know. At that time the REC team will have a sign up, socially distanced of course. We will share more information with everyone as we get it.

The social visit program has been very successful and thank you to the families and friends who are adhering to our protocol. Those who are not adhering to our guidelines may be asked to leave. The most important part is that you cannot book a visit unless you are the designated visitor for a given resident. The Designated Visitor Form is available upon request, and must be completed and submitted for approval. Please email the completed form to: snutchey@retirementconcepts.com.  . The designated visitor cannot be changed for the time being, until the government reviews their policies sometime this month. Please continue to book social visits (if you are a designated visitor) by phoning the Front Desk at 250-383-9099. We have had to adjust the visiting due to people showing up on unscheduled visits and impeding on other people’s scheduled visits so please try to understand we are working hard at facilitating all your requests. ***no food or drink is allowed during these visits***

VISITING:

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, 5-7:45 pm

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Front Desk Team at 250-383-9099.

Thank You,

#Team Wellesley