We would like to thank everyone for their efforts to follow the public health guidelines.
While there is discussion about some restrictions easing, at this time there has been no announcement about easing restrictions for visiting Long Term Care Homes.
At Beacon Hill Villa, we are grateful for the sacrifice that everyone has made to ensure the safety of the Residents here.
Starting late last week, we have had a surge in demand for facilitating virtual visits with video chat. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we do our best to accommodate your requests.
Thank you for putting your trust in us and thank you for staying safe and keeping us all safe.
Doug Csima | General Manager
Tuesday, May 12, 2020– Beacon Hill Villa – Update
While we are happy to report again that no residents presenting COVID-19 signs or symptoms, we are continuing to impose strict visitor restrictions as required by the Provincial Public Health Officer. We know this continues to be an anxious period for residents, families and loved-ones – but we ask that everyone be respectful of this measure, for resident and staff safety.
We continue to follow the direction of public health officials and other clinical experts regarding the best infection prevention and control measures to take to avoid transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Should the status of this community change in any respect, please know that we will share this information.
Updates on Admissions and Transfers:
Admissions will be resumed following strict Ministry of Health guidelines and safety precautions (new admissions and residents returning from hospital will have isolation precautions with staff wearing PPE)
Any resident that shows symptoms will be tested for Covid without delay and put on isolation precautions. If the resident is positive, they will be assessed for transfer to a dedicated Covid unit for specialized treatment and to reduce risk of outbreak in the LTC home.
We are continuing to follow the direction of our public health officials and have infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being implemented:
We are pleased to share that in addition to facilitating virtual connections with families, we are also now offering:
– Virtual pet visits— Lynne & Teddy the Dog- Wednesdays at 2:30pm
– Virtual volunteer visits—Saturday afternoons with Karl
– Virtual music therapy—bi-weekly sessions on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.
We are also maintaining our connection to our local school and will start a Pen Pal program with weekly mail exchanges.
We will be running menu specials for Mother’s Day and Victoria Day.
Those who normally pick up the paper version of our newsletter will get an email copy for this month. If you wish to not receive the newsletter, please respond back and we will take you off the list.
Please contact our Recreation Manager Kassandra at email@example.com if you would like to schedule a video chat or telephone call with your loved one. Please contact Cheryl, the Director of Care, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a general update on the health status of your loved one.
Dropping items off: Please coordinate all item drop-offs with the Recreation Manager, Kassandra email@example.com
We would ask that families please follow these guidelines to ensure deliveries in a timely manner.
Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:
Please remember these important public health measures:
The Beacon Hill Villa Team