To all Family Members:

Happy Mother’s Day to all !!

Status Update

We currently have NO COVID+ residents at Dufferin Care Center. We look forward to the coming week when most of our affected staff will also be cleared for return to work. At this point, there are three affected staff, all of whom are home in self isolation.

We will continue to monitor residents closely, as we will all residents. Should any be symptomatic, they are swabbed, and placed in isolation as a precaution until lab results are known – as a matter of course.

We continue to screen our staff at the beginning and midway through their shifts.

Communication

Communication with all families continues via e-mail. Phone calls to family members will occur only if any residents are placed on precautions. Please refer to our daily updates on the Retirement Concepts Website.

If you have questions related to a specific resident, please address those matters to: info@retirementconcepts.com. As you might expect, staff are extremely busy, but we will respond as quickly as possible.

Lockdown at Dufferin Care Centre

The community remains on mandatory lockdown as per the Order of the Medical Health Officer.

We are following Dr. Bonnie Henry’s order to stop sharing staff between facilities.

Staffing

Our staffing has not changed in the past few days, as we continue to be short in our Dietary and Recreation departments. We continue to receive our prepared food from Lazy Gourmet catering company but plan on re- opening our kitchen May 12.

Supplies

We are receiving an adequate amount of PPE supplies both from Corporate and Fraser Health Authority.

Teamwork

Our dedicated staff continue to work very hard to ensure the needs of the residents are met.