Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our latest updates at Kamloops Seniors Village! Spring has sprung, green grass is appearing, and the sun is brightly shining here in Kamloops, bringing smiles to the faces of our tenants and residents!

With current Covid 19 numbers & risk of new variants, restrictions will remain in effect for our tenants, residents and families.  We will be continuing to follow the direction of our provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and our general NO VISITOR policy remains in place.

However, Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recent announcement, has new social visitation guidelines in effect as of April 1, 2021. The team at Kamloops Seniors Village (KSV) have aligned with new parameters set out by the Provincial Health Officer and the Interior Health Authority (IHA):

We ask families and residents to keep in mind the following requirements:

Social Visitation Scheduling Reminders:

You, as family members play a key role in the continuing success of this Visitation Plan.  As we all work together to closely follow Health Authority protocols, should any family member not adhere to the safety parameters that we have in place, they will be asked to leave.

With the warming weather, Window Visits are a great alternative for larger family visits. Window Visits are continuing with the same following guidelines:

  1. Please plan visits with a limit of up to 6 people (Window Visits only)
  2. No open windows, please use telephones
  3. For all residents in Complex Care, window visits can still be safely scheduled and supported through the care staff. Contact your loved one’s nurse to facilitate the window visit.

Recreation Programs

Our AL Tenants “Travelled to Paris” this week to celebrate Spring Time in Paris with entertainment by Linda Fenrich. Our Complex Care residents will be starting to enjoy Garden Club and activities outside to enjoy the sunshine & fresh air. The scenic drives continue to be a great hit with both tenants & residents.  They can’t wait to explore the area once again.

We are continuing to provide scheduled virtual visits for residents & tenants. Please reach out to our recreation team by e-mail at KSV-REC@retirementconcepts.com or call 250.571-1806 to set up a time via Skype or FaceTime. We will be happy to confirm a date and time to connect you with your loved-one.

Deliveries and Drop-offs:

All deliveries will continue to be received at the front desk and will be sanitized, bagged and we will call the tenants &/or resident care staff to come and pick up their items right away.  Please ensure you label all items with a name and room number to ensure all packages are received as quickly as possible.

For floral deliveries, please ensure there are no LILIES in the arrangement for allergy precautions.

Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:

Please help us by reminding each resident daily of the following four items:

  1. Practice social/physical distancing (6 feet apart) when required
  2. Perform proper Hand Hygiene (Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds with the alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and hot water) 20 seconds or greater is so important.
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. If exhibiting any symptoms (fever, cough and difficulty breathing) please alert staff immediately.

 We ask that families share this information with all parties you believe will be in contact with your loved one. We have all worked so hard together over the last year to keep COVID out of our building. Please remain diligent in your current practice to help keep our home a safe place.

Thank you all for your support and patience as we roll out this new visitation process.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.