Hello Family and Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that we do not have any new residents or staff members test positive for COVID-19.  As planned, we will resume “business as usual” tomorrow, Thursday, November 5th.

Essential and on-site social visits may resume.  Please contact our Recreation Department at mrsv-recreation@retirementconcepts.com to schedule your visit.

Outside Visits

In light of this recent scare, and with new recommendations from Dr. Bonnie Henry, we would like to take this opportunity to update our recommendations on outside visits.

See below from the recent briefing on, November 03rd 2020, from Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer:

“Today, much of the recent transmission is connected to social gatherings. That is why it is so important to keep our groups small. This is particularly important in the Fraser Health region where Public Health teams are asking everyone to avoid all social gatherings in your home right now – even those that are within the restrictions of the Provincial Health Officer order.”

As a proactive approach, we would strongly recommend that visits outside the facility be limited to essential medical appointments only at this time.

We request that you do not visit or take your loved one out if you or any family members are feeling unwell, or have had exposure to COVID-19, or been asked to self-isolate by Public Health.

BCCDC’s Safer Celebrations guidance: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/social-interactions/safer-celebrations

If you have any concerns please call Public Health at 8-1-1 for further advice.

Independent Living & Assisted Living Residents

Please continue to follow the current Public Health guidelines when leaving the facility.

  1. Performing hand hygiene
  2. Wear a mask if physical distancing is not possible
  3. Avoid crowded indoor areas.
  4. Do not go out if you are feeling unwell.
  5. Report to staff if you have any of the following symptoms and remain in your suite until further advice given.

Fever                                 Fatigue                Cough                                Aches and Pains

Sneezing                           Headaches         Sore throat                       Vomiting

Shortness of breath       Diarrhea

Please avoid social visits at the home of a family member or friend at this time.

Reporting Symptoms

Family members and loved ones, if you have been contacted by your family member at MRSV, informing you they are feeling unwell, please inform us immediately. We are able to initiate assessment and COVID-19 testing if needed.

Please contact Interim Assisted Living Clinical Lead, Cherie Robertson, at crobertson@wcshm.com or via telephone direct number 604 476 4306, or via the main reception 604 466 3053 ext 1928.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our residents and staff safe during these unprecedented times.

Communication

At this time we will go back to the once weekly updates to our family members and friends.

 

We thank you for your patience with our team through these difficult last few days.

As always, the care and safety of residents is our number one priority and we will continue to do everything in our control to keep them safe, healthy and happy!

 

Sincerely,

The Maple Ridge Seniors Village (MRSV) Leadership Team and Staff