Greetings Friends & Families,

Once again, we are happy and thankful to report NO RESIDENTS or staff are presenting COVID-19 signs or symptoms at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village.  Any resident that shows symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 without delay and put in isolation as a precaution.

We know that residents and families are eagerly waiting for updates on when Social Visitation will be available. And as soon as we can start to receive visitors we will share that information with you directly through email.  I am sure there is a lot of excitement and anticipation about having visits in our home.  Once again, we continue to follow the direction of our provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and our NO VISITOR policy will remain in place until we are able to meet all the parameters for safe visits outlined by Dr. Bonnie Henry.

The ‘Visits’ Guidelines/Plan for Rosemary Heights Seniors Village has been submitted to the Health Authority and we are awaiting approval before proceeding with actual visits.  We understand your eagerness to come and visit your loved ones, and certainly appreciate your patience and understanding while we ensure all parameters are being met and ultimately that we are doing everything possible to keep our residents and tenants safe.  

 In Advance of the new visitation process beginning, please note some of the key requirements:

Prevention Protocols

We are continuing to follow the direction of our public health officials and have infection prevention and control precautions in place.

Should the status of Rosemary Heights change in any respect, please know we will contact families immediately.

Please note; we will be sending the update every Monday, and we welcome you to share this with all your other family members and can also be viewed at: https://www.retirementconcepts.com/covid-19-updates

We are encouraging family members and loved ones to connect with your family member via telephone call, or FACETIME or SKYPE. Please reach out to Jaylene, our Recreation Manager, by e-mail at jsmillie@retirementconcepts.com or call her at (778) 545-5000 ext 1007 to set up a schedule.

We continue to ask everyone to be respectful of this measure as it is for resident and staff safety. At NO time is visiting in our main door way or outside an option. Even if physical distancing and PPE is used. The Public Health Officer in BC is stating we still need to have these measures in place.

You will be asked to leave immediately if these precautionary measures are not followed. Thank you for your understanding and helping put your family members and our staff’s health and safety first.

Deliveries and Drop-offs: 

All deliveries will be sanitized and delivered directly to the resident’s suites.   Delivery times are below

Monday-Friday 10am-2pm, and Saturday 1-3pm only, closed to all Sunday deliveries:

  1. Please use plastic bags, no reusable bags.
  2. Make sure to label all bags with resident name and room number.  No heavy deliveries
  3. Try to limit drop offs to essential items – as we are inundated with drop-offs.

Please do not drop off items after hours, we do not have staff to be able to accept it and may be left outside until the designated time listed, if you do, you will be taking your chances & we will not be responsible for anything that is left after hours.

Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:

Again, the following four points are so critical to discuss with your loved ones. Please help us by reminding each resident daily of the following four items:

  1. Practice social distancing (6 feet apart)
  2. Perform proper Hand Hygiene (Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds with the alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and hot water) 20 second 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.

Stay Safe, stay calm, & stay kind,

– Your team at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village (RHSV)