Selkirk Seniors Village remains COVID-19 Free! Please know that should the status of our community change in any respect, we will immediately inform all residents and tenant’s families or primary contact.
NEW ADAPTIVE CLOTHING PROTOCOL (Long Term Care)
From our Director of Care- Jillian Thorne
For those who have not seen it yet, an adaptive clothing protocol has been created to simplify the process of requesting families to acquire adaptive clothing for residents. Although not required for straight forward cases, OT assessment is available to determine appropriateness of adaptive clothing implementation. Staff have been instructed to review the protocol & are encouraged, as always, to direct questions to either the DOC, ADOC, or in this situation Anna, our OT. When adaptive clothing is identified as a benefit to the resident by the LPN, RN or in complex cases the OT, LPNs can provide families or loved ones with the adaptive clothing handout. The handout includes benefits of adaptive clothing and options for purchasing or altering resident’s own clothing. Families who are approached to initiate adaptive clothing without being given the handout should contact the DOC or ADOC for clarification before purchasing adaptive clothing. Ongoing education throughout the facility will be happening as staff who are not regulars or new staff may not have attended initial education sessions.
With Father’s Day this Sunday, we were hoping to hear back on easing restrictions to allow us to plan our annual car show. Unfortunately it looks like this will need to be postponed to when restrictions further ease, perhaps later this summer. Instead every father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and man in general will be receiving a sweet treat on Sunday, delivered by our recreation team. They can also look forward to a brunch style lunch with waffles and fruit, and later a whole roast turkey dinner, complete with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, veggies and pumpkin pie!
All social visits will be booked in advanced through our social visitation line 250-940-1028 ext. 1125 or via the social visitation email Selkirkfirstname.lastname@example.org . All visitors will be signed in and screened in the front lobby prior to seeing their loved one. As per the MHO and Province, there is a limit of 2 adults and 1 child visiting any one resident/tenant inside at one time. Please note that we will ask you to change into one of our medical grade masks, as per the guidelines, when visiting on site. When booking your visit, please ask about parking instructions and where to enter the building. Do not visit if you are feeling unwell, please call and reschedule your visit at ext. 1125.
The Recreation team are still facilitating FaceTime and Skype to the best of their abilities, while also completing their other duties. Please note that these are the only two platforms we are able to use. Please reach out to Brian DelRaye-Recreation manager and his team by e-mail at email@example.com or Selkirkfirstname.lastname@example.org, or call to set up a schedule (Brian- 250-940-1028 x1102; Rec Office- 250-940-1028 x1120). They will be happy to confirm a date and time to connect you with your loved-one.
Hurray for the next phase of reopening! It is because of everyone working together to keep everyone safe, and we are moving in the right direction. Thank you so much!