We are happy to report we are still covid free!. Selkirk continues to follow the guidelines and orders set by the MHO and Island Health to the letter.
Fall is in the air and the recreation staff are busy at decorating the floors. They have taken advantage of the nice weather this week and have been getting residents out into the sunshine as much as they are able. Our music bingo, trivia, and name that tune programs have also been making the rounds and the residents have enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
All social visitation goes through the Visitation Coordinator. You can contact her at 250-940-1028 local 1125.
We have opened a 4th inside visiting spot, so we are able to accommodate 20 visits a day as needed.
If you are needing to cancel or rebook your visit, please give us as much notice as possible so we can try to fit someone else in that spot. Please send an email to Selkirkemail@example.com or via phone at local 1125. If families have questions regarding the visitations please contact Brian DelRay at local 1102, either he or another Selkirk Covid Committee member will contact you.
It is vital for everyone’s safety that the requirements listed below are complied with. Unfortunately we have seen people transporting their loved ones without the use of masks etc. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. Let us keep each other safe.
|1) Be screened by the nurse or greeter prior to the trip and prior to returning to the floor|
2) Comply with strict hand hygiene: Soap and water for at least 20 seconds (required when hands visibly soiled) and/or Hand sanitizer
3) Wear a surgical mask during transport
4) Comply with using transport as mechanism to get to/from medical appointments; must not ask transport to stop in between trips for social or other purposes (ie: cannot stop for coffee or to shop)
|1) Pre-screen calls to all passengers prior to transport|
2) Must transport only 1 resident at a time, unless from same facility can transport up to 2 residents at a time maximizing distance seated
3) Seat the client and escort (if there is one) at the furthest distance from the driver in order to observe a 2 meter distance
4) If weather permits, keep the windows open to improve ventilation
5) Ensure vehicle is cleaned, with high touch surfaces (i.e: Drivers station, door handles, overhead grab bar, windows control buttons, lock buttons, seat locks, seat buckles/belts, seat backs, center console, arm rests, credit/debit machines) are being sanitized with appropriate disinfectant, prior to and after resident transfer.
|1) Self-Assess with BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool prior to arriving at facility|
2) Be screened by the greeter with the Island Health Screening Tool
3) Limit presence in patient care areas, ideally restricting driver to stay in lobby or outside unless resident requires stretcher (attempt to limit presence inside to <15 minutes; complying with physical distancing of 6 feet)
4) Comply with strict hand hygiene: Soap and water for at least 20 seconds (required when hands visibly soiled) and/or Hand sanitizer
5) Wear surgical mask when in contact with resident (including during the car ride)
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 your loved one of the following:
Let’s wash our hands, wear our masks, and keep everyone safe. Have a wonderful weekend, and a happy start to October.