Good Afternoon,

 

 

Selkirk remains Covid free! We continue to follow the guidelines and orders set by the MHO and Island Health to the letter.

Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, although I know for many of us it looked a lot different this year. Our Thanksgiving Monday dinner received high praise from the residents and tenants, many thanks to the hard working staff in the kitchen for putting together such a lovely meal.

Recreation

The Recreation Team is adding to their fall decorations with some Halloween excitement!  Lots of interactive programs are still occurring such as Bingo, Music Trivia, Exercises, Stretch class, Crafts, “Spa” time manicures, Book groups, Travelogues, and much more. The programs are limited to 5 residents or less, but often the staff will repeat the same program later in the day for residents who may have not been able to sign up.

Recreation is still facilitating FaceTime and Skype calls as well as having 1:1 visits with the residents. If you would like to set up a FaceTime or Skype call please contact Brian Del Raye, Recreation Manager, at 250-940-1028 x1102.

Visitations

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 up to 20 visits a day!

 

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 Selkirk-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.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.

 

Transportation

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.

 RESIDENT/TENANTTRANSPORT SERVICEDRIVER
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:

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

 

Thank You

 

Can you believe we are half way through October?! But as the year progresses, I am reminded cold and flu season is upon us. It is even more important to practice good hand hygiene, keep your ‘bubble’ small, and stay home if not well. Let’s keep each other safe and healthy.