Stanford Seniors Village Community Update, June 9 2020
We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
We continue to appreciate all that you and your loved ones are doing to heed the precautions put in place to alleviate risk of exposure to COVID-19.
I am relieved to tell you that there are no cases of reported outbreak nor signs nor symptoms of COVID-19 in any of our residents or staff here at Stanford Seniors’ Village. Should the status of this community change in any respect, please know that we will immediately contact families.
New guidelines have been implemented for same day medical appointments. Residents will no longer be re required to self-isolate after attending same day medical visits (planned appointments or emergency room visits). We continue to ensure that infection control procedures remain the same with strict hand hygiene, wearing a surgical mask during transport and to be screened prior to trip and when returning back to the community.
A gentle reminder that although some restrictions have begun to relax, we are still following the direction of our provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and our no visitor policy remains in place. We understand your eagerness to come and visit your loved ones but at this time our no visitor policy remains the same. Thank you for understanding during this difficult period of time.
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We are following the direction of our public health officials to the letter, and have full infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being adhered to:
Our recreation staff are continuing to have social interactions on a one to one basis with residents. This includes a variety of crafts, word games and memory puzzles, facetime and skype calls with loved ones. If you would like to facetime or skype your loved one please email your request to email@example.com. Our recreation team will do their best to fulfill everyone’s request. Smaller group activities will be starting middle of June and some of the categories will be arts and crafts, exercises, active games, brain games, table games and music programs. Please remind and motivate your loved ones to participate in these smaller group activities.
For Independent Living and Assisted Living please email your facetime and skype call requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to confirm a date and time to connect you with your loved one.
Exercise class in Independent Living/ Assisted Living has been well received. We are excited to say more social distancing programs will be starting June 8th. Residents will be required to sign up for these activities in advance with a max of 5 residents per group and will be pre-screened prior to the programs starting. Bingo, brain games, crafts and small walking groups are some of the activities we are excited to introduce. Physical distancing and sanitization will be in place during all programs.
Dining Room – Complex Care
Dining rooms remain open and social distancing is occurring, we are limiting tables to 2 residents per table. Staff are assisting residents with proper hand hygiene before and after meal times.
Dining Room – Independent Living and Assisted Living
The dining room still remains closed at this time. The hot cart delivery service to the resident doors is working really well, lunch delivery starts at approximately 11:45 and Dinner at 4:45.
The Activity Wagon has been well received. On the wagon residents found a variety of crafts, word games, memory puzzles, magazines, books, stationary and cards and paint by number. Residents are able to choose a craft of their choice. The Activity Wagon will be going around every Thursday afternoon.
All deliveries will be received at the front desk between 7:00am – 5:00pm. This includes groceries, medications, gifts. All will be sanitized and delivered directly to the resident’s suites.
Dropping items off: We would ask that families please follow these guidelines to ensure your parent or loved one to get their deliveries in a timely manner.
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:
A big thank you to everyone for working so hard to keep Stanford safe and healthy, as well as for the kindness, understanding and support you share.
We want you to know how much we appreciate your kind words, all of which are shared with the entire Stanford Team.
The Stanford Seniors Village Team