Stanford Seniors Village Community Update March 11 2021

 

To Our Extended Family,

There continues to be no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in any of our residents/tenants or staff here at Stanford Seniors Village, and for that we are very grateful. Should the status of our Community change in any respect, please know that we will immediately contact families.

 

Vaccines:

We are happy to report that 99% of the tenants and residents at Stanford Seniors Village have now received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. When we get informed as to the date for the second dose vaccination clinic, we will be sure to share that update with you. All Orders from Public Health are still in place with respect to visiting policies and screening practices for staff and visitors. We will certainly keep you informed of any changes announced.

Face Masks:

Wearing face masks in common areas by tenants in Independent Living and Assisted Living is an option and no longer a requirement. Staff and Visitors will continue to wear their face masks at all times.

Social Visits:

We would like to thank those of you who have had a chance to visit loved ones, for following our protocols to help maintain everyone’s safety. These protocols are set forth by the health authorities and we must adhere to them or visitations can be cancelled.

Extension change to booking a Social Visit: We now have a designated extension to book social visits!

To schedule a visit with your loved one in care, please call 250-951-0811 x 1133 between 9:00am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. All social visits, skype calls and facetime visits can now be booked at this extension.

For Independent and Assisted Living residents, please contact Natalie at 250-951-0811 x 1101.

Social visits will be limited to a single designated visitor per resident, and must be booked in advance.

The visitation process, please note the key requirements:

If you have any questions or concerns about the visitation process please call Marilyn Euscate, General Manager at 250-951-0811 x 1116, Jodi Campbell, Director of Care at 250-951-0811 x 1113 .

Window Visits:

Window visits are continuing. For families that do not carry a     mobile phone we can provide a portable phone for you. Anyone wishing to book a window visit with their loved one please contact 250-951-0811 x 1133 between 9:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

We continue to encourage family members and other loved ones to connect with residents via telephone, FACETIME or SKYPE. To inquire about facetime/skype or phone calls, please contact  250-951-0811 x 1133

Recreation: Eagleview

We have some exciting changes coming to Eagleview. The Sensory garden planters have arrived and the planting has begun.

What is a Sensory Garden?

An outdoor sensory garden is a self-contained garden area that is not only beautiful but is also stimulating to all the senses. Sensory gardens for the elderly provide     intimate, colorful environments designed to allow us to soak up the sounds, smells, sights, and even tastes contained within the garden. Gardening can be uplifting, therapeutic, and just plain fun!

Dropping items off:

All deliveries will be received at the front desk between 7:00am – 5:00pm. This includes groceries, medications, and gifts. All items will be sanitized and delivered directly to the resident’s suites.

We would ask that families please follow these guidelines to ensure your parent or loved one to get their deliveries in a timely manner:

  1. Please use plastic bags, no reusable bags.
  2. Make sure to label all bags with resident’s full name and room number.
  3. Try to limit drop offs to essential items. There are days when staff are overwhelmed trying to keep up.
  4. Please sanitize, if possible, the items before dropping off. We will re-sanitize as well to be safe.

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.

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 that has been shown.

Daylight Saving Time:

Don’t forget to change your clocks and   enjoy an extra hour of sunshine!

On Sunday March 14 daylight savings time   begins at 2AM. The time springs forward 1 hour

 

A little joke to help brighten the day!

What happens when winter leaves?

We Spring into summer!

 

With Love,

The Stanford Seniors Village Team