Welcome to the Weekly Waverly Update!

March 15th – March 19th

General Managers Message:

There is nothing new to report on COVID – vaccines, visitations or outbreaks-that is great news.  If you wish to review the data please see follow the link.  You will note that new cases reported continue to be high.  Please don’t stop all the hard work you are doing to keep yourselves and everyone at Waverly safe.

I have been requested to set up a few tables in our inside courtyard to accommodate those visitors who wish to enjoy the sunshine.  When booking your visit, just ask the screeners if an outside table is available-I believe we will have this in place by Friday.  All the rules will remain in place for remaining socially distanced (no touching, hugging etc), but you will be able to hear the birds and enjoy a bit of Vitamin D.

We have contracted a new gardener and we hope to see some work being done to get our gardens in shape for spring.

 

Health Care Assistant while working as a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW). This initiative supports the increased need for additional staff in long-term care and assisted living sites.  The Waverly was fortunate to receive funding for one HCSW position.  We have hired this position and she will be starting next week.  At the Waverly this position will be helping in a number of areas to support our work.  We look forward to working with her while she goes to school to become a health care assistant.

 

As always you can find the updated information regarding COVID data at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#COVID-19Dashboard

 

Window Visits are continuing with the same following guidelines:

  1. Please plan visits with a limit of up to 6 people (Window Visits only)
  2. No open windows, please use telephones
  3. For all residents in Complex Care, window visits can still be safely scheduled and supported through the care staff.

The Phone number for the Patient Care Quality Office is # 1-888-875-3256

 

Recreation Program

Our Recreation department is feeling the positivity provided by Dr. Bonnie Henry.  Her assurance we are getting close to restrictions being lifted makes us smile. This means: re connecting with volunteers who enjoyed visiting us in the past.  Getting our resident bus ready for some sightseeing tours hopefully soon & of course being able to enjoy more time in the outdoors. The warmth of the sun shining in our windows is hope for a beautiful spring ahead.  With clocks turning ahead this Sunday, we know it will brighten the spirits of our residents having that hour more of sunshine.  We are grateful to be teaming up with the Chilliwack Beavers.  They will be painting rocks and small pots with bulbs for our residents to gain their North Star patch.  We know the residents will love this act of kindness and love.  We are proud they chose the Waverly to partner with!

Deliveries and Drop-offs:

All deliveries will continue to be received at the front desk and will be sanitized, bagged and we will call the tenants to come and pick up their items right away.  Please ensure you label all items with name and room number to ensure all packages are received as quickly as possible.

With Easter coming up, for floral deliveries, please ensure there are no LILIES in the arrangement for allergy precautions.

Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe!

Please help us by reminding each resident daily of the following four items:

  1. Practice social/physical 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 seconds 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.

 

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, And Stay Happy !