Welcome to the Weekly Waverly Update!

March 8th – March 12th

General Managers Message:

Staff and residents are doing well at the Waverly.  We hope you are as well, and we hope you are enjoying the sunshine we are currently having.  A few updates below…

On February 25, 2021, the Ministry of Health update the Guidelines for Visitations in Long Term Care.  A few things to note:

The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Health Authorities has introduced a new pathway for future Health Care Assistants (HCAs) to receive training and education as an 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

COVID19 Update:

With a positive message from Dr. Bonnie Henry March 1st.  We are feeling hopeful restrictions will lift this spring! We remain Covid 19 free.   Health authorities, restrictions will remain in effect for our tenants, residents and families.  W.

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.

Recreation Program

Next Wednesday we have our St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Party!  We know how much our residents enjoy the decorations for holidays and we encourage all to wear green J    Everyone is still thoroughly enjoying Ice Cream Parlor Fridays, along with Chi Gong Exercise. This week’s travelogue follows our theme for St. Patty’s day – Ireland!  Bingo still takes the toll for #1 fun activity with our residents.

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.

 Finance Updates

 For Tenants and Residents that have lived at WAV through the 2020 Tax Year, your 2020 WAV Tax Receipts will be ready by the end of February. Our Finance Coordinator is busily preparing them and will send them out to the tenants/Financial Representatives at the beginning of March 2021. For any finance questions or concerns, & assistance with the BC Recovery Benefit, please connect with our Finance Admin Coordinator, Deanna Winton at #604-703-2108 or dwinton@retirementconcepts.com