January 28, 2021 Update for Residents, Families and Friends

 

A few days ago, we learned from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry that expected deliveries of vaccine to Fraser Health will be further delayed. The province is working with the federal government to ensure our supply gets back on track, but we will have extremely limited vaccine available for the next two weeks.

 

As a result, we are postponing second doses and more information is to come, until we have assurance that vaccine supply has fully resumed. This is about doing our best to give as many people as possible the protection of a first dose.

 

Each vaccine dose reduces the likelihood of severe illness and saves lives, and also increases the protection that our health care system needs, which is why Dr. Henry has directed that the interval between first and second doses be further extended. Available vaccine will be directed to outbreak sites around the province. This is a temporary approach that will protect as many people as possible from this virus during a time of limited vaccine supply.

 

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require a second dose to maximize their effectiveness and give longer-lasting protection. However, the protection after even a single dose is over 90 per cent, and this protection lasts for at least six weeks. For both approved vaccines, this dosing schedule is within the approved range and has been endorsed by Canada’s National Advisory Committee for Immunization as well as by immunization experts at the World Health Organization.

 

We understand the challenges this update will present to you, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we adapt to this evolving situation.

 

For any essential visitors that have not already had their first vaccine, Fraser health has asked us to pause booking for the vaccine until further notice.

 

Essential visitors remain a high priority group to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination clinics for essential visitors will be announced as soon as we receive more COVID-19 vaccine.

 

.Onsite at White Rock Seniors Village

 

All staff and residents that were tested are negative for COVID-19.

 

WRSV is currently following Fraser Health procedures for Enhanced Monitoring for exposures of Covid-19. Removal from enhanced monitoring is up to the Health authority and contingent on no further cases of COVID-19 occurring at our site for a period of time.

 

At this time, all onsite visits for 2nd floor long term care are paused. We will be rebooking any onsite visits replacing them with virtual visits or phone calls.

 

3rd floor long term care visits are available for onsite, window or virtual. As we have redeployed some of our recreation team, these visits can be booked on Mondays, Tuesdays or Saturdays until further notice.

 

To book your visit, please email wrsv-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com or call

604-541-4663 ext 215

 

For our long term care families, please understand that our care team is very devoted to caring for all of our residents. For clinical concerns call  our Director of Care, Jessica Obra, at 604-541-4663 ext 115

 

For any other concerns, please call our recreation department at 604-541-4663 ext 108

 

Our Independent living visitation has not been affected. You must book any onsite visits as always.

 

We will be sending these email updates to you daily. We understand they may become repetitive however we want to ensure you have all the information readily available to you.

 

Thank you for your Support and understanding,

 

The White Rock team,

Denise Ewert, NM | General Manager

T: 604-541-4663 | Cell: 604-315-4719 | F: 604-531-8782 deniseewert@retirementconcepts.com

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