To all Family Members and Friends of Dufferin Care Centre,
As you may be aware, some areas of the province might experience temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal in the coming few days. These extreme heat events can trigger a variety of heat-related illnesses. Older adults are especially sensitive to the health effects of heat, particularly those with pre-existing conditions or who take certain medications. Please ensure residents/ tenants have a way to stay cool and offer frequent drinks/ water all through the day; this is the best way to prevent heat-related illnesses and sunburns.
Be Bear Aware: We have had two sightings of bears within the last week. Please ensure you are aware of your surroundings. We know a few families will have picnics in the parking lot or near by areas, please ensure you don’t leave any food or drinks as it will attract the bears.
We continue to screen any family member that comes into the community. To request a Day Outing, or visitation times/dates email this address firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-472-4151 for visitation. Please include your name, contact telephone number, and name of resident in your email. Allow 24-48 hours for reply.
If at any time, your loved one is contact traced or starts to exhibit symptoms, you will be contacted by phone and informed of the next steps.
**Delivery hours are between 9 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday**
All deliveries will be received at the lobby entrance. All items will be sanitized and delivered directly to the residents’ suite.
Just a reminder: Contact Information of Team Members:
General Manager -Joyce Halliday-Off site
Director of Care -Melissa Palana
Resident Care Coordinator -Cheri Robertson-Interim
Support Services Manager -Gord Dyck
Dietician -Eli Balouchi
Recreation Manager -Michelle Vickers
Finance -Linda Fabio
Maintenance -Paul Tomkins
Marketing -Melissa Toth
Family Visit Appointments -Fran / Leo
Reception -Zhongshu Luo
Dufferin Care Centre Team