Dear Residents’ Family, Friends, Decision-Makers and Guildford Community  –  Daily Update,

 

Please find previous weekly & daily updates of Guildford Seniors Village located on our Website    https://www.retirementconcepts.com/category/guildford-seniors-village/

 

Outbreak protocols continue (declared on outbreak as of January 8th);  one staff continues to isolate at home; one staff is cleared, and we continue to remain with no new infections/ no symptoms.

We thank each of you for united collaboration in managing all risks.

 

On a daily basis, we are in contact with the health authorities and continue to follow their direction. They will determine the time in which we can begin a step down process, and once that has been approved, we will communicate it in these emails.

 

We remain closed to Visitors until further notice.

 

*On January 11th, Covid vaccinations arrived and were administered to residents who shared their consent or whose decision makers provided their consent.

For Resident Decision Makers, who have NOT provided consent yet, please do so by:

 

At this time, all vaccine supply is first prioritized to Residents; then if surplus, Essential Staff.   If extra, it is then we will be able to reach Essential Visitors, with very short notice due to nature of handling the vaccine.

 

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and diligence in helping us keep everyone safe and well. It is through combined efforts, vigilance and patience that we will be successful!

 

What Is Your Passion?

Helping elderly, just like my Grandma & Grandpa”

Registered Care Aide, Rolando

We are continually inspired by individuals in our community.

 

1st Floor Neighborhoods   *Outbreak Protocols implemented in compliance with health authority & Public Health are as follows:

As a precaution:

If your family member becomes symptomatic or requires testing, you will be contacted by phone.

General updates or information will be sent out in daily emails.

 

Dining

Winter Menu featured a wonderful spiced chia pudding– infused with cardamom, ginger, maple syrup & cinnamon.  This refreshing ‘dessert’, served cold, has many health benefits of natural spices.  #YUM

 

Recreation

‘One-To-One’ Programs continue

Did You Know?

Ages of individuals living in Guildford Seniors Village spans from 60’s to over 100!

Average age: inclusive of 42% Men & 58% Women representing!

1st Floor Maple & Dogwood Neighborhoods:            82.3 years of age

2nd Floor Rosewood & Arbutus Neighborhoods:     87.25 years of age

Creating therapeutic recreation programs that embrace emotional, cognitive, social, spiritual, & physical domains  –  inclusive of varying decades of interests, experience and skills is at the core of our ‘art of caring’.

Thank you Tracy, Arlene, Mary Rose, Brittany & Kanta!

 

Age does not define you and FUN knows no age. 

‘summer travel fun (backdrop) in 2020’… don’t we all look forward to this Spring & Summer?

Communications

Director of Care, Genevieve Pelaez 

604-580-4282

gpelaez@retirementconcepts.com

Or

Clinical Lead, Leo Monterola

604-368-1423

lmonterola@wcshm.com

 

If you have any questions regards to the health of your family member, please call our RNs @ 604-582 0808 ext. 250.

Thank you all for your patience & cooperation as we minimize all risk factors, with focus on each resident and the continued high level care and safety of within.

 

Family Council Zoom & Teleconference Monthly Meetings   Save The Date!

January 21, 2021   3:30 – 4:30pm & February 18, 2021   3:30 – 4:30pm

 

Featuring Aging Well Education presented by educators from BC Alzheimers Society:   Part 1 & 2 “Understanding Dementia & Behaviour Tips / Resources”

We are honoured to welcome their expertise, and especially valuable for loved ones & caregivers.

To RSVP, please email sbarr@retirementconcepts.com or call 604-582-0808 ext 125, and we will send you a direct invite.

 

A Family Council provides families and friends of residents with a way to support one another as caregivers.

It’s a place to gather, share information, while being involved in helping to improve quality of life of the residents living within Guildford Seniors Village.

 

Learn & Stay In The Know: Follow us on Social Media    Tips, joy & highlights for successful inspired living.

If you follow us, ‘like’ or share your comments on our posts, we would like to send you our Gratitude & enter your name into a draw for gift baskets of local vendors!

 

Resources

Mental Health Commission of Canada mini-guide    thank you https://businessinsurrey.com/ for the excellent information  #anitahuberman 

For general information about COVID-19, call 811, or visit HealthLinkBC:    https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-covid-19.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Topics/Coronavirus/LTC_AL_VISITOR_POLICY_UPDATED_FINAL.pdf?la=en&rev=5dbf21039ab64ede84bad96077bbb849&hash=3B89B9380E065403A13A9E7DC502DAFF01ECB7B5

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/long-term-care-and-assisted-living#.YACT7uKWyJB  

 

We wish you continued health excellence,

Your continued safety and health excellence is vital.

from All of Us in Guildford Seniors Village