Hello Family Members & Guildford Seniors Village Community, we sustain a healthy community, and wish each of you safety in health as we approach November.

For reference to our weekly updates, please read below and find link on Guildford Seniors Village Website here    https://www.retirementconcepts.com/category/guildford-seniors-village/

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A Message From Director of Care

Keeping healthy is our top priority. Infection Control Education for all staff continues.

Remaining vigilant in infection control, and with flu season approaching, we have hosted our Flu Vaccine Clinic October 29th, and ongoing by consent.

Family Decision Makers – please feel welcome to contact the Nurses at 604-582-0808 followed by extension: First Floor ext 150 /   Second Floor 205,  to share your consent or any questions. Thank you!

 

Compassionate Visitation        

If your loved one is transitioning in their life journey, our Clinical Care Team will reach out to you to arrange visitation & specific protocols.

 

We recently celebrated Care Aide Day, to pay tribute and respect their specialty in the caring details of safety, nutrition, and well-being in total body and mind in all acts of daily living.  Each is an incredible integral role in creating quality of life for each individual living in Guildford Seniors Village.  We celebrate each of our four Neighborhood Care Teams, as they make it their priority to shape individualized care plans, sense of community and comfort.

Protocols

Strict compliance measures to all protocols remain unchanged in Guildford Seniors Village, following the direction of our public health officials, including preventative & enhanced infection control, monitoring residents’ & staffs’ health closely, and visitor designations.

Deliveries: kindly press the button at the speaker (to your left) to inform our team if you’ve delivered an item in the lobby vestibule. Please label your delivery with resident name, and we will ensure sanitizing and delivery to loved one.  For resident safety, kindly refrain from passing items via windows as we must sanitize all.  Thank you.

Essential Services include:

 

Designated Visitor protocols continue – please contact as per below to make your arrangement to provide support and well-being to your loved one.  Each resident or alternate decision-maker, may designate one designated family/support person who is essential to maintaining physical and emotional health.

To book appointments for in-person, video, or phone call visits:

604-582-0808 extension 203

Gsv-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com

Preparation & Visit details will be shared with you

 

Our focus is to increase the frequency of in-person visits as we make modifications to our scheduling and staffing. Thank you all for your support and patience as we continue this protocol.

 

*For *new* lobby window-visit station, with an intercom system – visitors can use their own phones to speak to residents.  In cases where the designated visitor will be coming at the same time as the window visitor, we will divide the time into 2-15 minutes sessions (15 minutes for each visitor).

* designated visitor in person visits, we continue appointments for 20 minute experiences every two weeks.

*Please note we are able to offer some (after dinner) appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

*Video or Phone Call Social Visits: Family members/friends are encouraged to arrange appointment on the alternate week.

 

To Send A Message or Photos to Your Loved One:

email: recreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com and we will be pleased to deliver to your loved one.

(feel welcome to send mail via Canada Post- we do sanitize before delivery to resident)

 

Compliments & Queries:

please contact General Manager, Camila Nunes  cnunes@retirementconcepts.com   604-582-0808 ext. 103

 

Family Council Returns Virtually!

We thank all family & loved ones who participated in Oct 22nd Virtual Family Council Meeting.  Each of your advocacies, questions, feedback and collaboration is valued & respected.

 

Interested in attending a Family Council Meeting?  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

 

Save The Date!  Family Council Zoom (& Teleconference) Meeting

November 19  at  3:30pm to 4:30pm, which will include from 3:35pm to 4:05pm Aging Well Education featuring  special guest speaker lawyer Eryn Jackson, Associate, Richards Buell Sutton LLP,  presents  “Healthcare Representation, Power of Attorney & Your Questions Answered”.

 

Dining Experiences are Resident’s Choice

Our home cooked menu within four Neighborhood Dining Rooms, offers variety and Resident’s Choice favourites.  The final touches are being added to upcoming Winter Menu…stay tuned!

 

#ThisIsRecreation

We embrace the domains of purpose and meaning within programs inspired by current resident interests:  social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual.  Plus we include as much *JOY* as possible! Laughter is essential to living one’s best life.

On Oct 27th, we celebrated, with much laughter, Halloween Spirit with a special Carnival Experience for all.  HUGE thank you to each who ‘dressed’ for the occasion, and Beatriz, Registered Care Aide for her 2nd Annual costume design for individuals living in Arbutus Neighborhood. You make life better!  To each of you & Therapeutic Recreation Team – Your Passion is Showing!!

General Manager Camila & Extraordinary Care Aides.

Hello From The Arbutus Neighborhood Care Team!

Oct 30th: our team will dress in all things PINK, in support of breast cancer awareness.

 

A Message from Therapeutic Recreation Lead

Hello Families, we would like to ensure that all of our Veterans or Spouses of Veterans are honoured in November.  If your family member served, or if their spouse did, please send me an email at tferchoff@retirementconcepts.com  with a brief explanation which branch they served in, where they were stationed, and/or any story you can tell.  If you have a photo, please include!   This year we cannot have a ceremony as in format of years past, but we are planning a special honouring of service. Thank you, with Respect.

We Remember

Gratitude

THANK YOU Family Ambassador Wendy, recent recipient of Gratitude Referral $Fee, for your instrumental advocacy in enriching the life of a loved one – we hope you enjoy a little life enrichment for yourself.

 

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Wishing Each of You continued safety and health excellence,  from All of Us in Guildford Seniors Village!