January 12, 2021
Hi everyone! The consent forms, and Essential Visitors list for the CoVid vaccine have been sent to Island Health. Public Health teams will be setting up January 24th for LTC and January 25st for Assisted Living to Administer the Moderna Vaccine. We were advised that Independent Living Residents are not included in this roll out however we will keep residents and families apprised of any updates.
Resident Satisfaction Surveys should be forthcoming within the next few weeks. We have a full Recreation department, they have been busy providing programming for our Residents, and it is so nice to see what a difference this has made to the Resident and Staff morale. We are pushing full steam ahead to move change and improve services. Of course this has been difficult to do in the midst of a Pandemic but please be assured we are doing our absolute best to provide the best care and services for your loved ones.
We have had a lot of questions about visitors wanting to see their loved ones. We are encouraging Essential and Designated Visitors to connect with other family members via facetime and skype during their visits. Instructions will be written out and provided by the Screeners.
We are doing our very best to improve service and quality of life. We are asking that everyone do their part in order to keep the Residents safe. Please ensure you are limiting your risk of exposure by keeping interactions within your core bubble. Visitors please note that parking is limited. We are unable to allow access to enter at the back of the building so staff and visitors are required to walk around the building to the front entrance for screening. Please allow yourself plenty of time prior to your visit. Please see the attached diagram with the green arrows for ways to access the front entrance.
As a reminder, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the NSV property. We are adhering to strict protocols, you will be required to wear the face mask provided to you, which must be worn at all times during the duration of your visit. Please ensure that you are going directly to and from your visit.
Please ensure you self -screen prior to attending at https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
If you are ill or not feeling well please cancel your visit and stay home. We can arrange for a face time visit instead.
Visits are set up for one designated family member following this process:
If you are the Designated Visitor for anyone in Long Term Care:
****After your visit you will exit the LTC facility by entering 1199#
For family wanting to visit loved ones in the Assisted Living please contact Reception A/L 250-760-2321 between 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (new reception hours)
There will be no changes for families wanting to visit loved ones in Palliative Care.
Concerns can be sent directly to the General Manager who will assist you with resolution. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you everyone and stay safe,
The Leadership Team at Nanaimo Seniors’ Village