Hello Everyone, May 29, 2020
We continue to appreciate all that you and your loved ones are doing to heed the precautions put in place to alleviate risk of exposure to COVID-19. We are relieved to tell you that there are no cases of reported outbreak nor signs nor symptoms of COVID-19 in any of our residents or staff here at Nanaimo Seniors’ Village.
As the Province begins the transition that will see some of the rules relaxed, a gentle reminder that we continue to following the direction of our provincial Health Officer, Bonnie Henry, and our no visitor policy remains in place. We understand your eagerness to come and visit your loved ones but at this time our no visitor policy remains the same.
We continue to follow the direction of our public health officials to the letter and have full infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being adhered to.
Should you wish to drop off items for loved one please remember to drop it off at the front reception area. Everything needs to come through the front door. Items will be sanitized and delivered for you. Please push the button at the front entrance and wait for the door to be answered. Staff will take care of the rest.
Due to social distancing orders we are encouraging family members and loved ones to connect with your family member via telephone call, or FACETIME or SKYPE.
To inquire about facetime/skype or phone calls or if you want to write a letter or send a picture for us to print, please contact the Recreation Department in Complex Care by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-760-2616. For Assisted and Independent Living, you can contact our Manager of Recreation Therapy, Tracey Leslie at email@example.com or call 250-760-2316 and we would be happy to do that for you.
The Recreation staff will be re-instating small group programs (max of 5 participants) for our residential care residents by June 15th. Physical distancing is mandatory following the 2m (6 foot) to follow the MOH guidelines. Sanitization will continue to be priority for resident’s hands before /entry and after/exiting program areas as well as for chairs and any touch surfaces used for the program. Recreation will continue to schedule 1:1 visits with emphasis on skype and or facetime for family connections before and after these programs. This will be provided based on current staffing levels.
Residents In long term care have been out enjoying the garden decks, watering the flowers and herbs in our raised garden beds, helping with planting and enjoying some programs ie: Trivia, Wheel of Fortune, Name that Tune.
Also, cognitive stimulation provided by word games, search a words, mind puzzles and colouring in all three buildings to keep the mind stimulated. For our new admissions, activity bags are provided for their enjoyment while in their rooms.
In AL/IL, the Gym, Garden Deck, Mind games/puzzles/word searches are provided. As well, one to one family connections are provided.
We are planning for Father’s day and summer time BBQ’s are just around the corner.
A big thank you to everyone for working so hard to keep Nanaimo’s Senior’s Village safe and healthy, as well as for the kindness, understanding and support you share.
Stay Safe everyone,
The Leadership Team