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Please be assured that the Life Enrichment team is working on being able to offer some creative activities during the current world wide pandemic.

Please note that the team is facilitating virtual visits in addition to activities and therefore there could be changes to scheduled activities. 

Thank you for your understanding.

From the Executive Director

At Victoria Manor, we are experiencing some operational changes and shifts in routine related to the prevention of the COVID-19 virus. We want to reassure you that we are taking important steps to keep your loved one safe and keep you informed.

Our team is always available to answer your questions and to ensure you feel supported during this time.

 

Staying connected with your loved one:

 

  • Following the Government of Ontario announcement concerning an easing of visitation policies, we are happy to announce that we will be offering scheduled in person visits in a designate outside area at our home.
  • The health and safety of our residents, families and team members continues to be our top priority and we are working diligently to establish protocols to allow you to safely visit your loved one.

 Please note that all visitors will be subject to the following guidelines when visiting:

  • One family member will be allowed to visit at a time.
  • Active screening when visiting.
  • Confirmation that the visitor has tested negative for COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
  • Compliance with infection prevention and control requirement, including the use of PPE.
  • Proof to home staff that the visitor has tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous 2 weeks and subsequently not tested positive must be provided at the time of the visit
  • Please call extension 1400 to a schedule visit with your loved one.

 

This is how we are keeping residents and team members safe:

  • All team members are wearing surgical face masks and are having their temperature taken twice per shift.
  • There is frequent monitoring of all residents’ health, including temperatures checks twice daily.
  • There is rigorous frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces.
  • We are asking families for their assistance in not sending any non-essential items to their loved ones.

 

Do you still have questions about COVID-19?  Email your questions to vmcovid19questions@kawarthalakes.ca

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Warmest Regards

Pamela Kulas, Executive Director

 

Family Council

After many months of isolation and physical distancing, your Family Council jumped on the zoom meeting bandwagon and met virtually to connect and discuss council matters. It was convened by Holly Speedie, and worked well, despite some slower internet connections that affect some members. We will continue using this meeting format until it is deemed safe to meet again in person.  The same invitation is extended to all families of Victoria Manor residents, if you wish to become a member of the Family Council amd help you bring improvements to our facility.  

 

Also, as chair of this Family Council, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the staff of Victoria Manor, for the care, and for the front line warriors in this unprecedented battle against this global pandemic, for keeping us all safe and able to evolve to our new normal. There will never be enough thank yous. 

 

Stay Safe When It's Too Darn Hot

When the temperature climbs above 80°F, older adults need to be proactive and take precautions to avoid ailments due to excessive heat. Keep in mind the following tips when trying to stay cool.

  • Stay away from direct sun exposure as much as possible. If possible, plan your outdoor activities either early in the morning or when the sun starts to set. 
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of cool water, clear juices, and other liquids that don’t contain alcohol or caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine cause you to lose water in your body by making you urinate more.
  • Dress appropriately. Whenever you can, try wearing loose, light-colored clothes. Avoid dark-colored clothes as they may absorb heat. Top it off with a lightweight, broad-brimmed hat and you are dressing like a pro! These simple changes will help you both stay cool
  • Cool down! Take tepid (not too cold or too hot) showers, baths, or sponge baths when you’re feeling warm.  Don’t have the time?  Then wet washcloths or towels with cool water and put them on your wrists, ankles, armpits, and neck.

https://www.healthinaging.org/tools-and-tips/hot-weather-safety-tips-older-adults

 

Staying Connected

The Life Enrichment Team would like to thank the family members who have reached out to us to set up the FaceTime and video chatting calls with their family members at Victoria Manor. The schedule fills up quickly which means we have happy Residents who get to see the faces of their loved ones during these unprecedented times.

For anyone who has not video chatted with their loved one but would like to, please call the Life Enrichment Team at 705-324-3558 ext. 1426 and we will connect you with the Life Enrichment Assistant for your loved ones home area.

We currently have one IPad with FaceTime and Facebook Messenger. When you call we will help you get set up. We have allotted 15 minutes per call and 2 calls per Resident per week.

We are all working really hard to keep your loved ones safe and The Life Enrichment Team want to say thank you for staying home and staying safe. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Reopening Protocols Requirements for Visitors

Victoria Manor will resume family visits on Thursday June 18th between the hours of 10am and 4:30pm at 30 minute intervals per resident. Residents will visit with 1 visitor during each scheduled time. Reception will schedule and coordinate the family visits. Family members interested in booking a visit with a resident are asked to call reception between the hours of 9:30am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday. Please leave a message if your telephone call is not answered and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Visits will take place at the back of the building and will be facilitated by one of our team members to ensure visits follow safe social distancing and infection control practices. Each day there will be a maximum number of visits that can take place with physical distancing requirements in place.

 

 

What you need to know:

  • Family members are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 14 days prior to the scheduled visit. Family members must attest to the test result to the scheduled visit. Please be prepared to show results (hard copy, photo, etc.)
  • Outdoor visits are available only when the care community is not in outbreak.
  • Visits will be pre-scheduled: call 705-324-3558 extension 1400 to learn more about booking a timeslot.
  • We will do our best to accommodate requests, however we also need to ensure every family has an opportunity to visit. Frequency of visits will be based on equitable access.
  • One family member at a time/visit. POA/SDM will determine who visits.
  • Visitors must be 18 years or older to ensure precautions are followed.
  • All visitors will be actively screened, including temperature checks.
  • For everyone’s safety, anyone who is on self-isolation, being tested or has tested positive for COVID-19 must not visit.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE – e.g. masks) will be provided and required, along with hand hygiene.
  • Except for service dogs, animals should not accompany visitors.
  • Visits are currently accommodated in the outdoor space where weather permits.
  • Please note, if the outdoor visiting guidelines are not followed, and the resident develops COVID-19 related signs/symptoms, they will require swabbing and be placed in self-isolation for up to 14 days.
    • Any non-compliance of the visit protocols will result in a discontinuation of visits for the non-compliant visitor.

When you arrive:

  • Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of your visit
  • These 10 minutes will be utilized to meet with the greeter for screening, education and signing of the Family Visiting Acknowledgement Form.
  • Your loved one will be brought to the designated visiting area to meet you.
  • The remaining 30 minutes of your visit will be for you and your loved one to reconnect.

 

During the visit:

  • Please wear the PPE provided by staff, keep mask on at all times.
  • Follow hand hygiene (handwashing or use of hand sanitizer) procedures. Complete when entering/leaving the designated visiting location.
  • Staff is available to escort you to the designated visiting location if required.
  • Please do not pass along anything, such as food or letters, to your loved one or staff.
  • Always keep minimum distance of six feet from others, including your loved one.
  • Please ensure your visit ends on time to allow the next scheduled visit to commence on time.
Visitors can only visit with one resident at a time.  Each resident will have a separate visit booked for his or her visitors. The POA/SDM will coordinate with others who wish to visit.

 


 

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