Relaunch - Stage 1

While some restrictions are lessened at some sites, we also are preparing for the return of a few services and activities that were deferred during the pandemic stage.

It is important to note that any proposed reintroduction of activities may be put on hold if the climate changes or we are given new orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Below are examples of activities and actions that may take place at this stage of the relaunch. They are not limited to the listed activities and will be updated as more information is given. 

Lodges

Independent Living

Meeting CMOH Orders & AHS Protocols

Maintain cleaning procedure and protocols

Screening procedures remain in place

Explore protocols for the reintroduction of personal services and hairdressing to ensure the safety of residents and staff

Isolation protocols in place as per CMOH Orders

Encourage diligence amongst residents, staff, and families

Meeting CMOH Orders & AHS Protocols

Maintain cleaning procedure and protocols

New Posters and Signage for outer doors regarding visits

Encourage diligence amongst residents, staff, and families

Resident Life & Wellbeing

Support residents in coffee dates and small group gatherings

Increase group activities within the recommended limitations

Encourage residents to socialize outside

Support residents in self-assessing and screening

Support reintroduction of hairdressing and other personal services within the site while ensuring the safety of residents

Explore ways to reintroduce sit down dining for meal service in lodges where this was not possible under the restrictions and limitations

Chairs and tables reintroduced to common areas for small group congregations

Resident Life & Wellbeing

Ongoing communication and education with residents

Chairs and tables reintroduced to common areas for small group congregations

Support small group coffee times for resident company

Support residents in self-assessing and screening

Explore ways to reintroduce sit down dining for meal service in lodges where this was not possible under the restrictions and limitations

Reintroduction of personal services (e.g., footcare) in the building while ensuring the safety or residents

Visitation & Family Expectations

Outdoor visits with limitations and distancing

Only one Designated Essential Visitors allowed inside

Doors continue to be locked

Screening of all staff and designated essential visitors before entering facility continues

No visits during outbreak situation

Visitation & Family Expectations

Visitors allowed in resident apartments but limited in access to common areas

Promote outdoor visits

Screening of visitors before entering facility continues

Staff Support

Promotion of mental health supports

Emails and updates shared regularly and when needed

Exploring ways to show appreciation to staff

Encourage staff meetings to be held in person while following CMOH protocols

Holidays and vacations approved as per operational needs and accounting for provincial and federal travel & isolation guidelines

Staff Support

Promotion of mental health supports

Emails and updates shared regularly and when needed

Exploring ways to show appreciation to staff

Encourage staff meetings to be held in person while following CMOH protocols

Holidays and vacations approved as per operational needs and accounting for provincial and federal travel & isolation guidelines