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Friday October 23, 2020

Currently, we DO NOT have any cases of COVID in the home however, we presently have residents on isolation due to potential exposure during outings.  Our main goal is to keep residents safe during these difficult times.

We will continue to monitor visiting activity and positive community cases, understanding that we are mandated to follow the Ministry of Health Directive # 3.

Ongoing Measures Currently in Place:
Are we isolating Residents’ who exhibit Respiratory Symptoms?
We continue our due diligence by placing any resident exhibiting respiratory symptoms on droplet/contact isolation, precautions, and testing.
Are we admitting new Residents and/or readmitting Residents from Hospital?
Yes, we are.  All new and returning Residents, must have a negative COVID swab result prior to entering St. Joseph’s at Fleming and remain in isolation for a minimum of 14 days.  At the completion of their 14-day isolation, they will have another COVID swab taken and will remain in isolation until a negative result.

New updates and information:

Perishable food items:
Sending in perishable food that could be sitting for 24 hours is a risk that we cannot take at this time. We do deliveries throughout the day, but we cannot guarantee that any refrigerated item will not be sitting out for any length of time.
All refrigerated items will have to be pre-approved by the Charge Nurse and the Manager of Nutrition Services Kendra Jackson at ext. 3003.

Resident’s clothing
Families have been dropping off brand new clothing with tags on them for staff to try on their loved one.
All new clothing to be tried on by residents is to be held in a quarantine bin at reception (Board Room) for 48 hours.
Process:
Family must have pre planned drop off and try on with RPN or Charge Nurse on loved one’s floor.
A drop off bin is located outside the front door.
Please put in a clear bag with resident’s name and room number clearly marked on the bag.
Screeners wipe down the outer bag and Reception puts label on bag with date and time of delivery.
Clothing is held for 48 hours then sent to the floor for staff to have resident to try on.
You must have pre-arranged pick up as well.

Clothing for labelling only:
All clothing family send in to be labelled only, will be sent to laundry for washing first prior to being distributed to the room.
Please put in a clear bag with resident’s name and room number clearly marked on the bag.
The bag will be sanitized and kept at reception in marked bin for 24 hours prior to being sent to laundry

Clothing drop off process
There is a bin outside of front door for laundry – contact the screener or reception (use the communication box located at the front door, phone in or phone ahead) to let staff know you have dropped off clothing.

NO Dry Clean Only or Wash In Cold Water Hang To Dry items!
Please do not put new clothing in with items such as soap, toothbrushes, food etc. as we have to label every piece of  clothing that comes in. Our lost and found is piling up!

Balconies:
As per policy of the home the Balconies have now been closed for the winter.  The balconies will be locked after the thanksgiving weekend long weekend due to the inconsistent weather temperatures.

COVID 19 Testing centers:
 Shoppers Drug Mart at 741 Lansdowne St W (Lansdowne /High St) Peterborough location is now a government approved ASYMPTOMATIC COVID19 Testing Site starting this Thursday October 15, 2020. Please call 705-748-6141 to book an appointment!

Visiting:
We will continue to have indoor and outdoor visits as well as essential care givers at this time.  With the weather getting cooler we will continue to book outdoor visits as long as we can, but we need your cooperation and understanding if we have to do last minute cancelations due to weather conditions.
As of October 5th, residents are permitted to go out to medical appointments only.

We are asking that Families reflect and appreciate the risk involved in taking a Resident out at this time.  There is a great risk to your loved one, and the other residents in the home as well as the staff in our home. 

We will continue to assess the situation as this second wave proceeds. We appreciate your understanding as we try to keep the risks low to the residents and staff here at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

As you are aware the Ontario Government has decreased the number permitted for indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 25.  The Recreation Team will work within these restrictions focusing on small group programming, cohorting residents on each Home Area side.

There are 3 types of Visitors permitted into SJF and all are screened prior to entering St Joseph’s at Fleming:

#1.          Essential Visitor:
This applies to residents who are very ill or palliative.  They are only approved by the Director of Resident Care.
Visitors must wear full PPE’s for the duration of their visit which is provided by the screeners.  Only permitted in resident room for duration of visit.

#2.          Caregiver: 
This applies to individuals such as a family member or paid worker designated by the Resident or Power of Attorney for Care to provide direct care (eg supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection).
These visitors must wear a procedure mask and attest to a negative COVID swab every 2 weeks.  Only permitted in the resident room. 
 This role must be approved by the Home Area Manager and will be on Care Plan.

#3.          Indoor outdoor and Window visitors
These visits MUST be scheduled through the Recreation Team and occur in the designated indoor or outdoor spaces. 
Indoor visits: must wear procedure mask provided by the Home and have a negative COVID test every 2 weeks.
 Outdoor visits: Face covering must be worn.
Windows visits: Window must be closed for visit duration.
You must book your visits through Recreation and you must leave a message . They will return your call.

Creekside – Extension 3044 – Paige
Hilltop – Extension 3047 – Kelly
Woodland – Extension 3018 – Angela
Pathway – Extension 3007

Medical Appointments: 
These appointments must be prescheduled with 48h notice through Home Area Manager.  Residents and Family must wear a mask for the duration of their outing.  Screeners will screen the Resident and provide a mask.

All Caregivers and medical appointments must be booked through the Home Area Managers.

Home Rea Managers:

Julie Ross Extension # 3024 – Creekside and Hilltop
JoAnne Stone Extension # 3054 – Woodland and Pathway

 

Friday October 15, 2020 Family Update

We do NOT currently have any COVID 19 cases at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

However, unfortunately we have recently had to have residents on isolation due to potential exposure during outings.  

We will continue to monitor visiting activity and positive community cases, understanding that we are mandated to follow the Ministry of Health Directive # 3.

New updates and information:

We would like to let you know that Shoppers Drug Mart at 741 Lansdowne St W (Lansdowne /High St) Peterborough location is now a government approved ASYMPTOMATIC COVID19 Testing Site starting this Thursday October 15, 2020, by appointment.

Given that residents and workers of LTC must undergo routine testing, I would like to offer this convenient service to you, your staff and family members at the Lansdowne and High Street location on an ongoing basis based on your requirements. They are able to provide a pharmacist at this location to test only you, your staff and family members on specific days of the week based on your timing preference .

Please feel free to take advantage of this amazing service we are offering without having to wait for your appointments at other testing centers.

Contact Information if interested in booking an appointment 1- 807-355-9926 .

 

We will continue to have indoor and outdoor visits as well as essential care givers at this time.

As of October 5th, residents can go out to medical appointments only. 

We are asking that Families reflect and appreciate the risk involved in taking a Resident out at this time.  There is a great risk to your loved one, and the other residents in the home as well as the staff in our home.  

We will continue to assess the situation as this second wave proceeds. We appreciate your understanding as we try to keep the risks low to the residents and staff here at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

 

Ongoing Measures Currently in Place:

We continue our due diligence by placing any residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms or symptoms identified on the CoVid -19 screening,  on droplet/contact isolation, precautions, and testing where deemed required. 

 All new and returning Residents, must have a negative COVID-19 swab result prior to entering St. Joseph’s at Fleming and remain in isolation for a minimum of 14 days.  At the completion of their 14-day isolation, they will have another COVID-19 swab taken and will remain in isolation until a negative result.

 

There are 3 types of Visitors permitted into SJF and all are screened prior to entering St Joseph’s at Fleming:

#1.          Essential Visitor:

For residents who are very ill or palliative.  They are only approved by the Director of Resident Care.

Visitors must wear full PPE’s for the duration of their visit which is provided by the screeners.  They are only permitted in resident room for duration of visit.

    #2.          Caregiver:  

 This applies to individuals such as a family member or paid worker designated by the Resident or Power of Attorney for Care to provide direct care (e.g. supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection).

 These visitors must wear a procedure mask and attest to a negative COVID swab every 2 weeks.  Only permitted in the resident room and may not travel about the home or visit the Care centre or Main Reception area desk or other Home Areas .

This role must be approved by the Home Area Manager and will be on Care Plan.  Once the plan is established, changes to the Care plan, dates  times etc. are directed through the Charge Nurse or Home Area RPN.

We ask that you carefully plan as changes are consuming available staff resources intended for Resident Care. 

 

#3.          Indoor, outdoor and Window visitors
These visits MUST be scheduled through the Recreation Team and occur in the designated indoor or outdoor spaces.  
Indoor visits: must wear procedure mask provided by the Home and have a negative COVID test every 2 weeks.
Outdoor visits: Face covering must be worn.
Windows visits: Window must be closed during visit.

You must book your visits through Recreation and please leave a message – We will get back to you.

Creekside – Extension 3044 – Paige
Hilltop – Extension 3047 – Kelly
Woodland – Extension 3018 – Angela
Pathway – Extension 3007

 The Ontario Government has decreased the number permitted for indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 25.  The Recreation Team works  within these restrictions focusing on small group programming, cohorting residents on each Home Area side.

 

Medical Appointments:

These appointments are to be prescheduled as usual through Charge Nurse or Home Area RPN.  The Resident and Family must wear a mask for the duration of their outing. Screeners will provide a mask at screening booth.

Thankyou for your patience during these stressful times.

 

 

Family Update October 9th, 2020

We do NOT currently have any COVID 19 cases at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

However, we presently have residents on isolation due to potential exposure during outings.

We will continue to monitor visiting activity and positive community cases, understanding that we are mandated to follow the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Directive # 3.

New updates and information:

We will continue to have indoor and outdoor visits as well as essential care givers at this time.
As of October 5th, we are only permitting residents to go out to medical appointments.

We are asking that Families reflect and appreciate the risk involved in taking a Resident out at this time. There is a great risk to your loved one, and the other residents in the home as well as the staff in our home.

We will continue to assess the situation as this second wave proceeds. We appreciate your understanding as we try to keep the risks low to the residents and staff  at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Today the Ontario Government has decreased the number permitted for indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 25. The Recreation Team will work within these restrictions focusing on small group programming, cohorting residents on each Home Area side.

Ongoing Measures Currently in Place:

Are we isolating Residents’ who exhibit Respiratory Symptoms?
We continue our due diligence by placing any resident exhibiting respiratory symptoms on droplet/contact isolation, precautions, and testing.

Are we admitting new Residents and/or readmitting Residents from Hospital?
Yes, we are. All new and returning Residents, must have a negative COVID swab result prior to entering St. Joseph’s at Fleming and remain in isolation for a minimum of 14 days. At the completion of their 14-day isolation, they will have another COVID swab taken and will remain in isolation until a negative result.

There are 3 types of Visitors permitted into SJF and all are screened prior to entering St Joseph’s at Fleming:

#1. Essential Visitor:
This applies to residents who are very ill or palliative. They are only approved by the Director of Resident Care.
Visitors must wear full PPE’s for the duration of their visit which is provided by the screeners. Only permitted in resident room for duration of visit.

#2. Caregiver:
This applies to individuals such as a family member or paid worker designated by the Resident or Power of Attorney for Care to provide direct care (eg supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection).
These visitors must wear a procedure mask and attest to a negative COVID swab every 2 weeks. Only permitted in the resident room.
This role must be approved by the Home Area Manager and will be on the Care Plan.

#3. Indoor outdoor and Window visitors
These visits MUST be scheduled through the Recreation Team and occur in the designated indoor or outdoor spaces.
Indoor visits: must wear procedure mask provided by the Home and have a negative COVID test every 2 weeks.
Outdoor visits: Face covering must be worn.
Windows visits: Windows must remain closed during the window visits.
You must book your visits through Recreation and please leave a message. We will get back to you.

Creekside – Extension 3044 – Paige
Hilltop – Extension 3047 – Kelly
Woodland – Extension 3018 – Angela
Pathway – Extension 3007 – Alex

Medical Appointments:
These appointments must be prescheduled with 48h notice through Home Area Manager. Residents and Family must wear a mask for the duration of their outing. Screeners will screen the Resident and provide a mask.

All Caregivers and medical appointments must be booked through the
Home Area Managers

Julie Ross Extension # 3024 – Creekside and Hilltop
JoAnne Stone Extension # 3054 – Woodland and Pathway

 

Family Update October 2nd, 2020

We do NOT Have Any COVID Cases at Saint Joseph’s at Fleming currently.

SJF will continue to follow the Directives and Legislation as provided from the Government of Ontario and Public Health

New Updates and Information:

Recently the Providence has declared a second wave of Covid 1-19. We continue to monitor visiting activity here at SJF understanding that we are mandated to follow the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care’s Directive # 3.

We need your help!

We are asking everyone to take extra caution when either coming to the home for a visit or if you deem it necessary to take your loved one out into the community.  Please be aware and think of where you are going and who you are coming into contact with as the province enters into a second wave of Covid-19. 

Ontario Government has decreased the number permitted for indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 25.  The Recreation Team will work within these restrictions focusing on small group programming, cohorting residents on each Home Area side.

Ongoing Measures Currently in Place:

Are we isolating Residents’ who exhibit Respiratory Symptoms?

We continue our due diligence in placing residents exhibiting any respiratory symptoms on droplet/contact isolation precautions and testing.

Are we admitting new Residents and/or readmitting Residents from Hospital?

Yes, they must have negative COVID swab result 24 hours before entering SJF and remain in isolation for a minimum of 14 days.  At the completion of their 14-day isolation, they will have another COVID swab taken and will remain in isolation until a negative result is achieved.

When are Visitors permitted to enter SJF, what are the guidelines for the duration of their visit?

There are 3 types of Visitors permitted into SJF and all are screened prior to entering SJF:

Essential Visitor: this applies to residents who are very ill or palliative.  They are only approved by the DOC.

They must wear full PPE for the duration of their visit which is provided by the screeners.  Only permitted in resident room for duration of visit.

Caregiverhas been designated by the Res/POA to provide direct care (eg supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection).

 Must wear a procedure mask and attest to a negative COVID swab every 2 weeks.  Only permitted in the resident room.  May be a family member or paid worker. Must be approved by the HAM and will be on Care Plan.

Support Worker: performs essential support services (e.g. Physicians, lab technicians, foot care providers, maintenance workers) and must wear a procedure mask.

Are Residents permitted to visit with Family/Friends?

They MUST be scheduled through the Recreation Team and occur in the designated indoor or outdoor spaces. 

Indoor visits: must wear procedure mask provided by SJF and have a negative COVID test every 2 weeks.

Outdoor visits: Face covering must be worn.

Windows visits: Windows must be closed during these visits.

Rexcreation Team:

Creekside: Paige – Ext. – 3044
Hilltop: Kelly – Ext. – 3039
Woodland: Jessica – Ext. – 3018
Pathway: Alex – Ext. – 3007

 

Are Residents permitted to go on outings and overnight visits with Family?

Day Outings:  Prescheduled with 48h notice through Home Area Manager.  Residents and Family must wear a mask for the duration of their outing.  Screeners will screen the Resident and provide procedure mask.

Overnight Visits:  Resident must be isolated in their room for 14 days upon return.

Home Area Managers: 

Julie Ross – Creekside and Hilltop Ext. 3024
JoAnne Stone – Woodland and Pathway Ext. 3054

We can work together to battle this second wave!

 

Family Update September 25,2020

 

We do NOT Have Any COVID Cases at St. Joseph’s at Fleming currently.

SJF will continue to follow the Directives and Legislation as provided from the Government of Ontario and Public Health

 

New Updates and Information:

Ontario Government has decreased the number permitted for indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 25.  The Recreation Team will work within these restrictions focusing on small group programming, cohorting residents on each Home Area side.

Ongoing Measures Currently in Place:

Are we isolating Residents’ who exhibit Respiratory Symptoms?

We continue our due diligence in placing residents exhibiting any respiratory symptoms on droplet/contact isolation precautions and testing.

Are we admitting new Residents and/or readmitting Residents from Hospital?

Yes, they must have negative COVID swab result 24h of entering SJF and remain in isolation for a minimum of 14 days.  At the completion of their 14-day isolation, they will have another COVID swab taken and will remain in isolation until a negative result.

When are Visitors permitted to enter SJF, what are the guidelines for the duration of their visit?

There are 3 types of Visitors permitted into SJF and all are screened prior to entering SJF:

Essential Visitor: this applies to residents who are very ill or palliative.  They are only approved by the DOC.

 They must wear full PPE for the duration of their visit which is provided by the screeners.  Only permitted in resident room for duration of visit.

Caregiver:  has been designated by the Res/POA to provide direct care (eg supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection).

 Must wear a procedure mask and attest to a negative COVID swab every 2 weeks.  Only permitted in the resident room.  May be a family member or paid worker. Must be approved by the Home Area Manager and will be on Care Plan.

Are Residents permitted to visit with Family/Friends?

They MUST be scheduled through the Recreation Team and occur in the designated indoor or outdoor spaces. 

·         Indoor visits: must wear procedure mask provided by SJF and have a negative COVID test every 2 weeks.

·         Outdoor visits: Face covering must be worn.

·         Windows visits: Must always be closed during the window visits.

Recreation Team:

Creekside: Paige – Ext. – 3044
Hilltop: Kelly – Ext. – 3039
Woodland: Jessica – Ext. – 3018
Pathway: Alex – Ext. – 3007

 

Are Residents permitted to go on outings and overnight visits with Family?

·         Day Outings:  Prescheduled with 48h notice through Home Area Manager.  Residents and Family must wear a mask for the duration of their outing.  Screeners will screen the Resident and provide procedure mask.

·         Overnight Visits:  Resident must be isolated in their room for 14 days upon return.

Home Area Managers:
Julie Ross – Creekside and Hilltop Ext. 3024
JoAnne Stone – Woodland and Pathway Ext. 3054

 

 

Family Communication September 18, 2020

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently made changes to Directive #3 for Long Term Care Homes under the Long-Term Care Homes Act,2007.

Recent Changes Includes: 

Short Stay Absences (less than 24 hrs.) – Residents may leave the home’s property for a short stay absence. 
Pick up for times when leaving for short absences are as follows:

AM: 10:00 am

PM: 1:30 pm

Temporary Absences – Residents may leave the home’s property for a temporary absence one or more nights (for personal reasons). If a Resident is out on temporary absence, they will be required to isolate in their room for 14 days upon return to the home.

You must coordinate these outings through the Home Area Manager and provide 48 hour notice.

Short Stay Absences and Temporary Absences -Family are to indicate to the Screeners that you are here to pick up/ drop off your loved one and then step back outside of the building.  

Note:   Residents must wear a medical mask when exiting St. Joseph’s at Fleming and when out in the community at all times.

Everyone must be screened in and out of St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Staff must wear a medical mask at all times when on the property of  St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Family/Visitors must wear a face covering at all times when on an outing with residents.

Family/Visitors must wear a medical mask when Indoor visiting at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

What remains in place?

The Indoor and Outdoor visiting  booth, Window, Phone and Digital process remains the same.  Contact the appropriate Recreationist.  Please leave a message! 

Creekside: Paige – Ext. – 3044
Hilltop: Kelly – Ext. – 3039
Woodland: Jessica – Ext. – 3018
Pathway: Alex – Ext. – 3007

Types of Visitors

Essential Visitor Resident is deemed ill or palliative. 

A Caregiver Visitor – Is a type of visitor who is designated by the Resident and or their substitute decision maker to provide direct care to the Resident.  

Resident can have 2 caregivers designated.
Examples of Visiting to provide Direct Care: Support feeding, Mobility, Personal Hygiene, Communication, privately hired caregiver, paid companion, translators.

Family Responsibility:

Communicate with Home Area Manager in advance and adhere to all policies and follow the St. Joseph’s at Fleming Code of Conduct.  Non-Compliance of Infection control procedures will be addressed immediately and may result in a temporary suspension of visiting at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Contact Information:

Recreation:  Please leave a message

Creekside: Paige – Ext. – 3044

Hilltop: Kelly – Ext. – 3039

Woodland: Jessica – Ext. – 3018

Pathway: Alex – Ext. – 3007

Home Area Managers

Julie Ross – Creekside and Hilltop Ext. 3024

JoAnne Stone – Woodland and Pathway Ext. 3054

Together we can make this work!

 

 

 

Family Communication September 10, 2020

Ministry of Health changes to visiting guidelines, Short day outings and Designated Care givers.

What remains in place and the same:

1. Indoor and Outdoor visiting booth/Window/Phone/Digital process remains the same. Please contact the appropriate Recreationist. Please leave a message! See numbers below.

2. Essential visiting process remains the same.

If you take a resident out overnight they must be isolated in their room for 14 days upon return to the home.

#1. Day Outings

Definition

A Resident may leave with the designated substitute decision maker for day outings.

Examples: A Family event, Hairdressing appointment

Process:

You must coordinate these outings through the Home Area Manager and provide 48 – hour notice.

Ensure Resident adheres to hand washing, is wearing a surgical mask, and practises social distancing during your outing and returns to the home  with a surgical mask on.

Family/SDM must wear a face covering – can be cloth or paper.

Family must ensure the residents safety.

Family are not to pick up loved one in their room. Staff will bring the Resident to the front entrance.

Family are to indicate to the Screeners that you are here to pick up/ drop off your loved one and then step back outside of the building. Screeners/Reception will contact the appropriate Charge Nurse.

Pick up for Day outings are as follows:

AM: 10:00 am

PM: 1:30 pm

 

Designated Caregivers:

Definition

A Caregiver is a type of visitor who is designated by the Resident and or their substitute decision maker to provide direct care to the Resident.

A Resident can have 2 caregivers designated.

Examples:

Support feeding, Mobility, Personal Hygiene, Communication, privately hired caregiver.

Paid companion, Translators

Family must:

Communicate with the Home Area Manager in advance and adhere to all policies and follow the homes code of conduct.

Non-Compliance may result in the caregiver not being allowed back in the home, whether paid or a family member.

A Package will be left at the Screening table with your name on it to pick up. The package will detail the information to be discussed with the Home Area Manager prior to being allowed into the home.

You must identify what your role will be providing direct care. This role becomes part of the care plan and is subject to approval by the Home Area Manager. You must sign all appropriate documents and return them to the Home Area Manager before being allowed into the home.

Determine who the 2 designated care givers will be, and they must be consistent. If changing caregivers, the Home must approve in advance.

You must attest to having a clear Covid 19 test twice a month.

Follow all infection control policies and wear appropriate PPE.

Hired care givers and paid companions, translators must provide a current Criminal Reference check (Vulnerable sector) and proof of insurance.

If feeding, must have a designation such as PSW or receive education from the homes Dietitian.

No mechanical lifting or total lifts.

Must stay in The Resident’s room.

Must not visit with other residents.
 
Feeding occurs in the resident’s room.

 

Contact information

Recreation:

Creekside: Paige – Ext. – 3044

Hilltop: Kelly – Ext. – 3039

Woodland: Jessica – Ext. – 3018

Pathway: Alex – Ext. – 3007

Home Area Managers

Julie Ross – Creekside and Hilltop Ext. 3024

JoAnne Stone – Woodland and Pathway Ext. 3054

 

Thankyou for your cooperation during these difficult times!

 

 

September 4, 2020 Update

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

Attention Family:
As you know there are further changes to Directive #3 effective September 9, 2020

Indoor and outdoor visiting rules and requirements remain in effect.
All visit will continue to be scheduled in an appropriate dedicated space.

Essential visitor rules also remain in effect.
An essential visitor is:
A person who is family and their loved one is ill or palliative
A person who is a support worker which includes – physician, nurse practioner, physio, equipment provider etc.

New additions to visiting are as follows:
Short stay leaves:
When the home is not in outbreak and the resident is not self-isolating or symptomatic, they may leave the property for scheduled short stay visits.

Designating Caregivers:
A caregiver is a type of essential visitor who is designated by the Resident and or their substitute decision maker.
The caregiver is to provide direct care to the Resident, e.g. support feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication. Examples – family members who provide meaningful connection, a privately hired caregiver, paid companions, and translators

If you wish to schedule a short stay leave, be deemed an essential visitor or general caregiver, please contact your Home Area Manager to discuss.

Ongoing Visiting Guidelines – Indoor/Outdoor Visiting Booth/Window/Phone/Digital

Guidelines for Indoor Visiting:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.  Please note: There has been a change in the staff member contact and phone extension when calling to set up Hilltop visits. See phone number and extensions below.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.  
Two visitors at a time per resident. 
You must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 
See COVID-19 Surveillance Testing centers below.
You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival for your visit. You will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors. 
Visitors must arrive no sooner than five minutes prior to visit to be screened.                                         
You must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other.
You will be escorted to the designated visiting area. Visits WILL NOT take place in the resident’s room.
Visits will be supervised.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.
As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.

Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.
You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival to outdoor visiting booth area. Screening is outside front entrance.
COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.
Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.
Two visitors at a time per resident.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other.
Visits will be supervised.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.                                                     
Non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.  

   
The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Sundays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.
Note: Saturday and Sunday visits will be for those who are unable to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday. The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.

Window Visiting Reminder:                     
Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

To set up visits at the Visiting Booth(Indoor or Outdoor) Phone/Skype/Window :
Please call the home at 705-743-4744, then ask for the home area extension that corresponds to the home area where your love one lives to arrange a visit with the Recreationist on that floor.
Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3039 Kelly (new)
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

Group Programs and Sunday Visits:
Recreation staff are now running group programs in the home areas Mon.-Fri.
The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Sundays, 9:00am-3:00pm.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:
1.  Note: Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre – this testing center will be moved to the Northcrest  Arena.
2. Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

Clothing Reminder:                  
Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.
Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:
Contact reception before dropping off any items.
There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Guidelines for drop offs:
Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.
Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.
No cards.
As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.
No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.
We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies.  Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received. 

We will gather them to distribute to our staff teams.                                       
If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times. 

August 27, 2020 Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.  

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment, please do not take them to any other community space outside the home. This helps us limit exposure to the virus and keep our residents safe.

Group Programs and Sunday Visits:

The Recreation staff are now running group programs in the home areas Mondays-Fridays.
The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Sundays, 9:00am-3:00pm. The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.
 

Visiting Guidelines – Indoor/Outdoor Visiting Booth/Window/Phone/Digital

Guidelines for Indoor Visiting:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.  Please note: There has been a change in the staff member contact and phone extension when calling to set up Hilltop visits. See phone number and extensions below.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.  
Two visitors at a time per resident. 
You must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 
See COVID-19 Surveillance Testing centres below.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

1.            Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre

2.            Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival for your visit. You will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors. 
Visitors must arrive no sooner than five minutes prior to visit to be screened.                                         
You must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.
You will be escorted to the designated visiting area. Visits WILL NOT take place in the resident’s room.
Visits will be supervised.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.
As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.
 

Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.
You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival to outdoor visiting booth area. Screening is outside front entrance.
COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.
Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.
Two visitors at a time per resident.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.
Visits will be supervised.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.                                                     
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.                                         

The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Sundays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Note: Saturday and Sunday visits will be for those who are unable to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday. The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.

Window Visiting Reminder:     

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

To set up an Indoor Visit/Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit:

Please call the home at 705-743-4744, then ask for the home area extension that corresponds to the home area where your love one lives to arrange a visit with the Recreationist on that floor.

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3039 Kelly****note new contact
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

Clothing Reminder:              

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.
Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.
No cards.
As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.
No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.
We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies.  Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and use to support our Staff teams.               

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

 

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times. Have a wonderful day.

August 21, 2020 Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.  

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

 

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment, please do not take them to any other community space outside the home. This helps us limit exposure to the virus and keep our residents safe.

 

Group Programs and Sunday Visits:

The Recreation staff are now running group programs in the home areas Mondays-Fridays.
The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Sundays, 9:00am-3:00pm.  The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.

Visiting Guidelines – Indoor/Outdoor Visiting Booth/Window/Phone/Digital

Guidelines for Indoor Visiting:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff. See phone number and extensions below.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.  
Two visitors at a time per resident. 
You must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 
See COVID-19 Surveillance Testing centres below.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

1.            Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre

2.            Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival for your visit. You will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors.Visitors must arrive no sooner than five minutes prior to visit to be screened.     
You must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.
You will be escorted to the designated visiting area. Visits WILL NOT take place in the resident’s room.
Visits will be supervised.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.
As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.

Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.
You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival to outdoor visiting booth area. Screening is outside front entrance.
COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.
Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.
Two visitors at a time per resident.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.
Visits will be supervised.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.                                                     
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.                                         

The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Sundays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Note: Saturday and Sunday visits will be for those who are unable to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday. The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.

 

Window Visiting Reminder:            

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

 

To set up an Indoor Visit/Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit:

Please call the home at 705-743-4744, then ask for the home area extension that corresponds to the home area where your love one lives to arrange a visit with the recreationist on that floor.

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

Clothing Reminder:                                

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

 Guidelines for drop offs:

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.
Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.
No cards.
As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.
No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.
We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies.  Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and use to support our Staff teams.                                                                                                                      

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times.

 

Family Update August 13, 2020

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.  

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment, please do not take them to any other community space outside the home. This helps us limit exposure to the virus and keep our residents safe.

 

Group Programs and Sunday Visits:

Beginning next week, the Recreation staff will be running group programs in the home areas Mondays-Fridays.
The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Sundays, 9:00am-3:00pm. The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.

Visiting Guidelines – Indoor/Outdoor Visiting Booth/Window/Phone/Digital

Guidelines for Indoor Visiting:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff. See phone number and extensions below.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.  
Two visitors at a time per resident. 
You must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 
See COVID-19 Surveillance Testing centres below.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

1.            Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre

2.            Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival for your visit. You will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors. 
Visitors must arrive no sooner than five minutes prior to visit to be screened.                                         
You must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.
You will be escorted to the designated visiting area. Visits WILL NOT take place in the resident’s room.
Visits will be supervised.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.
As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.

 

Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.
You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival to outdoor visiting booth area. Screening is outside front entrance.
COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.
Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.
Two visitors at a time per resident.
You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.
Visits will be supervised.
One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.
Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.                                                     
Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.
 

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.                                         

The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Sundays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Note: Saturday and Sunday visits will be for those who are unable to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday. The first Sunday available to schedule visits will be Sunday, August 30th.

Window Visiting Reminder:                       

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

To set up an Indoor Visit/Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit:

Please call the home at 705-743-4744, then ask for the home area extension that corresponds to the home area where your love one lives to arrange a visit with the recreationist on that floor.

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

Clothing Reminder:           

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.
Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.
No cards.
As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.
No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.
We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies.  Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and use to support our Staff teams.                                                                           

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

 

August 6th Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.  

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

 

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment, please do not take them to any other community space outside the home. This helps us limit exposure to the virus and keep our residents safe.

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.                                         
The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.
Note: Saturday visits will be for those who are unable to visit with their loved one from

 

Visiting Guidelines – Indoor/Outdoor Visiting Booth/Window/Phone/Digital

 

Guidelines for Indoor Visiting:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff. See phone number and extensions below.*********

One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.  

Two visitors at a time per resident. 

You must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 

See COVID-19 Surveillance Testing centres below.******

You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival for your visit. You will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors. 

Visitors must arrive no sooner than five minutes prior to visit to be screened.                                         

You must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.

You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.

You will be escorted to the designated visiting area. Visits WILL NOT take place in the resident’s room.

Visits will be supervised.

Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.

Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.

 Monday-Friday.

Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth:

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival to outdoor visiting booth area. Screening is outside front entrance.

COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.

Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.

Two visitors at a time per resident.

You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.

Visits will be supervised.

One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.

Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.

Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

Window Visiting Reminder:        

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

 

To set up an Indoor Visit/Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit:

*****Please call the home at 705-743-4744, then ask for the home area extension that corresponds to the home area where your love one lives to arrange a visit with the recreationist on that floor.

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica

Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

 

*****COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre

Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

Clothing Reminder:      

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

 As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies.  Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and use to support our Staff teams.                                                                         

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

 

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

 

Weekly Update July 30, 2020

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home!!     

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment please do not take them to any other community space outside the home. This helps us limit exposure to the virus and keep our residents safe!

 

Guidelines for Visiting

St Joseph’s at Fleming is required to follow guidelines established by the Ministry of Health.

As per Provincial Directive #3 there is a limit of 1 visit per week either indoor or outdoor, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit and when. 

Resident/Family visits can be scheduled from Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Saturday visits will be prioritized for those who are unable to visit from Monday to Friday. 

Visits are booked in 1 hour intervals to allow for portering and supervision. 2 visitors per visit.

Please be aware that there are no washrooms available for public use.

If you are visiting inside you must have 2 Negative COVID 19 tests per month.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing locations:

Kinsmen Arena – drive thorugh testing center

Peterborough Regional Assessment Center

ALL (Indoor/Outdoor/Window) Visits MUST be prearranged with the Recreation Staff – please leave a message!

Creekside Ext 3044 – Paige

Hilltop Ext 3047 – Carley

Woodland Ext 3018 – Jessica

Pathway Ext 3007 – Alex

You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit. No others.

Indoor visiting Guidelines as of July 22, 2020 – 30 Minute Limit

You must arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your visit.

Visitors must attest in writing that they have tested negative for COVID 19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive.

You must pass an active screening questionnaire administed by the Home’s Screener upon arrival for your visit.  You will be required to wear a mask. The home will provide you with a surgical mask.

You must wear your mask for the duration of the visit and follow physical distancing.

Outdoor visiting Guidelines – COVID 19 testing is no longer requried for outdoor visiting.

You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire admiistered by Home staff upon arrive to outdoor visiting booth area.  Screening is outside the front entrance.

Face covering or masks are required.  Please bring your own face covering for outdoor visits.

Maximum 2 visitors at a time for outdoor visits. Visits are 30 minutes and will be supervised.

Window Visiting Reminder: TWO visitors per visit -Windows must be closed

If you have a cell phone, bring it with you for your visit.  Our Receptionist will provide you with the Recreationist’s wireless phone extension to connect you with your loved one.

If you do not have a cell phone please call the Recreationist for an alternate plan. Remember to leave a message. They will return your call.

Clothing Reminder:    

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

 Guidelines for drop offs:

 Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.

 Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

  No cards.

 As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

  No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies.  Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and use to support our Staff teams.                                                                                                                      

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

Weekly Update July 23, 2020

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home!!

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment please do not take them to any other community space outside the home. This helps us limit exposure to the virus and keep our residents safe!

 

Visiting Guidelines – Indoor/Outdoor Visiting Booth/Window/Phone/Digital

Guidelines for Indoor Visiting effective July 22, 2002

· Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff. See numbers and extension below. **

· One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.

· Two visitors at a time per resident.

· You must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. See COVID-19 Surveillance Testing centres below. **

· You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival for your visit. You will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors.

· Visitors must arrive no sooner than five minutes prior to visit to be screened.

· You must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.

· You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.

· You will be escorted to the designated visiting area. They WILL NOT take place in the resident’s room!

· Visits will be supervised.

· Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.

· Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

· As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.

Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth, effective immediately:

· Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

· You will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival to outdoor visiting booth area. Screening is outside front entrance.

· COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.

· Visitors must use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.

· Two visitors at a time per resident.

· You will only be able to visit the one resident you have arranged to visit, and no other resident.

· Visits will be supervised.

· One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.

· Current directives on physical distancing must be followed.

· Any non-adherence to these rules will result in discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both. It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.

The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Note: Saturday visits will be for those who are unable to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday.

Window Visiting Reminder:

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

**To set up an Indoor Visit/ Outdoor Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit.

Please call the home at 705-743-4744, then ask for the home area extension that corresponds to the home area where your love one lives to arrange a visit with the recreationist on that floor.

• Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

• Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

• Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica

• Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

**COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

1. Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre

2. Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

Clothing Reminder:

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved one’s name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside the home’s front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

 Guidelines for drop offs:

• Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.

• Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

• No cards.

• As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

• No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies. Please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received. We will gather them and use to support our Staff teams.

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed.

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times!

 

July 16 Update

We have no cases of COVID – 19 in the home.

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment, please do not take them out for lunch or shopping. 

Please See below guidelines for Indoor Visits, effective July 22, 2020:

Visitors will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by the home’s screener upon arrival   for scheduled indoor visit. Indoor visitors will be screened in the town square, just inside the front entrance doors.  

Visitors will need to attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 

Visitors must wear a surgical/procedure mask for the duration of the visit to the home. The home is responsible for supplying the surgical/procedure masks for indoor visitors.

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

Two visitors at a time per resident.

Visitor will only be able to visit the one resident they are intending to visit, and no other resident.

Visitors must be escorted to the designated visiting area.

Visits will be supervised.

One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.

Visitor must follow current directives on physical distancing. 

Visitors must arrive only five minutes prior to visit to be screened.         

Any non-adherence to these visiting rules will be the basis for discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

As per outdoor visits, there will not be washrooms available for visitors.

 

Outdoor Visits:

Please see below guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth, effective immediately:

Visitors will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival of visit for outdoor visiting booth.

COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required.

Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

Two visitors at a time per resident.

Visitor will only be able to visit the one resident they are intending to visit, and no other resident.

Visits will be supervised.

One visit per resident per week, unless deemed essential.

Visitor must follow current directives on physical distancing.           

Any non-adherence to these visits’ rules will be the basis for discontinuation of visits for that visitor.

 

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

There is a limit of one visit per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones. One visit per week, either an indoor visit or outdoor visit, not both.  It is up to the POA to decide who will visit.                                         

The Resident/Family Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Note: Saturday visits will be for those who cannot make it in to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday.

Window Visiting Reminder:                           

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the home walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

 

If you would like to set up an Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Bria

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica

Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre

Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre

 

Clothing Reminder:                    

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved ones name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside of the homes front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

 

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note: we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and support our Staff teams.                                                                                                                     

If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

 

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

 

 

 

July 9 and no new changes! See below.

July 3rd Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home. 

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

We need your cooperation as we progress through these unprecedented times. When taking your loved one out to a medical appointment, please do not take your loved one out for lunch or shopping.

Beauty Salon:

The Beauty Salon is reopening.

Rita the hairdresser returned on Tuesday June 30, 2020.

She is starting in Creekside and will proceed to Hilltop, Pathway and then Woodland.

Please be aware that she will be bringing each client to the salon due to infection control processes.

Initially she is only going to do haircuts and trims.  Once this has been completed, regular appointments will begin.

If you have any questions, please call Rita at ext. 3017.

Private Hairstylists are not permitted into the home at this time.

 

Outdoor Visits:

Please see below guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth, Effective June 19th, 2020:

Visitors will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival of visit for outdoor visiting booth.

Visitors will need to attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 

Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

One visitor at a time per resident.

Visitor will only be able to visit the one resident they are intending to visit, and no other resident.

Visits will be supervised.

Visitor must follow current directives on physical distancing.                            

                        
Any non-adherence to these visits’ rules will be the basis for discontinuation of visits for that visitor.
 

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. There is a limit of one visitor per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones.  It is up to the POA to decide who that visitor will be.                                         

The Resident/Family Outdoor Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Saturdays.

Note: Saturday visits will be for those who cannot make it in to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday.

 

Window Visiting Reminder:                           

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

 

 To set up an Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Bria
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre
Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre
9:00am-4:30pm daily

 

Clothing Reminder:           

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved ones name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside of the homes front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing.

 

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

Please make advance arrangements by contacting reception before dropping off any items.

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped/individual packages that can be wiped down.
Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note: we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and support staff teams.                                                                                                   
If you would like to drop off a gift card, please call Luanne Roy at ext. 3057 to arrange.

 

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

 

June 25th, 2020 Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.                                                                                                 

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

 

Attention Families:

Please see below guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth, Effective June 19th, 2020:

Visitors will have to pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival of visit for outdoor visiting booth.

Visitors will need to attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 

Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.

Visits need to be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

One visitor at a time per resident.

Visitor will only be able to visit the one resident they are intending to visit, and no other resident.

Visits will be supervised.

Visitor must follow current directives on physical distancing.                                                      
Any non-adherence to these visits’ rules will be the basis for discontinuation of visits with that visitor.

We are asking for your understanding as we continue to follow the Provincial Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. There is a limit of one visitor per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones.  It is up to the POA to decide on the one visitor.                                         

The Resident/Family Outdoor Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Saturdays.

Note: Saturday visits will be for those who cannot make it in to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday.

 

Window Visiting Reminder:     

Windows are to be kept closed during the window visits. If you have a cell phone, you can bring it with you for the window visit and call the Recreation staff members wireless phone to communicate with your loved one (the Recreation staff member will give you the wireless phone extension). If you do not have a cell phone, you can book the window visit at the Board Room window by the front entrance and use the homes walkie talkies. Only one visitor may attend the board room window visit at a time due to physical distancing.

 

If you would like to set up an Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela/Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:

Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre
Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre
9:00am-4:30pm daily

Exercise Classes:

Beginning in July, the Recreation staff will be running one group exercise class each week in each home area. These classes are in addition to the weekly ice cream treats that are handed out to residents in their home areas and outdoor entertainment that will be starting. The residents will be able to listen to music from the windows/balconies in the home areas. We have entertainment booked to play music outside on most Thursday afternoons for the months of July and August. The entertainment is of course dependent on the weather, they may have to occasionally be rescheduled.

Note: Physically distancing restrictions will be followed.

 

The St. Joseph’s at Fleming Auxiliary is generously donating fresh local strawberries to the home. The strawberries will be served to all residents for dessert at the 5:00pm meal on Saturday, June 27th.

 

Clothing Reminder:            

Please provide any clothing in a clean plastic bag with your loved ones name on it and place the bag in the clothing drop off bin outside of the homes front entrance. The home will wash and label the clothing. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032.

 

Family drop offs, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-3:30pm:

There are two drop off bins at the front entrance. One is for family drop offs and the other is for resident clothing drop off.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs (new changes):

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note: we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will distribute and support the staff teams.                                                                                         
You can drop off the gift cards to the family drop off box at the front of the building. Please write on the card: Attention Luanne Roy.

 

Coming soon:

Beauty salon to open soon. Please stand by for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032.

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

 

 

June 18th Update 2020

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.    

Non-essential visits as per Ministry of Health are not permitted.                                                   
Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

Attention Families
Guidelines for Outdoor Visits at the Visiting Booth, Effective June 19th, 2020

Visitors must pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff upon arrival of visit for outdoor visiting booth.

Visitors must attest to the home staff that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing. 

Visitors should use a face covering or mask for the outdoor visit. Visitors are required to bring their own face covering for outdoor visits.

Visits must be pre-arranged with Recreation staff.

One visitor at a time per resident.

Visitor must only visit the one resident they are intending to visit, and no other resident.

Visits will be supervised.

Visitor must follow current directives on physical distancing.        
Any non-adherence to these visits’ rules will be the basis for discontinuation of visits with that visitor.

Board Room Window Visits:
Only one visitor may attend this visit due to physical distancing.
 
We are asking for your understanding as we have decided to limit one visitor per resident per week, to allow for more residents to have visits with their loved ones.  It is up to the POA to decide on the one visitor.                                 
 
The Resident/Family Outdoor Visits can be scheduled Mondays-Saturdays, with the exception of Holidays (July 1st Canada Day Holiday, August 3rd Civic Holiday, etc.). The first Saturday that the home will be arranging visits is Saturday, June 27th.
Note: Saturday visits will be for those who cannot make it in to visit with their loved one from Monday-Friday.

 To set up an Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or Phone/Skype/Window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:
Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige
Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley
Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela
Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing:
Kinsmen Arena drive through Testing Centre
Peterborough Regional Assessment Centre
9:00am-4:30pm daily
 
Please pass this information along to your family members.

Special Hello from Woodland fathers!

 

Our Visiting Booths

June 11th, 2020 Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.

Non-Essential visits as per Ministry of Health are not permitted.                                                          

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

 

Outdoor Resident/Family Visiting Booths:

Attention Families: We now have 2 Outdoor Visiting Booths for Resident/Family visits. Your loved one will sit on one side of the Visiting Booth and you will sit on the other side. The 2 Outdoor Visiting Booths are located at the front of the home, just to the left of the front entrance. Staff are required to wear a mask but residents and families are not required to wear masks during the visits, as you will be located on either side of the visiting booth and social distancing measures will be in place. The visiting booths and chairs will be sanitized between each visit.

The Resident/Family Outdoor visits at the Visiting Booths can be scheduled Mondays-Fridays, with the exception of Holidays (July 1st Canada Day Holiday, August 3rd Civic Holiday, etc.).

Visits at the Outdoor Visiting Booths will officially begin on Monday, June 15th.

How to arrange an Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth:

If you would like to set up an Outdoor Visit at the Visiting Booth or phone/skype/window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela

Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

The visits will be scheduled for a maximum of 20 minutes.

Please understand that we currently only have 2 Outdoor Visiting Booths and we have 200 residents in the home. We will accommodate the visits the best we are able to. Thank you for your understanding.

As you are probably aware as of today Ontario announced a plan to allow visitors at Long Term Care Homes for outdoor visitors effective June 18th 2020.

We are being extremely cautious and are taking one step at a time at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Once we receive further Ministry of Long Term Care Direction we will keep you up to date. We are continuing with the Outdoor Visiting Booths in a controlled environment.

Window visiting reminder:

For Infection Control reasons:

Do not under any circumstances remove a screen from a window to visit and touch your loved one.

Do not reach through any open window to hold hands or touch your hands together through the screen.

Reminder: What can I send to my loved one?

New clothing:  

We are having a large amount of clothing dropped off.  We understand that warm weather has swept in and you are trying to exchange winter clothing.  All clothing must be washed and labelled. To drop off clothing, please speak directly with Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will assist with coordinating the items. If you have advised us that you would like to exchange summer clothing with winter clothing, please do the following:

1.Label a tote box to provide the summer clothing you would like to bring in.

2.The tote box can be wiped down and clothing will be washed with our laundry services.

 

Family drop offs:

There is a drop off station outside of our front entrance.

Visitation restrictions remain in place as per Provincial Directives, so please do not enter the Home when dropping off items.

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

No home cooked food, cookies, Tim Hortons coffee, donuts, etc.

No fruit, unless store-bought in individual packages.

Chips must be in small bags, not large bags.

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note: we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We have been receiving many calls from family asking what they can do for our staff. 

We suggest the following: Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and support our Staff teams. You can drop off the gift cards to the family drop off box at the front of the building.

                         Please write on the card: Attention Luanne Roy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4th, 2020 Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.                                                                                                 

Non-Essential visits as per Ministry of Health are not permitted.                                                          

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

 

Health Care Workers Week for all Staff June 1st – 5th

Service Awards were distributed to staff individually (while social distancing) who have served 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years at St. Josephs at Fleming.

June 4th Subway lunch for all staff.

June 5th Pizza lunch for all staff.

Special Draws for all staff.

Treats provided for all staff throughout the week.

Below are messages that residents wanted to share with the staff:

I would like tell all of the staff to never give up and try your best to keep busy.  It makes the day go by faster.  You all do a great job!

I want the staff here to know how special they are.  They do an amazing job and I am so proud of them all.  They are always smiling and are so friendly.  I do not just say these things, they truly are special.

I just want all of the staff here to stay healthy and happy.  Never stop smiling.

To all the frontline workers, thank you. A big thank you for all that you do. Love you all.

Oh, they are the best, always making me smile and laugh, thank you everyone.

Everybody is great, keep the job as long as you can.

You are doing a great job and you all have a heart of gold.

You are all pretty wonderful.

You are doing a wonderful job and I really appreciate what you do for me.

 

Friday Special Treats for Residents

On Friday, June 12th the Recreation staff will be delivering Ice Cream Sundaes to all residents in the home. Every Friday afternoon for the duration of the Summer the Recreation staff will be delivering a special treat to all residents.

 

Window visiting reminder

For Infection Control reasons:

Do not under any circumstances remove a screen from a window to visit and touch your loved one.

Do not reach through any open window to hold hands.      

 Do not touch your hands together through the screen.

Resident/Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype/window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela

Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

 

Reminder: What can I send to my loved one?

New clothing:  

We are having a large amount of clothing dropped off.  We understand that warm weather has swept in and you are trying to exchange winter clothing.  All clothing has to be washed and labelled. To drop off clothing, please speak directly with       Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will assist with coordinating the items.

 

Family drop offs:

There is a drop off station outside of our front entrance.

Visitation restrictions remain in place as per Provincial Directives, so please do not enter the Home when dropping off.

You can phone ahead to Reception to advise that you will be dropping off an item during business hours.

 

Please see below guidelines for drop offs:

No home cooked food, cookies, Tim Hortons coffee, donuts, etc.

No fruit, unless store-bought in individual packages.

Chips must be in small bags, not large bags.

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We have been receiving many calls from family asking what they can do for our staff. 

We suggest the following:

Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and support our Staff teams. You can drop off the gift cards to the family drop off box at the front of the building. 

Please write on the card: Attention Luanne Roy.

 

May 29th, 2020 Family Update

We have NO cases of COVID-19 in the home.

Non-Essential visits as per Ministry of Health are not permitted.

Ministry of Health Pandemic restrictions remain in place.

Window visiting reminder:

For Infection Control reasons:

Do not under any circumstances remove a screen from a window to visit and touch your loved one.

Do not reach through any open window to hold hands.

Do not touch your hands together through the screen.

Resident/Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype/window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela

Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

 

Reminder: What can I send to my loved one?

New clothing:  

We are having a large amount of clothing dropped off.  We understand that warm weather has swept in and you are trying to exchange winter clothing.  All clothing has to be washed and labelled. To drop off clothing, please speak directly with

Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will assist with coordinating the items.

 

Family drop offs:

There is a drop off station outside of our front entrance.

Visitation restrictions remain in place as per Provincial Directives, so please do not enter the Home when dropping off.

You can phone ahead to Reception to advise that you will be dropping off an item during business hours.

Please see below guidelines:

No home cooked food, cookies, Tim Hortons coffee, donuts, etc.

No fruit, unless store-bought in individual packages.

Chips must be in small bags, not large bags.

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff? Health Care Workers Week is June 1st – June 5th

We have been receiving many calls from family asking what they can do for our staff. 

We suggest the following:

Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them and support our Staff teams.

You can drop off the gift cards to the family drop off box at the front of the building.  Please write on the card: Attention Luanne Roy.

 

Friday, May 22nd Family Update:

We are not open to family visiting in the home. 

We are still under Pandemic restrictions. Please be assured we are moving forward carefully but starting to ensure our residents start getting outside for 1 on 1 walks, balcony visits and courtyard visits.

We currently DO NOT have any cases of COVID-19 in the home but please note that if in the future we have even one case of COVID-19 in the home, we will be going back in to Outbreak as we are following the guidelines set for Long Term Care in Ontario.

Window visiting reminder:

Do not reach through any open window to hold hands.

Do not touch your hands together through the screen.

Contact Recreation to set up and assist with your visit. 

Recreation continues to set up visiting through a broad range of ways, virtual, window, by phone, video and balcony visits.

While we are out of outbreak, we have expanded visiting areas to include the main floor board room right off our front door.  If we go back into outbreak, we will go back to home area visits only. This will give families who have loved ones on upper floors an opportunity to see their loved one on the main level through the windows.  Recreation will book a time if this is what you are looking for. 

Resident/Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype/window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela

Pathway: Ext. 3007 Alex

 

Reminder: What can I send to my loved one?

New clothing:  

We are having a large amount of clothing dropped off.  We understand that Summer has swept in and you are trying to exchange winter clothing.  All has to be washed and labelled.  Please do not drop off anymore clothing until you speak directly with Vicki Barrow – Ext. 3032

She will assist with coordinating the items.

Family drop offs:

There is a drop off station outside of our front entrance.

Visitation restrictions remain in place as per Provincial Directives, so please do not enter the Home when dropping off.

You can phone ahead to Reception to advise you will be dropping off an item during business hours.

Please see below guidelines:

No home cooked food, cookies, Tim Hortons coffee, donuts, etc.

No fruit, unless store-bought in individual packages.

Chips must be in small bags, not large bags.

Any food must be in sealed/wrapped individual packages that can be wiped down.

Cut flowers must be in a vase and the flowers must be wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

No cards.

As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home. Purchasing a subscription to be delivered directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

Please note: we have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Family request: What can we do for the staff? As Health Care Workers Week approaches us…

We have been receiving many calls from family asking what they can do for our staff. 

We suggest the following:

Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them up and support our Staff teams.

You can drop off the  gift cards to the family drop off box at the front of the building.  Please write on the card: Attention Luanne Roy.

Spring Starts Along the Path – Finally! Blooming Fruit trees, tender green leaves, life bursting through the asphalt, a gift from a Mother’s Day window visit,  fish in the pond and a perennial bed waiting to bloom!

Keep scrolling down for more videos and pictures.  Right to the end!!

 

Friday, May 15th Family Update:

 

Outbreak Update:

As of Friday May 15, 2020, all swabs have been returned and we are at this time out of Outbreak!!!

Our Home’s staff team did an outstanding job!!!

We are still in Pandemic Outbreak and cannot let down our guard. 

We are not open to family visiting in the home.  Please be assured we will carefully move forward and adhere to the rules that are in place for Long Term Care in Ontario.

 

Window visiting reminder:

Do not reach through any open window to hold hands.

Do not touch your hands together through the screen.

Contact Recreation to set up and assist with your visit. 

 

Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype/window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela

Pathway: Ext. 3029 Jessica

 

St. Joseph’s at Fleming has a request:

We have been receiving many donations of handmade masks and have been forwarding them on to staff. We have also put some aside for emergency use.  

Health Care Workers Week is June 1st – June 5th and we will be ensuring masks go out to staff for families.

We will continue to accept all donations of Home-made masks.  It is our hope to continue to pass along to our greater St. Joseph’s at Fleming Family

Keeping our Staff and their families safe, keeps our Resident’s safe.

Keep them coming and we will reach our goal together.

Family request: What can we do for the staff?

We have been receiving many calls from family asking what they can do for our staff. 

We suggest the following:

Gift Cards for Pizza, Tim Hortons, Subway are always well received.  We will gather them up and support our Staff teams.

You can drop off the  gift cards to the family drop off box at the front of the building.  Please write on the card: Attention Luanne Roy.

Every day we have community angels who show up with donations to thank our staff for the amazing job they are doing here at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Staff were treated by Boston Pizza who donated Pizza’s for all.

A group of seniors, who call themselves the Waddell Street Sewers, have been busy sewing masks along with a retired nurses daughter making mask holders.  They dropped off their amazing donation to us.  Thank you so much.

Debbie Giles and Anne Milne generously dropped off masks “made with love” for all we are doing here at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

The St. Martin’s Catholic Women’s league of Ennismore sent in face shields that were gratefully received.

Vedra Hill and her father put his engineering skills to use and created face shields for the home.  We are so appreciative of this generosity of spirit.

Gilmour Church sewing girls sent along a lovely package of handmade masks. 

Myra Hirschberg volunteer with visiting therapy dogs sent  bags of handmade masks.

Thanks for thinking of us!

 

Letter to Doug Ford, Christine Elliott and Merrilee Fullerton

We are forwarding to you an open letter sponsored by over 11 associations.

This letter is a plea for the Provincial Government to take into consideration the psychosocial and emotion wellbeing of residents.

http://www.ontarc.com/documents/MOHLTC/20200506LTR_PremierFordMinistersFullertonandElliotV2.pdf

 

Communication reminder:

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

The NP, RN or RPN will communicate with the POA if your loved one has a health concern, that requires discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will receive questions and will respond to you or direct your question to the appropriate person.

Keep scrolling past previous updates (last one from April 8 ) for photos and click on them to enlarge!

or see a little video montage of highlights here.

 

 

Friday, May 8th Update:

COVID-19:

We still only have 1 resident who is positive for COVID-19 residing on Hilltop D.

 Flowers and Gifts have been pouring into the home today. The Recreation team have had a wonderful day delivering these gifts for Mother’s Day to residents across the home.

 

Tim Horton’s Treats for the Staff:

Tim Hortons corporate delivered a coffee/tea break for all of our hard-working employees.

Opening up Creekside:

While the outbreak is not over yet it is with great pleasure this week to be able to declare the outbreak on Creekside officially over.

Staff joined with residents to cheer, sing and ring bells.

Donations:

A sincere thanks to Vedra Hill and family for donating the face shields to St. Joseph’s at Fleming.

Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype/window visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Ext. 3044 Paige

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley Note: Phone/Skype visits are currently only on Hilltop C side

Woodland: Ext. 3018 Angela

Pathway: Ext. 3029 Jessica

Communication reminder:

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed. 

The NP, RN or RPN will communicate with the POA if your loved one has a health concern, that requires discussion just as before the outbreak.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will receive questions and will respond to you or direct your question to the appropriate person.

 

 

May 6th, 2020

Special Family update

Mother’s Day

 We need your assistance:

This weekend is Mother’s Day and as a team we have been brainstorming how to safely manage a large flow of items into the home.  Now is not the time to blink in the face of our battle against COVID19.

Everything that comes into this home is disinfected and sits before we distribute to the home areas.   

Please deliver your Mother’s Day gift between 9 am and 3:00 pm Friday May 8th, 2020.

Cut flowers in a vase wrapped in plastic so we can sanitize the plastic bag.

  • No cards

  • Treats again must be in sealed wrapped plastic.

  • No unwrapped or unsealed items will be allowed in the home.

 Please note: We have staff who are highly allergic to lilies, please do not include them in your bouquet.

 

Woodland Says Hello!

 

Friday May 1st, 2020

Special Family Update

Hi everyone, we have wonderful news to announce to you all today.

Public health advised us that one of the labs who did the testing of some of the tests from our mass swabs last week had technical issues which has resulted in some false positive results!

All original COVID 19 residents are now off isolation.

We now currently only have 1 resident who is positive for COVID-19 residing on Hilltop D and we are monitoring closely.

Family drop offs

Due to the wonderful news we will resume family drop offs starting back up Saturday May 2nd, 2020.

Family visits

We will resume virtual  family visits starting next Tuesday. This includes digital ie. Skype, window visits, phone calls. No visitors will be allowed in the building. Please call the Home to arrange a time with the Recreation Department at 705-743-4744 ext 3036 starting Tuesday May 5.

Stay tuned for the schedule.

We are not out of the woods yet!

We still have a fight to fight but we are in it to win it!

We can do this together. Thanks for all your amazing support!

 

April 29th, 2020

Family update

We want to assure you that one of our residents who contracted COVID19 was already Palliative when she tested positive.  She survived COVID 19 and then passed away a few days later due to her palliative status and not as a direct result of COVID 19.

Enhanced mass testing was conducted on April 22nd and the 23rd and some positive swabs were the result.

·       3 positive swabs identified on Creekside.

·       3 positive swabs new case on Hilltop.

·       The 3 original cases have resolved on Creekside B and we are awaiting their formal release from isolation.

All Residents with positive swabs were asymptomatic (which means they showed no symptoms prior to the testing) and have been re-swabbed to ensure accuracy of the swab results.

We are thrilled to report to everyone that on April 28, 2020 after 40 days on isolation the Creekside Resident who swabbed Positive for COVID 19 was taken off isolation.  Staff gathered and cheered to celebrate this great success.

Please join us in celebrating this milestone!

 

 Families we need your help. 

Due to these new positive tests we have decided to shut down the family drop off box at our front door for a week starting Thursday April 30th until Thursday May 6th.  This will give us an opportunity to review all that is coming into the home.

We are all in this fight together…..If it is to be it begins with me!

 

Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Currently not doing phone/skype visits
Hilltop: Moving forward will not be doing phone/skype visits
Woodland: Ext 3018 Jessica
Pathway: Ext. 3036 Deanna

Communication reminder:

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed.
The NP, RN or RPN will communicate with the POA if your loved one has a health concern, that requires discussion just as before the outbreak.
If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will receive questions and will respond to you or direct your question to the appropriate person.

April 24, 2020 update:

Family drop off updates

Newspapers:
As a reminder only Newspapers delivered from the source can be brought into the home.
Purchasing a subscription for delivery directly to the home is the best way to decrease the risk.

COVID-19 update:

The Ministry of Health Command Table continues to focus on further actions to reduce spread in long-term care:
Continuing implementation of enhanced testing in long-term care homes in alignment with the direction to implement proactive surveillance testing in all long-term care homes.

On Wednesday April 22nd and Thursday 23rd of this week, a team of Paramedic’s (EMS) and our staff completed testing on Residents and Staff.   Results will assist the Province and our home to determine a plan to move us forward.

Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:
·        Creekside: Currently not doing phone/skype visits
·        Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley
·        Woodland: Ext 3018 Jessica
·        Pathway: Ext. 3036 Deanna

Communication reminder:

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed.
The NP, RN or RPN will communicate with the POA if your loved one has a health concern, that requires discussion just as before the outbreak.
If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext. 3032. She will receive questions and will respond to you or direct your question to the appropriate person.

Nancy Best:

If you do not already know you will soon, Nancy Best is retiring.  Nancy has been the Coordinator of Resident Finance for 5 years now and presently training a wonderful new lady, her name is Tammy Condon.
Nancy has generously offered to stay on to support Reception at this time and we could not thank her enough.
We encourage you to send a message to Nancy as she moves onto her next adventure.
We cannot thank her enough for her intelligence, work ethic and deadly sense of humour.

 

April 17, 2020 Family update

COVID 19 update

The Province has chosen our home to participate in a Provincial study related to COVID- 19. This will be an Incidence and Prevalence Study.

This will involve obtaining swabs for COVID-19 from all Residents and staff.

We will update you as soon as the Peterborough Public Health set a date for the testing to occur next week.

Family visits:

If you would like to set up a phone/skype visit with your loved one, please call the home 705-743-4744, then please ask for the following extension depending on which home area your loved one lives:

Creekside: Currently not doing phone/skype visits

Hilltop: Ext. 3047 Carley

Woodland: Ext 3018 Jessica

Pathway: Ext. 3036 Deanna

              

Family drop off for their loved ones

There is a drop off station outside of our front entrance.

Visitation Restriction remain in place as per Provincial Directives so please do not enter the Home when dropping off

You can phone ahead to Reception to advise you will be dropping off an item during business hours

We require your Assistance!!

Communication reminder:

We are continuing to communicate with Resident POAs identified as First Contacts – please connect with your family members to keep them informed.

The NP, RN or RPN will communicate with the POA if your loved one has a health, that requires discussion just as before the outbreak

Please contact Vicki Barrow at Ext 3032 or Nancy Best at Ext 3025. They are receiving questions and will respond to you or direct you question to the appropriate person.

Use our Website:

You can connect to our website at  www.sjfltc.com

Weekly communication:

We are doing our best to adjust to the communications and information that we receive daily. We are continuing to send out a Friday update, each week through Email and Phone calls.

Donations:

We have had a huge group of community hero’s showing up every day with hand sewn masks.

We have been distributing them to staff for use outside the Home in the community.

Please keep up the good work – the hospital has challenged the community to produce 1000 more cloth masks for use in the community! Keep them coming.

Sandra Clements a Real Estate Agent from Bobcaygeon partnered with Giant Tiger in donating scrubs and cardigans to Long Term Care homes. Our staff were so happy to receive this support.

April 15, 2020

Attention Families:

 Please see below guidelines for Drop-Offs for Residents:

 -No home cooked food, cookies, Tim Hortons coffee, donuts, etc.

-No fruit unless in cans or store-bought individual packaging.

-Chips must be in small bags not large bags.

-Any food must be in sealed/wrapped individual packages that can be wiped down.

-No unpacked items will be accepted; they will be thrown out.

-Mail, Newspapers etc. are disinfected at Reception and delivered the next day.

 Thank you for your Cooperation.

 

Staying in Touch

 Recreation staff are scheduling appointments for family/resident phone calls or Skype. These visits will start on Wednesday, March 25th. They can be scheduled from 1:30pm-3:30pm and will continue weekly Monday-Friday from 1:30pm-3:30pm until further notice.  If you are wishing to schedule a visit and we can make it work, we are also trying to have what we call “window visits” where you and your loved one sit/stand on either side of a window in your loved ones home area, so you can see each other while talking on the phone. Residents are not to leave their home areas so the Recreation staff will do their best with arranging “window visits” depending in which home area your loved one lives.

Note: The visits with your loved one will be scheduled for 10 minutes.

Please call the following Extensions to arrange a visit with your loved one based on which home area they live on in the home:

Creekside Home Area (A & B): *******See update April 8 below

Hilltop Home Area (C & D): Ext. 3036 Deanna

Woodland Home Area (E & F): Ext. 3036 Deanna

Pathway Home Area (G & H): Ext. 3036 Deanna

The Recreation staff will give you any further information needed in order to make the phone calls/visits work. Please be patient as we process your requests.  We will get back to you. Lots of pictures of daily life during pandemic. Keep scrolling!!!

April 8, 2020

Family communication update

COVID 19 Cases:

  • We do have 2 more positive results which brings our resident cases on Creekside B  up to 4.

  • However, our 1st Resident who tested positive is almost ready to come out of Isolation.

  • Because residents are in precautionary isolation on Creekside, virtual visiting will be limited at this time on Creekside. Please contact Dee Archer at Ext 3036.

Ongoing Communication:

  • Please connect to our Website as we are keeping this site updated as quickly as we can.

  • sjfltc.com

  • Vicki Barrow (Ext 3032) and Nancy Best (Ext 3025) are taking family phone calls and helping to coordinate with the other departments, answer your questions and support your family.

  • Nursing will connect with you if they are concerned about Covid symptoms as well as keep you updated regarding your loved one’s clinical health.

  • We are hosting a daily radio show on our PA system, by our CEO to keep spirits lifted for the staff and residents. Birthday wishes for Residents, a little safety tip, a joke and a song for the day.

  • Father Begin has been saying regular mass for the home

Families We need your help

We know that everyone is concerned about their loved ones and needs to be kept up to date.

However, what is happening is that multiple family members are phoning in to speak with staff.  This is consuming a great deal of time.

We are asking for all Family and First Contact help:

We have as always communicated through First Contacts and we are continuing to work through all First Contacts.

It is the responsibility of  a First Contact to  ensure all  family members are kept informed as they are identified by the Home as the  First Contact.

We understand if there are family dynamics that make this difficult but at this time we ask that you put aside any family issues and support not only the home but your family as well.

Ways to help

#1.  First Contacts please communicate with your family and pass  information on to all family members.

St Joseph’s at Fleming will continue to email and or phone you with new updates.

#2.  Go to our website – www.sjfltc.com

 Tell your family members to go to our website. We post updates and developments on a regular basis.

#3.  Unless you have been asked or told by Nursing that there is a clinical issue with your loved one please continue to communicate through Vicki Barrow at Ext 3032, Nancy Best at Ext 3025 or by the email link  sent out through Lisa Herr.

Protective Measures during COVID-19 Pandemic

 In response to  Directives from public health, social distancing has been implemented in the dining rooms. Tables have been relocated and a  new seating plan has been developed.

We have active screening at the main entrance to screen staff in and out of work.

There are no resident outings permitted and no visitors are allowed to enter the building.

We have arranged a family drop off box outside the main entrance during the hours of 8am and 4pm. No takeout, or home made food is permitted. Items must be able to be sanitized therefore no paper products are allowed. Label your package with Resident Name Home Area and Room number.

Recreational Staff have set up virtual visits and individual Home Areas. Arrangements can be made by dialing a direct line to Recreationist’s extension at 705-750-2706 and leaving a message with your name and contact information with Carley at extension 3047 or Paige at extension  3044.

We are in contact daily with our Medical Director and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for guidance.

We have marked high traffic areas on the floor to visually assist the residents to determine proper social distancing as well as posting hand washing signage.

Doors to Home areas have been closed.  Residents are to remain on their Home area.

The Federal Government, Ontario Ministry of Health and the Regional Public Health Unit are undertaking measures to manage the spread of the CoVid -19 Virus to the best of their abilities, we all need to cooperate with Directives to keep our Homes and Communities safe.

Given the staffing concerns during this difficult time, please be aware we, at SJF, are actively recruiting and hiring new staff. Despite what you may hear in the media, the new staff being hired continue to meet established standards required for the position to which they are being hired.

Additionally, all new staff are required to attend general orientation as well as role specific education. These standards and processes will not be compromised.

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Daily Life in St. Joseph’s at Fleming

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Skyping, phoning window visits even in the rain!

     

  

   

 

Keeping Up and working about the home

 

 

 

Staff Messages

 

Community Support

  

Spring is trying to arrive! Click to enlarge

Felix says Chill