COVID-19

The comfort and care of our residents coming to the end of their life journey is our primary concern.  Therefore we need to ensure adequate staffing levels and the health and safety of our care team. 

 

Following advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, we have implemented the following guidelines to minimize exposure to respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and to ensure that we have adequate staffing levels to provide quality care:

  • Visitors are limited to 2 dedicated visitors per resident and should plan to visit only once per day. If the dedicated visitors are from the same household, they may visit at the same time. If not, they should visit separately. Any visits for the imminently dying will be pre-arranged with the Director of Residential Care.

  • The outdoor courtyard is also available for pre-planned visits. Please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

  • Anyone entering the building, including staff, will undergo a complete screening that includes temperature checks.

  • Visitors who do not pass the screening will not be permitted to visit whether they are considered essential or not.

  • Video-calling (e.g. Skype, etc.) can be set up as an alternate means of communication; please contact us in advance to set this up. 

  • Our in-house volunteer program as well as the bereavement support group are suspended until further notice.

  • Visiting volunteers will keep in touch via phone and where possible, online and will communicate any concerns to the Hospice clinical team.

  • All in-person meetings and training sessions have been cancelled.

  • We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this challenging situation.

 

Further updates will be shared as they become available on our website and our Facebook page.

Please feel free to contact us at 519-508-4900 or info@rotaryhospice.ca.

Dated: November 24, 2020

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