Today I am happy to report that the enteric outbreak for Sunrise Court has been declared over. Likely making this one of our shortest outbreaks to date!

There are currently no active outbreaks for Shalom Manor.

The Ministry of LTC has also announced 2 changes (in bold below) which will came into effect on Monday February 7th, 2022. Please carefully review the information.

  • Each resident may now designate up to 4 Essential Family Caregivers, only 2 can visit at a time.
    • These requests are processed Monday through Friday 8-4. Please wait until you have received confirmation from reception before coming in.
  • Residents who have received 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are able to resume leaves of absences (LOA) for non-essential purposes.
    • Upon return from the LOA the resident will be placed into isolation for 3 days, swabbed with a rapid test, and may come out on day 3 if the result is negative and they do not have any symptoms.
    • Please make the request for a non-essential LOA at least one business day in advance by emailing drc@shalommanor.mystagingwebsite.com. This is so you can fill out the LOA agreement and we can arrange for self-isolation upon return.
    • LOA’s will be suspended if we enter an outbreak
    • This does not apply to LOA’s for medical appointments

The ministry expects to continue easing restrictions over the coming month, more information will be communicated as it is available to us.

There will also be changes to testing requirements and visiting hours as below;

  • EFC’s will now need to test every other day (rather than daily). This will mainly impact the EFC’s who visit every day. EFC’s will still be required to wait for their results before proceeding to the floor.
  • EFC’s will be unable to enter the home for a visit between the hours of 1:30pm and 2:15pm. This is our busiest staff changeover time, and we are having issues with parking, and congestion at the screening desk.
    • If you arrive for a visit during this time you will be turned away and asked to come back later.
    • Please do not sit in your car in the parking lot if you are turned away, as the parking spot is needed for the staff who come in at 2pm. If they are unable to find a spot they park across the road, and it is dangerous for them to be crossing Bartlett at 10pm when their shift is done. There are approximately 20 PSW’s who leave when their shift is over at 2pm, therefore, if you arrive at 2:15 there will be a spot for you.
    • This does not apply in palliative or emergency circumstances.  

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate COVID-19 and the changing restrictions.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask by emailing drc@shalommanor.mystagingwebsite.com,

Sincerely,

Celeste Pols, DRC