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AgeCare Harmony Court COVID-19 Weekly Update: How to Select, Wear, and Clean your Cloth Mask.

Dear Residents and Families,

We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. We are providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening in our community and organization-wide.

 

  1. Information and announcements – this week, we are sharing a couple of community updates along with how to select, wear, and clean your cloth mask.
  2. Recreation calendar as the need to stay active, intellectually stimulated, and socially connected never ends.
  3. A weekly shout-out to celebrate the great work and activities happening in our community.

These updates are sent on Friday each week. We hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,

Cindy Kahlon, Administrator

Community Updates

Invite to Participate in the Province of BC, Senior Advocate’s Resident & Family Survey

The Senior Advocate’s office is asking for residents and families to participate in a resident and family survey: Staying Apart to Stay Safe: The Impact of Visitor Restrictions on Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Residents in BC. Your insights and experiences are invaluable, and we hope you are able to participate in the survey.

To complete the survey, please visit the website www.carehomevisits.ca. We encourage you to complete the survey online if possible; feedback will be accepted until September 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm (PDT). If this does not work for you, here are the other options:

  • You can download the form seniorsadvocatebc.ca, complete a paper copy, and mail it back.
  • You can call our office at 1-877-952-3181 and ask for a copy to be sent to you in the mail
  • You can call our office and ask to complete the survey over the phone. A trained volunteer will book a time when it is convenient for you to complete the survey.
  • If you need to complete the survey in a language other than English, you (or someone on your behalf) can phone our office, and a translator will phone you to arrange a convenient time for you to complete the survey.

You can click here to read the Resident or Family letter from Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate, Province of British Columbia.

How to Select, Wear and Clean Cloth Masks

With fall and back-to-school upon us, we wanted to share these easy to follow “how-to’s” on selecting, wearing, and cleaning cloth masks.

Masks are recommended to be worn in public settings when you can’t stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from people who don’t live in your household. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

How to Select

There are many choices when selecting a cloth mask. Here are some do’s and don’ts:

Note: resources were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjusted slightly to align with the recommendations from the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services.

Wear a Mask that:

  • Covers your nose and mouth and fits securely under your chin.
  • Fits snugly against the sides of your face.

How to Clean

Masks should be washed regularly. Always remove masks correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used mask.

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry.
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask.
  • Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry.

Recreation Calendar

We are happy to share that our recreation calendar is back, and many of our regular recreational activities in the community have resumed. Residents can participate in a variety of engaging activities that enrich the mind, body and spirit, while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.

Harmony Court Recreation Calendars – September 2020

Weekly Shout-Out

Alpha goes beyond her call of duty!

She does an amazing job and makes sure all staff are safe and educated on all safety procedures.