Dear Resident or Family Member,
We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. We will be providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening at our community and organization-wide.
These weekly updates will include:
These updates will be sent by Friday each week. We hope that you find these weekly updates helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
Director of Care
Canadians are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2-meters at all times.
Wearing a mask in public is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs, even if you are asymptomatic (showing no symptoms).
Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene and stay home when sick.
Masks can become contaminated on the outside or when touched with hands. It’s important that masks are used and disposed of properly. If worn incorrectly, you can accidentally spread infection instead of preventing it. Guidance for wearing non-medical masks
AgeCare will provide a disposable mask for residents who must leave the community for medical or other essential appointments. However, if you would like to make or buy a reusable mask, here are some options available to you.
There are many ways to make a cloth mask. Health Canada provides instructions with sewing and no-sewing options.
Watch this video for tips on how to choose the right mask when buying.
The need to stay active, intellectually stimulated, and socially connected never ends – even during these unprecedented times. Our recreation team is working hard to create engaging activities to enrich the mind, body, and spirit, while ensuring residents can maintain appropriate physical distancing.
This week we are recognizing someone who has had a big impact during the pandemic. Anna is the main contact for managing all outbreak reporting and swab results with Alberta Health Services. She has been on-call 24-hours a day for months. On top of that, she educates managers and staff about proper Personal Protective Equipment, such as masks, and cleaning procedures. We are privileged to have her leading our pandemic team