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.
These updates are sent on Friday each week. We hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
Matejah Kovacs, LPN
Safe Visitation Reminders
Health Quality Council of Alberta Survey
The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), in partnership with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is conducting a new study about the experiences of those living in continuing care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes individuals living in Supportive Living Level 3 (SL3), Supportive Living Level 4 (SL4), Supportive Living Level 4 Dementia (SL4D) and Long-Term Care in Alberta.
We have provided the HQCA with the contact information of residents and families for the purpose of this study. The HQCA will choose individuals from these lists and contact them directly to request their participation. Read the HCQA’s Experience Survey Fact Sheet for more information >
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.
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.
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.
Tracy, Abeeda, Jyostna, Nuni, Lesley and Sue greet you at the screening desk, take temperatures, educate visitors about hand hygiene and share information about visitations. Ada helps new families with the finance process and files all the screening forms daily. Joanne contacts new families and arranges move-ins. Nicole, Clyde and Gessa are responsible for procuring supplies and delivering throughout the building. Cheriel ensures we have enough staff every day and helps out at the screening desk. Renard is like a train conductor, keeping everything running on schedule and telling people where they need to go. Finally, Nasir, he is answering questions and keeping operations running smoothly. This group is paramount to ensure safe and effective care is provided for our residents.
Standing: Joanne, Clyde, Tracy, Nicole, Abeeda, Nasir and Renard. Sitting: Lesley, Cleriel and Ada