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AgeCare Seton 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,

Martha Neguse
Director of Care

 

Shannon Sproate
General Manager

Community Updates

Construction of Phase 3 at AgeCare Seton – Seton Place

We have had numerous inquiries regarding the setup of a new construction site next to our building. The construction for this final phase, located to the east of AgeCare Seton, will begin on October 1, 2020. Hestia, our sister company, will be constructing a five-story apartment building that will connect with AgeCare Seton through the underground parking. Upon completion, Seton Place will contain 84 apartment rentals for independent seniors who wish to be part of a larger seniors campus. Construction for Phase 3 is expected to take 16 to 18 months. We will share more information as it becomes available on this exciting new development in the heart of Seton. Read more on our news page.

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.

 

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.

Seton Recreation Calendar – September 2020

Weekly Shout-Out

This week’s shout-out goes out to our Food Servers who deliver delicious meals to Residents in our dining rooms. When whole neighbourhoods had to be quarantined, this team would deliver meals to each of the suites, continuing to take ownership of the meals they were serving as they knew each of their residents’ personal tastes and preferences.

As a team, you will see the Food Servers dress in a different colour every Friday to spark some joy and camaraderie across our residence.

Thank you to our Food Servers!. A group that knows how to have fun while ensuring the quality of their food and presentation is always maintained.