Dear Residents and Families,
We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. As such, we are providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening at our community and organization-wide.
These updates are sent Friday each week. We hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
Director of Care
With the support of residents, families, and staff, visits continue to go well as we all work together to follow the Chief Medical Officer’s order on Safe Visitation.
Our efforts to keep our communities free of COVID-19 remain as strong as ever. We know that through these collective efforts and adherence to the guidelines, we are doing all we can to protect our residents from the spread of the virus. Especially if we continue to physically distance, continually wear masks, and wash our hands often. It’s a message we cannot say enough.
We continue to encourage families and loved ones to meet with their loved-one outdoors or virtually, so that we may limit the number of individuals coming into our buildings and help keep our AgeCare communities COVID-19 free. You may also wish to consider taking your loved one out for a community walk, just remember to help them stay hydrated! See last week’s update for more on staying hydrated.
As August marks the sixth month of the pandemic in Alberta, we wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your support and patience as we have endeavored to balance the health & safety of our residents and staff alongside our mission to provide the best quality of life experience for our residents with the support of families.
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.
A massive shout-out goes to Patience Adesimi, RN and Acting Clinical Lead of our 59-bed Long Term Care and Memory Care Neighbourhoods. In early May 2020, Patience, one of our site casual RNs, jumped into action when the regular Resident Care Manager was called to assist at another site. Patience began this full-time role and immediately showed her strong clinical and leadership skills, fostering resilience and hope amongst her residents, families and care team during a very challenging time. Patience – thank you for all you do for our Long Term Care residents and the AgeCare Walden Heights team!