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AgeCare Walden Heights 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,

Dawn Marie Mansfield
Director of Care

Carol Law
General Manager

Community Updates

Leadership Changes

AgeCare Walden Heights are going through some Administrative and Care leadership changes.  We wish our Office Manager Amber McDonald the best as she leaves us to continue her career journey. Our Director of Care, Holly Johnson, featured last week in the weekly shout out has taken a leave to continue her education.

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 family 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.

Walden Heights Recreation Calendars – September 2020

Weekly Shout-Out

We want to give our shout out to Dawn Marie Mansfield, our new Director of Care!

Dawn Marie has been working with AgeCare Walden Heights as our Resident Care Manager for the last six years. She has overseen both Supportive Living and Long-Term Care Neighborhoods. More recently she was instrumental in supporting Millrise Seniors Village as Interim Director of Care.

Dawn Marie comes to this position with great enthusiasm and experience. She is a champion for our Dementia Strategy and Health and Safety. We are excited to welcome her into her new role at AgeCare Walden Heights.