Dear Resident or Family Member,
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 communities and organization-wide.
We hope these weekly updates helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
The COVID-19 epidemic has drastically changed the way we live, work, and connect with each other in a very short period of time. With the second wave of COVID-19 upon us, we know many people are experiencing a whole host of emotions, including anxiety, anger, sadness, and uncertainty. For many, a sense of loss or feeling like you don’t have control may be common. One set of data from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada found that 84% of respondents felt their mental health had worsened since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions and related stressors.
It is important to know that there are resources available to help you cope and support your mental health during these challenging times. Alberta Health Services (AHS) has a web page dedicated to COVID-19 Mental Health with resources and services available to help you or someone you know, such as:
AHS are also offering FREE virtual workshops in November and December to help Albertans looking for ways to identify and manage stress.
Remember, we are all in this together. If you or someone you know is struggling, there is help available.
Our recreation calendars are 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.
This week’s shout-out is from AgeCare Sagewood.
We would like to recognize our Care leader team Elizabeth, Maria and Jasvir. They have all been working tirelessly these past few months to ensure our residents remain safe and receive quality care. This year has been difficult with many long hours to support residents and their families, and ongoing changes to how our day to day practices look. They have gone above and beyond to see that everything is in place and we remain compliant with the CMOH orders. Thanks so much for all you guys do each and every day, it is noticed and greatly appreciated!