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AgeCare Harmony Court Weekly Update for October 30, 2020: Tips for Safe Visits

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.

 

  1. Information and announcements – this week, we are sharing tips for safe indoor social visits.
  2. Recreation calendars 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 at our AgeCare communities.

As we move into a different stage of the pandemic, our weekly updates will be sent from a central location rather than individually from each site. You will continue to receive them on Fridays.

We do hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.

Sincerely,

AgeCare Communications
 

A Guide to Visits (BC)

With the weather changing, we have identified designated spaces for social visits indoors for Harmony Court Estate and the Care Centre. Please see below on how you can book a time and make your visit as safe as possible.

 

With the COVID-19 cases continuing to rise and hit all-time highs, we ask families to re-evaluate their own need to be physically present based on the residents’ need to limit the number of people entering the site. We encourage you to consider staying connected through our virtual visitsPlease see below on how you can book a virtual visit.

 

We understand that this is a stressful and challenging time for everyone, especially our residents and their families. Still, the priority must be minimizing the resident’s exposure to the virus. We know and have seen the effect of COVID-19 in care home settings where seniors reside. They are the most vulnerable to the effects of this virus.

 

Together, through our 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 understand our own unknown exposure to COVID-10 risk levelphysically distancewear masks and wash our hands often. It’s a message we cannot say enough.

 

Book a Virtual Visit

Virtual Visits at Harmony Court Care Center are available:

  • Weekdays from 10 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Weekends from 11:30 am to 12 pm.

To book a virtual visit with your loved one, contact:

For instructions on how to use technology to connect, click here.

 

Book an Indoor Social Visit

To ensure physical distancing can be maintained and to oversee the number of people in the community at a given time, you must book a time with our team.

Harmony Court Care Centre:

  • Location: 1st Floor Education Room
  • Hours: Weekdays between 10 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Book: Contact Julie Elliot at jelliott@agecare.ca or 604-527-3314.

Harmony Court Estate:

  • Location: Estate Solarium, near front entrance.
  • Hours: Hours: Weekdays between 10 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Book: Contact Honey Lee Cooke at hlcooke@agecare.ca or 604-527-3336.

 

6 Steps to Ensure a Safe Indoor Social Visits

  1. Visits are to occur in designated visiting space only.
  2. Go directly to and from the visiting space, do not wander the hall.
  3. Wear a mask continuously for your entire visit, including to and from the visiting space.
  4. Do not eat or drink during the visit. This would require you to remove your mask.
  5. Maintain physical distancing at all times.
  6. Self-check for symptoms throughout the visit.

 

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.

AgeCare Harmony Court Recreation Calendars – November 2020
 

Weekly Shout-Out

This week’s shout-out is from AgeCare Seton

We’d like to recognize all the dedicated members of our Recreation and Reception team who work diligently to ensure family visits (both in-person and virtual) are scheduled and supported on a daily basis.

Thank you to AJ, Lilet, Brittany, Sabrina, Aron, Michael, Mara, Krista-Lyn, Carol, Emilie and Kaycee for your commitment to these important roles. We are grateful for all of your hard work to ensure the continued success and safety of our Resident and Family visits!