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Care Starts at the Door: How Screeners are Keeping AgeCare Staff, Residents and Visitors Safe During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, our reception and administration team have become the first line of defense to prevent the potential transmission of COVID-19 within our communities.

Screening is in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all and is mandated by Alberta Health and the BC Ministry of Health. These individuals work tirelessly – and unfortunately, somewhat thanklessly – to screen everyone entering the building and instruct visitors on wearing masks and washing their hands. This is no small feat with over 14,000 visitors being screened across our AgeCare communities just last month.

The success we have had in keeping our communities COVID free is a testament to their commitment to resident safety. These dedicated team members deserve our respect and appreciation – so please be kind when asked to check-in at the door. This is not an easy role to take on, and I am sure it would mean the world to them if you shared a kind word on the work they are doing to keep us all safe.