Evergreen Community Update #17

March 29, 2021

Evergreen Home for Special Care Family and Friends,


As of today, March 29, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 at Evergreen Home for Special Care among residents or staff.

  • On March 8th and 15th, Evergreen residents received their first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine! Second doses will be administered 28 days following the first, April 5th and 12th.

  • Evergreen designated caregivers received their first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on March 16th and 17th. They will receive their second does on April 13th.

  • Many staff and designated caregivers continue to take asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 bi-weekly on-site at Evergreen.

    • This is a safeguard to potentially find an individual who has COVID-19 before any symptoms present, limiting the potential spread.

    • Staff and designated caregivers continue to require having a test organized by Public Health if experiencing symptoms and to not report to the facility until results return negative, and symptoms have subsided.

  • Designated Caregivers:

    • Senior Centre: Schedule in advance by calling (902)678-7355 ext. 600

    • Children Centre: Schedule in advance by calling (902)678-7355 ext. 229

    • Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

    • When visiting on-site, caregivers can take their loved one outside to the Evergreen Gardens (weather permitting)

        • Resident must be accompanied by staff or designated caregiver for garden walk

        • Only the garden door through Scotia dining room should be used to exit/enter facility for senior centre residents.

        • Only the garden door through children centre dining room should be used to exit/enter facility for children centre residents.

        • Caregiver must notify staff prior to going outside and record on log sheet (at garden door)

        • Masks to be worn by designated caregiver and resident (if can tolerate) while in the garden

        • Only 1 caregiver permitted with resident when outside (other visitors are not permitted in the garden area without a scheduled visit)

        • Resident and caregiver is required to wear a mask while outside

        • Social distancing is required when approaching another resident/staff/caregiver outside for a walk

        • Hand hygiene required prior to and after garden walk

    • Caregivers are permitted to take their loved one out for a sight-seeing drive in the area, including on weekends.

        • No stops.

        • No drive-thrus.

        • Resident and caregiver must stay in the vehicle.

        • 1 caregiver and resident only permitted in the vehicle.

        • Public Health Protocols to be followed (hand hygiene, masking, physical distancing)

        • Caregivers must be able to independently transfer resident in and out of the vehicle. Staff are unable to assist, only 1 caregiver is permitted in the vehicle.

 

  • Indoor visits and video calls continue for residents and their loved ones

    • Please call 902-678-7355 ext. 555 to schedule. Messages are checked Monday-Friday

    • If you need to cancel a Saturday visit on short notice, please call nursing supervisor:

      • Senior Centre: ext. 6918

      • Children Centre: ext. 7002

    • For indoor visits;

      • Residents are permitted only 1 visitor at a time.

      • Both resident and visitor must wear medical mask for entire duration of visit (provided by facility)

      • Brief physical contact is permitted, after contact physical distancing of 6ft must be maintained.

      • Visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, contacts and potential exposure sites

    • Video calls can be facilitated using Facetime, Zoom, Messenger or Skype.

 

  • Evergreen has reviewed the guidelines for outdoor visits as were permitted last year. Once weather has improved for the comfort of residents and their visitors, we will begin scheduling outdoor visits. Guidelines will be shared and families notified when this change occurs.

 

 

If you have any further questions regarding safety and prevention measures put in place regarding COVID-19, please reach out to one of the following; (902)678-7355

  • Senior Centre Nursing Supervisor ext. 6918

  • Children Centre Nursing Supervisor ext. 7002

  • Social Worker ext. 307

 

Stay safe and take care,

Evergreen Home for Special Care

 


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