Evergreen Community update

 

 

Evergreen Community Update #3

May 8, 2020

Evergreen Home for Special Care Family and Friends,

 

Evergreen continues to strictly follow directives from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Department of Health and Wellness and Public Health in relation to COVID-19. The safety of residents and staff is the top priority of Evergreen and we continue to make adjustments to our daily practices and pandemic plan.


As of today, May 8, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 at Evergreen Home for Special Care among residents or staff.

 

  • Updates continue to be made to Evergreen's Pandemic Plan based on recommendations and directives from Public Health.

 

  • Both the Senior Centre and Children Centre have thorough and details plans in the event that we have resident(s) who test positive for COVID-19.

     

  • Evergreen continues to actively screen residents and staff for signs and symptoms.

     

  • Staff are actively screened at the beginning of every shift for symptoms, including temperature checks. When a staff member shows any symptom, they must be tested for COVID-19, receive a negative results and be symptom free before returning to work. Reports are sent daily to Public Health.

     

  • Active surveillance of residents for symptoms twice daily, including temperature checks. Reports are sent daily to Public Health.

  • Recreation and Chaplain continue with 1:1 visits and small scale programming, respecting social distancing, 5 person limit of groups, and limiting equipment use that could spread germs. There is still a lot of music radiating throughout Evergreen!

     

  • Communication between residents and their family/friends is very important. We continue to welcome family to safely keep connected to your loved ones in the following ways:

     

    • Mail a letter (all mail is isolated for 48hours), or call your loved one.

       

    • Send your well wishes in an email to be printed off and read to your loved one.

       

    • Call/Email to schedule a video call (Facetime, Skype or Messenger)

       

    • Call/Email to schedule a 'Window Visit' where you can visit your loved one safely through the window, and communicate through cell phones.

       

    • Please note, in order to ensure staff availability and resident safety, all video calls/visits must be scheduled in advance.

       

    • Scheduling calls/visits can be arranged through:

Jennifer Burgess ext. 307 OR Paul Wood ext. 241

j.burgess@evergreenhome.ns.ca p.wood@evergreenhome.ns.ca

 

        • On weekends, please call nursing supervisor

          Children Centre ext. 7002

          Senior Centre ext. 6030/6013

     

     

    Evergreen Home for Special Care can also be searched on Facebook!

     

    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. 6030/6013

    • Children Centre Nursing Supervisor ext. 7002

    • Social Worker ext. 307

       

    Stay safe and take care,

    Evergreen Home for Special Care

     

     

     


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