Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19

At Schlegel Villages, we have the honour of caring for and supporting more than 4,000 residents in 19 long-term care and retirement Villages across Ontario. Their safety – along with that of their loved ones and the team members who work in our neighbourhoods – is our top priority.

 

  • Active screening of all team members, residents, and visitors upon entering and exiting the village includes a series of health and travel related questions as well as temperature check.
  • We are prepared. Every village has an Infection Control Lead, and we follow Ontario Public Health guidelines related to prevention and control.
  • We have adequate supplies to meet our needs and have frequent contact with suppliers.
  • Villages have staffing contingency and emergency plans that will be followed should the need arise.
  • Schlegel Villages is part of a bigger health force working together to limit the spread of the virus in Ontario.
  • Masks are required for all team members and visitors as well as provided and encouraged to be worn by residents.
  • For those having difficulty during these pandemic times you can access free mental health through wellnesstogether.ca.
  • Proper hand hygiene, physical distancing and appropriate use of all PPE remains the best defense!

 

ORGANIZATIONAL UPDATE

Wednesday, February 24th | 3:00 p.m.
Our commitment is to offer a public update three times per week

 

We would first like to correct an error in our last report, where we indicated that Maynard Nursing Home had an additional team member case. This was a reporting error so there are still only two active team member cases connected to the small Village, and we are happy to note that the final two remaining resident cases were resolved. Our apologies for any confusion.

As of last night, three team members were confirmed as positive at Fairview Nursing Home, with one of those cases identified as positive for the B117 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom. All residents are doing fine and there are no signs of any symptoms, but the team will be monitoring everyone closely in collaboration with Public Health. We will also mention that an essential caregiver connected to The Village of Erin Meadows Long-Term Care has also tested positive. As the risk of outbreak is deemed low, Public Health has not declared a full outbreak at this time, though the team will be monitoring everyone closely.

Beyond that news, we are happy to report that the outbreak at The Village of Riverside Glen Long-Term Care has been rescinded and we are hopeful the retirement home there, with no active cases, will follow suit soon. Several other locations also remain clear of COVID-19 and we are expecting more outbreak resolutions soon.

Overall, we continue to see hopeful trends in communities across the province, but the news we shared today reminds us all that the virus and the variants of concern are still active and we all have a part to play in protecting those who are most vulnerable. The Vaccination program, which we are thankful is again ramping up in Ontario, will continue to have a strong impact. Watch below for a message from our CEO, James Schlegel, related to gratitude for the vaccines and the hope they represent. 

 

Current Village Outbreaks - Click table to view larger
*Numbers reflect the latest numbers the evening prior to our report

 

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Visitors

Please be aware that visitor details may differ based on location and public health directives. Contact your village for more information.
Read: Visiting during Covid-19

Require a Covid-19 test? Find a location: Covid Assessment Centres

 

Team Members

Please remember there are important resources available to all team members through the Employee Family Assistance Program and Homewood Health. If anyone is struggling, this could be very helpful. The phone number is 1-800-663-1142   

Homewood Health Website

The Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund is also an important resource and the committee has already provided team members with direct support through the fund. Applications will be assessed quickly. #iGiveHope

Application Form

 

Call To Action - Join Our Team

We hire for heart at Schlegel Villages and we train, mentor and support our team members so they can fill their hearts by making a difference in the lives of our residents. Caregiving is hard work; it can be emotionally and physically exhausting, but it can be the most fulfilling work you have ever done. 

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We sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience. We will continue to offer regular communication as any new developments arise, but in the meantime, we hope that beyond these additional precautionary measures, our residents and team members will continue to bring life to their neighbourhoods and Villages.

Please contact our communications team if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached at Covid.Communication@Schlegelvillages.com 

 

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