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CoVID-19 Update

November 24, 2020

 

November 6, 2020

The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff continues to be our number one priority. We recognize during this difficult time that communication is so important. This message provides a general overview of what is happening at Ina Grafton Gage Home, in addition to the regular voice mail and email updates being provided.

Firstly, we wish to acknowledge how devastating the Covid-19 virus has been, in particular within long term care homes and retirement communities. Our thoughts are with all individuals who have been touched by Covid-19.

Our Infection Prevention and Control measures are firmly in place and include:

  • Active screening of all residents and staff, at least twice daily
  • Use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Not allowing non-essential visitors
  • Enhanced infection, cleaning, and sanitation protocols
  • Single site staffing and bi-weekly testing for all staff

We strongly recommend you rely on reputable sources for information on Covid-19 such as Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) & Ontario
Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)::

Public Health guidelines include, wearing a mask, physically distancing, proper hand hygiene, not gathering in large groups, maintaining a small social bubble, and staying home if you are not feeling well.

To our incredible staff, we want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication during these difficult times. Your commitment to providing excellent care and services to our residents is inspiring. You really are our Heroes!

To our families, we cannot thank you enough for your understanding and support. Please contact us directly if you wish to become an Essential Caregiver to your loved one. Alternately, we are equipped with iPads to help facilitate virtual visits and we are always happy to arrange a time.

Thank you to our entire community for your cooperation and empathy as we navigate these challenging and uncertain times.

And finally, we share the pain and suffering of those residents, families, and staff who are actively fighting the disease, and our deepest sympathies are extended to those families who have lost a loved one.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly

Althea Bess-Douglas

416-422-4890 ext.#271

40 Bell Estate Road, Scarborough, ON M1L 0E2
Phone: 416-422-4890 Fax: 888-277-1795

 

September 18, 2020

 

August 31, 2020

 

July 28, 2020

The health and well-being of our residents, visitors and staff continue to be our number one priority.

We strongly recommend you rely on reputable sources for information on Covid-19 such as World Health Organization (WHO), The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Public Health (PHAC), and Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) & Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA):

We will continue to monitor this situation closely, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Additionally, please refer to latest policies and guidance material linked below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Althea Bess-Douglas

416-422-4890 ext.#271

40 Bell Estate Road, Scarborough, ON M1L 0E2
Phone: 416-422-4890 Fax: 888-277-1795