Good Day All;
We are starting to hear from many of you after watching the update from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix today regarding visitation returning to long term care. We are just learning about these changes ourselves and were provided no advance direction from the province around these directives, we have learned of this plan through the same broadcast that you all have today.
It has been a very trying and stressful time for you all with the visits to your loved ones restricted but we once again ask that you remain patient and let us navigate through these most recent recommendations as they are released to us hopefully at some point today. We ask respectfully that you not call to make visitation arrangements at this time as we are working on what the plan will look like for Sidney All Care Residence. We will be in touch with all of you as soon as that plan is developed, as you can imagine the amount of inquiries has been staggering since the speech today.
What we did hear clearly today is Dr. Bonnie Henry indicating that there will only be 1 (one) visitor per resident, that visitor is to remain consistent until such time they tell us that more than one visitor is allowed. Perhaps families can now take this time to meet and discuss who the designated family member will be.
In the coming days once we have developed the plan in more detail, an email will be sent with more specific details on setting up visits, pre-screening on entering the building and the use of personal protective equipment during the scheduled visits.
For those of you that did not see the broadcast, you can access it by clicking on the link below:
In Victoria, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer, and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, focusing on new rules pertaining to visits to long-term care homes. (no interpretation)
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back to visit your loved ones very soon.
Director of Care