April 8th Update Covid19
The health and safety of our residents, their families and that of our care partners, is our top priority at Optima Living Communities. Our dedicated care partners are taking the necessary preventive precautions while continuing to provide compassionate and quality care to our cherished residents.
We are working closely with our public health experts and constantly monitoring and complying with all recommendations from federal and provincial health officials.
Protocols to protect
- – Enhanced screening for the virus according to government guidelines.
- – Ensuring infection control and outbreak plans are in place and ready to activate.
- – Enhanced cleaning and sanitation, particularly of high-touch areas, in all communities.
- – Ensuring adequate supplies are available in each facilityin case of an outbreak.
- – Residents and family members will continue to receive regular communication regarding COVID-19 as the situation further develops. Any resident or family member who has concerns or questions may contact their respective residence.
With Easter weekend fast approaching, our communities have been connecting with others while social distancing by colouring Easter Eggs to put in their windows/doorways. In addition, we have iPads at every site ready for families and friends to reunite this long weekend. Please reach out and we can schedule a time with your loved one.
We have attached a colouring sheet to this update, if you want to print, colour and share with others over the Easter weekend.
It has been heartwarming and uplifting to see how others are choosing to connect with our communities, and we would love to see more.
Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
These protocols are essential to protect our communities, but they create the risk of another problem: loneliness.
Research shows loneliness negatively affects seniors’ mental and physical health, said Roger Wong, a geriatrics doctor and advocate for better seniors’ care.
“The question becomes, ‘How do we look at social distancing to protect seniors physically but still engage them socially?’” said Wong, a University of Alberta alumnus who is now executive associate dean and a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
We encourage families to find ways to virtually connect with their loved ones during this time.
JOIN US FOR ONLINE COFFEE SESSIONS
To stay connected, Optima Living is hosting Virtual Coffee time for residents, families and their friends, and we would love to see you there.
Jon us at: 10 am PST | 11 am MTN | 1 pm EST
Join Our Online Community Coffee Time:
ZOOM ROOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/166169425
Thursday April 9: Tips to enjoy Easter celebrations during COVID
Tuesday April 14th: Tips to Practice Gratitude & Kindness
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING we will address a new topic.
Stay Safe & Keep Apart
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