Updated Visitation Guidelines for Long Term Care and Assisted Living

As previously announced, the BC Ministry of Health has put out new guidelines for visiting in Long Term Care and Assisted Living. These guidelines officially began on Mar 18th but here at Menno Place we’ve been already been enjoying these changes for the last week.

Are there any additional changes to what was announced on March 11th? Yes:

  • At home testing – LTC visitors have the option to complete their rapid test at home prior to coming on campus. On site testing is also available. If you choose to test at home we recommend putting the date on your test and taking a photo on your cellphone to show the host when you arrive. (At home testing is not currently an option for Terrace East.)
  • Masks can be removed in single resident rooms. Masks must be worn in all common areas and shared rooms.
  • Assisted Living residents can choose a designated visitor. Designated visitors are able to visit at all times, even in the event of an outbreak. (LTC residents already have designated visitors.)

You can find the full set of changes that went into effect on March 11th by clicking here.