Changes to infection control protocols for Independent Living residents

Effective May 6, 2022
Residents who are exposed to COVID-19 are no longer required to isolate for 5 days:
FIRST 5 DAYS: residents exposed to COVID-19 must wear a mask whenever they are out of their suite in common areas of the building or public areas
  • Meals will be delivered in the suite
  • No group activities
  • Vaccinated visitors are permitted
  • Rapid tests available
AFTER 5 DAYS: If residents do NOT have symptoms, they may return to dining room and group activities.
Residents may not return to dining or group activities until any symptoms have resolved.
IF A RESIDENT DEVELOPS COVID SYMPTOMS:
1. Self-isolate immediately. Do not leave your apartment for any reason. Have family or friends provide you with essentials and support you with your care.
2. Inform Reception or the Kitchen (on weekends).
3. Do NOT come to the dining room or join any activities. If you test positive for COVID, we will provide an isolation cart and further instructions.

COVID Booster Shots (4th) – Home and Hospital

COVID Booster Shots (4th)

Fourth booster shots are being administered to residents (with consent) in Menno Home and Menno Hospital – Thursday and Friday – April 28 and April 29.
There is no indication when these will be available for Assisted Living or Independent Living residents, staff or families.
Consent is provided by the resident or by their Medical Health Representative if they are not able to provide consent.

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 26, 2022

MENNO HOSPITAL E2: SCENARIO 3 (April 26, 2022)

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 12 Active COVID positive residents (11 off isolation)

  • Symptomatic residents and residents who test positive are placed on isolation/droplet precautions.
  • Staff required to wear goggles on affected unit.
  • Active screening for staff and residents twice a day
  • Group activities on the affected unit are stopped.
  • Communal dining on the affected unit is stopped
  • An Outbreak response lead will be assigned to E2 Hospital
  • Social visitation is on hold. Essential visit may continue.

COVID Updates – Now available on the Family & Friends Website

Our Menno Place team has provided several years of daily communication that has required significant hours of overtime to communicate, including every post on a Saturday, Sunday or Stat holiday during this time. We recognize how important this has been for families and staff. We appreciate the dedicated work of our team who have made this possible.
As the province moves toward weekly reporting, we recognize that we also cannot continue with daily updates in the form that they have been reported. Instead, we have created a simplified tab chart that makes it easy for you to see a real-time update for the area of the campus that is most important to you.
You can find the unit or building-specific tab chart on the Family & Friends website – www.MennoPlaceLife.com 
Information that is specific to your loved one is available to the primary contact by phoning the unit nurse or the building receptionist.
We will continue to report on all significant changes, especially when family and friends may not have access to their loved ones if an Outbreak is called.
We will also post on our website the number of residents who have COVID and the corresponding Scenarios that outline the protocols required by the Medical Health Officer. These will be updated and posted on the Family and Friends website: www.MennoPlaceLife.com

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 14, 2022

APRIL 14, 2022

Scenario Protocols (1, 2, 3) – CLICK HERE

MENNO HOME E1: Monitoring is complete!

Everything returns to usual COVID-era protocols. Dining and activities are open and visitors are welcome.

 

 

 

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MENNO HOME W1: Enhanced Monitoring (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5  (0 STAFF/ 5 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff are cohorted and will use separate break rooms
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • Communal dining and group activities stop
  • Residents who test positive are isolated
  • Social visits can continue

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MENNO HOSPITAL E2: ENHANCED MONITORING (April 11, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3  (0 STAFF/ 3 RESIDENTS)

  • Active screening twice a day for staff and residents
  • Staff entering the unit MUST wear masks and goggles
  • Communal dining and group activities are stopped
  • Essential and social visits continue as before
  • Continue with Admission and transfer
  • Cohort staff to East 2. Staff can continue to use main entrance provided that meticulous handwashing is done.

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PRIMROSE GARDENS:  SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (March 22, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 STAFF /5 RESIDENTS)

The residents who tested positive are self-isolating. There are no other changes for Primrose Gardens at this time.

  • Staff and residents will be screened twice a day
  • The dining room remains open
  • Recreation activities continue
  • Visitors are welcome

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PAVILION: SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 STAFF / 0 RESIDENTS)

There are no changes for Pavilion residents at this time. The dining room and activities stay open and visitors are welcome.

 

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 13, 2022

APRIL 13, 2022

Scenario Protocols (1, 2, 3) – CLICK HERE

MENNO HOME W1: Enhanced Monitoring (April 7, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 1 RESIDENT

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5  (0 STAFF/ 5 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff are cohorted and will use separate break rooms
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • Communal dining and group activities stop
  • Residents who test positive are isolated
  • Social visits can continue

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MENNO HOSPITAL E2: ENHANCED MONITORING (April 11, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3  (0 STAFF/ 3 RESIDENTS)

  • Active screening twice a day for staff and residents
  • Staff entering the unit MUST wear masks and goggles
  • Communal dining and group activities are stopped
  • Essential and social visits continue as before
  • Continue with Admission and transfer
  • Cohort staff to East 2. Staff can continue to use main entrance provided that meticulous handwashing is done.

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MENNO HOME E1: ENHANCED MONITORING (April 5, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 4  (3 STAFF/ 1 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • No changes for residents – dining room stays open
  • Visitors are welcome

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PRIMROSE GARDENS:  SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (March 22, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 STAFF /5 RESIDENTS)

The residents who tested positive are self-isolating. There are no other changes for Primrose Gardens at this time.

  • Staff and residents will be screened twice a day
  • The dining room remains open
  • Recreation activities continue
  • Visitors are welcome

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PAVILION: SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 STAFF / 0 RESIDENTS)

There are no changes for Pavilion residents at this time. The dining room and activities stay open and visitors are welcome.

 

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 12, 2022

APRIL 12, 2022

Scenario Protocols (1, 2, 3) – CLICK HERE

MENNO HOSPITAL E2: ENHANCED MONITORING (April 11, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 2 RESIDENTS

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3  (0 STAFF/ 3 RESIDENTS)

  • Active screening twice a day for staff and residents
  • Staff entering the unit MUST wear masks and goggles
  • Communal dining and group activities are stopped
  • Essential and social visits continue as before
  • Continue with Admission and transfer
  • Cohort staff to East 2. Staff can continue to use main entrance provided that meticulous handwashing is done.

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MENNO HOME E1: ENHANCED MONITORING (April 5, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 1 STAFF

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 4  (3 STAFF/ 1 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • No changes for residents – dining room stays open
  • Visitors are welcome

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MENNO HOME W1: Enhanced Monitoring (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 4  (0 STAFF/ 4 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff are cohorted and will use separate break rooms
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • Communal dining and group activities stop
  • Residents who test positive are isolated
  • Social visits can continue

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PRIMROSE GARDENS:  SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (March 22, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 STAFF /5 RESIDENTS)

The residents who tested positive are self-isolating. There are no other changes for Primrose Gardens at this time.

  • Staff and residents will be screened twice a day
  • The dining room remains open
  • Recreation activities continue
  • Visitors are welcome

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PAVILION: SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 STAFF / 0 RESIDENTS)

There are no changes for Pavilion residents at this time. The dining room and activities stay open and visitors are welcome.

 

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 8, 2022

APRIL 8, 2022

Scenario Protocols (1, 2, 3) – CLICK HERE

MENNO HOME W1: Enhanced Monitoring (April 7, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 3 RESIDENTS

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 4  (0 STAFF/ 4 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff are cohorted and will use separate break rooms
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • Communal dining and group activities stop
  • Residents who test positive are isolated
  • Social visits can continue

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MENNO HOME E1: SELF MONITORING (April 5, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 1 STAFF

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3  (2 STAFF/ 1 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff or residents
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • No changes for residents – dining room stays open
  • Visitors are welcome

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PRIMROSE GARDENS:  SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (March 22, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 1

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 STAFF /5 RESIDENTS)

The residents who tested positive are self-isolating. There are no other changes for Primrose Gardens at this time.

  • Staff and residents will be screened twice a day
  • The dining room remains open
  • Recreation activities continue
  • Visitors are welcome

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PAVILION: SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 STAFF / 0 RESIDENTS)

There are no changes for Pavilion residents at this time. The dining room and activities stay open and visitors are welcome.

 

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 6, 2022

APRIL 6, 2022

Scenario Protocols (1, 2, 3) – CLICK HERE 

MENNO HOME E1: SELF MONITORING (April 5, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 1 STAFF

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3  (2 STAFF/ 1 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff or residents
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • No changes for residents – dining room stays open
  • Visitors are welcome

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PRIMROSE GARDENS:  SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (March 22, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 2

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 4 (0 STAFF / 4 RESIDENTS)

The residents who tested positive are self-isolating. There are no other changes for Primrose Gardens at this time.

  • Staff and residents will be screened twice a day
  • The dining room remains open
  • Recreation activities continue
  • Visitors are welcome

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PAVILION: SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (April 7, 2022)

NEW POSITIVE CASES = 1

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 STAFF / 0 RESIDENTS)

There are no changes for Pavilion residents at this time. The dining room and activities stay open and visitors are welcome.

 

4th COVID Booster Coming to Menno Place

We are excited to hear that Dr. Bonnie Henry has promised a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose for those 70 and older as well as for vulnerable individuals.

Dr. Bonnie Henry made the announcement on April 5th that a fourth shot will be provided to those who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable. “This is a really important measure for us, said Dr. Bonnie Henry. “We know that the older we are, the sooner the [COVID-19] antibodies will wane”.

We expect that the fourth dose will be made available to the residents and tenants at Menno Place during the month of April.

A fourth dose is not being recommended at this time for the remainder of the population.