MEMO: Terrace East Designated Visitors Only

We are noticing a significant spread of COVID in Terrace East and Terrace West. As of today, August 25th, the Public Health Office has put new safety measures in place to help limit the spread of COVID in our community. This affects how visiting will happen in Terrace East for the next while.

Each Terrace East resident will be able to choose two (2) designated visitors.

  • Only the designated visitors will be allowed to enter the building.
  • Call reception 604-851-4004 to let us know who your visitors will be.
  • Visits will take place in your apartment or outside. Visitors cannot meet in public areas of the building – ie lounges, the main lobby, etc.

When the designated visitor arrives at the door they will need to show proof of vaccination to the visitation host.

  • The host will confirm that the visitor is on the designated visitor list.
  • The visitor will take a COVID rapid test.
  • We will NOT require the green visitor badges that we used last year.

There will be extra recreation programming on Channel 10 to help keep everyone connected while in-person activities are on hold. You can find further details about daily COVID numbers on our website: mennoplacelife.com .

Please limit your movement going between Terrace West and Terrace East and do not visit in other buildings on campus. If you have a loved one in Menno Home or Menno Hospital contact care staff to find out about options for visiting.

If you feel unwell or have any COVID symptoms please use your pendant to call care staff so we can assist you.

MEMO: Terrace West Visitation Guidelines

We are noticing a significant spread of COVID in Terrace West and Terrace East. As of today, August 25th, we are putting a couple of safety measures in place to help limit the spread of COVID in our community.

Visitors are welcome in Terrace West provided they follow these guidelines:

  1. All visitors must sign in at the door and self-screen. If a visitor feels sick they should not enter the building.
  2. All visitors are required to wear a mask.
  3. Visits must take place in your apartment or outside. No visitors are allowed in public areas of the building – ie lounges, the bistro space, etc.
  4. We recommend visitors take a rapid test. Tests will be available at the door.

Meals will be delivered outside your door and placed on the black crates. Dietary staff will knock to let you know the meal has arrived.

There will be extra recreation programming on Channel 10 to help keep everyone connected while in-person activities are on hold. You can find further details about daily COVID numbers on our website: mennoplacelife.com

Please limit your movement going between Terrace West and Terrace East. You can access the wellness center if needed, but please do not visit in other buildings on campus.

If you feel unwell or have any COVID symptoms please call reception to request a rapid test: 604-851-4004. If you test yourself and it comes back positive, please let us know.

Memo: Terrace Dining Room Closed

We are sorry to report that as of today there are 11 COVID positive residents in the Terraces – 8 in Terrace East and 3 in Terrace West. The affected residents are isolating in their apartments. Because of this increase in cases the Public Health office has put some extra measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Here’s what changes starting Tuesday:

  1. The Terrace dining room is closed. Staff will bring your meals and snacks to you in your apartment starting with morning snack Tuesday morning.
  2. All in person recreation activities, including bus trips, are cancelled. Channel 10 programming will continue.
  3. We recommend that all residents wear a mask whenever you are outside of your apartment.
  4. Menno Home and Menno Hospital MIGHT make changes to their visitation rules. Please call ahead before going to visit a loved one.

We are NOT in lockdown. You are still free to leave your apartment, move around the building, visit other residents, go outside, run errands and receive visitors. Please be careful. Please do not visit with residents who have an isolation cart outside their apartment.

If you start to feel unwell press your call button and let the care staff know. If you have any questions please call reception 604-851-4004.

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.