Primrose Gardens Community Meeting Minutes – Oct 3 2022

Primrose Gardens Community Meeting Minutes

Date:   Oct. 3, 2022
Facilitators: Trish, Leonard, Timea, Kevin, Elke (Apex Pharmacy), Judith
Residents in Attendance: 43

Welcome and opening comments by Trish. This is the first PG Community Meeting since June (summer break). Community Meetings will resume every second month.

Introduction of Elke Groening, Owner & Pharmacist of Apex Pharmacy -located inside Pavilion building: Apex’s services are great resource for Menno Place residents.

  • Update on the next flu and COVID vaccine in mid-November.
  • New COVID bivalent booster by Moderna – covers original and Omicron variants.
  • Services to Menno residents include prescription deliveries, blister pill packs, etc.
  • Apex Pharmacy Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30-5pm. Close weekends and Statutory holidays.
  • Dispensing Fee: $10 as dictated by BC PharmaCare, no markup.
  • Waiting period for booster after getting COVID: minimum 3 months.

Recreation (Timea):

  • Thankful Party: Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 2:30pm with ‘The Acchords’ performance in the Dining Room.
  • Hearing Clinics: Every Thursday at 3:30pm in the Activities Room.
  • Free Shuttle for Advanced Voting Polls: Thursday, Oct. 6th: We will run 2 shuttles to the polling station (old courthouse by City Hall). Meet in lobby at 9:15am or 2pm, for those wanting to vote.
  • Bus trip to Fort Langley Cranberry Festival: Saturday, Oct. 8th. Please sign up for bus trips with Claire/Reception.
  • Bus trip to BC Ferries: 8:30am Thursday, Oct. 13th. Very popular! Sign up with Claire. The BC Ferry cruise is free for seniors so cost is only bus shuttle at $20 per person.
  • More bus trips coming soon to Walmart, Vancouver Aquarium, etc.
  • Prayer Shawl Group: 10am Thursday, Oct. 13th, Activities Room.
  • Church of God in Christ Choir Group: Performance in Dining Room, 7:30pm Wednesday, Oct. 12th.
  • Gospel Brass Band: Performance in Dining Room, 6:30pm Tuesday, Oct. 25th.
  • Activities Reminder: Group activities highlighted in yellow, exercises (in-person and on Menno TV), Java Club, Bingo, Choir Group, etc.Suggestions and comments:
    • Please allow time between activities, such as finishing painting class with enough time to attend the Community Meeting. Several residents missed first part of the meeting. Action item: Trish to coordinate with Recreation team.
    • Reminders for Bible Study, etc. – please include during noon meal announcements. Action item: Recreation and Reception.
    • TV program in the Activities Room – Update on programs in the works, including movies.

Chaplain Programs (Kevin):

  • Henry’s Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10am in Activities Room
  • Prayer Group: Fridays at 9am (Activities Room)
  • Fellowship: Tuesdays at 2:30pm (Activities Room)
  • New series: Classic Hymns and its influences. Stay tuned for details.
  • Kevin is always available for 1-to-1 visits. Call Kevin directly to set up.
  • Comments:
  • Saturday evening service (Ch. 10): Have not broadcasted as scheduled, sometimes hours later. Action item: Kevin to follow-up.
  • Audio for Channel 10 Sunday Chapel Service: Kevin is still working on this glitch. Thank you for your patience.

COVID Update (Trish):

All recent COVID+ residents have recovered. We have no new COVID in the Apartments at this time.

Leonard’s Quick Updates:

  • Recent power outage due to blown transformer: Thank you to everyone who called the after-hours emergency phone number to report outages – this is perfect use of the emergency building number and lets us know what’s happening after-hours/weekends.
  • What happens in a power outage and why only partial power? The generator on campus provides essential backup power (partial) to residents. Please do not flip the breakers on/off during power outage because they often get forgotten to flip back properly once power is restored.
  • Activities Room rental: Primrose and Pavilion Activities Rooms are available to rent for private functions again. Signs will be posted for private bookings. Please contact Claire/Reception to book room for your private events. (Note: Terrace East is under Public Health protocols so the TE room will not be available to rent at this time.)
  • Guest Suite rental: Not available yet. Currently used to provide emergency housing for staff.
  • Air Conditioning removal: Please wait until after Thanksgiving to request removal of air conditioners for end of season. Optional: you may leave A/C hooked up year-round if you have the space.
  • Elevator Capacity: COVID restrictions have eased, but please use common sense and leave room to move walkers around in elevator. Help each other out, if needed. Please do not use your cane to press the elevator buttons for sanitary reasons.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are allowed for residents with appropriate pet applications and damage deposit. Visitors are allowed to bring pets in to visit, but no pets in the Dining Room.

Health and Safety Reminders (Trish):

  • ‘Greensleeves”: This ‘greensleeve’ placed on your fridge holds your emergency information for the paramedics. It’s important to keep information updated with any medications, allergies, DNR, and family emergency contacts. We will hold an info session this fall and provide a MOST form to be completed by your doctor to place in the greensleeve as part of the medical documents.  Judith to coordinate with Recreation for informal ‘info session’ to check IL residents’ Greensleeves and provide a MOST form.
  • I’M AWAY Signs: Reminder to hang these signs when you plan to be away and out of the building such as doctor’s appointment, visiting with family. Not needed if you are physically in the building doing activities or in dining room.

Supper program (Trish):

This will stop at end of October. We want to re-envision the supper program and will meet with Angela to create a better offering. In the meantime, residents are welcome to join the Terrace building residents for suppers. This is a monthly package commitment, not a la carte.

Open Discussion to Floor:

  • Reception: Currently, Claire splits time between Primrose and Terrace buildings. We are reviewing possibility of having Claire or someone stay in PG rather than back and forth. Action item: Trish and leadership.
  • Grounds: The plants are dying and need watering and care. Should we go to the Board? Lack of rain and re-shifting of Grounds staffing are being addressed. Action item: Trish and Maintenance.
  • Hoses visible, but no visible watering: We have installed self-watering pots this summer. Please do not turn on hose valves as these are on timers.
  • Better communication when residents have gone to hospital or moved to long-term care: We must adhere to privacy when sharing information, but we will update if we are able to publicly share.
  • Dirty Compost Bins: Who does the cleaning and upkeep of compost bins? Action item: Trish to follow-up with Maintenance.
  • Recycling Confusion and Glass in garbage or not: If glass is broken, put in garbage; if in-tact, put in recycling. We will add a container for glass recycling, and post signs to help sort recyclable items. *Note: Electronics are picked up once a month. Action item: Judith/Bas/Leonard.
  • Water drainage issues – who to call? Notify Reception to submit a maintenance request.
  • Suggestion/Comment Box: You are welcome to use this to submit your comments or suggestions and we will address as soon as possible. Ideally with your name and suite #, but can submit anonymously if preferred.
  • HVAC issues – Dining Room temperature can be very cold at times: We are aware of pockets of cold/hot air. Leonard will follow-up with Maintenance.

Meeting adjourned. Next meeting in November – date TBA.

Thank you.

MEMO: PG Community Meeting Minutes – Feb 23 2022

Primrose Gardens Community Meeting Minutes

Facilitators: Trish, Leonard, Timea, John                              Date:   February 23, 2022
PG Tenants in Attendance: 36

  1. Welcome (Trish) – Trish took over for Cheryl as the Manager of Community Enrichment. Her office is in the Wellness Center.
  2. Recreation (Timea)
    1. In-person group activities on Wednesdays and Fridays: exercise and bingo in morning, socials in afternoon.
    2. Bus trips will re-start March 10th with a simple scenic drive to start, more in future.
    3. Exercise room will re-open March 1st. Timea will be on-site to refresh and demo how to use the equipment. Sign-up sheets with will be posted soon. Reminder to sanitize equipment after use.
    4. Walking Club – coming soon! This will be a great way to socialize and stay active.
  3. Exercise Room Protocol (Trish)
    1. Masks will not be mandatory during exercises, but please wear a mask pre & post workout. These are similar rules in public gym facilities.
    2. Please do not use the exercise equipment if symptomatic or not feeling well.
  4. Elevator Safety (Trish)
    1. A recent generator test involved an elevator malfunction and a resident was stuck in the elevator, unfortunately. Repairs are being made and adjustments being done to ensure this does not happen again. Residents will be informed prior to future testing.
    2. Please be mindful of the number of people and walkers in the elevators. Avoid cramming into the elevators. Do NOT hold elevator doors to avoid potential injury.
    3. Please do not press the elevator buttons with canes for sanitary reasons and to avoid damaging the buttons.
  5. AWAY Signs (Trish) – Please hang these tags on your door when leaving the building i.e. going to church, doctor appointment, outings with family, visiting at Menno Home.
  1. TV Programs, Prayers, and Bible Studies (John)
    1. Easter Communion will broadcast on Channel 10 on Thursday, April 14th. Ingrid Schultz and Ingrid Stahl will lead the service. Communion cups will be distributed to each suite.
    2. TV programs weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Chaplain contact info on back of Activities Calendar.
  2. Official Introduction of LEAs, Tamara and Judith (Trish).

  3. Updates from Leonard
    1. Leonard’s primary role is occupancy, with support from the LEAs.
    2. New Resident Orientation (including invites for family to attend) – coming soon!
    3. Leonard will continue TV Campus Updates with John Dyck.
    4. Rapid Tests – we now have ample supply of Rapid Tests for residents and visitors. All visitors must be double vaccinated.
  1. Round-table Discussion from Residents:
    1. Bistro – Will not re-open at this time due to COVID protocols
    2. Used batteries – There is a collection box inside the Wellness Centre for used, small batteries (AA, AAA, etc.). Maintenance will collect these once the bag is full.
    3. Carpet cleaning – Carpet cleaning for apartments is available ($80 fee per suite). Contact reception if you’d like to have your carpets cleaned.
    4. Canada Post mail – Canada Post still not delivering mail to individual mail boxes within a campus of care. Canada Post is currently delivering 2x per week with big bags of unsorted mail for Menno staff to sort.
    5. Walkers not allowed in Dining Room – There are a few walkers still in Dining Room creating obstacles for the dining service carts.

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – JANUARY 28, 2022

JANUARY 28, 2022

HOSPITAL E1: OUTBREAK – No changes 01/28

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 resident | 0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 45 (29 residents | 16 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 3, 2022 (staff)

PASSED AWAY:  1 death, January 18, 2022

OFF DROPLET PRECAUTIONS: 12 residents are now off droplet precautions

Outbreak protocols:

  • Only VERY ESSENTIAL visits, no social visits
  • Audits continue – hand hygiene audit, PPE audit, environmental audit
  • All communal activity including dining stopped
  • All families of affected residents are contacted
  • Staff to using dining room as their cohorted break room
  • Staff to use patio entrance to enter and exit the unit
  • Any symptomatic residents will be swabbed for COVID
  • Staff to wear N-95 masks and goggles at all times

HOSPITAL E2: Enhanced Monitoring – No changes 01/28

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (0 residents | 2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 24, 2022 (staff)

East 2 Hospital is on enhanced monitoring (level 1). No residents affected.
As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOSPITAL W2: Enhanced Monitoring – No changes 01/28

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (2 residents | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 25, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 24, 2022 (resident)

West 2 Hospital is on enhanced monitoring (level 2). No staff affected.

  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Symptomatic residents and residents who test positive are to be placed on isolation/droplet precautions.
  • Communal dining on the affected unit is stopped.
  • Group activities on the affected unit are stopped.
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

PRIMROSE GARDENS: Monitoring – No changes 01/28

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 residents | 0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 16 (14 residents | 2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 18, 2022 (resident)

We are sorry to report that some cases of COVID are impacting residents more severely. Two residents have gone to hospital. One has returned home.

  • COVID positive residents isolating in their suite
  • COVID symptomatic or exposed isolating in their suite
  • Dining room is closed
  • Active screening at the entrance for visitors, caregivers and vendors
  • Wellness checks twice daily for all who are isolating
  • Full PPE (personal protective equipment) for all who enter COVID positive apartment suites (provided in the isolation cart)

Download the ACTION SHEETS for residents to see what they are required to do during isolation, if exposed to COVID or symptomatic – CLICK HERE

Watch video of HOW TO DO A RAPID TEST – CLICK HERE


TERRACE WEST: Monitoring – No changes 01/28

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 resident  |  0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 resident | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 26, 2022 (resident)

  • COVID positive resident isolating in their suite
  • COVID symptomatic or exposed isolating in their suite
  • Active screening at the entrance for visitors, caregivers and vendors
  • Wellness checks twice daily for all who are isolating
  • Full PPE (personal protective equipment) for all who enter COVID positive apartment suites (provided in the isolation cart)
  • Dining room remains OPEN at this time

Download the ACTION SHEETS for residents to see what they are required to do during isolation, if exposed to COVID or symptomatic – CLICK HERE

Watch video of HOW TO DO A RAPID TEST – CLICK HERE

 


HOME W1: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 7 (0 residents | 7 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 28, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 25, 2022 (staff)

West 1 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until Feb. 2/2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOME W2: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3 (0 residents | 3 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 25, 2022 (staff)

West 2 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until Feb. 2/2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOME E2: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3 (0 residents |  3 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 28, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 23, 2022 (staff)

East 2 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until January 31 /2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – JANUARY 27, 2022

JANUARY 27, 2022

HOSPITAL E1: OUTBREAK

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 resident | 0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 45 (29 residents | 16 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 3, 2022 (staff)

PASSED AWAY:  1 death, January 18, 2022

Outbreak protocols:

  • 16 residents remain on droplet precautions – isolation and full PPE for staff and essential visits
  • Only VERY ESSENTIAL visits, no social visits
  • Audits continue – hand hygiene audit, PPE audit, environmental audit
  • All communal activity including dining stopped
  • All families of affected residents are contacted
  • Staff to using dining room as their cohorted break room
  • Staff to use patio entrance to enter and exit the unit
  • Any symptomatic residents will be swabbed for COVID
  • Staff to wear N-95 masks and goggles at all times

HOSPITAL E2: Enhanced Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (0 residents | 2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 24, 2022 (staff)

East 2 Hospital is on enhanced monitoring (level 1). No residents affected.
As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOSPITAL W2: Enhanced Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (2 residents | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 25, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 24, 2022 (resident)

West 2 Hospital is on enhanced monitoring (level 2). No staff affected.

  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Symptomatic residents and residents who test positive are to be placed on isolation/droplet precautions.
  • Communal dining on the affected unit is stopped.
  • Group activities on the affected unit are stopped.
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

PRIMROSE GARDENS: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 residents | 0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 16 (14 residents | 2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 18, 2022 (resident)

Primrose Gardens is on Monitoring, a new status from Public Health. Our Manager, Community Enrichment, Trish Giesbrecht is on daily calls with Public Health and has set up following the protocols for infection control. The prevalence of COVID is so high in our community that Public Health is focusing their oversight efforts on locations that do not have the experience that our team brings. We are sorry to report that some cases of COVID are impacting residents more severely and another resident has gone to hospital. We are also initiating isolation precautions with 1 new symptomatic resident.

We want to thank our team of staff in Primrose Gardens who are doing the wellness checks. These phone calls and eyes-on checks have helped residents seek additional medical support in a timely way when needed.

  • COVID positive residents isolating in their suite
  • COVID symptomatic or exposed isolating in their suite
  • Dining room is closed
  • Active screening at the entrance for visitors, caregivers and vendors
  • Wellness checks twice daily for all who are isolating
  • Full PPE (personal protective equipment) for all who enter COVID positive apartment suites (provided in the isolation cart)

Download the ACTION SHEETS for residents to see what they are required to do during isolation, if exposed to COVID or symptomatic – CLICK HERE

Watch video of HOW TO DO A RAPID TEST – CLICK HERE


TERRACE WEST: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 resident  |  0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 resident | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 26, 2022 (resident)

  • COVID positive resident isolating in their suite
  • COVID symptomatic or exposed isolating in their suite
  • Active screening at the entrance for visitors, caregivers and vendors
  • Wellness checks twice daily for all who are isolating
  • Full PPE (personal protective equipment) for all who enter COVID positive apartment suites (provided in the isolation cart)
  • Dining room remains OPEN at this time

Download the ACTION SHEETS for residents to see what they are required to do during isolation, if exposed to COVID or symptomatic – CLICK HERE

Watch video of HOW TO DO A RAPID TEST – CLICK HERE

 


HOME w1: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 residents | 5 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 25, 2022 (staff)

West 1 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until Feb. 2/2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOME w2: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0 

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3 (0 residents | 3 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 25, 2022 (staff)

West 2 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until Feb. 2/2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOME E2: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (0 residents |  2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 23, 2022 (staff)

East 2 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until January 31 /2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – JANUARY 26, 2022

JANUARY 26, 2022

HOSPITAL E1: OUTBREAK

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 resident | 1 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 45 (29 residents | 16 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 3, 2022 (staff)

PASSED AWAY:  1 death, January 18, 2022

Outbreak protocols:

  • All residents remain on droplet precautions – isolation and full PPE for staff and essential visits
  • Only VERY ESSENTIAL visits, no social visits
  • Audits continue – hand hygiene audit, PPE audit, environmental audit
  • All communal activity including dining stopped
  • All families of affected residents are contacted
  • Staff to using dining room as their cohorted break room
  • Staff to use patio entrance to enter and exit the unit
  • Any symptomatic residents will be swabbed for COVID
  • Staff to wear N-95 masks and goggles at all times

HOSPITAL E2: Enhanced Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (0 residents | 2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 24, 2022 (staff)

East 2 Hospital is on enhanced monitoring (level 1). No residents affected.
As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOSPITAL W2: Enhanced Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 0

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (2 residents | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 25, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 24, 2022 (resident)

West 2 Hospital is on enhanced monitoring (level 2). No staff affected.

  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Symptomatic residents and residents who test positive are to be placed on isolation/droplet precautions.
  • Communal dining on the affected unit is stopped.
  • Group activities on the affected unit are stopped.
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

PRIMROSE GARDENS: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 residents  1 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 16 (14 residents | 2 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 18, 2022 (resident)

Primrose Gardens is on Monitoring, a new status from Public Health. Our Manager, Community Enrichment, Trish Giesbrecht is on daily calls with Public Health and has set up following the protocols for infection control. The prevalence of COVID is so high in our community that Public Health is focusing their oversight efforts on locations that do not have the experience that our team brings. We are sorry to report that some cases of COVID are impacting residents more severely and one resident has gone to hospital. We want to thank our team of staff in Primrose Gardens who are doing the wellness checks. These phone calls and eyes-on checks have helped residents seek additional medical support in a timely way when needed.

  • COVID positive residents isolating in their suite
  • COVID symptomatic or exposed isolating in their suite
  • Dining room is closed
  • Active screening at the entrance for visitors, caregivers and vendors
  • Wellness checks twice daily for all who are isolating
  • Full PPE (personal protective equipment) for all who enter COVID positive apartment suites (provided in the isolation cart)

Download the ACTION SHEETS for residents to see what they are required to do during isolation, if exposed to COVID or symptomatic – CLICK HERE

Watch video of HOW TO DO A RAPID TEST – CLICK HERE


TERRACE WEST: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 resident  |  0 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 residents | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 26, 2022 (resident)

Terrace West has one COVID positive resident.

  • COVID positive residents isolating in their suite
  • COVID symptomatic or exposed isolating in their suite
  • Active screening at the entrance for visitors, caregivers and vendors
  • Wellness checks twice daily for all who are isolating
  • Full PPE (personal protective equipment) for all who enter COVID positive apartment suites (provided in the isolation cart)
  • Dining room remains OPEN at this time

Download the ACTION SHEETS for residents to see what they are required to do during isolation, if exposed to COVID or symptomatic – CLICK HERE

Watch video of HOW TO DO A RAPID TEST – CLICK HERE

 


HOME w1: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 residents | 5 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 25, 2022 (staff)

West 1 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until Feb. 2/2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOME w2: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3 

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3 (0 residents | 3 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 25, 2022 (staff)

West 2 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until Feb. 2/2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

HOME E2: Monitoring

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (0 residents |  2staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 26, 2022

INDEX CASE = January 23, 2022 (staff)

East 2 Home: Monitoring (level 1). No residents are affected.

As there are no residents who have tested COVID positive, the restrictions on the unit are lessened. Monitoring until January 31 /2022 if there are no further cases of COVID.
  • Twice daily symptom screening for staff and residents
  • Staff to wear masks and goggles
  • Group activities continue
  • Communal dining continues
  • Social visits/essential visits can continue

PRIMROSE GARDENS – January 24, 2022- COVID POSITIVE = 13

COVID UPDATE – January 24, 2022 – Primrose Gardens

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 residents  1 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 14 (13 residents | 1 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 24, 2022

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MEMO HANDED OUT TO PRIMROSE GARDENS RESIDENTS – JANUARY 24, 2022

 

Residents,

We are sorry to inform you that there are several new COVID positive residents in Primrose Gardens and one new positive staff member bringing the total to 13.

All existing COVID safety measures remain the same.  The dining room will stay closed until 10 days after the last COVID positive. We will let you know as soon as we have that date. The date will be based on the most recent COVID positive.

If you are COVID positive or have been exposed please continue to follow the guidelines on the action sheet you were given (see ACTION SHEETS here)

We continue to follow instructions from Public Health. Please monitor yourself for symptoms. Wear your mask. Practice social distancing.

If you become symptomatic (see list below), self-isolate and self-monitor.

Phone Reception for a Rapid Test – 604.851.4000

 

Self-monitor by asking yourself daily if you have any of these symptoms:

Fever or chills? Cough? Unproductive cough?
Sore throat? Runny nose? Extreme fatigue or tiredness?
Body aches? Muscle aches? Diarrhea?
Difficulty breathing? Loss of sense of smell or taste?
Loss of appetite? Headache? Nausea or vomiting?

If you have symptoms of COVID or questions, call Reception: 604.851.4000

Stay updated – every Tues & Fri at 11am, watch Channel 10 for current information

 

PRIMROSE GARDENS – January 20, 2022- COVID POSITIVE = 9

COVID UPDATE – January 20, 2022 – Primrose Gardens

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 8 residents

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 9 (9 residents | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 20, 2022


We are sorry to inform you that there are 8 additional COVID positive residents at Primrose Gardens. We have tested all symptomatic and all close contacts of the 8 COVID positive residents. We are doing contact tracing to determine if there is transmission between residents in the apartment building. This is still in progress. The first 3 residents who were discovered to be COVID positive did not have contact with each other. The high prevalence of COVID in our community is now impacting our seniors as they have been out and about in the past several days or have had a COVID positive visitor. Residents are experiencing mild symptoms or no symptoms. Residents were all called by phone prior to today’s lunch to inform them of the news that the dining room has closed at this time.

COVID positive residents have an isolation cart at their room. Any visitors must follow the PPE protocols to enter.

Residents who are COVID positive, have COVID symptoms or have been a close contact of a COVID exposed individual are given a package of material that includes an Action Sheet. This material can be viewed here – CLICK HERE

This memo was distributed at the end of the day to residents:

MEMO

Date:                January 20, 2022
To:                   All Primrose Gardens Residents
Re:                   COVID Positive Residents: Total = 9
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Dear Residents,

We are sorry to inform you that there are eight new COVID positive residents in Primrose Gardens, bringing the total to nine. These residents have been informed and asked to call their families. At this time we have to make some changes to resident services in order to limit the possibility of  further transmission.

As of today, January 20th the following changes are in effect:

  1. Dining Room is closed – Residents will be served their meal in their apartments. Most residents will be served from the hot carts. Residents who have tested positive will receive tray service.
  2. All visitors will be screened – There will be a host at the door to screen all visitors. Anyone who comes inside Primrose Gardens will be required to show proof of double vaccination. (The booster shot is not required.)
  3. All in-person recreation activities are cancelled. Recreation programming on channel 10 will continue. Please do not meet in groups with other residents. Keep any social gatherings with family small.
  4. Menno Place housekeeping service has been suspended for those who are isolating or COVID positive.
  5. Limit your outings as much as possible. Primrose Gardens has NOT been declared on outbreak at this time. If you are not on isolation, you are allowed to move about the building, go outside and go out into the community but please follow safety protocols (wear your mask).

We are awaiting further instructions from Public Health and will update you as things change. Please monitor yourself for symptoms. Wear your mask. Practice social distancing. If you feel sick, call reception 604-851-4000.

PRIMROSE GARDENS – January 18, 2022- COVID POSITIVE = 1

COVID UPDATE – January 18, 2022 – Primrose Gardens

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 resident

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 resident | 0 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 18, 2022


We are sorry to inform you that there is a COVID positive resident in Primrose Gardens. Close contacts have been tested and are self-isolating.

Dining will remain open. This may change if there is an additional case of COVID among residents or staff. All who were tested will self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms. Rapid tests will be done again in five days for close contacts.

Any residents who are symptomatic should call Leonard Klassen, LEC (604.851.4006)or Reception (604.851.4000) to ask for a rapid test. The inventory of rapid tests in BC is low, so we provide these only to residents at this time.

Visitors are to wear medical mask over nose, mouth and chin for the entire time that they are in the apartment building. No unvaccinated visitors permitted in the building. Residents who are not self-isolating may continue to go out following current public health orders.

A memo will be distributed to residents on January 19, 2022.

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MEMO: JANUARY 19, 2022

COVID-19 POSITIVE – PRIMROSE GARDENS

A resident of Primrose Gardens has been identified as COVID positive. Those in contact with the resident have received a rapid test for COVID.

Residents who have been tested must isolate until further notice from Public Health and retest for COVID if they become symptomatic.

DINING: The dining room will remain open. This may change if another resident or staff member contracts COVID.

EXTRA PRECAUTIONS: The Omicron variant of COVID is extremely transmissible and can infect those who have had all vaccinations (including 3rd booster shot) as well as those who previously tested positive for COVID.

Your visitors and caregivers should take every precaution when they visit you. They should wear a mask over their nose, mouth, and chin. You should also wear a mask to protect yourself. When we have rapid tests at the foyer entrance, all visitors will be required to take a 15-minute rapid test prior to entering the building. No unvaccinated people are permitted in the apartment building.

SYMPTOMS: If you become symptomatic (see list below), self-isolate and self-monitor.

Self-monitor by asking yourself daily if you have any of these symptoms:

Fever or chills? Cough? Unproductive cough?
Sore throat? Runny nose? Extreme fatigue or tiredness?
Body aches? Muscle aches? Diarrhea?
Difficulty breathing? Loss of sense of smell or taste?
Loss of appetite? Headache? Nausea or vomiting?

 

Call Reception if you are COVID positive – 604.851.4000

PRIMROSE GARDENS – January 2, 2022- COVID POSITIVE: T = 2

COVID UPDATE – January 2, 2022 – Primrose Gardens

NEW COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 staff

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 2 (1 resident | 1 staff)

MOST RECENT COVID CASE = January 2, 2022


We are sorry to bring the news that a staff member has tested COVID positive. This is believed to be unrelated to the resident who is COVID positive.

Please continue to be cautious when you visit, practicing all layers of protection. Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted in any of the buildings on the Menno Place campus. Vaccinated visitors must wear a mask at all times, including while visiting their loved one. Practice hand hygiene by sanitizing upon entrance to the apartment building. Remain 6 feet away from other visitors, residents and staff.

When rapid tests are available, they are mandatory for visitors. At this time, there is not inventory for visitors to rapid test prior to visit.

The Omicron variant is extremely contagious and is asymptomatic for several days prior to symptoms for those who are COVID positive.

Please encourage your loved one at Primrose Gardens to get all 3 vaccinations to increase efficacy of vaccination to 75%.

The dining room is closed until further notice. Meals are delivered to resident suites.

Visitors to Independent Living – Pavilion, Terrace West, Primrose Gardens

KEEPING YOUR LOVED ONE AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS SAFE

As the prevalence of COVID increases in our community, please use all the safety measures available to keep your loved one and their neighbours safe.

Although the Public Health Order calls for rapid testing for all visitors on the Menno Place campus, the inventory does not allow for rapid testing at the Independent Living Apartments. Please continue to self-screen (no symptoms), practice safe distance from others (6ft), wear a mask at all times (even with your loved one) and use hand hygiene (frequently) in order to enter the apartment building.

Continue to advise your loved one of all the layers of protection. We heard today from the Medical Health Officer that the efficacy of the vaccine increases from 60% to 75% with the 3rd booster shot. If your loved one is not fully vaccinated, please encourage them to become fully vaccinated.

Currently, our vaccination rates in the Apartments are:

Fully vaccinated (2 shots plus booster):

  • Pavilion: 69%
  • Terrace West: 79%
  • Primrose Gardens: 77%
  • Terrace East: 93%

On Dec. 31, 2021, Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC Public Health Officer announced that only essential visitors will be allowed to visit residents in long-term care: Menno Home and Menno Hospital – CLICK HERE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Assisted Living (Terrace East) continues social visits for residents with rapid test.

Independent Living continues social visits for vaccinated visitors.