January 1 – 18 (date of reassessment) – Essential Visitors Only in long-term care – Menno Home and Menno Hospital
Only Essential visitors may enter long-term care homes effective January 1, 2022. This order from Dr. Bonnie Henry will be reassessed on January 18th.
Essential visitors are only set up with the nursing team in conjunction with the resident’s care plan. Essential visitors are being contacted by our nursing team – these visitors are based on the current resident care plan. Screening and rapid testing (2x per week) will be required for all essential visitors.
What is an essential visit? (Fraser Health definition): Essential visits are necessarily linked with an essential need identified in the care plan that could not be met in the absence of the essential visit. Essential visits are those that include, but are not limited to2: