KinVillage’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan Update – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

We remain safe and COVID-19 free.  Great job everyone! Keep up the good work. Thank you.

We must continue to be diligent in following best practice measures.  Measures include: maintaining physical distancing (2 meters), active screening of staff and anyone coming into and leaving West Court and South Court buildings, vigilant monitoring of residents for any symptoms indicating possible infection, visitor restrictions, staying away from others if you are unwell and/or displaying symptoms such as coughing, fever, diarrhea, vomiting etc., washing your hands frequently, practicing proper cough etiquette, wearing personal protective equipment where appropriate such as masks and eye protection, and daily enhanced cleaning in all of our buildings by the housekeeping team.  Thank you for your continued efforts!

Just a couple of items to share since last week’s update:

Visitors

  • For West Court residents starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the bookings for all glass door visits will go through the Unit Clerk desk.  All virtual connection bookings will continue to go through the Director of Wellness. We are confident this change will help better manage the high volume of booking requests. 
  • Glass Door bookings: Families will contact the Unit Clerk desk to book a glass door visit. By phone at 604 943-0155 ext. 221 or email ch-reception@kinvillage.org; Mon – Fri from 9:00 am – 4:45pm.
  • Virtual Connection booking: Families will continue to contact the Director of Wellness at 604 943-0155 ext. 250 or by email bsalini@kinvillage.org. Mon – Fri.

Sincere thanks this week to our community:  Anyone who is sending notes of thanks that we can post for our staff as well as all those in the community who “make some noise” for health care workers at 7 pm each evening.  You lift our spirits!

p.s. If you would like to donate supplies, food or other items, please check with us first to ensure that there are no restrictions and that we will be able to accept your gift.  Please contact Sue Satterthwaite, Communications & Executive Assistant at 604-943-0155 x238 or ssatterthwaite@kinvillage.org.

Information Sources & Communication

Care Home – Resident Families: If you have not already added your e-mail address to our contact file, please call 604- 943-0155 ext. 221. In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, KinVillage will provide a daily information release via e-mail and via internal postings.

Care Home – Resident Information – For regular inquiries about resident care, please continue to contact nursing staff. If there is a change in a resident’s health status, the Primary Contact will be notified by the nurse, as per our normal procedure.

Care Home – Connecting with Residents (Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp)

Bettina Salini – Director Wellness:  604-943-0155 ext 250 or bsalini@kinvillage.org

Care Home – General Issues or Concerns

Nadine Brown – Director of Care:  604-943-0155 ext 226 or nbrown@kinvillage.org

Assisted Living

General concerns:

Carol Howard – Director of Housing:  604-943-4805 ext 401 or choward@kinvillage.org

Clinical concerns:

Assisted Living Nurse: 604-943-4805 ext 412

General Concerns

Cynthia Langenberg – Director of Health Services: 604-943-0155 ext 232 or clangenberg@kinvillage.org

Donna Ellis – CEO: 604-306-2775 or dellis@kinvillage.org

Sources of Additional Information:

We recommend the following links for current, accurate updates on the extent of the COVID-19 situation in our province.

www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

www.News.gov.bc.ca – Ministry Updates

www.healthlink.bc.ca – HealthLink BC

Wishing you a safe and healthy month of July!