July 16th, 2021, the Province of Ontario moves to Step 3 of the “Roadmap to Reopen”.
With the move to Step 3, the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority issued updates to Directive #3 and the Retirement Home Policy to Implement Directive #3. These updates provide additional measures that continue to take into consideration the context of high immunization rates achieved in retirement homes and growing immunization rates in the broader community. These measures will be updated periodically as the Province and public health experts continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. For the purposes of the policy, an individual is considered fully immunized when they have received the total number of required doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada and it has been at least 14 days since they received their final dose.
We encourage the resident or their family to continue to notify the front reception of any time of Absence.
The Visitor Information Package and visiting policies are listed below following the guidelines from the COVID-19 Directive # 3 issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH).
Visitors have a crucial role to play in reducing risk and infection control for the safety of residents and staff by adhering to visitor policy requirements related to screening, IPAC and PPE and any precautions described in the documents below.
If you plan to visit a resident at St. Andrew’s Residence, or if you are a Designated Caregiver or planning on visiting, please review the information below:
E-ICP8-B-COVID-19 Visitor Information Package-July 19, 2021
Public Health Ontario’s document entitled Recommended Steps: Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The policy for Managing Visitors and Visitation can be found by following this link:
E-ICP8-COVID-19-Managing Visitors and Visitation-July 2021
E-ICP8-A-COVID-19-Managing Visitors Appendix A-Types of Visitors
The policy for Outdoor Visitors can be found by following this link:
E-ICP8.1-COVID-19-Outdoor Visits-July 2021
The policy for Indoor Visits can be found by following the link:
E-ICP8.2-COVID-19-Indoor Visits-General Visitors-July-2021
The Resident Absences Policy can be found by following the link:
We encourage family members and residents to continue to notify St. Andrew’s Residence of an absence. This advanced notice is essential for ensuring proper communication for our team and most importantly, gives us the time to communicate with the residents and their families in the case of any necessary changes.
Sign up is easy! Simply click on the link for the absence and follow these easy steps;
1. Select the date and time that works best for you.
2. Click ‘Submit and Sign up’
3. Please enter the name of the resident who will be away.
4. You will be asked to enter your name and email, as well as answer our COVID-19 screening questions.
5. Once you have booked the resident absence, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a reminder email 1 day before your absence.
Below you will find the link for short-stay absence.
Residents Absences (Offsite visits with family or appointments)
Link for Residents Absences
Below you will find the link for Over Night Absence. (two or more days and one or more nights away from the home for non-medical purposes).
Below you will find the link for Video Chats. ( Appointment connecting you with your loved one via, Zoom or Facetime.)
Thank you for your interest in St. Andrew’s Residence!
St. Andrew’s Residence is the ideal solution for seniors who wish to leave the worries of maintaining a home or dependence on family members behind, and spend their time enjoying life.
We strive to offer all the care and services our residents require to keep their independence and enjoy retirement living to the fullest.
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