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31 07, 2021

Outstanding Service Award

2021-08-10T12:42:40-04:00

For your distinguished quality care and outstanding commitment to the Shelburne Community.

So nice to be recognized by our wonderful community, thank you!

Outstanding Service Award2021-08-10T12:42:40-04:00
1 03, 2021

A Day of Pampering

2021-03-01T10:36:40-05:00

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It’s the little things in life. Beverley wanted her hair done at the salon, so we made a morning of it. First stop was Cobwebs and Caviar to visit with AJ Cavey (the owner) who kindly welcomed us to her business and let Bev pick out a pretty scarf and some fun socks. Next stop was Enchanting Esthetics. Jasmine gave Bev a beautiful hand massage and manicure and then over to Crystal who made Bev’s hair beautiful again. Next up on the way home was Jelly Craft Bakery for a little treat to end her day. A walk in the sunshine to get out to all of these downtown Shelburne businesses and a morning of non-stop smiles. What a great day!

A Day of Pampering2021-03-01T10:36:40-05:00
27 08, 2020

Letter to Families – August 27 Update

2020-08-26T16:52:44-04:00

Over the past several weeks, it has been our great joy to welcome families back to our home, and to share stories of the activities and celebrations that have been organized for our residents. And as we continue to work towards supporting our families and keeping them connected with their loved ones, I would like to take this opportunity today to share with you a brief update about our communications going forward.

As of Monday, families will only receive COVID-19 related updates by letter in the following circumstances:

  • Updates or changes are made to government or public health orders;
  • Our outbreak status changes; or
  • Our home IPAC protocols change.

These updates will also be posted to our website here: https://shelburneltc.ca/letters-to-families/

In the event that you ever have any questions, we can be reached at 519-925-3476, and a staff member will be happy to assist you. If there are urgent updates about your loved one, a member of our care team will contact you by phone.

We know that families have also greatly enjoyed following the activities of their loved ones, and we will continue to post videos and photos of our events to our Facebook page, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ShelburneLTCRC. We encourage everyone to check back frequently for updates, and follow us to receive notifications when new photos are posted.

Letter to Families – August 27 Update2020-08-26T16:52:44-04:00
18 08, 2020

BBQ and Ice Cream social

2020-08-24T11:10:44-04:00

Our residents are some of the happiest, cheeriest, sweetest people we know. Which is why we had such a sweet time yesterday, celebrating our wonderful residents and the joy and happiness they bring to our home with a BBQ and ice cream social!

Thanks to Peter from Toronto Softee Ice Cream Truck, residents got to enjoy a frozen treat, while enjoying the summer weather and the company of fellow residents and staff.

It was also a wonderful way for our staff to show our appreciation for each and every one of our residents, and to celebrate their resilience and perseverance over the past few months.

Residents were each gifted a Superman or Wonder Woman shirt with Coronovirus Superhero on it, recognizing them as a superhero throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have our residents supported each other, but they’ve also been a constant source of strength for our staff, reminding us each and every day why we love our jobs so much.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone for making this such a memorable day, and we are looking forward to many more celebrations together.

BBQ and Ice Cream social2020-08-24T11:10:44-04:00
7 08, 2020

Letter to Families – August 7 Update

2020-08-06T15:29:06-04:00

We are very excited to introduce you to a new member of our team, Dr. James “Jim” Ayukekbong, who has joined the Shelburne LTC family as our new Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Jim joins us from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elliott Lake, where he served as the Infection Prevention and Control, Quality and Risk Lead, providing technical support and guidance on a number of infection prevention and control (IPAC) initiatives, including the development of a brand-new emergency preparedness plan for COVID-19 at the hospital.

Jim holds a PhD in medical science from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and is certified with the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).

We are exceptionally grateful to have Dr. Ayukekbong bring his knowledge and experience to our home, and we look forward to working with him to monitor and adapt our IPAC practices to meet the highest standards possible.

We would also like to let families know that we are re-implementing our Care Conferences, and members of our nursing staff will be reaching out to you over the next two to four weeks to make arrangements for those meetings.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 519-925-3746 and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Letter to Families – August 7 Update2020-08-06T15:29:06-04:00
31 07, 2020

Letter to Families – July 31 Update

2020-07-31T13:23:41-04:00

In the 14 days since we launched the Pen Pal Program, our residents have received more than 40 letters, and our staff have taken great joy in spending time with them, reading the stories and words of kindness together.

Letters have come from not only our local community, but as far away as Quebec and Nova Scotia! We’ve even received letters from friends as young as six.

We are inspired by and grateful to everyone who has reached out through the written word, and we hope you will be patient as we work to respond to this tremendous outpouring of love.

We are also very excited to share with our families that we have relaunched our lunch club, and residents have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy a meal in a safe, physically distanced setting with their friends within the home.

Our first meal, held on July 10th, was catered by Champ Burger, and last Friday’s meal was supplied by Guest Wok in Orangeville.

We are planning to host our next luncheon the week of August 10th, and we look forward to another wonderful afternoon with good food, good friends and good conversation.

Letter to Families – July 31 Update2020-07-31T13:23:41-04:00
30 07, 2020

Pen Pal Program and Lunch Club update

2020-07-30T11:14:06-04:00

In the 14 days since we launched the Pen Pal Program, our residents have received more than 40 letters, and our staff have taken great joy in spending time with them, reading the stories and words of kindness together.

Letters have come from not only our local community, but as far away as Quebec and Nova Scotia! We’ve even received letters from friends as young as six.

We are inspired by and grateful to everyone who has reached out through the written word, and we hope you will be patient as we work to respond to this tremendous outpouring of love.

We are also very excited to share with our families that we have relaunched our lunch club, and residents have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy a meal in a safe, physically distanced setting with their friends within the home.

Our first meal, held on July 10th, was catered by Champ Burger, and last Friday’s meal was supplied by Guest Wok in Orangeville.

We are planning to host our next luncheon the week of August 10th, and we look forward to another wonderful afternoon with good food, good friends and good conversation.

Pen Pal Program and Lunch Club update2020-07-30T11:14:06-04:00
24 07, 2020

Letter to Families – July 22 Update

2020-07-24T10:44:23-04:00

We are pleased to inform you that the Government of Ontario has now revised its directive on visitation at long-term care homes. The first phase involved allowing outside visits to occur between residents and family members at homes across the province. As of July 22, 2020, the province will allow indoor visits to resume, subject to certain conditions outlined below. We know you are eager to be reunited with your loved one after several weeks of separation due to the COVID-19 virus. At the same time, we will be requesting that all visitors follow these protocols to limit the potential for exposure to the virus:

  • Visitations must be pre-scheduled with the home outside of mealtimes, be limited to 30 minutes in length and will be allowed if the home is not be in a current COVID-19 outbreak. The exception is for visits to a resident who is at end-of-life.
  • In order to promote equitable access, residents will be limited to one visit per week in either an indoor or outdoor setting, up to 2 people at a time.
  • For indoor visits, visitors must verbally attest to staff that the visitor has tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and subsequently not tested positive. Please note that the home is not responsible for providing the testing.
  • For outdoor visits, visitors will no longer be required to attest to negative COVID-19 test as previously directed. Visitors will still be required to wear a face covering and must maintain the appropriate physical distance (2 metres).
  • Visitors must complete the attached screening questionnaire, which will be given to home staff upon each visit. Failure to complete the questionnaire or to pass the screening criteria will mean the visit must be rescheduled.
  • Visitors must comply with long-term care home infection, prevention and control protocols, including proper use of face or surgical/procedural masks and use of hand sanitizer before and after the visit. While hand sanitizer will be provided at the home, visitors will be expected to provide their own face coverings for outdoor visits.
  • With the exception of service animals, animals may not accompany a visit.

Please contact the home at 519-925-3746 to discuss details of arranging a visit with your loved one or to get answers to any additional questions you may have. We thank you for your continued patience and support for our staff and residents during this difficult time.

Letter to Families – July 22 Update2020-07-24T10:44:23-04:00
16 07, 2020

Pen Pal Program

2020-07-16T09:02:23-04:00

We are calling on everyone within our community to help us launch a new pen pal program to help residents connect with the wider community and share their stories and experiences with others.

To help you write your letter, we have provided residents’ names and interests below:

  • Barbara enjoys movies and colouring
  • Donald enjoys working outside, hockey and baseball
  • Isobel enjoys Bingo and baseball
  • Marg enjoys reading mystery novels, dogs and cats
  • Mona enjoys music, crafts, and sweet treats
  • Norma enjoys country music and walking outside
  • Rita enjoys her family, faith and the outdoors
  • Ruth enjoys rug hooking, gardening and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Sylvia enjoys her faith, reading magazines and spending time on the iPad

Anyone interested in sending a letter can address it to:

Shelburne Long-Term Care
200 Robert St.
Shelburne, ON, L9V 2X3
Attn: Pen Pal (Resident Name)

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sarah Ricci at [email protected].

We want to thank everyone for their participation, and we are confident that this activity will be a great way for our seniors to rekindle and share their interests with others.

Pen Pal Program2020-07-16T09:02:23-04:00
10 07, 2020

July 10th Update

2020-07-28T11:52:20-04:00

With the weather continuing to be warm and sunny, many of our residents are enjoying the outdoors, especially with our new wheelchair swing now installed. Residents have immensely enjoyed it, and we’ve been delighted to see the joy and smiles on their faces as a result of this relaxing activity.

We’ve also made some changes to our courtyard to freshen things up, including new mulch and flowers. An ongoing project, we are confident that residents and families will enjoy the refreshed space as they continue to enjoy their visits and time together.

Lastly, we are pleased to share with you that we have a new Behavioural Support Lead, who will provide mental health support within the home.

We’d also like to ask everyone to join us in welcoming Jonathan DeWitte back to our team in his role as a nurse practitioner. Many of our families and residents will remember Jonathan from his previous time with our home.

We look forward to continuing to support our families and residents.

July 10th Update2020-07-28T11:52:20-04:00