Dear families of Shelburne Long-Term Care,
We want to begin today by thanking everyone, especially families, for their support over the past couple months as we have worked to address the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Your participation in our outbreak response measures has helped us successfully eliminate the virus from our home, and we are continuing to work to ensure that everyone within our community remains safe and healthy.
Beginning today, we now have a few changes that we would like to share with you. In line with the health and safety protocols set out by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDG Public Health), we are beginning to assist residents in accessing outdoor spaces to enjoy some recreational time in the nicer weather.
Staff will be accompanying residents at all times and will be in full PPE. Physical distancing will also be observed, and the number of people in the courtyard at one time will be restricted to help ensure this.
We are also installing a new swing that is wheelchair accessible, and we hope this will make for some great childhood memories for our seniors. As always, high-touch surfaces will be disinfected after each individual use.
Also starting today, we will now be testing staff at our home every week, above and beyond the mandate of the provincial government, which only requires testing every two weeks.
This will help us ensure that as the province continues with its phased re-opening, our residents, care workers and their loved ones remain safe, and that we are detecting possible health risks earlier.
As always, if you have any questions about our outbreak response measures, or about the care your loved one is receiving, please contact us at 519-925-3746, and a member of our care team will be happy to speak with you.