COVID-19

PROTOCOLS

Hospice Vaughan continues to be open, supporting our region with community and residence

programs & services

During this pandemic, everyone is asked to honour all our protocols and limitations when inside our facility.

  • All our programs are running but with limitations and the use of technology wherever possible.
  • Our Community programs of Wellness and Support are actively providing support to those in need.
  • Wellness checks, counselling and support are being provided through a virtual platform.

Our Residence is open with the following restrictions:

Screening protocols will be used by staff, students, volunteers, clients and family members before all meetings and appointments. 

All visitors will be screened each time they enter Hospice Vaughan for symptoms of respiratory illness or other COVID- 19 risks. Rapid antigen testing will be performed on those who are not fully vaccinated. 

All visitors will be required to always wear medical masks when they are in the building, except when eating or drinking. 

Visitors must maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from residents. However, brief hugs are permitted. Fully immunized general visitors may have close contact (ie. holding hands) with residents. If not fully immunized, they should maintain physical distance. 

Hand Hygiene is very important; disinfect your hands using the alcohol based hand rub frequently, especially upon entering the building, entering and exiting the resident’s room.

Visitors of each resident are encouraged to gather in the resident’s room and will have limited access to other areas of the hospice under the direction of the care team.

The communal kitchens and lounge areas will be closed for use by the public.

Food and drink are available for the staff to provide to residents and their families during this stage. The kitchen is restricted to staff only so please ask for assistance with accessing food or drink.

Each resident will identify essential visitors. Up to 4-5 visitors a day are permitted and 2 in the room at a time.

When someone is actively dying our team will make an individual plan with each family. Some flexibility will be made but must be planned out with the family and the team.

If you have any questions or concerns,
please call 905-850-6266

 
The entire team thanks you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time. We are making every effort to prevent COVID-19 transmission while providing compassionate hospice palliative care.

For Community. By Community.

Providing world class palliative and bereavement care when its needed, where its needed.

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