COVID-19

PROTOCOLS

Updated February 25, 2022

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:

Each resident will identify essential visitors. Up to 4 essential visitors per day are permitted, however, only 2 visitors are allowed in the room at one time.

Screening protocols will be used by staff, students, volunteers, clients and family members before all meetings and appointments. Any visitor who tests positive on screening or has symptoms will not be allowed to visit with the client. Alternative plans will be discussed with the visitor.

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 done on visitors who are presenting symptoms and on visitors who are not vaccinated.

All visitors will be required to always wear medical masks when they are in the building and client rooms.

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 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 and wear protective equipment as advised by the core team.

Visitors of each resident will gather in the resident’s room and will have very 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.

When someone is actively dying our team will make an individual plan with each family for essential immediate family members. Some flexibility will be made but must be planned out with the family and the team to enable a maximum of 4 visitors in the room at a time following protective equipment guidelines.

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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