September 16, 2020
For Immediate Release
Resuming Visits in Elgin County’s Homes
The Ministry of Long-Term Care recently announced changes to the visitor restrictions impacting visits to the Homes; and absences from the Home, including short stay absences (daytime outings) and overnight or temporary absences. The County of Elgin is excited to release additional details about how we will safely and cautiously re-start daytime outings and overnight absences for our residents in Elgin’s three Long-Term Care Homes. As we proceed with a cautious re-start of daytime outings and absences, several safeguards have been put in place to protect our staff and residents.
“We have been working hard to find ways to ensure safe visiting methods and have put measures in place to keep your loved ones as safe as possible during these difficult times and are asking that visitors consider their health and susceptibility to the virus in deciding whether they should attend the home for a visit,” said Warden Mennill, “I encourage everyone to work together to protect our residents, staff and the community from COVID-19.”
Elgin’s Homes are excited to see residents enjoy time with family and friends! To keep our Homes free from COVID-19, measures have been put in place to keep staff, residents and their families safe.
Elgin County’s Long-Term Care Homes continue to balance the health and safety needs of residents, staff and visitors while ensuring the risks associated with COVID-19 are mitigated as much as possible.
Things to know about Off-Site Visits
For the safety of our residents and our community, Elgin County’s LTCHs will regularly assess local transmission rates and risk associated with visits (on and off-site) and may have to adjust the Visitors and Resident Absences During a Pandemic Policy throughout the pandemic.
Please contact the Home to schedule a visit (on-site or off-site) with your friend or loved one:
We would like to thank the friends and loved ones of our residents for their ongoing support for the Homes Staff as they continue to prioritize the safety of your loved ones – we are all looking forward to a time when visitor restrictions are no longer in place.
For an overview of the Visitors and Resident Absences During a Pandemic Policy, please see the Director of Homes and Seniors Services’ video presentation.
For more information, please contact:
Warden Dave Mennill Michele Harris, Director of Homes and Seniors Services
519-200-0279 519-631-1460 x. 191