COVID-19 Update – June 26, 2020

Harley HempelResident Updates

Dear Friends and Family of Sherwood Care,

We hope you were able to enjoy and celebrate Father’s Day this past weekend. With the current pandemic, we understand that this would have been a very different Father’s Day unlike any other.

Here are a few updates from this week:

  • 112 days COVID free!!
  • There were 3 Telephone Town Hall Meetings with Dr. Deena Hinshaw to discuss restrictions surrounding visitation in continuing care. There were many great questions and comments that may have an impact on future MoH orders.
  • Sherwood Care acknowledges the hard work and dedication staff have shown over the last 4 months. We are taking action by conducting Staff Wellness Surveys to better help us support our wonderful staff.

Regarding outside visits:

We understand you are eager to see and be with your loved one. No one could have predicted how long this pandemic would carry on for. In an effort to maintain connection with your loved ones, these are some of the steps we have taken:

  • Monday thru Friday there are 21 available daily outdoor visits for a total of 105 outdoor visits/week.
  • 2 additional Health Care Aides have been scheduled to facilitate these outdoor visits as well as to support residents on evenings and weekends. This equates to 13 hours/day of added person-centred care.
  • 24 hours/week of Administration support is allocated to help support the booking and arrangement of outdoor and virtual visits, as well as weekly COVID meetings.
  • 20 hours/week of Recreation support has been dedicated to help facilitate virtual visits.
  • 54 additional housekeeping hours per week have been added to address the increased cleaning requirements during COVID-19. Public high-touch surfaces are cleaned 6x/day and high touch surface areas in resident rooms are cleaned 3x/day.

The staff of Sherwood Care are working hard to meet the needs of outdoor and virtual visits while maintaining quality care of each and every resident. We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to live and work under these COVID restrictions.

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Kind regards,

Kathy Fortunat, CEO