COVID-19 Updates

Care Aide and Senior

Langley Lodge COVID-19 Updates

Update: March 18, 2022 – Welcome Back Families and Friends

We are very happy to announce that we are now open for visitation for all fully vaccinated visitors (families and friends).

This has been long overdue and we appreciate everyone’s support during the past two months. 

Visiting hours are 7 days a week 9:30am – 8:00pm.

With the reopening of visitation to all, the following preventative measures remain in effect.

– Visitors must be fully vaccinated

– Screened for symptoms of COVID-19

– Rapid Testing required onsite, prior to going up to visit.

– Masks worn in all common areas

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from showing proof of vaccination and rapid tests.

Family members, friends may visit together with your loved one to a maximum of 3 visitors in the room at a time. We are asking visitors to limit so that we can maintain rapid test supplies and limit crowding in the Bistro during testing.  We ask that visits remain in the residents rooms or may occur on home area balconies or courtyard. Dining rooms remain off limits at this time.

Thank you to everyone for the ongoing support.

Update- January 11, 2022

Visitation Update

Essential Visitors

We have reinstated the essential visits at this time. We have been in touch with those families directly to arrange for their continued visits, following all precautions including rapid testing and risk assessment. Care plans have been updated.

Designated Visitor

We have been working behind the scenes to establish and implement the single designated visitor process. Management had been calling families directly to determine the single designated visitor as the first step.


We have created our plan and have received a small supply of rapid tests for visitors. This supply is not enough to last us a week of visits. Currently, we are seeking more rapid tests and speaking with Fraser Health, Public Health on any restrictions to visitors to our 3rd and 6th floor that are currently on isolation.  


As the situation is constantly changing, we have asked families for their patience while we receive direction from Fraser Health. 


We hope to provide a date ASAP to families as to when we can open the doors to the designated visitors.


In the meantime the plan for the designated visitor is:

·         7 days per week

·         Hours: 9:30am – 8:00pm

·         Asking visitors to limit time to 30 minute visits (limited exposure)

·         Avoid staff shift change over (2:00 – 3:00pm) due to staff rapid testing

·         Visitor must be fully vaccinated and provide proof (Vaccine passport)

·         Screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19

·         Complete Rapid Antigen Test – wait for negative result before proceeding

·         Masks must be worn at all times, even in the resident room

·         Hand sanitizing when entering the Lodge and again when entering and exiting residents room

·         Visitors must stay in the residents room

·         No food or drink to be consumed. Resident may eat and drink

·         Only 1 visitor in the room at a time (Essential and Designated visitor cannot visit at the same time)

·         Do not visit if sick

·         Do not visit if exposed to any family members positive for COVID-19

*If you test positive for COVID-19 – Notify Langley Lodge of the dates you visited.

**There is zero tolerance for not following the requirements and PPE protocols. Langley Lodge has the right to suspend visits to visitors who were not in compliance with the requirements and PPE protocol.


The designated visitor program will be operational while we have supplies of rapid tests for visitors. If we run out of rapid tests, visitation will be suspended until the supply of rapid tests are replenished.


As of January 10, 2022 there are 21 long term care home, 4 hospitals and 2 assisted living homes, on outbreak in the Fraser Health Region, with numbers increasing daily.


By working together, we will get through this.


Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please continue to monitor the BC Centre for Disease Control website on COVID-19 for updates, information, and resources: .



Aly Devji CPHR                                                            Dr. Mitchell Fagan, MD., Ph.D. M.C.F.P.

Chief Executive Officer                                              Medical Director


Update- January 5, 2022

Visitation Update

We want to thank all families for your patience and understanding over this past weekend regarding the temporary restrictions to social visitation in long-term care that was implemented on Dec 31st, by the Provincial Health Officer.  We absolutely understand the impact this has on our residents as well as the families. These restrictions were put in place as a result of high community spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The Leadership team is meeting regularly to review the situation and make any changes as necessary in order to manage the risk to your loved ones health and safety. 

On Tuesday, the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced further changes to the visitor restrictions in long term care. The announcement indicated that a single designated social visitor will now be able to visit loved ones in long term care provided that the facility is able to rapid test those persons prior to each visit. Currently rapid tests are in short supply, however it is anticipated that all long term care homes will receive a bulk order of rapid tests later this week.  Once our supply is replenished we will be able to move forward with implementing the one designated social visitor per resident.

We will be in touch with families to confirm who the single designated social visitor will be for each resident.

It continues to be a requirement that all visitors be fully vaccinated and follow all PPE protocols, including but not limited to wearing a mask at all times within the facility.

We have received questions from families regarding outside medical appointments. Residents are able to attend medically necessary appointments outside the Lodge, but must wear a mask when outside the Lodge. Please contact the nurse on the floor to arrange for them to be brought to the lobby for the appointment.

Residents Status

All residents are doing well. We continue to monitor residents closely for symptoms and will rapid test residents at the first sign of symptoms. Residents continue to enjoy recreation activities on all home areas. In addition we will be holding resident meetings on the floors this week to keep them informed of the current restrictions in place.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please continue to monitor the BC Centre for Disease Control website on COVID-19 for updates, information, and resources: .

Aly Devji CPHR                                                                        Dr. Mitchell Fagan, MD., Ph.D. M.C.F.P.

Chief Executive Officer                                              Medical Director

January 3, 2022

Latest Developments

In an effort to keep families informed, this is an update of the status of elders and staff and our protocols at this time.

AS COVID cases and outbreaks in LTC increase, it is essential we take more precautions at Langley Lodge. Effective at noon on Friday, Dec 31/21, all staff have been asked to pay closer attention to their own health status and monitor for any development of COVID symptoms. They have been instructed not to hesitate to RAT test at any point if they suspect a “change”- sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat etc.

Also, staff have been asked to pay closer attention to all of the elders for the same reasons – monitoring closely for symptoms, do vital signs (particularly temperature) and RAT test at the first sign of a symptom.   

Lastly, they were asked to pay closer attention to PPE use, hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning of equipment – including BP cuffs, lifts, etc., sanitizing nursing stations, break rooms after use, change masks after breaks, ensure hand hygiene for all residents before meals at the very least.

Unfortunately, during these holiday we have had staff test positive for COVID-19, and there is always a potential for more. None of these employees had symptoms when they last worked, and all tested negative at the beginning of their last shift. It does not appear that any of these employees contracted the virus at work, developing symptoms while off duty. Staff continue to follow all protocols when sick by not coming to work, reporting symptoms to management and seeking the appropriated COVID-19 test. We have been randomly testing elders over the weekend as well as monitoring for any changes or development of symptoms every shift. Thus far, all elders remain well, all tests were negative and we intend to keep them that way.

On behalf of the care teams at Langley Lodge, we thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this very difficult time. We confidently assure you that our primary goal is the health and well being of your loved ones. I am sure you have many questions at this time, but I ask that you hold onto your question until the Leadership team has met to discuss the latest developments in LTC. If there is any risk or changes in the status of your loved one, we assure you that you will be advised immediately.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please continue to monitor the BC Centre for Disease Control website on COVID-19 for updates, information, and resources: .

We thank you for your ongoing support and for helping keep our residents safe.

Aly Devji CPHR                                                                        Dr. Mitchell Fagan, MD., Ph.D. M.C.F.P.

Chief Executive Officer                                              Medical Director

Additional Resources:

Interim guidelines to visitation:

Fraser Health News:

Debra Hauptman, RPN, MBA                             Dr. Mitchell Fagan, MD., Ph.D. M.C.F.P.

Chief Executive Officer                                     Medical Director

For additional information:

As always, please contact us directly:

Director of Care:    Lisa Samms-Maxwell at 604-532-4212

CEO:   Debra Hauptman at 604-532-4216

Please be patient. We will respond within 1-2 day to all inquiries.

On-Going Updates


Visitation Updates 


Visitation Updates & Residents Status


Rapid Tests & Closer Monitoring Procedures






New province-wide restrictions (Rapid Tests)


New province-wide restrictions


Mandatory Vaccination for all visitors


Social Visits & Monitoring Updates

10/20/2020 4:35PM

Outbreak is declared over.

10/02/2020 2:35PM

One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

07/03/2020 3:24PM

Outbreak officially declared over.

06/30/20 4:26PM

Update on visitation safety plan.

06/26/20 4:55PM

Update on previously recovered resident, activities in COVID, and visitation.

06/22/20 4:09PM

No change reported, update on Step Down Plan provided, and schedule giving for receptionist breaks for dropping off deliveries.

06/15/20 5:09PM

No change reported, frequency of updates changed due to stable cases, our “step down plan” and a huge thank you to our community.

6/12/20 4:32PM

No change reported.

06/05/20 4:56PM

Updated COVID status and highlighting point about population here.

06/03/20 4:18PM

Updated COVID status.

06/01/20 4:14PM

Updated COVID status, virtual visits and discussion on complex health conditions of residents.

05/29/20 7:57PM

Updated COVID status and information on full residents and staff swabs.

05/28/20 4:21PM

Updated regarding Director of Pandemic Response appointment.

05/27/20 4:51PM

Updated COVID status, limited Virtual Visits offered again, and discussion on the health condition of our residents

05/25/20 4:32PM

Updated COVID status, shared a letter from a family member and showed the outbreak procedures that are being undertaken.

05/22/20 5:32PM

Updated COVID status and reinforce caution being taken.

05/21/20 5:45PM

Updated COVID status and information regarding our 6th floor.

05/20/20 5:20PM

All cases are posted, including recovered, deaths, new cases and staff cases. A full synopsis of our current situation is explained.

05/19/20 5:45PM

Update on decline of cases and transparency on actual COVID-19 numbers.

05/15/20 5:05PM

Revised information posted for general public with update on outbreak status.

05/06/20 1:31PM

Revised letter from CEO and discussion on the proactive swabbing of all residents.

05/01/20 3:46PM

Revised letter from CEO and news from BC Care Providers.

04/24/20 2:43PM

Revised letter from CEO, visitation guidelines, Mothers Day mention and our Community/Staff appreciation video link.

04/17/20 3:35PM

Revised letter from CEO and list of donations received.

04/14/20 10:12AM

Added letter from CEO, including mentions of Easter Bonnet Parade, Family Gifts and Virtual Visits.

04/01/20 1:59PM

You’ve likely heard the news that a staff member here has a positive test for COVID-19. This staff member is self-isolating at home. We are actively working with Fraser Health and all primary family contacts have been notified by telephone and email of this development. We are taking all necessary precautions to protect our residents and staff. Everyone is doing well and we continue daily health monitoring of everyone.

We would like to thank everyone for their messages of support and thank you for sending flowers and treats for the residents and staff.

03/27/20 2:11PM

-Message to Families added

-Birthday party details added

-Virtual Visits update

03/20/20 3:31PM

We are still in our current state of essential visiting only (compassionate/palliative) and continue to be proactive in the prevention of COVID-19.

– All residents are healthy and doing well. We have no illnesses to report.

– We are continuing to monitor all residents’ health status and are screening staff daily when they arrive to work. 

– We are fully staffed throughout the week and Leadership will be here on the weekend.

– Our Activity staff are assigned to specific home areas and are leading regular activities everyday. Some activities include bingo, music, baking bread, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and much more.

– Some families have delivered flowers or gifts to their loved ones. You are always welcome to bring items to the Lodge and we will deliver them to your loved one. If you are bringing in food, we ask that the food is commercially prepared, no homemade food at this time.

Virtual Visits (Live Video Chats):

Virtual Visits, will be coordinated and scheduled. We will set up a mobile laptop or iPad to connect you to your loved one.  You can use your personal device, such as an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or laptop to be able to join the live video chat.

03/16/20 1:58PM

Effective immediately and directed by the provincial Medical Health Officer:
Essential Visits Only Until Further Notice
Essential Visits will be permitted for only:
1. Compassionate / Palliative reasons
2. Family or significant other for compassionate / palliative reasons
Nurses will keep families informed of any changes in resident’s health status as per usual.

03/13/20 4:49PM

We ask that families limit the number of visitors to 1-2 family members, and to please reduce the amount of time spent visiting. In addition, we ask that no pets be brought to the Lodge at this time. Doors will be secured at 4pm daily.

03/11/20 5:02PM

Content has been updated in the prevention plan, along with additional resource links and contact information.

03/09/20 4:30PM

Visiting hours are being limited to 1-4pm due to screening requirements of each visitor. It is encouraged that anyone wishing to communicate with a resident outside of these hours, calls to setup a video conference by Skype with their loved one.