COVID-19 Preventative Plan


Care Aide and Senior

Langley Lodge COVID-19 Preventative Plan & Updates

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.

We would like to thank all families and visitors for their understanding as Langley Lodge continues to take measures to prevent the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into Langley Lodge. Thank you for your patience.

Message from the Director of Care

I am so appreciative of the understanding and cooperation of families during this unprecedented time of COVID around the world. I believe the prompt attention and adherence to Public Health prevention strategies gave us a good start going into this pandemic. Currently, we do not have any cases of COVID at Langley Lodge and we are now screening all staff at the beginning and end of their shift for any symptoms. All residents are assessed once each shift and as needed. All our residents are doing well and coping well with our new way of life here at Langley lodge for the time being.

All staff are reporting to work and we have no staffing shortages. But we do miss our families and volunteers and the amazing support you provided to your loved ones. As a result, I need to ask our families to be mindful of the number and timing of phone calls to our nurses. The higher volume of calls especially at meal times and medication times has been identified as a potential strain on care staff. We do not have the capacity to do daily discussions with each of you about your loved one, but please be reassured we will call you if there are any changes in status and proactively to set up virtual visits.

Message to the Families

In the past week we received numerous acts of kindness that we’d like to share with you. 

  • We received a large donation of spring floral plants, from Scania Greenhouses, of begonias, primula and African Violets. We have decorated our dining rooms with these colorful spring flowers.
  • Concerts in Care sent a YouTube video concert of favorite tunes from the 20’s and 30’s. We played this in all of the dining rooms during the noon mealtime. The residents loved it! You can find the concert link on our Facebook page.
  • A family member who works in telecommunications donated 2 computer tablets to assist us with our Virtual Visits. Unfortunately, we have had to suspend virtual visits until further notice.

We appreciate the many email messages of appreciation from families. Families are sending flowers and small gifts for their residents. Please continue to send your messages of appreciation to our staff, which are doing everything to make each day the best day possible for our residents.

Birthdays for our Elders

Birthdays are a special milestone for everyone, and while visits are not being permitted we are ensuring all elders receive a birthday card along with a lovely slice of birthday cake on their birthday.  Staff and elders will come together and sing Happy Birthday to each and every elder!  

Sources of Additional Information

We recommend the following links for current, accurate updates on the extent of the COVID-19 situation in our province.

www.bccdc.ca – BC Center for Disease Control

www.News.gov.bc.ca – Ministry Updates

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/coronavirus#.XmgX8qipGUn

 Fraser Health Authority Coronavirus Information

For additional information at Langley Lodge, please contact:

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

lsamms@langleylodge.org

CEO:   Debra Hauptman at 604-532-4216

dhauptman@langleylodge.org

On-Going Updates

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.

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