COVID-19 Updates


Care Aide and Senior

Langley Lodge COVID-19 Updates

July 3rd, 2020 Update

The outbreak of COVID-19 declared on April 28/20 at Langley Lodge in Langley is declared over TODAY, July 3, 2020.

The onset of symptoms in the last confirmed COVID-19 case was June 5, 2020.

There have been no new cases identified during the outbreak monitoring period.

Emphasis on hygiene and monitoring continue. Facility will continue to follow standard protocols for COVID-19 prevention.

Message from Debra Hauptman – CEO

I am pleased to report that the COVID-19 outbreak in Langley Lodge has officially been declared over by Public Health and the Medical Health Officer for Fraser Health.

I’d like to acknowledge our highly competent Leadership Team for their unrelenting and focused efforts during our outbreak and for their excellent guidance of our staff teams.

I would like to thank Fraser Health and the work of the Pandemic Response Director and the Infection Prevention and Control team for their valuable support and for the resources that were made available to us during this difficult time. It was with this team approach that we were able to conclude this outbreak.

We could not have made it through this experience without the true front line heroes, our dedicated employees and FH employees that faced this enormous life changing challenge with bravery, knowledge and skills. To those that stepped up to the challenge, to care for and protect our residents, words cannot express the gratitude we have for you and we celebrate you!

To our families, for those who have lost their loved one due to COVID. We acknowledge your loss, and we share in your sorrow. We have lost our most cherished elders to this virus. For families and staff, this has been a tremendous emotional toll.

To our residents, families and the community, your sincere messages of hope and encouragement warmed our hearts and kept our spirits going in the most difficult pandemic experience in our 45 year history. 

We must now move forward with our COVID experience and learnings, and gradually create a new normal for our staff and residents, with the introduction of visitation, and maintenance of intensive infection prevention and control measures. 

This will be the last of our weekly Status Report Updates. We will be communicating directly with families going forward, on our progressive phased step down plan.

Visitation Plan

We have begun developing the required visitation safety plan and will provide more information by the end of next week for families. We ask for your patience as we define the infection prevention and control protocols for family, resident and staff safety.

We look forward to having families reconnect with their loved ones and look forward to this positive step moving forward during this pandemic.

Interim guidelines to visitation:

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_LongTermCareAssistedLiving.pdf

Fraser Health News:

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/news/2020/Jul/fraser-health-declares-covid-19-outbreak-over-at-langley-lodge

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

lsamms@langleylodge.org

CEO:   Debra Hauptman at 604-532-4216

dhauptman@langleylodge.org

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

On-Going Updates

07/03/20 12:01PM

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.

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