NOTICE TO FAMILIES OF OUTBREAK (Posted Jan 15, 2022)


NOTICE TO FAMILIES, ESSENTIAL CAREGIVERS: Suspect Outbreak (Posted Jan 6, 2022)


NOTICE TO RESIDENT FAMILIES: MINISTRY UPDATES (Posted Jan 4, 2022)

 

NOTICE TO ESSENTIAL CAREGIVERS (Posted Dec 22, 2021)


NEW MINISTRY DIRECTIVES FOR LONG-TERM CARE HOMES (Posted Dec 15, 2021)


GENERAL VISITATION TO BEGIN IN LTC (Posted May 26, 2021)


UPDATE: OUTBREAK OVER AT SJLC (Posted May 3, 2021)

UPDATE: NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL POSITIVE STAFF CASE (Posted Thursday, April 1, 2021)

 

NOTICE OF OUTBREAK (Posted March 27, 2021)

 

UPDATE: NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL POSITIVE STAFF CASE (Posted March 12, 2021)

UPDATE: NOTICE OF OUTBREAK (Posted March 8, 2021) 

 

UPDATE: VACCINE ROLLOUT INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES (Posted Feb 6, 2021)

UPDATE: OUTBREAK PROTOCOLS DISCONTINUED (Posted Feb 1, 2021)

UPDATE: POSITIVE STAFF CASES AT ST. JOSEPH'S LIFECARE CENTRE
(Posted January 29, 2021)

UPDATE: OUTBREAK DECLARED OVER AT ST. JOSEPH'S LIFECARE CENTRE BRANTFORD (Posted January 6, 2021, 5 p.m.)

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR ESSENTIAL CAREGIVERS (Posted Dec 24, 2020, 1:30 p.m.) 

 

UPDATE: OUTBREAK DECLARED AT ST. JOSEPH'S LIFECARE CENTRE BRANTFORD (Posted Dec 21, 2020, 12 noon). 

 

UPDATE: CLARIFICATION ON VISITATION RESTRICTIONS AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS  (Posted Dec 17, 2020, 1:00 p.m.)

 

UPDATE: NEW VISITATION RESTRICTIONS AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS IN EFFECT (Posted Nov 24, 2020, 3:30 p.m.)

UPDATE: NEW VISITATION RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT (Posted Nov 17, 3 p.m.)

UPDATE: SJLCB DECLARED OUTBREAK-FREE BY PUBLIC HEALTH (Posted Nov 11, 6 p.m.)

UPDATE: SJLCB DECLARED IN OUTBREAK STATUS
(Posted Nov 9, 2020, 2 p.m.)


UPDATE: SJLCB STAFF MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 (Posted Nov 9, 2020 11 a.m.) 

UPDATE: SJLCB RETURNS TO OUTBREAK FREE PROTOCOLS (Posted Oct 27, 2020)

 

UPDATE: SJLCB STAFF MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 (Posted Oct 23, 2020)

UPDATE: SHORT-STAY ABSENCES DURING 2nd WAVE
(Posted Oct 9, 2020)

 

UPDATE: SHORT-STAY ABSENCES (Posted Oct 1, 2020)

UPDATE: OUTSIDE VISITATION (Posted Sept 24, 2020)

UPDATE: INSIDE VISITATION (Posted September 12, 2020)

 

UPDATE: INDOOR & OUTDOOR VISITATION CHANGE HIGHLIGHTS & REMINDERS (Posted August 26, 2020)


UPDATE: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS NOW BEING ACCEPTED (posted July 21, 2020)

 

UPDATE TO OUTDOOR AND INDOOR VISITATION (posted July 21, 2020) 

 

UPDATE TO OUTDOOR VISITATION (posted July 18, 2020)

We are extremely pleased to have received direction from the Ministry of Long Term Care (MOLTC) that changes are being put in place that include reduced restrictions for outdoor visits. Click here to view the updated information. 

 

 

Posted June 17th, 2020
Face-to-face visits are being re-introduced cautiously to the Long Term Care (LTC) sector, keeping the safety and emotional well-being of residents and staff at the forefront. Measures have been put in place to support a safe, pleasurable visiting experience for residents and family members while St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre (SJLC) is not experiencing an active outbreak of any nature, and in accordance with Ministry of Long Term Care (MOLTC) Directives.  

 MOLTC Directives are based on the following four (4) principles:


√ Safety: Any approach to visiting in long-term care home must consider balance and meet the health and safety needs of residents, staff, and visitors, and ensure risks are mitigated. 

 

√ Emotional Well-being: Allowing visitors is intended to support the emotional well-being of residents and their families/friends, through reducing any potential negative impacts related to social isolation. 

 

√ Equitable Access: All individuals seeking to visit a resident will be given equitable visitation access, consistent with resident preference and within reasonable restrictions that safeguard residents. 

 

√ Flexibility: The physical/infrastructure characteristics of the long-term care home, its staffing availability, and the current status of the home with respect to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) levels for staff and residents.

This procedure is subject to change with short notice, based on the nature of Directives received from the MOLTC.

FAMILIES OF RESIDENTS: Please click here for complete guidelines and information pertaining to outdoor visits. 

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FOOD DELIVERY (Posted May 20, 2020)
In the interest of improved quality of life for our residents and staff, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre has made the decision to gradually lift some of the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place for the past several weeks.


Beginning May 20th, outside food will be permitted into our facility, provided the following conditions are met:

Items must have been prepared at a licensed commercial food establishment and brought to our facility using *contactless delivery from a commercial delivery service.


For the safety of our residents, families are not permitted to drop off food or other items, purchased or homemade, at this time.


Delivery is to be made to the vestibule of entrance B on the site map (linked here) with a phone call placed by the delivery service to our front desk at  519-751-7096.  Please ensure that the full name of the intended recipient is given to the delivery service, along with the room number if possible, so they can pass this information along to our front desk personnel. Front desk personnel is responsible for wiping down the packaging before the product goes into the building. 

 

*Contactless delivery refers to the delivery of pre-paid food orders to the front doors of the building via commercial food delivery services, such as restaurant delivery service or Skip the Dishes. There is no contact between the delivery driver and SJLC staff/residents.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT PROTOCOLS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME, BASED ON NEW INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH GOVERNMENT UPDATES. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATED PROTOCOLS BEFORE VISITING OUR FACILITIES. 

In accordance with these recommendation from the Ontario Ministry of Health, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford (SJLCB) is implementing protocols aimed at ensuring the safety of our residents, employees and physicians.

 
Visitation Restrictions in Place

On March 14th, long-term care homes across the province received a directive from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health that visitors not be permitted. In keeping with this directive, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford (SJLCB) will not be permitting visitation at this time.

Exception will be made for essential visitors. The ministry is identifying essential visitors as those who have a resident who is dying or very ill. 

SJLCB encourages all family members to keep in touch with loved ones by phone or other technologies, as available. We will continue to follow guidance on enhanced public health measures, and as our response to COVID-19 continues to evolve and we will continue to inform you of any changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of your care team or call 226- 227-1412. However, please keep in mind, that the staff are busy caring for your loved ones and might not be able to answer your call right away.  The messages will be monitored frequently and calls returned as soon as possible. 

 

Active Screening Protocols 
  • All essential visitors, employees, volunteers, and physicians must enter St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre Brantford through the main entrance (Entrance B on site map
  • A staff member will be at the main entrance to ensure all essential visitors, staff and physicians clean their hands with alcohol-based hand rub before entering into the building. Essential visitors will also be asked about their current health status and travel history. Furthermore, upon entering and leaving, staff and physicians will have their temperature taken and it will be recorded on the appropriate sheet at the main entrance.
  • All LTC residents are also having their temperature taken twice daily and we are following Public Health protocol if necessary.



Taking Precautions

    In alignment with recommendations from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Public Health agencies, SJLCB staff will observe the following precautions:


  • Stay home if feeling unwell or have new/worsening cough or shortness of breath and/or fever
  • If you become ill during your shift, please report to a manager and leave the workplace
  • Wear appropriate PPE when working or visiting with someone that is sick and under droplet/contact precautions. 
  • Follow good infection control practices, such as washing hands and not touching face, coughing/sneezing into elbow or a tissue and disposing of the tissue immediately.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres between individuals.