Dear Residents, Families and Friends,
Remembrance Day is quickly approaching, and it’s essential to recognize and commemorate the brave men and women who fought to defend our freedom. In addition, this year is also the 100th anniversary of the poppy, and the Royal Canadian Legion is encouraging all Canadians to mark the anniversary by wearing a poppy.
National Senior Safety Week
November 6-12 is National Senior Safety Week in Canada, an initiative of the Canada Safety Council (CSC). As part of its mandate to keep Canadian Seniors healthy, independent and safe, the CSC raises awareness on a series of topics of concern to seniors, including fall prevention, drug safety, elder abuse and driving. In addition, they also focus on new technologies, like smartphones and social networks, and the need for seniors to be safe in the digital world. It is an opportunity for us to think about supporting seniors to maintain their safety and independence. This awareness campaign and the education of all Canadians are vitally important to ensure seniors are living safely every day. For more information, please visit the link:
- National Senior Safety Week Archives – Canada Safety Council https://canadasafetycouncil.org/category/campaigns/senior-safety-week/
Here are a few updates and reminders site-specific to Nimi Nikkei Home.
- We are encouraging family outings and want everyone to follow the guidelines set out by the Provincial Government. Additionally, our best practice for resident safety is to let the Screener or Nurse on Duty know before leaving and when the expected return is.
We have had a successful Flu shot and 3rd Booster Clinics at Nikkei Home over the last couple of weeks. Special thanks to the staff that planned and supported these clinics. This required coordinated preparation and execution. Great Job!
All visitors must wear a medical mask while walking through the residence and in common areas, suites, and designated visiting areas.
FHA updated protocol for residents coming back from Acute care on respiratory illness alert. We will require a negative PRC test within 24-48 hours, and the resident will be required to self-isolate for seven days upon returning to Nikkei Home.
Exceptions for entry into Nikkei Home related to compassionate care such as end-of-life care will be considered individually. Also, children under 12 years of age are included. Both circumstances will require additional preventative measures to support visits.
As always, we will continue to update you as additional information becomes available. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Have a safe, wonderful weekend.
Jay Haraga and Hiromi Hasegawa
Executive Director and Manager Resident Services
Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society