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Outbreak Status

Wednesday, May 25 2022

The Glebe Centre is officially out of outbreak!!!

Thank you to everyone for your patience and support during this outbreak. It has been a challenging and difficult experience for everyone.  Please be aware however that infection prevention and control protocols remain firmly in place as per our direction from Ottawa Public Health.

This means rapid testing continues for everyone.

ü  Essential Care Givers must be tested 2 x per week via a rapid antigen test (RAT) if visiting more than 2 times per week and if you have received 3 or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.   Please wait 15 minutes before proceeding into the home.

ü  Essential Care Givers who have less than 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccine must complete 3 Rapid Tests per week.  As always you must wait for your results before proceeding into the home.

ü  General visitors must be tested for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen test prior to each visit and wait for 15 minutes for the results before proceeding into the home.

Please remember that masks are still mandatory at all times during both indoor and outdoor visits on Glebe Centre property .

While masking requirements continue to be in place, eating and drinking with your loved one in the building or grounds is not permitted. You can bring in food and drinks but visitors cannot consume it as they need to remain masked for the entire duration of the visit.  As always the health and safety of residents, staff and visitors is our number one priority.  Your support and co-operation is appreciated.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 *5 93
Staff 1 0 164

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Please note that after further review with Ottawa Public Health, we have 4 deaths during our outbreak , 2 are Covid-19 related, 1 is not Covid, while one is under investigation as the resident was Covid positive but Covid is not the cause of death.  We have updated our table above  to reflect these 4 deaths and have adjusted our resolved case numbers accordingly.

This morning , we have had a staff member test positive on a rapid test. This only affects Thornwood . The families of the residents that the staff member had contact with will be notified by the nurse . These residents will not be required to isolate but will be monitored for 10 days and PCR tested on day 5

With outbreaks now resolved, we will begin sending updates as needed and discontinue our daily updates.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Please refer to the lasted update on our outbreak status.  Please refer to the information regarding the upcoming election.  A polling station will be set up at The Glebe Centre on June 2nd for residents only.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 *5 97
Staff 0 0 164

Outbreak is ending on Bankwood tonight at 11:59 PM and we will officially declared out of outbreak by public Health tomorrow, as long as there are no new cases.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 *5 95
Staff 1 0 163

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

  • No new resident or staff cases
  • All cases are on Bankwood only
  • If there are no new cases on Bankwood we are expecting to be out of outbreak on Tuesday May 24 at 11:59 PM.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 *4 95
Staff 3 0 161

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

  • No new residents or staff
  • All cases are on Bankwood

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 *4 95
Staff 3 0 161

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

  • No new residents or staff
  • All cases are on Bankwood

Tuesday, May 17 2022

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 *4 95
Staff 4 0 160

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

  • 10 resolved resident cases since yesterday. (Bankwood)
  • 2 current active cases. (Bankwood)
  • 1 death related to Covid.  (Bankwood)
  • 4 resolved staff cases since yesterday. No new cases (Bankwood)
  • 4 current active staff cases. (Bankwood)

Monday, May 16 2022

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 12 *3 85
Staff 8 0 156

 

  • 13 resolved resident cases over the weekend  1 new case.
  • 12 current active cases.
  • 5 resolved staff cases over the weekend. No new cases
  • 8 current active staff cases.

Friday, May 13, 2022

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 24 *3 73
Staff 13 0 151

 

Some Good News!!

  • One resolved staff case today.
  • No change in resident cases.
  • We will have 5 residents coming out of isolation tonight at midnight.
  • Most of Bankwood (except for 1) will out of isolation by Tuesday morning.

The number of visitors that residents may have is:

  • For indoor visits, up to 4 visitors (including caregivers) may visit a resident at a time

 

  • There are no limits on the number of individuals permitted at outdoor visits.

 

  • If a resident is in isolation or is symptomatic, or if the resident resides in a declared outbreak area, then the resident may only have one caregiver visit at a time.

 

  • In cases where a resident is receiving end of life care, there are no restrictions of number of visitors permitted.

 

  • General visitors are not permitted to visit residents indoors if the entire home is in outbreak or the resident is symptomatic or isolating under additional precautions. If only a portion of the home is in outbreak, residents unaffected by that outbreak may still have visitors both indoors and outdoors.

 

When a staff or a visitor test positive for COVID-19:

  • Staff and visitors who receive a positive COVID-19 test result while they are at the LTCH must leave the facility immediately and be directed to self-isolate at their own home.
  • Staff and visitors who are ill or diagnosed with a confirmed COVID-19 infection (by RAT or molecular test) may not be permitted to return to the home until after symptoms resolve and the appropriate self-isolation period has elapsed

 

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

The surveillance testing of 4 residents on Bankwood  following a high risk contact with a positive Covid19 case has identified 1 positive resident, 3 other residents received  negative results  . We will continue to do Rapid test and PCR testing on day 5 for negative residents on Bankwood .

Two resident from Bankwood are off of isolation today .

No positive staff since yesterday

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 24 *3 73
Staff 14 0 150

 

The number of visitors that residents may have is:

  • For indoor visits, up to 4 visitors (including caregivers) may visit a resident at a

time

  • There are no limits on the number of individuals permitted at outdoor visits.

If a resident is in isolation or is symptomatic, or if the resident resides in a declared outbreak area, then the resident may only have one caregiver visit at a time.

In cases where a resident is receiving end of life care, there are no restrictions of number of visitors permitted

General visitors are not permitted to visit residents indoors if the entire home is in outbreak or the resident is symptomatic or isolating under additional precautions. If only a portion of the home is in outbreak, residents unaffected by that outbreak may still have visitors both indoors and outdoors

 

When a staff or a visitor test positive for COVID-19:

Staff and visitors who receive a positive COVID-19 test result while they are at the LTCH must leave the facility immediately and be directed to self-isolate at their own home.

Staff and visitors who are ill or diagnosed with a confirmed COVID-19 infection (by RAT or molecular test) may not be permitted to return to the home until after symptoms resolve and the appropriate self-isolation period has elapsed

Covid -19 vaccination clinic held today and we vaccinated 6 eligible residents .

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Since yesterday , we have no new positive residents cases ,  1 staff tested COVID-19 positive while two recovered and are back to work

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 25 *3 71
Staff 14 0 150

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Bankwood  (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area remains in outbreak with 25 active residents cases.  All residents remain on isolation precautions.

4 Bankwood  resident  were PCR tested today .

Please Remember:

  • Visitors must wear a surgical/procedure mask at all times while in the home.  Any essential visitor in contact with a resident who has COVID-19, should also wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

 

  • Visitors are not permitted to eat/take off their mask while visiting their loved ones.  Please keep your mask on at all times when visiting The Glebe Centre.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2022

Please see the detail of our outbreak.  These numbers are accurate and up to date as of 2:00 pm. this afternoon.

Since yesterday , we have no new positive residents cases but 3 staff tested COVID-19 positive , two are community acquired infection while one is linked to our outbreak on Bankwood.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 25 *3 71
Staff 15 0 148

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

***PLESE NOTE YESTRDAY WE FORGOT TO ADD 8 RESIDENT RESOLVED CASES IN OUR COUNT ***

Bankwood  (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area remains in outbreak with 25 active residents cases. All residents remain on isolation precautions.

ü Eye protection and N95 respirators are mandatory at all times when on the unit for a staff.

ü Only one essential care giver is permitted per resident at a time.

ü High risk Bankwood resident will be PCR tested tomorrow.

Monday, May 8, 2022

Since our last update, 13 additional resident on the Bankwood  home area has tested positive on Rapid test  for COVID-19 , 2 Residents on the Lindenwood and 6 residents on the Woodlawn home area has recovered from COVID-19.

Lindenwood and Woodlawn  are now off of isolation!

Seven staff member tested positive over the weekend while 3 recovered

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 25 *3 63
Staff 12 0 148

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Bankwood  (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area remains in outbreak with 25 active residents cases. All residents remain on isolation precautions.
Eye protection and N95 respirators are mandatory at all times when on the unit for a staff.
Only one essential care giver is permitted per resident at a time.

Daily active screening is required regardless of one’s COVID-19 vaccination status and prior to permitting the entry (including for outside visits) of:

o All staff, including students, and volunteers;

o All visitors (essential and general);

o Residents returning from an absence; and,

o All other persons.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Monkwood  is now off of isolation.

Case Numbers sinc Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 20 *3 63
Staff 8 0 145

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Bankwood  (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area remains in outbreak with 12 active residents cases. All  12 Residents remain on isolation precautions.

Resident on Bankwood will be PCR tested tomorrow .

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home ara remains in isolation . 2 positive residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

Woodlawn  (6th floor): The Woodlawn home area remains on isolation  with 6 positive  residents in isolation.

Tuesday, May 4 2022

Please see the detail of our outbreak as of this afternoon.  These numbers are accurate and up to date as of 2:00 this afternoon.

Since our last update, 4 additional resident on the Bankwood  home area has tested positive on Rapid test  for COVID-19 and 1 Residents on the Lindenwood and 1 resident on the Monkwood  home area has recovered from COVID-19.

All resident on Bankwood were PCR tested and results are pending .

One staff member tested positive on Rapid today  while 3 recovered.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 17 *3 60
Staff 10 0 142

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Bankwood  (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area remains in outbreak with 6 active residents cases. All  6 Residents remain on isolation precautions.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home ara remains in isolation . 2 positive residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

Woodlawn  (6th floor): The Woodlawn home area remains on isolation  with 8 positive  residents in isolation.

Monkwood (3rd floor ) : The Monkwood home area is in suspected outbreak with one positive resident.

The following control measures continue to be in effect on these  Home Areas:

  • All symptomatic residents will be isolated placed on contact droplet precautions and tested for COVID-19 immediately
  • Surveillance testing for all residents is ongoing and if testing comes back as positive, they will be isolated placed on contact droplet precautions
  • Residents are encouraged to remain on their home areas.
  • Eye protection and N95 respirators are mandatory at all times when on the home area for all staff
  • Only one essential care giver is permitted per resident at a time
  • No volunteers on home area
  • Reminder: Essential caregivers visiting a resident who has been placed on isolation precautions must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.
  • Daily Rapid test is done for all individuals entering the Glebe Centre.
  • We ask that everyone stay vigilant in the home and out in the community with masking and physical distancing. Please continue to wear a mask out in public to keep yourself and your family safe. Get your vaccinations and boosters when eligible. Do proper Hand Hygiene everywhere and maintain physical distancing.

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2022

Since our last update, 4 additional resident on the Bankwood  home area has tested positive on Rapid test  for COVID-19 and 1 Residents on the Lindenwood and 1 resident on the Monkwood  home area has recovered from COVID-19.

All resident on Bankwood were PCR tested and results are pending .

One staff member tested positive on Rapid today  while 3 recovered

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 17 *3 60
Staff 10 0 142

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Bankwood  (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area remains in outbreak with 6 active residents cases. All  6 Residents remain on isolation precautions.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains in isolation . 2 positive residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

Woodlawn  (6th floor): The Woodlawn home area remains on isolation  with 8 positive  residents in isolation.

Monkwood (3rd floor ) : The Monkwood is in suspected outbreak with one positive resident.

  The following control measures continue to be in effect on these  units:

All symptomatic residents will be isolated placed on contact droplet precautions and tested for COVID-19 immediately

Surveillance testing for all residents is ongoing and if testing comes back as positive, they will be isolated placed on contact droplet precautions

Residents are encouraged to remain on their unit

Eye protection and N95 respirators are mandatory at all times when on the unit for all staff

Only one essential care giver is permitted per resident at a time

No volunteers on unit

Reminder: Essential caregivers visiting a resident who has been placed on isolation precautions must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

Daily Rapid test is done for all individuals entering the Glebe Centre.

We ask that everyone stay vigilant in the home and out in the community with masking and physical distancing. Please continue to wear a mask out in public to keep yourself and your family safe. Get your vaccinations and boosters when eligible. Do proper Hand Hygiene everywhere and maintain physical distancing.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Monday, May 3, 2022

Please refer to our most current information regarding our outbreak status.

  • The COVID-19 outbreak in Lindenwood (4 residents) and Woodlawn  (17 residents) continues.  Just a reminder only one Essential Visitor at a time
  • Monkwood is on suspected outbreak. (2 residents). Just a reminder only one Essential Visitor at a time.

 

 Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 23 3* 60
Staff 16 0 143

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

April 28, 2022

Please refer to our most current information regarding our outbreak status.

  • The outbreak on Glebewood will be over at midnight of April 27. There were no resident cases in this outbreak.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak in Lindenwood and Woodlawn continues .
  • Outbreak on Thornwood and Environmental Services is over.
  • Monkwood is on suspected outbreak
Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 23 3* 54
Staff 16 0 139

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

April 25, 2022

  • Thornwood (5th Floor): The outbreak on Thornwood will be over at midnight of April 25.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak in the Lindenwood , Glebewood, Woodlawn and Environmental service continues.
  • Monkwood (3rd Floor): Monkwood is in suspected outbreak .
  • Woodlawn (6th Floor): 6 of Woodlawn residents will be off isolation at midnight of April 25.

Ongoing surveillance testing on all residents continues along with testing of staff in compliance with the Ministry directive
The community spread of Covid-19 remains very high, and we encourage all to follow every precaution in the community

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 23 3* 39
Staff 18 0 118

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

April 22, 2022

Please refer to information below for today’s update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 21 3* 38
Staff 24 0 107

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

Outbreak;

Glebewood (2nd floor, in our 2-story building);

The Glebewood home area remains in outbreak. We are happy to share there has not been any resident cases on Glebewood. It is anticipated that Glebewood will be out of outbreak the morning of April 23rd.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, in our 6 story building);

Lindenwood remains in outbreak (2 Residents/2 Staff).  All Residents were PCR swabbed on Thursday April 21st.

Thornwood (5th floor);

Thornwood remains in outbreak at this time with the one resident case. We have an anticipated end date of April 23rd to lift the outbreak.

 Woodlawn (6th floor):

There are currently 17 active cases and 9 staff.  Woodlawn remains in outbreak at this time while residents are isolating. The POA/ SDM of the new cases have been notified.

 Monkwood (3rd floor): Monkwood has one positive resident but unit is not on outbreak at this time.  The residents and staff will have a PCR test completed on day 5 following the contact with a positive case.

High risk residents have been identified and started isolation on contact/droplet precautions

An outbreak has been declared in Environmental Services

Additional Information:

Any resident who becomes symptomatic will be isolated, placed on additional precautions and tested for COVID-19 via a RAT and PCR

 Stay Safe and Prevent COVID-19 Transmission

Get vaccinated
Wear a mask and wear eye protection
Practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
Physical distance
Limit close contacts by avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

 April 21, 2022

COVID-19 Case Numbers at the Glebe Centre as of 10:00am today:

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 19 3* 38
Staff 28 0 103

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

Outbreak;

Glebewood (2nd floor, in our 2-story building);

The Glebewood home area remains in outbreak. We are happy to share there has not been any resident cases on Glebewood. All residents had a PCR test done today. It is anticipated that Glebewood will be out of outbreak the morning of April 23rd.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, in our 6 story building);

Lindenwood remains in outbreak after yesterday’s additional staff case.

Thornwood (5th floor);

Thornwood remains in outbreak at this time with the one resident case. We have an anticipated end date of April 23rd to lift the outbreak.

 Woodlawn (6th floor):

We received some PCR results from the swabs completed yesterday and now have an additional 9 residents positive for COVID-19. Woodlawn remains in outbreak at this time while residents are isolating. The POA/ SDM of the new cases have been notified.

 A reminder there is a limit to one essential caregiver visiting at a time for any home areas affected by outbreak. All visitors enter a floor on outbreak must be wearing a face shield and mask.  For those who have a shield at home, please remember to bring them with you for your visit as we are unable to provide more than one to each visitor. With the numbers rising we ask that staff and visitors complete daily rapid tests.

April 20, 2022

COVID-19 Case Numbers at the Glebe Centre as of 10:00am today:

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 10 3* 38
Staff 26 0 103

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

Outbreak;

Glebewood (2nd floor, in our 2-story building);

The Glebewood home area remains in outbreak at this time with no resident cases on the home area.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, in our 6 story building);

The Lindenwood home area is now in outbreak as we have one Resident and 2 staff positive for COVID-19. Those who are considered low risk close contact will have a PCR done on day 5. Families of those affected have been notified of their loved ones close contact.

Thornwood (5th floor);

Thornwood remains in outbreak at this time. The one Resident case will be out of isolation at the end of the week. There have been no further resident cases on Thornwood.

 Woodlawn (6th floor):

Woodlawn remains in outbreak at this time. Residents who were considered close contacts received a PCR swab this afternoon and off to the lab for results.

 A reminder there is a limit to one essential caregiver visiting at a time for any home areas affected by outbreak. All visitors enter a floor on outbreak must be wearing a face shield and mask.

APRIL 19, 2022

COVID-19 Case Numbers at the Glebe Centre as of 10:00am today:

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 10 3* 38
Staff 22 0 102

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

We would like to apologize as it seems there was a technical glitch in last week’s update resulting in a few Family members missing our update from April 13th.

 Outbreak;

Glebewood (2nd floor, in our 2-story building);

The Glebewood home area remains in outbreak at this time. We are fortunate to share there are no resident cases at this time. All close contacts received a PCR on Saturday April 16th and so far results have come back negative.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, in our 6 story building);

We received news that one Resident has tested positive for COVID -19. They remain in isolation and we wish for a speedy recovery for them. The remainder of Lindenwood is not considered to be in outbreak at this time. Activities will continue as usual. All residents considered high risk, close contacts have been identified and placed on isolation. Families have been notified.

Thornwood (5th floor, in our 6-story building);

Ottawa Public Health declared an outbreak on Thornwood after 1 resident and 1 staff have tested positive for COVID-19. All residents considered a close contact will be swabbed on day 5. Families of those affected have been notified at this time. – OFF

Woodlawn (6th floor, in our 6-story building):

At this time, we have 8 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and Ottawa Public Health has declared Woodlawn in outbreak. Contact tracing has been completed and families of those affected have been notified. PCR testing was completed and we will be repeat PCR tests on day 5 for those considered high risk, staff will continue to monitor for symptoms.

Visitation;

Given the current circumstances, the home areas which are currently experiencing outbreak may only have one Essential Caregiver at a time and they must wear a mask and visor throughout their visit.

April 13 2022

COVID

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 3* 38
Staff 9 0 95

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

Outbreak;

Glebewood (2nd floor, in our 2-story building);

The Glebewood home area is officially in outbreak. At this time we have 2 staff who have tested positive. Due to the use of PPE, any close contacts are considered low-risk. All families have been notified of their loved ones contact. All staff and residents who are considered to be close contact will have a PCR done on day  5, April 16th. Glebewood residents may only have one visitor at a time, general visitation will return once outbreak is over.

The visitation policy does not change for the unaffected home areas. Many of our positive cases are community acquired and have had little impact on the residents or staff.

April 4, 2022

COVID-19 Case Numbers at the Glebe Centre as of 10:00am today:

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 3* 38
Staff 4 0 84

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death.

Contract tracing has been completed for all positive staff members and those who were in close contact will continue to be monitored for symptoms and COVID tested accordingly, following IPAC procedures. Families have been notified. After further investigation it has been determined anyone who has come in contact is considered low risk. All COVID tests from residents have come back negative.

 Infection Prevention and Control Update:

We must continue proper infection prevention and control measures. This includes proper hand hygiene and mask wear while in visiting your loved one. We will continue to screen all staff and visitors on their way in. All staff and visitors are required to complete a rapid test twice a week prior to their visit.

The numbers in the community are high at this time and The Glebe Centre will continue to take all necessary precautions to keep our Resident’s safe.

Construction Update:

Update from Director of Environmental Services, Rod Way re: Remediation of Water Damage that Occurred in January – impacting Glebewood and Bankwood Home Areas:

We are happy to announce that the construction on Glebewood will be coming to an end this week, within the next few days we will see the home area return to how it was prior to the water damage.  As the construction on Glebewood comes to an end, we will begin work on Bankwood. For the short time being, the dining area on Bankwood will be temporarily set up throughout the Bankwood home area. With that being said, staff will continue to ensure each resident is comfortable. At this moment, we are estimating the remainder of the construction to take approximately 2 weeks.

 

 March 24, 2022

There are no changes to our case numbers to report. We do not have any active staff or Resident cases at this time.

Case Number since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 3* 38
Staff 0 0 81

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Infection Prevention and Control Update:

With the lifting of COVID related restrictions in the community, proper infection control practices remain the best way to keep yourself and The Glebe Centre community safe. Mandatory masking continues at all times and we encourage anyone visiting to maintain all precautions when in the community. Rapid testing is required, as directed by the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

If a resident is receiving end-of-life care, non-vaccinated/partially vaccinated Essential Caregivers (ECGs) and general visitors can be allowed entry into the home (with visiting restricted to the resident’s room).

Vaccination is strongly recommended for residents and all individuals entering The Glebe. Our current vaccination rates are:

Residents:

2 doses – 97.1 %

3 doses   – 93 %

4 doses – 64% * Please note, many received their 3rd dose in mid to late January and are not eligible for the 4th dose until April.

Staff:

Two doses 99.7%

Staff with 3rd dose booster 87.5 %

Private Caregiver Agreement:

We are asking any family members who have a privately hired caregiver working with their loved one to review, sign and return the attached documents. Signed documents and any questions can be directed to Brenda Paul, Manager of Nursing Care Operations at bpaul@glebecentre.ca.

Construction Update:

Update from Director of Environmental Services, Rod Way re: Remediation of Water Damage that Occurred in January – impacting Glebewood and Bankwood Home Areas:

Construction started yesterday on Glebewood (2nd floor, 2-storey building) and will move down to Bankwood (1st floor, 2-storey building) when complete.  We do not have a definitive completion date for the whole project but I anticipate substantial completion in four weeks. That just means that the majority of the work will be complete and residents can move back into the dining rooms. There will still be a couple of weeks after the substantial completion to address deficiencies.

Staffing Update:

We are wishing Maggie Anderson the best as she moves on to another opportunity. Maggie’s last day at the Glebe Centre will be Friday, March 25th. Recruitment is underway for Maggie’s replacement. Nicole McLean will continue to be available in the social work office and can be reached at ext. 491, or by email at nmclean@glebecentre.ca.

Please join us in welcoming Victoria Ucer, who is our new Director of Food Services. Victoria’s extension is 331 and her email address is vucer@glebecentre.ca.

We are also pleased to share that a new Music Therapist, Cordon Purcell, will be joining our team. Cordon will begin her new role in April.

Our next planned update will be sent the week of March 28th.

MARCH 14, 2022

There are no changes to our case numbers to report. We do not have any active staff or Resident cases at this time.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 3* 38
Staff 0 0 81

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

 Update Regarding Further Easing of Measures Effective Today:

Please read the message below from Sanja Deric, Manager of Infection Prevention and Control:

At this stage of the pandemic, with the Omicron wave subsiding and steps being taken to re-open Ontario, including easing measures for long-term care homes, the Ministry has made the decision to shift from a provincial directive that requires LTC homes to have a mandatory vaccination policy effective March 14, 2022. They are returning back to a guidance-based approach that supports LTC homes with their employer-led policies and promotes best practices.

This shift is aligned with the end of provincially set proof of vaccination requirements and does not change the critical importance of vaccination as a key defense against COVID-19, particularly in higher-risk settings like long-term care homes. Vaccination keeps residents, staff, volunteers and families safe and ensures residents are able to enjoy activities that support their wellbeing and quality of life.

To date, 87.6% of actively working staff have received their third dose (booster) of the COVID-19 vaccine, 1% are medically exempted while 24 staff not eligible for 3rd dose yet.

 The Glebe Centre will continue to adhere to the Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring two doses and will continue to encourage and support staff in receiving their third dose booster. Residents will be offered third and fourth doses, when eligible. Should clinical evidence, public health guidance and best practices, or future government directives warrant the Glebe Centre re-imposing mandatory vaccine boosters in the future, we will not hesitate to do so to protect our staff, residents, and visitors.

 To align with Ministry directives, the following will be effective today, March 14, 2022:

Screening:

  • The screening process will remain in place including  prior to entering the Glebe Centre

Rapid Antigen Testing:

  • Anyone entering a long-term care home that is fully vaccinated (at least two doses) will be required to complete Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), two times per week

Any visitor that is not fully vaccinated or unable to confirm vaccination with a QR code (for Ontario residents) will be required to complete a daily RAT.

Unvaccinated visitor will be limited to visit in resident room only, wear mask and face shields while maintaining 2 m distance.

Individuals not compliant with this requirement will not be allowed to access the Glebe Centre.

  • Anyone with a previous confirmed positive PCR test will be exempt from surveillance testing for 90 days.

Visitor & Outings information:

  • For indoor visits, up to 4 visitors (including essential caregivers) may visit a resident at a time, however, in consultation with the number of visitors per resident may be reduced, based on available space. There are no limits on the number of outdoor visitors per resident.
  • Fully vaccinated caregivers and general visitors do not need to physically distance themselves from residents they are visiting, however, must remain masked at all times including while in the resident’s room, even in situations where residents are receiving end of life care.
  • Caregivers and visitors may join group activities with residents where space permits (2 M distance , and masking )
  • General visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 5, will need to follow the vaccination policy of Glebe centre

Cohorting:

  • Although cohorting will no longer be required for social activities with the exception that this practice must be maintained for dining, the Glebe Centre will continue to encourage physical distancing and cohort residents based on the unit in which they reside to align with available space.
  • Large social group activities, where potential crowding can occur should be avoided, and IPAC measures should continue to be followed by all staff, residents and visitors.

Social absences:

  • All residents, regardless of their vaccination status, can enjoy social absences of any duration.
  • Residents returning from a day absence will be actively screened and undergo RAT and a PCR test on day five following the absence. Residents who are away frequently can choose to take a RAT and PCR test, on the same day, twice per week such as Tuesday and Friday. No quarantine is required unless a positive result is received.

March 10, 2022

Since last week’s update, 3 staff have recovered from COVID-19. We do not have any active staff or Resident cases at this time.

Please note, the reflection of historical Resident deaths were omitted in error from last week’s update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 3* 38
Staff 0 0 81

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Update from the Ministry of Long-Term Care on Further Easing of Measures:

The province of Ontario made an announcement yesterday regarding further easing of measures. We will be sending a follow up update regarding these changes early next week.

March 3, 2022

Since last week’s update, 3 staff have tested positive for COVID-19. We do not have any active Resident cases.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 0 38
Staff 3 0 78

Updated guidance from the Ministry of Long-Term Care on visiting and social absences as of February 21st:

As of February 21st, there are changes to visiting and social absences protocols, which are outlined in the 2 attachments documents. New guidance items are highlighted.

One of the significant changes is that residents who have had at least 3 doses of the vaccine can go out for overnight social absences.

When residents return from an overnight absence they will be actively screened and then monitored for symptoms twice daily for 10 days.

Videos Refreshers for Essential Caregivers and General Visitors:  

All essential caregivers and general visitors are asked to please review the attached visiting policy as well as the following video links. Please note, if you are not able to click the link you may need to highlight the link, right click and select ‘Open Hyperlink.’

How to Hand Wash | Public Health Ontario

Putting on Full Personal Protective Equipment | Public Health Ontario

Taking off Full Personal Protective Equipment | Public Health Ontario

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrx7OpFEk2E  – Safest Sneeze Test

Our next planned update is scheduled for Wed. March 9th.

FEBRUARY 23, 2022

We do not have any active Resident or staff cases of COVID-19.

Please note that after further review with Ottawa Public Health, 3 previous Resident deaths have now been identified as COVID-19 related. We have updated our table below to reflect these 3 deaths and have adjusted our resolved case numbers accordingly.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 3* 35
Staff 0 0 78

*Tested positive for COVID-19. The virus may not be the cause of death

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The outbreak on the Kentwood home area has now ended.

 Thank you to all members of the Glebe Centre community who have worked so hard to help resolve the outbreaks. We appreciate your patience, cooperation and diligence.

Eye protection is no longer a requirement for Essential Caregivers and visitors, unless visiting a Resident who is on isolation precautions. We  continue to strongly recommend eye protection.

With outbreaks now resolved, we will begin sending a weekly email update instead of daily updates. Should there be any changes or timely information to share, we will send additional updates outside of the weekly schedule.

February 18, 2022

We are pleased to share that our 1 remaining COVID-19 positive staff member has recovered and we now have no active cases among the staff. There are no changes to our Resident case numbers to report.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 0 36
Staff 0 0 78

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 2 active residents cases. Isolation precautions are in place for the 2 active cases. Both active cases will be resolved tonight, at midnight. Designated Essential Caregivers may visit one at a time, as the home area remains on outbreak. The anticipated end date for the Kentwood outbreak is still Feb. 23.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): Ottawa Public Health has confirmed that the Lindenwood home area is no longer on contact management, although 2 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

 Changes to Visiting Protocols:

The Ministry of Long-Term care has announced the following changes to visiting protocols:

 Effective Monday, February 21st :
– Resume all general visitors 5 years and older who have had at least two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
– Children under 5 years of age continue to be restricted from entering a long-term care home, except for infants 12 months or younger.
– Increase limits on the number of visitors (including caregivers) that may visit a resident at one time to 3.
– Expand social day absences to all residents regardless of vaccination status.
– Resume social overnight absences for residents who have had at least three COVID-19 vaccine doses.
– Social group activities should remain as small groups (i.e., up to 10)

Please note, we are still in outbreak on Kentwood so general visits to Kentwood are delayed until the outbreak is over.

The Ministry of LTC is Targeting March 14, 2022 to:
– Resume visits by general visitors under 5 years old. No vaccination requirement for those under the age of 5.
– Increase limit on the number of visitors (including caregivers) at a time per resident to 4.
– Allow social overnight absences for all residents regardless of vaccination status.

Our next planned update is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22nd.

FEBRUARY 17, 2022

There are no changes to our Resident or staff cases to report since yesterday’s update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 0 36
Staff 1 0 77

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 2 active residents cases. Isolation precautions have been lifted for all Residents, except for the 2 active cases. Designated Essential Caregivers may visit one at a time, as the home area remains on outbreak. The anticipated end date for the Kentwood outbreak is Feb. 23.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

4th Dose Boosters for Residents

Administration of 4th dose boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine to Residents is ongoing. If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Vaccination Requirements for General Visitors and Designated Caregivers

Vaccination requirements for entering long-term care homes have not changed. At the present time any designated caregiver is required to have the first dose of COVID-19 to gain entry to home. As of February 21, the requirement changes to must have 2 doses to enter a long-term care home. The only exception is when a Resident is palliative.

February 16, 2022

We are pleased to share that 1 additional Kentwood Resident has recovered from COVID-19 since our last update, and there are no new Resident cases. There are no changes to our staff numbers to report.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 0 36
Staff 1 0 77

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 2 active residents cases. We are pleased to share that isolation precautions have been lifted for all Residents, except for the 2 active cases. Designated Essential Caregivers may visit one at a time, as the home area remains on outbreak. The anticipated end date for the Kentwood outbreak is Feb. 23.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

4th Dose Boosters for Residents

Administration of 4th dose boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine to Residents is ongoing. If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca

February 15, 2022

We are pleased to share that 2 additional Kentwood Residents have recovered from COVID-19 since our last update, and there are no new Resident cases. There are no changes to our staff numbers to report since yesterday.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 3 0 35
Staff 1 0 77

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 3 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions, except for the 3 Residents who have recovered from COVID-19. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room. The anticipated end date for the Kentwood outbreak is Feb. 23. We are waiting for direction from Ottawa Public Health regarding the possible lifting of isolation precautions for additional.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

4th Dose Boosters for Residents

Administration of 4th dose boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine to Residents is ongoing. If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

FEBRUARY 14, 2022

We are pleased to share that 3 Kentwood Residents have recovered from COVID-19 since  our last update, and there are no new Resident cases.

1 additional staff has also recovered from COVID-19 and there are no new staff cases to report.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 5 0 33
Staff 1 0 77

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 5 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions, except for the 3 Residents who have recovered from COVID-19. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

4th Dose Boosters for Residents

Administration of 4th dose boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine to Residents is ongoing. If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

February 11, 2022

There are no changes to our case numbers for Residents and Staff since yesterday’s update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 8 0 30
Staff 2 0 76

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 8 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

4th Dose Boosters for Residents

Administration of 4th dose boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine to Residents is ongoing. If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Family Satisfaction Survey Reminder – Last Call

 A reminder that family members are invited and encouraged to complete our Annual Family Satisfaction Survey to capture feedback for the year 2021. Please click the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) to complete the survey. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Hard copies are also available at Reception. The survey link will remain active until February 15th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSXGR53

FEBRUARY 10, 2022

Since our last update, 1 additional Resident on the Kentwood home area has tested positive for COVID-19 and 6 Residents on the Queenswood home area has recovered from COVID-19.

There are no changes to our staff case numbers since yesterday’s update.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 8 0 30
Staff 2 0 76

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 8 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time.

Queenswood (4th floor): We are pleased to share that the outbreak on the Queenswood home area has now ended, as confirmed with Ottawa Public Health. All isolation precautions have been lifted.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation precautions must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

February 9, 2022

Since our last update, 1 additional Resident on the Kentwood home area has tested positive for COVID-19 and 1 Resident on the Queenswood home area has recovered from COVID-19.

1 additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, and 1 additional staff member has recovered from COVID-19 since our last update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 13 0 24
Staff 2 0 76*

*Please note correction to total number of resolved cases

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 7 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management. 3 Residents remain on isolation precautions at this time, their families have been informed.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area is no longer contact management on contact management. PCR results for all Residents who had been placed on isolation precautions have been received and are negative. All isolation precautions have now been lifted.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 6 active resident cases. Residents who are active cases remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room if their loved one is on isolation. We anticipate the remaining positive cases to be considered resolved at midnight tonight, at which time isolation precautions will be lifted. Queenswood will remain in outbreak until confirmation has been received from Ottawa Public Health.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation precautions must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

February 8, 2022

There are no changes to our Resident case numbers since our last update.

4 staff have recovered from COVID-19, and we have welcomed them back to work. No staff have tested positive since our last update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 13 0 23
Staff 2 0 74

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 6 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management with 18 Residents on isolation precautions. The Lindenwood home area is not considered to be in outbreak at this time.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains on contact management with 6 Residents on isolation precautions. The Monkwood home area is not considered to be in outbreak at this time.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 7 active resident cases. Residents who are active cases remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room if their loved one is on isolation.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

Reminder – Gradual Easing of Temporary Enhanced Measures

 Effective yesterday, the maximum number of designated caregivers per Resident has increased from 2 to 4. There will continue to be a limit of 2 visitors (currently only caregivers) at a time per resident. If you are the POA or SDM for a Resident and would like to add additional Essential Caregivers (up to the new limit of 4), please contact Espen at ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Also effective yesterday, Residents who have had at least 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses may resume social day absences. Residents who are leaving for social day absences will be supported with information about the benefits of limiting contact with others, including avoiding large social gatherings, following masking and physical distancing as much as possible, and only being in close contact with people who have had 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Please see attached documents from the Ministry of Long-Term Care for further information related to the gradual easing of temporary enhanced measures.

FEBRUARY 7, 2022

Since our last update, 3 additional Residents on the Kentwood home area have tested positive for COVID-19.

There are no changes to our staff case numbers since Friday’s update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 13 0 23
Staff 6 0 70

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 6 active residents cases. The SDMs of the positive case Residents have been informed. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area has been placed on contact management following a student testing positive for COVID-19. 18 Residents were identified as close contacts with the student and have been placed on isolation precautions. The SDMs for these Residents have been informed. The Lindenwood home area is not considered to be in outbreak at this time.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area has been placed on contact management following a student testing positive for COVID-19. 6 Residents were identified as close contacts with the student and have been placed on isolation precautions. The SDMs for these Residents have been informed. The Monkwood home area is not considered to be in outbreak at this time.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 7 active resident cases. Residents who are active cases remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room if their loved one is on isolation.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

3rd Dose Booster Clinic for Essential Caregivers Happening Tomorrow:

A reminder that we will be offering a 3rd dose vaccination clinic tomorrow, Tues. Feb. 8th from 9:30-2:00pm. If you are an Essential Caregiver and would like to register to receive your 3rd dose, please email Espen at ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Gradual Easing of Temporary Enhanced Measures

 Effective today, the maximum number of designated caregivers per Resident has increased from 2 to 4. There will continue to be a limit of 2 visitors (currently only caregivers) at a time per resident. If you are the POA or SDM for a Resident and would like to add additional Essential Caregivers (up to the new limit of 4), please contact Espen at ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Also effective today, Residents who have had at least 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses may resume social day absences. Residents who are leaving for social day absences will be supported with information about the benefits of limiting contact with others, including avoiding large social gatherings, following masking and physical distancing as much as possible, and only being in close contact with people who have had 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

February 4, 2022

Since our last update, there are no changes to our Resident case numbers.

1 additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and there are no changes to the number of resolved staff cases.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 10 0 23
Staff 6 0 70

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 3 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 7 active resident cases. Residents who are active cases remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room if their loved one is on isolation.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

3rd Dose Booster Clinic for Essential Caregivers:

A reminder that we will be offering a 3rd dose vaccination clinic on Tues. Feb. 8th from 9:30-2:00pm. If you are an Essential Caregiver and would like to register to receive your 3rd dose, please email Espen at ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Gradual Easing of Temporary Enhanced Measures

The Ministry of Long-Term Care has announced the following 2 changes as part of the gradual easing of temporary enhanced measures that were put into place in December:

Effective Monday, Feb. 7th the maximum number of designated caregivers per resident will increase from 2 to 4. There will continue to be a limit of 2 visitors (currently only caregivers) at a time per resident. If you are the POA or SDM for a Resident and would like to add additional Essential Caregivers (up to the new limit of 4), please contact Espen at ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

Also effective Monday, Feb. 7th, Residents who have had at least 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses may resume social day absences. Residents who are leaving for social day absences will be supported with information about the benefits of limiting contact with others, including avoiding large social gatherings, following masking and physical distancing as much as possible, and only being in close contact with people who have had 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Family Satisfaction Survey Reminder – Less than 2 weeks Remaining!

 A reminder that family members are invited and encouraged to complete our Annual Family Satisfaction Survey to capture feedback for the year 2021. Please click the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) to complete the survey. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Hard copies are also available at Reception.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSXGR53

Our next planned update is scheduled for Monday, February 7th.

February 3, 2022

We are pleased to share that 13 Queenswood Residents have recovered from COVID-19 and there are no new Resident cases.

2 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and no staff have tested positive since our last update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 10 0 23
Staff 5 0 70

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 3 active residents cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 7 active resident cases. Only the Residents who are considered active cases remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room if their loved one is on isolation.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

3rd Dose Booster Clinic for Essential Caregivers:

We will be offering a 3rd dose vaccination clinic on Tues. Feb. 8th from 9:30-2:00pm. If you are an Essential Caregiver and would like to register to receive your 3rd dose, please email Espen at ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

February 2, 2022

This morning, 1 additional Kentwood Resident tested positive for COVID-19.

2 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and no staff have tested positive since our last update.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 23 0 10
Staff 7 0 68

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains in outbreak with 3 active residents cases at this time. The SDMs of these Residents have been informed. All Kentwood PCR test results have been received and all were negative, except for the 3 identified cases. All Kentwood Residents remain on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 20 active resident cases. All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room. It is still anticipated that 13 of the Queenswood Residents currently on isolation precautions will be out of isolation as of midnight tonight.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

February 1, 2022

This morning, 2 Kentwood Residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Rapid Antigen Tests.

3 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and 1 additional staff have tested positive since our last update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 22 0 10
Staff 9 0 *66

*Please note, the total number of resolved cases has been corrected from our previous update.

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area is now in confirmed outbreak. After a Kentwood Essential Caregiver tested positive this morning on a Rapid Test, all Kentwood Residents were Rapid Tested. 2 Resident results were positive and are considered active cases at this time. The SDMs of these Residents have been informed. All Kentwood Residents were also PCR tested today, and results are pending. All Kentwood Residents have been placed on isolation precautions. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 20 active resident cases. All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room. It is anticipated that 13 of the Queenswood Residents currently on isolation precautions will be out of isolation midnight Feb. 2.

All Residents who are on isolation are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging outside of the room.

Hairdressing & Hair Salon Update

Unfortunately, Deb’s Hair Care has decided to end their contact to provide hairdressing services for Glebe Centre Residents. This means that our Hairdresser Julie will no longer be with us. We will be actively recruiting a new Hairdresser and will provide an update as soon as possible.

3rd Dose Boosters

We encourage everyone who has not done so already to book their 3rd dose as soon as they are eligible. Please find a list of community vaccination clinics by clicking this link: COVID-19 Vaccine – Ottawa Public Health

January 31, 2022

This morning we received confirmation that 7 additional Residents on the Queenswood (4th floor) home area have tested positive for COVID-19. The SDMs of these Residents have been informed. Since our last update, 1 Resident on the Monkwood (3rd floor) home area has recovered from COVID-19.

11 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and 2 staff have tested positive since our last update.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 20 0 10
Staff 11 0 67

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area is no longer on contact management.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area is no longer on outbreak.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 20 active resident cases. All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms. Designated Essential Caregivers may only visit one at a time and must remain in their loved one’s room.

Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Visiting and PPE Protocol for Essential Caregivers

 All Essential Caregivers are reminded to stay home if ill or feeling unwell, even if you only have mild symptoms.

All visiting Essential Caregivers must sign in with the date and time of the visit, the name of the Resident they are visiting and their contact information.

A reminder that KN95 and N95 masks provide additional protection against COVID-19. As an additional precaution, Essential Caregivers who are visiting a Resident on isolation precautions or a home area on outbreak are encouraged to wear a KN95 or N95 mask if possible. The Glebe Centre has a limited supply of KN95 masks available for Essential Caregivers visiting outbreak home areas until the supply is depleted. We encourage Essential Caregivers to bring their own KN95 or N95 mask if possible.

 Please also be reminded that the Glebe Centre provides one set of eye protection (face shield or goggles) to each Essential Caregiver. Each Essential Caregiver is responsible for bringing their eye protection each time they visit. Essential Caregivers who arrive without their eye protection will be asked to retrieve it before being permitted entry to the Glebe Centre.

 January 28, 2022

Since our last update there are no changes to Resident case numbers.

2 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and 2 staff have tested positive since yesterday’s update.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 14 0 9
Staff 20 0 56

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management with 15 Residents on isolation precautions. All PCR results for the residents in isolation have been received and all are negative, it is anticipated that most Lindenwood Residents can come out of isolation precautions on Monday, Jan. 31. 1 Lindenwood Resident in addition to the Residents above was identified as close contact with a positive case and has been placed on isolation precautions.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 1 active Resident case. Until Ottawa Public Health confirms the outbreak has ended, only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 13 active resident cases. All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Queenswood.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Proof of 3rd Dose – Essential Caregivers

Yesterday, the Ministry of Long-Term Care amended their Directive to extend the deadline for staff and caregivers to receive their 3rd dose. The Directive was amended to ensure that staff and caregivers who are eligible for a third dose are able to get one and to mitigate the risk of creating additional staffing pressures. The updated Directive requires all eligible staff, students, volunteers, support workers and caregivers to provide proof of their 3rd dose by March 14th, unless they have a valid medical exemption. For those who are only eligible to receive a 3rd dose after March 14th, they must provide proof of the 3rd dose within 30 days of becoming eligible.

For Essential Caregivers seeking a third shot vaccine (booster), we recommend you visit the Ottawa Public Health site for a list of upcoming vaccination clinics: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/covid-19-vaccine.aspx

We ask that all essential caregivers email their proof of vaccination toekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

 Reminder of Family Satisfaction Survey

 A reminder that family members are invited and courage to complete our Annual Family Satisfaction Survey to capture feedback for the year 2021. Please click the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) to complete the survey. Hard copies are also available at Reception.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSXGR53

Our next planned update is scheduled for Monday, January 31st.

 

January 27, 2022

Since our last update, 2 Monkwood Residents have recovered from COVID-19. There are no new Resident positive cases to report.

2 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and no additional staff have tested positive since yesterday’s update.

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 14 0 9
Staff 20 0 54

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management with 15 Residents on isolation precautions. Lindenwood Residents were re-swabbed today and results are pending.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 1 active Resident case. All Monkwood Residents, except for the remaining positive Resident are no longer on isolation. Until the Ottawa Public Health confirms the outbreak has ended, only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 12 active resident cases. All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Queenswood.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Proof of 3rd Dose – Essential Caregivers

Effective tomorrow, Fri. January 28, all Essential Caregivers will be required to show proof of a third dose (booster) to enter, unless they have a valid medical exemption or an approved extension (i.e. it has not yet been 3 months since your second dose, you have just recovered from COVID-19 and are waiting 30 days or you are too young to receive the third dose).

For Essential Caregivers seeking a third shot vaccine (booster), we recommend you visit the Ottawa Public Health site for a list of upcoming vaccination clinics: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/covid-19-vaccine.aspx

We ask that all essential caregivers email their proof of vaccination toekittilsen@glebecentre.ca.

PPE for Essential Caregivers

KN95 masks provide additional protection against COVID-19. As an additional precaution, Essential Caregivers who are visiting a Resident on isolation precautions or a home area on outbreak are encouraged to wear a KN95 mask as possible. The Glebe Centre has a limited supply of KN95 masks that will be made available for Essential Caregivers visiting outbreak home areas until the supply is depleted. We encourage Essential Caregivers to bring their own KN95 mask if possible.

A reminder that the Glebe Centre provides one set of eye protection (face shield or goggles) to each Essential Caregiver. Each Essential Caregiver is responsible for bringing their eye protection each time they visit.

January 26, 2022

Since our last update, 2 Monkwood Residents have recovered from COVID-19 and one additional Queenswood Resident has tested positive.

2 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and no additional staff have tested positive since yesterday’s update.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 16 0 7
Staff 22 0 52*

*Please note, a correction from previous reports has been made to the total number of staff cases.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management with 15 Residents on isolation precautions and will be re-swabbed on Thursday January 27th.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 3 active Resident cases. All Monkwood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains in confirmed outbreak with 12 active resident cases. All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Queenswood.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Proof of 3rd Dose – Essential Caregivers

A reminder that effective Fri. January 28, all essential caregivers must provide proof of their 3rd doses to visit long-term care homes.

January 25, 2022

Since our last update, we have not had any more Residents test positive for COVID-19.

1 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to work.

2  staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating at home.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 17 0 5
Staff 24 0 53

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management with 15 Residents on isolation precautions and will be re-swabbed on Thursday January 27th.

Monkwood (3rd floor): All Monkwood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): All Queenswood Residents continue to isolate to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Queenswood.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters:

Tomorrow, January 26th we will administer booster does for Residents. A reminder that effective January 28, all essential caregivers must provide proof of their 3rd doses to visit long-term care homes.

 

January 21 2022

Since our last update, 1 Resident on the Monkwood home area has recovered from COVID-19 and 1 additional Resident on Monkwood has tested positive for COVID-19.

Over the weekend, all Queenswood Residents were PCR tested after a Resident began to show symptoms and tested positive on a rapid test. PCR results arrived this morning, confirming 12 positive Residents cases of COVID-19 on Queenswood.

3 staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to work.

8  staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating at home.

 

Case Numbers since Dec. 21, 2021 Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 17 0 5
Staff 23 0 52

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on contact management with 15 Residents on isolation precautions. PCR test results for these 15 Residents have been received and are all confirmed to be negative. The 15 Residents will be re-tested on Thurs. Jan. 27th and they will remain on isolation precautions until the results of the PCR re-testing have been received.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains on outbreak with 5 active Resident cases. All Monkwood Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home is now in confirmed outbreak with 12 active Resident cases. The Substitute Decision makers of these Residents have been informed. All Queenswood Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Queenswood.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Videos Refreshers for Essential Caregivers:  

All essential caregivers are asked to please review the attached visiting policy as well as the following video links. Please note, if you are not able to click the link you may need to highlight the link, right click and select ‘Open Hyperlink.’

How to Hand Wash | Public Health Ontario

Putting on Full Personal Protective Equipment | Public Health Ontario

Taking off Full Personal Protective Equipment | Public Health Ontario

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrx7OpFEk2E  – Safest Sneeze Test

January 20, 2022

Since our last update, 7 additional staff have recovered from COVID-19 and we have welcomed them back to work.

We have 17 active staff cases of COVID-19 after 2 additional staff have tested positive. These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We are pleased to share that 3 Residents have recovered and we now have 5 active Resident case of COVID-19.

We are aware of 4 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains on outbreak with 5 active Resident cases and 2 active staff cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains on suspect outbreak. There are a total of 8 Residents that are currently identified as close contacts for 2 positive staff cases, all PCR results are still pending. The Substitute Decision Makers for the affected Residents have been informed.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

January 18, 2022

Since our last update, 4 staff have recovered from COVID-19 and we have welcomed them back to work.

We have 25 active staff cases of COVID-19 . These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have 7 active Resident case of COVID-19.

We are aware of 5 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains on contact management. 1 Resident remains on isolation pending PCR test results.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on outbreak with 2 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Lindenwood. The anticipated end date for the outbreak is tonight, January 18, at midnight.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area remains on outbreak with 5 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area remains on contact management. 2 Residents remain on isolation at this time.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Essential Caregivers and Meal Assistance:

As shared yesterday, current provincial directives also allow Essential Caregivers to provide assistance to one other Resident, with consent from the other Resident or their Substitute Decision Maker. If you are an Essential Caregiver and are interested in assisting another Resident at mealtime, please email manderson@glebecentre.ca.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

Administration of 3rd and 4th dose boosters to Residents is ongoing.

If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

January 17, 2022

Since our last update, 10 staff have recovered from COVID-19 and we have welcomed them back to work.

We have 24 active staff cases of COVID-19 . These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have 5 active Resident case of COVID-19.

We are aware of 5 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Bankwood (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area is no longer on contact management with no Residents requiring isolation precautions.

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area remains on contact management. 1 Resident remains on isolation pending PCR test results.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on outbreak with 2 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Lindenwood. The anticipated end date for the outbreak is January 18 at midnight.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area is now on outbreak with 3 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Monkwood.

Queenswood (4th floor): The Queenswood home area is on contact management following a positive staff result over the weekend. 13 Residents were placed on isolation over the weekend. PCR results for all but 2 Residents have been received,  and only 2 Residents remain on isolation at this time.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved one’s room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room. At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

Staffing Levels:

To minimize the impact of staffing shortages on Resident care, we have activated our pandemic plan, which involves strategic redeployment of staff to needed areas. For example, staff from Administration and other departments will be assisting residents at meals as needed.

Current provincial directives also allow Essential Caregivers to provide assistance to one other Resident, with consent from the other Resident or their Substitute Decision Maker. If you are an Essential Caregiver and are interested in assisting another Resident at mealtime, please email manderson@glebecentre.ca.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

Administration of 3rd and 4th dose boosters to Residents is ongoing.

If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

2021 Family Satisfaction Survey

We invite you to complete our Annual Family Satisfaction Survey to capture your feedback for the year 2021. Please click the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) to complete the survey. Hard copies are also available at Reception.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSXGR53

JANUARY 14, 2022

We have 33 active staff cases of COVID-19 . These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have 4 active Resident case of COVID-19.

We are aware of 5 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Bankwood (1st floor, 2-storey building): The Bankwood home area is on contact management following 1 Bankwood staff testing positive on a rapid test . 3 Residents on Bankwood and 1 Resident on Glebewood have been placed on isolation precautions, and SDM’s for these Residents have been informed. The anticipated end date for the isolation period is not known at this time. Resident PCR tests have been collected and results are pending.

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): 15 of the 16 test results have been received and all have come back negative. These 15 residents are no longer in isolation.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on outbreak with 2 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Lindenwood.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area is on contact management. There are 2 active Resident cases and remain on isolation at this time. The 5 close contacts have all received negative swab results and are off of isolation.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved ones’ room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room.

At this time there is a limit to 2 people in the elevator at a time.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

Administration of 3rd and 4th dose boosters continued today. Throughout the 8 home areas there was a total of 115 Residents who received their booster.

If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

Our next scheduled update will be posted on Monday January 17th.

 

JANUARY 13, 2022

We have 21 active staff cases of COVID-19 . These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have 3 active Resident case of COVID-19.

Kentwood (1st floor, 6-storey building): The Kentwood home area has been placed on contact management following 2 staff testing positive on rapid tests last evening. 16 Kentwood Residents have been placed on isolation precautions, and SDM’s for these Residents have been informed. The anticipated end date for the isolation period is not known at this time. Resident PCR tests have been collected and results are pending.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on outbreak with 2 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Lindenwood.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area is on contact management. There continues to be 1 active Resident case. 5 Monkwood residents have been placed on isolation precautions after being identified as close contacts with a positive staff case and SDM’s for these Residents have been informed. The anticipated end date for the isolation period is not known at this time.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a Resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a Resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved ones’ room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

3rd doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were administered today to Residents who were eligible to receive their 3rd dose.

Administration of 4th doses to eligible Residents also began today. Administration of 4th doses will continue over the coming days.

If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the 4th dose consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

Surveillance Testing

With Omicron now the predominant COVID-19 variant rapidly spreading across the country, last week we increased daily rapid testing for our staff and once again went beyond Ministry requirements to ensure residents, staff and essential visitors remain as safe as possible.

Please note, that all individuals previously infected with COVID-19 must resume surveillance testing 30 days following their positive result.

January 11, 2022

We have 15 active staff cases of COVID-19 . These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.
We have 3 active Resident case of COVID-19.

We are aware of 4 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Glebewood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): We have received confirmation that the Glebewood home area is no longer in outbreak. Residents are no longer isolated to their rooms.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): The Lindenwood home area remains on outbreak with 2 active Resident cases. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Lindenwood.

Monkwood (3rd floor): We received confirmation of positive PCR test results for 1 Monkwood resident today. The family has been informed and the resident has been placed on isolation. The Monkwood home area is not considered to be in outbreak at this time.

Thornwood (5th floor): PCR test results have now been received for all Thornwood Residents who were identified as close contacts of a positive case and we are happy to share that the isolation has been lifted for all residents who were impacted.

Important Reminder: Caregivers visiting a resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved ones’ room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room.

Accreditation Update:

We are proud to share that in follow up to our accreditation survey last November, the Glebe Centre has been awarded another 3 years of accreditation from CARF International. This is the highest level of accreditation possible for providers of aging services to achieve.

JANUARY 10, 2022

We have 13 active staff cases of COVID-19 . These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.
We have 2 active Resident case of COVID-19.

We are aware of 2 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Glebewood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): Glebewood remains on outbreak. If there are no further cases, the outbreak is anticipated to end tonight, Jan. 10th at midnight. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Glebewood.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): Unfortunately, another Lindenwood resident has tested positive on a rapid test. There are currently 2 active resident cases of COVID-19 on Lindenwood and Ottawa Public Health has confirmed that the Lindenwood home area is now on outbreak. PCR test results for Lindenwood residents and staff members identified as close contacts are pending.  Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers (one at a time) may visit Glebewood.

Thornwood (5th floor): Thornwood remains on case management following the single positive staff case. The Residents who were identified as close contacts of the staff member have been placed on isolation. The end date of the isolation period for these Residents is still to be determined. The Thornwood home area is not in outbreak at this time. We are waiting for the test result not received yet.

Important Note: Caregivers visiting a resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved ones’ room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

We are preparing for Residents to receive their 3rd or 4th doses (whichever applies for each individual) of the COVID-19 vaccine. We have been advised by Ottawa Public Health that due to a shortage of Pfizer vaccine, we will be administering only the Moderna vaccine to Residents.

Please note, this week we will be prioritizing the administration of 3rd doses to residents who have not yet received them. 4th doses will be administered as soon as possible in the near future, and we will provide an update to share the date once known.

Please note: we MUST receive a new consent form for each resident in order for them to receive their 3rd or 4th booster doses. If you have not done so already and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to manderson@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance. Please note, if you do not know the date of your loved one’s previous doses, or their health card number, you may leave these sections blank and a staff member will verify the information and complete any missing sections. If you are not able to print the form, we ask that you send an email to manderson@glebecentre.ca stating your name and the name of the Resident for whom you are POA/SDM and clearly state that you are giving consent for their 3rd/4th dose.

For resident 3rd doses, please return the signed consent form, or email confirmation of your consent no later than 12:00pm on Wed. Jan. 12th.

For resident 4th doses, please return the signed consent form, or email confirmation of your consent as soon as possible.

Request for Pause in Essential Caregiver Visits on Tues. Jan. 11th:

A reminder that due to the vaccine clinic that is taking place in partnership with Ottawa Public Health tomorrow, Jan. 11th, we are preparing for increased traffic in our main lobby area. Our capacity to provide Rapid Testing will be significantly limited during the day on Tuesday. We are therefore asking Essential Caregivers to delay their visit until after 4:00pm, if possible. Please note, if you are not able to delay your visit, please be advised that we anticipate wait times for Rapid Testing.

Essential Visiting and Eye Protection

Essential caregivers will be provided with eye protection in the form of a visor or goggles. Please ensure that you bring your eye protection with you each time you visit. Our supply of PPE will not allow for additional eye protection to be provided and you will be asked to retrieve your eye protection before entering the Glebe Centre.

January 7, 2022

We have 8 active staff cases of COVID-1. These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.
We have 1 active Resident case of COVID-19, as confirmed by Rapid Antigen Testing – PCR results are pending.

We are aware of 2 active cases of COVID-19 among Essential Caregivers.

Glebewood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): Glebewood remains on outbreak. If there are no further cases, the outbreak is anticipated to end on Jan. 10th at midnight. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers may visit Glebewood.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): Lindenwood has been placed on case management following positive rapid test results for 1 visitor and 1 resident. All Lindenwood residents were rapid tested last evening and all rapid test results are negative. All Lindenwood residents were also swabbed with PCR testing and results are pending. Staff members identified as close contacts have also been PCR tested.

Monkwood (3rd floor): The Monkwood home area is no longer in outbreak.

Thornwood (5th floor): Thornwood remains on case management following the single positive staff case. The Residents who were identified as close contacts of the staff member have been placed on isolation. The end date of the isolation period for these Residents is still to be determined. The POA/SDM of the affected Residents have been notified. The Thornwood home area is not in outbreak at this time.

Important Note: Caregivers visiting a resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a resident who has been placed on isolation, must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved ones’ room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

We are preparing for Residents to receive their 3rd or 4th doses (whichever applies for each individual) of the COVID-19 vaccine. We have been advised by Ottawa Public Health that due to a shortage of Pfizer vaccine, we will be administering only the Moderna vaccine to Residents. It is not known if the Pfizer vaccine will become available for 3rd/4th doses for long-term care residents in the near future.

As shared yesterday, we were anticipating that the vaccine clinic for Residents would take place on Tuesday, January 11th.  For operational reasons, we are now anticipating that Residents will receive vaccinations later in the week and we will provide an update on Monday to confirm the precise date(s).  

Please note: we MUST receive a new consent form for each resident in order for them to receive their 3rd or 4th booster doses.

If you have not done so already, and you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please complete a consent form (available at the Glebe Centre reception area). Once complete, it can be left with a staff member at the front reception desk (if no one is there, don’t leave it on the desk), faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed via PDF to  nmclean@glebecentre.ca. Please note, if you do not know the date of your loved one’s previous doses, or their health card number, you may leave these sections blank and a staff member will verify the information and complete any missing sections. If you are not able to print the form, we ask that you send an email to nmclean@glebecentre.ca stating your name and the name of the Resident for whom you are POA/SDM and clearly state that you are giving consent for their 3rd/4th dose.

Please return the signed consent form, or email confirmation of your consent as soon as possible.  

3rd Dose Boosters for Essential Caregivers:

All essential caregivers are required to receive a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine by January 28th 2022.

The Glebe Centre is planning to offer 3rd doses to pre-registered essential caregivers on Tuesday, January 11th. Please note that we are now fully booked for this vaccine clinic. If you are a designated essential caregiver and you would like to receive your 3rd dose at the Glebe Centre, please email Espen Kittilsen (ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca) to be added to a list for a future date. We will be offering future vaccination opportunities for essential caregivers – dates will be shared as they are confirmed. Please email Espen with any questions pertaining to vaccines for essential caregivers. Staff from Ottawa Public Health will be assisting with our vaccine clinic.

Request for Pause in Essential Caregiver Visits on Tues. Jan. 11th:

Due to the staff and essential caregiver vaccine clinic that is taking place in partnership with Ottawa Public Health on Tues. Jan. 11th, we are preparing for increased traffic in our main lobby area. Our capacity to provide Rapid Testing will be significantly limited during the day on Tuesday. We are therefore asking all Essential Caregivers who are not receiving their booster doses with us to delay their visit until after 4:00pm, if possible.

Please note, if you are not able to delay your visit, please be advised that we anticipate wait times for Rapid Testing.

Sprinkler Malfunction Impacting the Bankwood and Glebewood Home Areas:  

As some of you may be aware, there was a malfunction of our fire sprinkler system on the Glebewood home area on Tuesday evening (Jan. 4th). Sprinklers were activated in the Glebewood Dining Room, which resulted in flooding on the Glebewood and subsequently, Bankwood home area (Bankwood Dining Room) Ottawa Fire Services responded quickly and were able to stop the flow of water. Remediation services are underway, with industrial fan equipment in place on the affected home areas. Please note, Resident rooms and personal belongings were not impacted by the flooding and all damages are cosmetic.

January 5, 2022

Unfortunately, one additional staff member tested positive on a rapid test this morning.

There are currently 5 active staff cases of COVID-19. These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.
There are currently no active Residents cases of COVID-19.

Glebewood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): Glebewood remains on outbreak. If there are no further cases, the outbreak is anticipated to end on Jan. 10th at midnight. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers may visit Glebewood.

Monkwood (3rd floor): Monkwood remains on outbreak. If there are no further cases, the outbreak is anticipated to end on Jan. 6th at midnight. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers may visit Monkwood.

Thornwood (5th floor): Thornwood remains on case management following the single positive staff case. The Residents who were identified as close contacts of the staff member have been placed on isolation. The end date of the isolation period for these Residents is still to be determined. The POA/SDM of the affected Residents have been notified. The Thornwood home area is not in outbreak at this time.

Important Note: Caregivers visiting a resident on an outbreak home area, or visiting a resident who has been placed on isolation must don a gown and gloves (in addition to their mask and face shield) at the time of entering their loved ones’ room. Please refer to the signage and PPE supplies hanging on the door to the room.

3rd and 4th Dose Boosters for Residents:

We are preparing for Residents to receive their 3rd or 4th doses (whichever applies for each individual) of the COVID-19 vaccine. We have been advised by Ottawa Public Health that we will be administering the Moderna vaccine to Residents. We are anticipating that a vaccine clinic will be planned for Tuesday, January 11th.  Should this  date change, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Please note: we MUST receive a new consent form for each resident in order for them to receive their 3rd or 4th booster doses.

If you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the consent form and vaccine information sheet attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to nmclean@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

Please return the signed consent form no later than 12:00pm on Friday, January 5th.

3rd Dose Boosters for Essential Caregivers:

As shared last week, all essential caregivers will be required to receive a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine by January 28th 2022.

The Glebe Centre is planning to offer 3rd doses to essential caregivers on Tues. January 11th. If you are a designated essential caregiver and you would like to receive your 3rd dose at the Glebe Centre on January 11th, please email Espen Kittilsen (ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca).

Please note, Ottawa Public Health has informed us that we will only be administering the Moderna vaccine.

January 4, 2022

There are currently 4 active staff cases of COVID-19. These staff are isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.
There are currently no active Residents cases of COVID-19.

Bankwood (1st floor, 2-storey building) : The Bankwood home area is no longer considered a high risk exposure home area, Residents are no longer being isolated.

Glebewood (2nd floor, 2-storey building): A Glebewood staff member has tested positive, in addition to the student who tested positive last week. Glebewood is now on outbreak. If there are no further cases, the outbreak is anticipated to end on Jan. 10th at midnight. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers may visit Glebewood.

Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building): The Lindenwood home area is no longer in outbreak.

Monkwood (3rd floor): Monkwood remains on outbreak. If there are no further cases, the outbreak is anticipated to end on Jan. 6th at midnight. Residents are isolated to their rooms and only designated essential caregivers may visit Monkwood.

Thornwood (5th floor): A Thornwood staff member has tested positive. Residents who had close contact with the staff member have been placed on isolation. The Thornwood home area is not in outbreak at this time.

Rapid Testing Requirements

All fully vaccinated staff, students, and volunteers must be tested via a rapid antigen test every 48 hours while working.

Anyone working on outbreak /suspected outbreak unit or working with resident on droplet/contact  isolation is required to do a Rapid test daily when working .

All individuals who have travelled outside of Canada and countries covered by the federal government quarantine within the last 14 days must undergo rapid antigen testing prior to entering our home.

Essential caregivers regardless of vaccination status, are required to undergo a “day of visit ” Rapid test .

Important Note RE: Rapid Testing

Please note, visitors and essential caregivers who are symptomatic cannot receive rapid testing at the Glebe Centre. Only asymptomatic visitors and caregivers are able to be tested.

Thank you for your continued support.

December 31, 2021

Today the Ministry of Health announced that residents of Long Term Care are eligible in receiving a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. It was also decided that all staff, students, volunteers and caregivers will be required to receive a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine by January 28th 2022. The Glebe Centre will be hosting a vaccination clinic on January 11th, essential caregivers are also welcome to receive their 3rd dose on this date. Please email Espen Kittilsen (ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca) to confirm your dose. Ottawa Public Health has also informed us that due to the low stock of Pfizer, we will be offering Moderna.

Please see note below from Ottawa Public Health in regards to mixing vaccines;

  • It is considered safe and effective to receive a combination of mRNA vaccines
  • It is widely recognized globally that many people have received mixed doses, and thus, it is no longer a concern that mixed doses could impact future travel plans

Outbreak Status at the Glebe Centre

We have received confirmation that all swabs completed for Lindenwood on December 28th have come back negative and as a result will officially be out of outbreak January 1st. We are still awaiting swab results for Monkwood, Bankwood and 8 from Glebewood which were completed on December 30th. Once these swabs are received we will have further understanding on when isolating requirements will be over.

December 30, 2021

Please see the links below for informational videos on proper personal protective equipment use and hand hygiene shared on behalf of Sanja Deric, Manager of Infection Prevention and Control.

A reminder for all essential caregivers, when visiting a loved one on any of the effected home areas full PPE must be worn at all time and visits must take place in the Resident’s room only. Visitors are not permitted to attend activities at this time.

COVID-19  Outbreak status

Lindenwood: All staff and residents who were considered close contacts of our 2 positive cases were retested December 28th, results still pending at this time. If all swabs come back negative the home area will be out of isolation midnight of December 31st.

Bankwood: Currently on high risk exposure after one staff tested positive for COVID-19. Residents are currently isolating and being monitored for symptoms. All residents on Bankwood were re-swabbed today.

Monkwood; Currently confirmed outbreak after 2 positive cases of COVID-19, one staff and one resident. Residents are currently isolating and being monitored for symptoms. All residents on Monkwood  were re-swabbed today.

Glebewood: We were informed that one student has tested positive for COVID-19. 6 Residents have been considered high risk contacts and are currently isolating, awaiting their test results from the PCR swab’s completed December 29th. Those who were not considered close contact are not in isolation at this time.

Testing

All fully vaccinated staff, Essential Caregivers (ECGs), students, and contractors must be tested via a rapid antigen test at least 2 times per week. RAPID tests are valid for 48 hours.

  • All individuals who have travelled outside of Canada and countries covered by the federal government quarantine within the last 14 days must undergo rapid antigen testing prior to entering our home.

Visiting

As per the Ministry of Long Term Care, residents are allowed 2 designated essential caregivers (ECG’s) which took effect today. Please continue to send the 2 ECG’s to nmclean@glebecentre.ca if you have not done so yet. Visiting hours are from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year on behalf of the Glebe Centre team.

December 29, 2021

Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak – Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building)

Lindenwood remains in outbreak at this time and Residents will remain on isolation. All Residents and Staff were re-tested December 28th  and those results are pending.

Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak- Monkwood (3rd floor, 6-storey building)

Monkwood residents will remain on isolation and will be re-swabbed tomorrow, December 30th.  At  this time, one resident and one staff member on Monkwood has tested positive for COVID-19.

High Risk Exposure – Bankwood (1st floor, 2-storey building)

Bankwood is currently experiencing close monitoring of resident’s as the home area is considered to be high risk exposure after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Residents will be re-swabbed on December 30th.

Visiting Guidelines

The two home areas that are confirmed as in outbreak (Lindenwood and Monkwood), can only receive 1 Caregiver visit at a time and Caregivers must only visit in the Resident’s room. Caregivers need to wear PPE at all times including masks, and face shields.

For all other home areas that are not in confirmed outbreak at this time, residents are permitted to have 2 essential Caregivers visit at the same time.

All visitors must complete a rapid test every time they visit and receive confirmation of a negative result before proceeding to the resident home area.

Updates from the Ministry of Long Term Care that take affect December 30th, 2021;

  • Entry into the long-term care homes by general visitors has been paused, including for outdoor visits. General visitors will continue to be permitted to enter the home to visit residents receiving end of life care.
  • Day absences for all residents for social purposes are paused. All essential, medical or compassionate absences will continue to be permitted.
  • LTCH will permit absences for medical purposes or compassionate and palliative reasons
  • Residents who are returning from day absences will be required to complete Rapid Antigen test for seven continuous days or PCR test on days 1 and 7

For any families who have not yet provided 2 essential caregiver names, please send names to nmclean@glebecentre.ca and we will update our list accordingly.

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

December 25, 2021 @ 2:10 p.m.

We have received confirmation that one staff member on Bankwood (ground floor, north building) and one on Monkwood (3rd floor). tested positive for Covid. As a result, residents in both those units cannot leave the building and must remain in their rooms on isolation.

Only designated Essential Caregivers may visit Bankwood and Monkwood ,residents and only 1 Caregiver may visit at a time. These visits must take place in the Resident’s room. Caregivers will be provided with a mask, face shield and gown and these must be worn at all times during the visit.

Essential Caregivers are required to have a rapid test every time they visit.  This means, a rapid test upon entering the home, waiting 15 minutes and receiving confirmation of a negative result before proceeding to the resident home area.

Staff will be wearing N-95 masks and face shields for the duration of the outbreak.

Visiting hours remain the same from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 24, 2021

Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak – Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building)

We are pleased to share that all Lindenwood residents and staff results have now been received and all are negative. Lindenwood remains in outbreak and residents will remain on isolation until Dec. 29th, and will be re-tested at that time.

Only designated Essential Caregivers may visit Lindenwood, only 1 Caregiver may visit at a time, and Caregivers must only visit in the Resident’s room.  Caregivers need to wear PPE at all times including masks, and face shields. Staff will be wearing N-95 masks and face shields for the duration of the outbreak.

Confirmed Positive Staff Case– Queenswood (4th floor)

All Queenswood staff and resident test results have been received and are negative. Queenswood is not in outbreak and residents do not need to be isolated.

Visiting Guidelines

As we anticipate many visitors over the coming days, please be prepared for a wait associated with rapid testing. We appreciate your patience.

Visiting may continue as usual on all home areas, except for Lindenwood where as stated above, only one essential caregiver may visit at a time.

  • Visiting hours are restricted to 7:00 am-7:00 pm, unless visiting a resident at end-of-life in which case visiting is not restricted.
  • Essential Visitors and General Visitors are required to have a rapid test every time they visit.  This means, a rapid test upon entering the home, waiting 15 minutes and receiving confirmation of a negative result before proceeding the resident home area.
  • We are asking all visitors to visit during the Swab Clinic days and times listed below if possible. If you are not able to visit during the hours of the Swab Clinic, the screener on duty will provide swabbing during visiting hours (7am-7pm). Please be aware that the screener’s primary responsibility is the monitoring of the front door.

Swab Clinic Hours:

  • Monday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

Our next planned update will be sent on Wed. Dec. 29th.

December 23, 2021

Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak – Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building)

 We are pleased to share that 32 out of 32 Lindenwood resident PCR tests have been received and all are negative. 10 staff results have also been received and all are negative with remaining staff results still pending. Lindenwood residents will remain on isolation and will be re-swabbed again on day 7.

 Only designated Essential Caregivers may visit Lindenwood, only 1 Caregiver may visit at a time, and Caregivers must only visit in the Resident’s room.

Confirmed Positive Staff Case– Queenswood (4th floor)

We have received confirmation that a staff member who worked on the Queenswood (4th floor) home area has tested positive for COVID-19. Please note, Ottawa Public Health has confirmed that Queenswood is NOT in outbreak and residents are not being isolated. All Queenswood staff and residents have been PCR tested. 25 out of 30 resident results have been received and are negative. 30 staff results have been received with some results still pending.

We continue to receive and follow all instructions received from Ottawa Public Health.

Visiting Guidelines

Visiting may continue as usual on all home areas, except for Lindenwood where as stated above, only one essential caregiver may visit at a time.

  • Visiting hours are restricted to 7:00 am-7:00 pm, unless visiting a resident at end-of-life in which case visiting is not restricted.
  • Essential Visitors and General Visitors are required to have a rapid test every time they visit.  This means, a rapid test upon entering the home, waiting 15 minutes and receiving confirmation of a negative result before proceeding the resident home area.
  • We are asking all visitors to visit during the Swab Clinic days and times listed below if possible. If you are not able to visit during the hours of the Swab Clinic, the screener on duty will provide swabbing during visiting hours (7am-7pm). Please be aware that the screener’s primary responsibility is the monitoring of the front door, and there may be a wait time to receive swabbing from the screener.

Swab Clinic Hours:

  • Monday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

DECEMBER 21, 2021

Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak – Lindenwood (2nd floor, 2-storey building)

 Unfortunately, we received news today that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member worked on the Lindenwood home area (2nd floor, 2-storey building). The staff member is isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

Ottawa Public Health has confirmed that the Lindenwood home area is now in outbreak.

All Lindenwood Residents and staff were tested for COVID-19 today and results are pending.

Please note, general visitors will not be permitted to visit Residents on Lindenwood during the outbreak. Only designated Essential Caregivers may visit Lindenwood, only 1 Caregiver may visit at a time, and Caregivers must only visit in the Resident’s room.

All other home areas are NOT in outbreak and visitors and caregivers are reminded of the new directives communicated earlier today:

  • Visiting hours are restricted to 7:00 am-7:00 pm, unless visiting a resident at end-of-life in which case visiting is not restricted.
  • Essential Visitors and General Visitors are now required to have a rapid test every time they visit.  This means, a rapid test upon entering the home, waiting 15 minutes and receiving confirmation of a negative result before proceeding the resident home area.
  • We are asking all visitors to visit during the Swab Clinic days and times listed below if possible. If you are not able to visit during the hours of the Swab Clinic, the screener on duty will provide swabbing during visiting hours (7am-7pm). Please be aware that the screener’s primary responsibility is the monitoring of the front door, and there may be a wait time to receive swabbing from the screener.

Swab Clinic Hours:

  • Monday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

December 16, 2021

Families and Friends,

Please see below for important changes taking effect Fri. Dec. 17th. If you have questions about this information please contact Sanja Deric, Manager of Infection Prevention and Control at sderic@glebecentre.ca or 613-238-2727 ext. 379.

Thank you for your attention to these important changes.

New COVID-19 measures at The Glebe Centre LCT home effective Friday, December 17, 2021

Swabbing/ Surveillance Requirements 

∞All fully vaccinated staff, students, volunteers and Essential Caregivers (ECGs) must be tested via a rapid antigen test at least 2 times per week.

∞All fully vaccinated general visitors and support workers must be tested each time they visit The Glebe centre unless they have a test result from the previous day.

∞All partially vaccinated ECGs must be tested every time they visit The Glebe Centre. ECGs must be fully vaccinated or have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 20, 2021(or a valid medical exemption) to be permitted entry into our home. ECGs will have until Feb 21, 2022 to be fully vaccinated to continue with entry into our home.

∞All individuals who have travelled outside of Canada and countries covered by the federal government quarantine within the last 14 days must undergo rapid antigen testing prior to entering our home.

∞In case of COVID-19 outbreak only ECGs are allowed to enter the home.

Operating days for the Swab Clinic:

Monday 0600-1600

Tuesday 0800-1600

Wednesday 0600-1600

Thursday 0600-1600

Friday 0600-1600

Saturday 0800-1600

Sunday 0700-1400

Weekend and working days’ clinic operating hours may change. If you are planning to visit outside the clinic operating hours, you may come and get test during the clinic hours.

Visits and Restrictions

Essential Caregivers:  

∞ECGs who are partially vaccinated must tested every visit, upon receiving negative result can proceed to resident room. Limit the visit to the resident’s room, and wear mask and shield at all the time.

General Visitors: 

∞Must be fully vaccinated (or have a valid medical exemption) to come into the home. Effective: December 15, 2021.

∞Infants under 1 year of age are not considered visitors and may enter the home without being subject to testing.

∞Children who are not fully vaccinated are not permitted entry into the home.

∞Visitors are not permitted to attend any activities. Visitors can walk inside with a resident and visit in the resident’s room.

Notes: Each resident can only have two people visiting at a time (this can be 2 ECGs, 2 general visitors or an ECG and a general visitor and wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and Infection Prevention Measures. If a resident is receiving end of life care, non-vaccinated/partially vaccinated ECGs and general visitors can be allowed entry into the home.

Resident Absences

Day Absences

∞Only fully vaccinated residents are permitted day absences.

∞Notify nurse on the floor and Occupational Nursing Coordinator Espen Kittilsen at extension 364 of e-mail at: ekittilsen@glebecentre.ca if you are taking resident out of home.

∞Upon return from a day absence they must be tested for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen test and a PCR test on day 3.  No isolation is required unless a positive result is received. If the resident has a known exposure to a positive case, they must isolate with a PCR test on day 1 and day 7.  If a negative result is received following the day 7 test, isolation will be discontinued.

Overnight Absences

∞Overnight absences for social purposes are being suspended, regardless of vaccination status.

∞Residents who wish to leave the home overnight for social purposes will need to follow the appropriate discharge process, as required in section 147.1 of O.Reg.79/10 (General) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 as well as the re-admission protocol when they return at a later date.

Note: Essential, medical, compassionate and palliative absences are still permitted, regardless of vaccination status.

Admissions and Transfers

For all return/admissions/transfers from another healthcare facility that is not in an outbreak:

∞If asymptomatic and fully vaccinated and no known exposure to a case, a PCR test must be completed prior to admission or on arrival and the resident placed on isolation until a negative test result is received. Symptom screening must be completed twice daily for 10 days following the return/admission/transfer.

For all other return/admissions/transfers to the home:

∞A PCR test is required prior to admission or on day 1 and again on day 7. The resident must be placed on isolation until a negative result is confirmed from day 7. Symptom screening must be completed twice daily for 10 days following the return/admission/transfer.

Definitions

  • Essential Caregiver (ECGs) -visitor who is visiting the home to provide direct care to meet the essential needs of a particular resident. Caregivers must be at least 18 years of age and must be designated by the resident or his/her substitute decision-maker (if any). Payed sitters are considered ECGs.

Direct care includes providing support or assistance to a resident that includes providing direct physical support (for example, eating, bathing and dressing) and/or providing social and emotional support.

  • General visitor means a person who is not an essential visitor and is visiting the home to provide non-essential services related to either the operations of the home or a particular resident or group of residents.

Links to key documents from the Ontario government:

  1. https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-communication-resources?utm_source=newsroom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%2Fen%2Frel
  2. https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001342/ontario-taking-further-action-to-protect-long-term-care-and-retirement-homes

 

DECEMBER 9, 2021

Suspected COVID-19 Outbreak – Monkwood (3rd floor)

We received confirmation from Ottawa Public Health that the Monkwood home area is no longer in suspected outbreak. All resident test results were negative.

Staffing Update

We are wishing Allison Letourneau, one of our social workers, the very best as she has moves on to another opportunity.

We are pleased to share that Maggie Anderson has decided to return to her long-time social work role. Maggie will become the contact for the residents and families who Allison was previously working with, and she can be reached at 613-238-2727 ext. 329 or manderson@glebecentre.ca.

Maggie will be assisting with the transition in Quality Management until her replacement is recruited.

Update from Our Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

The reality is that number of cases in the community continues to rise and unfortunately we are seeing an increased number of vaccinated people testing as positive. The best way to prevent transmission of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated, wear a mask, follow proper hand hygiene and adhere to respiratory etiquette. Continue to follow physical distancing of 2 m/ 6 ft and limit close contacts by avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, don’t wait for your symptoms to improve, please isolate and immediately book your COVID-19 test.

As a reminder to everyone on all home areas, masks must be worn at all times by staff, visitors and designated caregivers.

The Ministry of Health is updating the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes to reflect the following requirements:

Based on the advice of the CMOH, individuals who have travelled outside of Canada (including the US) and countries covered by the federal government quarantine within the last 14 days must undergo rapid antigen testing prior to entering a long-term care home, regardless of their vaccination status. Each test is valid for 48 hours. Residents who travel outside of Canada and therefore do not pass the screening requirements upon return to the home must be permitted entry, as per Directive 3, isolated on Droplet and Contact Precautions and tested for COVID-19 as per the COVID-19: Provincial Testing Requirements Update.

December 1, 2021

Suspected COVID-19 Outbreak – Monkwood (3rd floor)

We are happy to share that we received confirmation from Ottawa Public Health that  the 7 Monkwood Residents placed on isolation Friday  were all negative for their initial testing. These 7 Residents will remain on isolation and were tested again today for COVID-19.  If all follow up test results are negative these residents will be out of isolation on Dec. 5th, so long as they do not have any symptoms.

New – Rapid Testing Frequency for Visitors, Caregivers, Staff, Students & Volunteers

Effective immediately, all visitors, caregivers, staff, students and volunteers must undergo rapid antigen testing a minimum of once per week. Visitors who are unvaccinated must continue to undergo rapid testing prior to each visit.

This week, the Rapid Clinic hours are: Wed. 6am- 4pm, Thurs. 8am-4pm, Friday 6am-4pm. We ask visitors to have their test during these days and times if possible, as there will be a wait time outside of these timeframes. Rapid Clinic hours will continue to be adjusted to accommodate staff and visitors.

3rd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine for Visitors & Caregivers

A 3rd dose is strongly recommended for all visitors to long-term care homes. To provide maximum protection against COVID-19, 3rd doses should be administered at least 6th months after receiving the 2nd dose. Please click the following link to book your 3rd dose using the provincial booking system:

How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment (ontario.ca)

At this time, we are not able to provide 3rd doses to caregivers. 3rd doses will continue to be administered to eligible residents and staff.

Reminder of Glebe Centre Visitor Policy and Videos Refreshers for Families, Friends and Visitors:

All visitors are asked to please review the attached visiting policy as well as the following video links:

How to Hand Wash | Public Health Ontario

Putting on Full Personal Protective Equipment | Public Health Ontario

Taking off Full Personal Protective Equipment | Public Health Ontario

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrx7OpFEk2E  – Safest Sneeze Test

Active Screening at Main Entrance

The federal government is implementing enhanced measures for all travellers. Effective immediately our home must ensure that as part of active screening, any person who has travelled to South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Namibia in the previous 14 days is prohibited from entering the home until they are released from quarantine by the federal government. This applies to any person who is subject to active screening requirements, including staff, students, volunteers and visitors. As a reminder, only emergency first responders are exempt from active screening.

With cases rising in the province and the declaration of Omicron as a new variant of concern, we must continue to be vigilant with our infection control practices. Thank you for your continued cooperation and diligence to help keep our community safe.