Outbreak Status

1st March 2024

Hello  Family and Friends,

The current Respiratory Coronavirus outbreak status at The Glebe Centre as of 11:30 am today:

Coronaviruses, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold.

Monkwood:

We are happy to inform you that the Coronavirus outbreak in Monkwood has been declared over by Ottawa Public Health on February 29, 2024.

Queenswood:

A confirmed Coronavirus outbreak was declared by OPH on February 29 with 2 residents in isolation at this time. If no new resident cases are reported, the outbreak will be over on March 8.

Kentwood :

Today, March 1, the OPH declared the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, three residents are in isolation due to mild cold symptoms. If no new resident cases are reported, the outbreak will be over on March 8.

We highly recommend practicing proper hand hygiene regularly to safeguard yourself and others from illnesses, particularly with the rise of circulating viruses within the community. If you are feeling unwell, we kindly request that you refrain from visiting and stay at home.

Videos Refreshers for Families, Friends, and Visitors:
All visitors are asked to please review 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

For questions, please contact the nurse on the unit or Sanja, the IPAC Manager.

Stay safe and take care.

Best regards. 
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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20th Feb 2024

Hello Family and Friends,

Today, February 20th, the OPH declared an unspecified respiratory outbreak on Monkwood. Currently, five residents are in isolation due to mild cold symptoms.

We strongly recommend practicing proper hand hygiene regularly to protect yourself and others from illnesses, especially with the increasing spread of viruses in the community. Please wear a mask when visiting. Masks are available at all entrances and residential areas. If you are feeling unwell, we kindly request that you avoid visiting and stay at home.
Videos Refreshers for Families, Friends, and Visitors:
All visitors are asked to please review 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

For questions, please contact the nurse on the unit or Sanja, the IPAC Manager.
Stay safe and take care.

Best regards, 
Sanja​ Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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16th Feb 2024

Hello Family and Friends,
 
We are pleased to inform you that the COVID-19 outbreak at the Glebe Centre has been declared over by Ottawa Public Health on February 16th, 2024. Currently, we do not have any other outbreaks.
 
As a reminder, it is still the season for respiratory viruses, and there are high levels of virus spreading in the community. We kindly request you to follow good hand hygiene practices, avoid visiting if you are not feeling well, keep your vaccinations up to date and wear masks in resident areas.
 
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the staff, family members, and caregivers who worked tirelessly to prevent and control the outbreak. Your unwavering dedication and commitment to the health and well-being of all the residents is truly admirable.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and support during these challenging times.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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7th Feb 2024

Hello Family and Friends,
 
As of February 7th, The Glebe Centre in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health provided the following outbreak update:
 
Currently there are two outbreaks on Bankwood:

COVID-19 outbreak continues with 14 residents testing positive.  All are in isolation.   

Respiratory outbreak will be declared over by February 11th if there are no new cases.
 
As a reminder, please refer to some useful tips included in the link below:
 
Infection Prevention and Control Tips for Visiting All Health Care and Congregate Settings (publichealthontario.ca)
 
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Regards,
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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29th Jan 2024

Hello Friends and Family of the Glebe Centre,
 
Glebe Centre and Ottawa Public Health Outbreak Update January 29, 2024
 
1. Glebewood Covid Outbreak– We currently have one resident who is positive and remains on isolation precautions on Glebewood. The outbreak will be declared over tomorrow, January 30th, if no new cases are identified. 
 
2. Bankwood Covid Outbreak- Ottawa Public Health has declared that Bankwood is experiencing a Covid outbreak. We currently have 2 residents confirmed positive and 3 more awaiting PCR test results. The earliest date for the end of this outbreak will be Feb 4th, if no more cases are identified. 
 
We ask if coming to visit Bankwood, that family please wear a N95 mask and eye protection while on the home area.
 
Thank you everyone for working together to bring these outbreaks to a close as quickly as possible. 
 
Regards,
Erica Fisher RN
IPAC Supervisor

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22nd Jan 2024

Hello Family and Friends,
The Glebe Centre and Ottawa Public Health IPAC updates as of January 22, 2024:
 

  1. Kentwood, COVID -19 outbreak , is now declared over as of today, January 22.
  2. Thornwood, Influenza outbreak, is now declared over as of January 19th.
  3. Glebewood, COVID-19 outbreak , 7 cases confirmed, 9 residents in isolation. Expected date for the end of outbreak if there are no new cases is January 28, 2024. Staff and visitors will still need to wear a n95 mask and face shield when on Glebewood.
  4. Monkwood, RSV outbreak, is now declared over as of today, January 22.

Thank you so much to all our staff, residents, friends and family of the Glebe Centre for all your hard work and dedication to ending these outbreaks as quickly as possible.


Erica Fisher RN
IPAC Supervisor

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19th Jan 2024

Hello Family and Friends,
 
The Glebe Centre outbreak updates as of January 19, 2024:
 

  1. Kentwood, COVID -19 outbreak (one case confirmed),  January 11, 2024.  Expected date for the end of outbreak if there are no other cases, is January 22, 2024.
  2. Thornwood, Influenza outbreak (2 cases confirmed), onset January 09 ,2024. Expected date for the end of outbreak if there are no new cases, is January 20, 2024.
  3. Glebewood, COVID-19 outbreak 13 cases confirmed, 9 residents in isolation. Expected date for the end of outbreak if there are no new cases is January 28, 2024.
  4. Monkwood, RSV outbreak, 2 cases confirmed January 13, 2024.  Expected date for the end of outbreak if there are no new cases is January 22, 2024.

Thank you for your support.

Regards,
Ankica Jovan
Director of Care

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17th Jan 2024

Hello Family and Friends,
 
As of January 16th, The Glebe Centre in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Health outbreak updates:
 

  1. Influenza A outbreak on Thornwood with two confirmed cases reported. 
  2. COVID -19 outbreak on Kentwood with one confirmed case. 
  3. COVID -19 outbreak on Glebewood with 12 confirmed cases and a total of 16 residents in isolation. 
  4. RSV outbreak on Monkwood with 2 cases confirmed.

I want to express my gratitude to everyone who follows IPAC measures and helped to contain the outbreaks.

As we enter the respiratory disease season, it is essential to keep ourselves and our community safe by following the necessary precautions. To help you with this, please refer to some useful tips included in the link below:

Infection Prevention and Control Tips for Visiting All Health Care and Congregate Settings (publichealthontario.ca)


Thank you for your support.

Regards,
Ankica Jovan
Director of Care

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10th Jan 2024

Hello  family and friends,

Today,  January 10th, the OPH declared a suspected outbreak of influenza A in Thornwood, with one confirmed case reported.

The suspected COVID-19 outbreak in Woodlawn has been closed. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who followed IPAC measures and helped to contain the outbreak with only one case.

As we enter the respiratory disease season, it’s essential to keep ourselves and our community safe by following the necessary precautions. To help you with this, I am attaching some useful links below:

Infection Prevention and Control Tips for Visiting All Health Care and Congregate Settings (publichealthontario.ca)

Thank you for your support.

Sanja​ Deric

Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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9th Jan 2024

Hello  Family and Friends,

The current COVID-19 outbreak status at The Glebe Centre as of 12:30 pm today:

Glebewood:

Last evening, on January 8,  a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak was declared by the OPH on Glebewood. We currently have four residents affected. The outbreak is expected to end on January 17, provided that no additional residents show symptoms.

Queenswood:

A confirmed COVID-19 outbreak continues with two cases. If no new resident cases are reported, the outbreak will be over on January 11.

Kentwood and Woodlawn – suspected outbreaks:

A suspected COVID-19 outbreak in Kentwood is ongoing, with one resident affected. The outbreak is expected to end on January 12, assuming no additional residents show any symptoms. A suspected COVID-19 outbreak in Woodlawn is also ongoing, with one symptomatic resident in isolation. PCR results are pending, and if we receive negative PCR results, the outbreak will be over in Woodlawn.

We highly recommend practicing proper hand hygiene regularly to safeguard yourself and others from illnesses, particularly with the rise of circulating viruses within the community. Please note that masks are mandatory at present and are obtainable at all entrances and residential areas. If you are feeling unwell, we kindly request that you refrain from visiting and stay at home.

Videos Refreshers for Families, Friends, and Visitors:
All visitors are asked to please review 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

For questions, please contact the nurse on the unit or Sanja, the IPAC Manager.

Stay safe and take care.

Best regards. 

Sanja​ Deric

Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Hello Family and Friends,

We are pleased to announce that the suspected COVID-19 outbreak in Queenswood has officially ended today, December 11, 2023. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts and attentiveness in helping to contain the outbreak, which affected only one resident and was resolved within a minimum timeframe. Great job, Queenswood staff!

We have active COVID-19 outbreaks in Monkwood, where six residents are currently in isolation. The tentative date to be out of the outbreak is December 18, provided there are no new cases.

On a positive note, we are happy to report that our flu and COVID-19 vaccination status is high, with most residents having received both vaccines. We are still in the process of collecting the RSV vaccine consent and administering it to eligible residents. We would like to thank everyone who has signed the consent form. If you haven’t done so yet, please sign and return it to Sanja sderic@glebecentre.ca  If you don’t want your loved ones to receive an RSV vaccine, please let us know.

To access the consent form, please click on the link below:
https://glebecentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Consent-for-Vaccines-Residents.pdf


You can also find copies of the consent form at the reception desk. Please sign and ask the receptionist or nurse to place your completed consent form in Sanja’s folder at reception.


For more information on the RSV vaccine click the link below:

https://glebecentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/AREXVY.pd

We are grateful for your support and cooperation in ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents.

Thank you.
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Dec 4th 2023

Dear Family and Friends,

We are informing you that as of today, December 4th, OPH declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Monkwood. Four residents have tested positive for the virus. Additionally, there is a suspected COVID-19 outbreak on Queenswood with one positive case.
 

We would like to remind you that our RSV vaccine clinic will be held on December 6, 2023. To administer the vaccine to our residents, we require a consent form signed by the Power of Attorney (POA). Please send the signed consent form back to Sanja Deric via email at sderic@glebecentre.ca. Thank you to those who have already signed a consent form.


To access the consent form, please click on the link below:
https://glebecentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Consent-for-Vaccines-Residents.pdf


You can also find copies of the consent form at the reception desk. Please sign and ask the receptionist or nurse to place your completed consent form in Sanja’s folder at reception.


For more information on the RSV vaccine click the link below:

https://glebecentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/AREXVY.pdf
 

We encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly to protect themselves and others from getting sick, especially with the increase in viruses circulating in the community. Masks are required at this time and are available at all entrances and home areas.
If you are not feeling well, please remain at home.

Videos Refreshers for Families, Friends, and Visitors:
All visitors are asked to please review 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

For questions, please contact the nurse on the unit or me Sanja, the IPAC Manager.

Best regards,
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Nov 16th 2023

Hello Family and Friends,

As of November 11th, the Ottawa Public Health respiratory and enteric surveillance dashboard has indicated a rise in COVID-19, flu, and other respiratory viruses in the region. The agency has reported “very high levels and rising” of COVID-19 and flu in wastewater testing. Additionally, the levels of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) were also observed to be rising.

We understand that our staff, caregivers, family, and friends want to keep residents safe. Therefore, starting tomorrow, November 17th, masking will be required for all individuals entering The Glebe Centre.  We will reassess masking once the activity in respiratory illnesses decline. 

Please note that you may remove your mask when alone in resident rooms. Masks will be available at the main entrance as well as at each resident home area. This requirement, however, does not apply to residents, as they have the discretion to choose whether to wear a mask or not.

At this time, we remain outbreak-free, and we would like to thank everyone for following the infection prevention and control protocols.
Thank you,
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Nov 3rd 2023

Hello Family and Friends,
 

We have received new Ministry of Long-Term Care guidelines regarding changes to mask requirements that must be implemented by Tuesday, November 7. Regarding the safety of our residents, staff, and families, The Glebe Centre always goes above and beyond, and we adopted this rule on September 29, 2023. We will continue with the same practice.  Masks will be available at the main entrances and in each resident’s home area.
 
For staff, students, volunteers, and support workers:
• Masks are required to be worn in all resident areas indoors.
 
For caregivers and visitors:
• It is strongly recommended that visitors wear a mask in all resident areas indoors, except when with a resident in the resident’s room or when eating and drinking with a resident in communal spaces.
 
Residents in Shared Rooms:
• If a resident in a shared room is uncomfortable with others removing their mask, homes are encouraged to designate a space to enable the roommate to have visitors without masking.
 
Activities
Eating, drinking and sharing a meal is an important part of many homes’ social environment. Caregivers and general visitors may join a resident in sharing a meal or eating and drinking in a communal space without a mask.  Visitors and caregivers may join residents for group activities however are strongly recommended to wear a mask unless eating and drinking with the resident.
Take care and have a good weekend.

Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Oct 25th 2023

Hello Family and Friends,
It is our pleasure to announce that we are officially out of outbreak status at The Glebe Centre. 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. It takes a team effort to get through an outbreak and that team is everyone who works, visits and lives at The Glebe Centre.

We continue to vaccinate residents and staff with COVID-19 and flu vaccines and stress the critical importance of vaccination as a key defence against COVID-19 and influenza. Vaccination keeps residents, staff, volunteers, and families safe and ensures residents can enjoy activities that support their well-being and quality of life.

Please continue to monitor for illness as we continue to be in a high respiratory transmission risk period. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.  

We have an attached link from OPH as a reminder of how to keep ourselves and the residents safe during this respiratory disease season.
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/Documents/F/2023/factsheet-ipac-pci-for-patients-families-visitors.pdf?rev=f7fd8de58eb24bcbacdbe6c91ba335b8&sc_lang=en

Stay safe and get vaccinated.
 
Sanja
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Oct 17th 2023

Hello Family and Friends,
 
I’m pleased to inform you that Kentwood and Woodlawn are no longer in a COVID-19 outbreak. Kentwood had a total of 5 affected residents, while Woodlawn had 17 residents involved in the outbreak. Fortunately, we had no deaths linked to this outbreak, but a few residents were sent to the hospital due to COVID-19 symptoms.
 
Queenswood has been in a Suspected COVID-19 outbreak since yesterday, Oct 16, 2023 (one resident case).
 
Bankwood is still dealing with a respiratory virus outbreak with Rhinovirus (the common cold) identified as the cause. Currently, one resident is in isolation and the tentative end for this outbreak is Oct 24.
 
 
On Oct 12, our vaccination team administered over 300 doses of COVID-19 and flu shots to our residents. We continue to vaccinate residents with consent. However, some residents still haven’t signed the consent form, and we urge you to do so if you want your loved ones to receive the vaccine. Please send the consent to Sanja Deric, IPAC Manager, at sderic@glebecentre.ca. Even if you don’t want your loved ones to receive the vaccine, please let Sanja know.
https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/vaccine/COVID-19_vaccine_consent_form.pdf
 
 
Copies of COVID-19 Consent forms are also available at the reception desk.
 
 
Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Oct 11th 2023

Hello Family and Friends,
 
The current outbreak status at The Glebe Centre as of 12:00 am today:
 
Bankwood:
A confirmed Rhinovirus outbreak has been declared on Bankwood, effective October 11, 2023. We had a total of 6 symptomatic residents, 3 of which are already off isolation. The outbreak is expected to end on October 18th, assuming no additional residents show any symptoms.
 
Kentwood:
The COVID-19 outbreak on Kentwood is ongoing with 2 residents affected.
 
Woodlawn:
The COVID-19 outbreak on Woodlawn is ongoing with 3 residents currently in isolation.
 
The COVID-19 Outbreaks on Kentwood and Woodlawn are expected to end on October 18th, assuming no additional residents show any symptoms.
 
We are taking all proactive measures to protect our residents and staff.
 
Starting tomorrow, October 12, we will begin vaccinating our residents with COVID-19 and Flu vaccines.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Best regards,
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Oct 6th 2023

Hello Family and Friends,

A suspected Influenza A outbreak on Woodlawn has been declared over by Ottawa Public Health effective 2023-10-06. Antiviral prophylaxis may be discontinued at this time. 
 
Woodlawn
The COVID-19 outbreak on Woodlawn is still ongoing; the first positive case will be off isolation tonight at midnight.
 
Kentwood
The COVID-19 outbreak on Kentwood will be declared over the morning of 2023-10-07 if no new cases are identified by midnight on 2023-10-06. Outbreak control measures on that home area may be discontinued at that point. The active resident cases must continue to isolate until their respective day 11.
Thank you to everyone for your efforts to end this outbreak.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Health Canada approved the Moderna SPIKEVAX ® XBB 1.5 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on September 12, 2023. This updated COVID-19 vaccine targets the XBB.1 variant and is expected to produce a stronger immune response to the currently circulating COVID-19 variants.
 
This week, we received 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; we are arranging a clinic for next week.  Because we have a limited supply, we will give the vaccine to our residents first.
 
Power of Attorney for Care (POA):  please provide us consent for the vaccine if you haven’t already.  https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/vaccine/COVID-19_vaccine_consent_form.pdf
 
Unless they have recently had COVID-19, most residents are eligible for this vaccine. Once consent is signed please email to sderic@glebecentre.ca.
 
Flu Vaccine
As per the Ottawa Public Health recommendation, we will co-administer flu vaccines with COVID-19 vaccines.
 
*Reference from OPH Co-Administration with COVID-19 Vaccine
Individuals 6 months and older, may receive a COVID-19 vaccine simultaneously with (i.e., same day), or at any time before or after non-COVID-19 vaccines (including live and non-live vaccines) such as seasonal influenza.
 
Happy Thanksgiving to you all,
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Oct 3rd 2023

Hello Family and Friends,
The COVID-19 outbreak on Lindenwood was declared over, Friday September 29th.
We want to thank everyone for their efforts and attentiveness to help end this outbreak.
 
There are still COVID-19 outbreaks in two home areas: Kentwood and Woodlawn. Additionally, there is a suspected Influenza A outbreak on Woodlawn.  Visitors are currently permitted on these home areas.
 
We encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly to protect themselves and others from getting sick, especially with the increase in viruses circulating in the community. Masks are required at this time and available at all entrances and home areas.
 
If you are not feeling well, please remain at home.
 
Thanks,
Sanja Deric
Manager of Infection Prevention and Control

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Sep 28th 2023

Hello  Family and Friends,

We are informing you that a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the first floor of Kentwood, effective from today, September 28, 2023. Two residents have tested positive for the virus. Additionally, the COVID-19  outbreak continues in Lindenwood (10 cases) and Woodlawn (4 cases).

As we approach the respiratory virus season, where we anticipate increased transmission of COVID-19, Influenza, RSV, etc., we are implementing mandatory masking at the Glebe Centre starting from tomorrow, September 29, 2023. This requirement will remain in place throughout the respiratory virus season or until further notice.

We appreciate your continued efforts to ensure the safety of everyone in our home.

Best regards,

Sanja

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Sep 6th 2023

Hello family and friends,

The  confirmed Rhinovirus outbreak declared 2023-08-21 at THE GLEBE CENTER was declared over 2023-09-04

We have no other outbreaks at this time .

Thank you all for your support during this outbreak 

Sanja 

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30th Aug 2023

Hello Family and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the respiratory outbreak in Monkwood has been declared over.

We currently have active respiratory outbreaks in Queenswood with one resident in isolation.

The tentative date to be out of Outbreak is Sep 3. 

Thank you

Sanja

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28th Aug 2023

Hello Family and Friends,

Kentwood –  COVID-19

The suspected COVID-19 outbreak in Kentwood has been declared over by Ottawa Public Health effective, 2023-08-25.

Monkwood -Rhinovirus

The outbreak on Monkwood continues, we had 4 residents linked to this outbreak.

There are 2 residents who are no longer symptomatic and are now off of isolation. The outbreak should be declared over on Aug. 30 assuming no additional residents have any symptoms

Queenswood -Rhinovirus

A respiratory outbreak has been declared on Queenswood Unit (4th  Floor) effective today, 2023-08-28 .

With this outbreak, we identified two residents with the Rhinovirus (common cold virus). Please note that both COVID and multiplex results are still pending for one of our resident.

Videos Refreshers for Families, Friends and Visitors:

All visitors are asked to please review 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  

For questions, please contact the nurse on the unit or Sanja IPAC Manager.

Best regards,

Sanja

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22nd Aug 2023

Hello Family and Friends,

Outbreak Status at the Glebe Centre as of 10:00 am today

An unspecified respiratory outbreak has been declared on the Monkwood effective, 2023-08-21.  We have three symptomatic residents.

Please note that we received COVID-19 results and they are all negative but multiplex results are still pending at this time.

A COVID-19 suspected outbreak has been declared in  Kentwood. We have one positive resident case of COVID-19

Control measures have been initiated for these units.

Daily temperature checks will be completed on all residents in these units

All symptomatic residents will be isolated, placed on contact droplet precautions and tested

All residents are encouraged to remain in these units

Essential visitors  permitted on these units

No volunteers and general visitors in these units

Exceptions are permitted for palliative care and medical escorts

Staff must complete a Point-of-Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) before entering a resident’s room on these units.

Enhanced cleaning on these units

A procedural mask must be worn at all times when on these units

Eye protection and N-95 are recommended when on these units, but not mandatory

For questions, please contact Sanja at sderic@glebecentre.ca or ext. 379

Thanks,

Sanja

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June 28, 2023


The Glebe Centre will put the following changes into effect for all visitors and caregivers in response to the updated recommendations received June 23rd, 2023 from the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

We are delighted to announce that these changes will take effect right away. The modifications are summarised below:

Masking Requirements

  • Masks are recommended but no longer required for visitors and caregivers in all home areas.
  • For anyone who wants to wear one, masks will be accessible at all entrances as well as in the resident home areas.
  • All individuals are expected to use masks and other personal protective equipment as indicated by the IPAC manager/delegate in the home areas during an outbreak and if a resident is on additional precautions.
  • If a resident and or family member requests that a staff member wears a mask when providing care, signage will be posted on the residents’ door and masks will be available in the home area.


Physical Distancing and Cohorting

There are no more requirements or restrictions related to physical distancing or cohorting when we are not in outbreak.
 
The Gathering Place, the Bistro, and the outdoor spaces and balconies can now be used by residents and their loved ones, to enjoy a meal or snack without the need to distance or limit the number of individuals at each table. 

A sincere “Thank You!” for your assistance and understanding throughout the past few years!

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