COVID-19 Update: March 28, 2020
In your home:
• Keep shared spaces (e.g. kitchens, bathrooms) clean and well ventilated.
• Use soap and water to clean dishes and utensils after each use.
• Clean door handles, light switches, railings, remotes, and other high-touch areas daily.
• Clean your home and household items with store-bought disinfectant or diluted bleach (one part bleach to nine parts water).
• Wash clothes, and linens using regular laundry soap and water (60-90°C).
• Do not share personal items (toothbrushes, clothing, towels, drinks, etc.)
• If available, use disposable gloves and protective clothing (e.g. plastic aprons) when cleaning anything soiled with bodily fluids.
We know residents and their families have many questions and concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the spread of this virus may impact their health and access to health care services.
The attached letter and fact sheet will serve as a resource for residents and families, should they have questions or concerns or require additional information.
COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020
During these unique and uncertain times, our Shoreham family is working very hard to keep your loved one and our staff safe. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Shoreham facility. Although difficult for residents and family we have made the decision to stop all drop-offs to residents effective March 27, 2020. We understand this may cause some distress but it is necessary to keep our staff and residents safe.
Thank you for your understanding.
COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2020
With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing in Nova Scotia every day, psychologists offer insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need. Please read the attached PDF below for further information.
COVID-19 Update: March 19, 2020
We know clients and families have many questions and concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the spread of this virus may impact their health and access to health care services.
The attached letter and fact sheet will serve as a resource for clients and families, should they have questions or concerns or require additional information.
COVID-19 Update: March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Update: March 16, 2020
Each day the Shoreham team works hard to keep our residents and staff safe. To ensure their safety we are now restricting all visitors to the Shoreham facility. If a resident needs to leave the facility for a health emergency, the staff will act accordingly. Residents are not permitted to leave the facility for social visits. If a resident leaves the facility with friends or family for dinner or any other activities, they will not be permitted to return to the facility until the “No Visitors” mandate has been lifted. We apologize for the inconvenience but must follow these strict guidelines to keep all of our residents and staff safe.
Update: March 15, 2020
NO VISITORS PERMITTED
Please be advised that effective immediately, no visitors to the Shoreham property are permitted. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 at the Shoreham facility. There was an announcement today confirming three presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. As a precaution, Shoreham is no longer permitting visitors of any kind until further notice. Please check back on Monday for a more detailed update.
Update: March 14, 2020
Shoreham has activated our pandemic plan to prepare and respond to the recent Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19). Our primary goal is the safety of residents and clients and the protection of staff.
To help protect residents of Long Term Care, those most at risk for severe illness, the government is restricting visitors who have travelled outside the country in the last 14 days from entering the facilities. If symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing) occur during these 14 days, visitors must further postpone visiting until symptom-free.
There is also influenza – like illness in the community. Visitors are not to enter the facility with any symptoms of respiratory illness including sore throat, headache, body aches, and cough. Postpone visiting until you are symptom free.
• Visitor screening will be completed at all facility entrances.
• Resident visiting is restricted to two designated visitors (e.g. substitute decision-maker or immediate family).
• Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit.
• External community members are not permitted to enter the facility (this includes customers of Lawtons, Lawley’s cafe).
• There will be no large programs/activities.
Communication and Information: Information will continue to be updated on the Shoreham website regularly www.nwood.ns.ca.
Shoreham will continue to be transparent with information and will work in collaboration with the Department of Health and Wellness and Public Health Services.
Daily provincial updates are available at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
COVID-19 Update: March 12, 2020
ALL VISITORS (Family, Friends, Volunteers, Community)
If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, you may have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please DO NOT enter the Shoreham facility.
As part of the response to the spread of COVID-19, it is important that everyone helps protect those most at risk for severe illness.
As always, if you are feeling unwell you should not enter the facility. Your cooperation is important and appreciated.
Employees are to contact Occupational Health at 902-454-3354 prior to returning to work.
Please view the attached PDF files for more detailed information.