CURRENT UPDATE – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Please find below an update on the Designated Caregiver Program that has been recently announced.
CURRENT UPDATE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020
Please find below a document outlining the new changes in ease of restriction in Long Term Care.
CURRENT WEEKLY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020
During the winter, youth interviewed residents of Shoreham Village and other seniors in the community of Chester, NS. The interviews inspired a music video. It was supposed to be recorded in the home at the end of March so we had to create a virtual choir. Thanks to a grant from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society, this video is now complete and includes performers from the ages of 2 to 90, mentally challenged and mentally sharp, professional musicians, and people who sang for the first time. The first verse was developed by two youth, (Taylor and Jessie-Lynn) Jamie Junger, Judy Parsons, and Jim Henman. The other verses were completed by Jim Henman and Myles Goodwin. Enjoy!
CURRENT WEEKLY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020
We are very pleased to offer an update on the ease of some restrictions in regards to visits, resident’s movement within the facilities, resident programming, hair salon service, packages, and staff information. Below you will find a document outlining the most recent of these changes.
CURRENT WEEKLY UPDATE – MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020
We are very pleased to offer an update on the ease of some restrictions in regards to visits, resident’s movement within the facilities, resident programming, hair salon service, packages, and staff information. Below you will find documents outlining these changes.
CURRENT WEEKLY UPDATE – FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2020
Please find the most recent changes to Long Term Care directives.
With the announcement from the DOH today Shoreham is excited to offer indoor visits beginning July 27th, 2020.
Indoor visits will be limited to one person at a time. Residents may have up to three separate individuals on their visitor list. You are able to provide the names of these three individuals by contacting 902-275-5631 ext. 235 or 221.
The process for booking an indoor visit will remain the same as booking outdoor visits.
Screening protocols will remain in place.
United Way of Lunenburg COVID-19 funding.
This funding is helping people in the communities that we serve.
If you know of individuals who would benefit from one of these programs please direct them to the appropriate agency.
If you know of individuals who would benefit from one of these programs please direct them to the appropriate agency.
211 Nova Scotia is also a great information resource. They can be reached via phone, text or web.
COVID-19 Update: June 26, 2020
Please see below for information on outdoor family visitation.
COVID-19 Update: June 16, 2020
Please see below for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 at Shoreham Village.
COVID-19 Update: June 12, 2020
Dear Family Member,
We are so excited to announce that Shoreham will be contacting families and scheduling outdoor visiting beginning next week. We know how much you have missed your loved ones and they have missed you! These outside scheduled visits are set up under direction from Department of Health and Wellness and Public Health regulations. Before we begin calling and scheduling families, we want to include you in our plans and make you aware of how these visits will look. Please read the visitation document below.
COVID-19 Update: May 7, 2020
At this time, we DO NOT have an identified case of COVID-19 in Shoreham. Below is a video created by Shoreham Staff, Residents and the community that we hope you enjoy.
COVID-19 Update: April 16, 2020
At this time, we DO NOT have an identified case of COVID-19 in Shoreham. Please take some time to read the attached letters.
COVID-19 Update: April 6, 2020
COVID-19 Update: April 5, 2020
It is with regret that the Shoreham Village Foundation must inform our supporters of our difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Swing for Shoreham Golf Tournament. Following protocol from the NS Office of Public Health in relation to the current COVID–19 pandemic, knowing the Chester Golf Club has been closed to the public indefinitely and considering the present instability of the economy, there was little choice but to cancel. The 2020 tournament would have been the 10th Annual and we have been looking forward to a celebratory event, but unfortunately, this will not be rescheduled in 2020.
We are grateful for your past and ongoing support of Shoreham Village. On behalf of the Shoreham Foundation, we assure you we will endeavour to do what we can to enhance the quality of the lives of our residents and staff during these challenging times and are committed to keeping everyone’s health and safety at the forefront of what we do.
COVID-19 Update: April 1, 2020
With the recent information on the identification of COVID-19 in a few homes in Nova Scotia, we have now put in motion our decision to create cohorting areas to care for residents if swabbed and identified with COVID-19.
At this time, we DO NOT have an identified case of COVID-19 in Shoreham. This is a preparatory measure. If we get a case everyone will be made aware. We are continuing to be on top of the issues and these cohort floors are examples.
We are sorry for the short turn around but feel it is essential to move this forward quickly. This is a large undertaking that will occur rapidly. Some residents will be relocated to other rooms/locations throughout the facility temporarily to create the space for the cohort floor. We have held admissions in the short term to help with relocating and resettling residents E Wing. Admissions will resume when this is done.
Specific areas have been identified and residents affected are being notified. Team members will be providing emotional support as people are relocated. We also have teams identified to help pack and set up the many aspects of the cohort floors. Managers and Charge Staff will work to determine the most appropriate relocation. We realize that this will be disruptive and challenging for people involved and thank everyone in advance for patience and understanding.
Again at this time, we do not have an identified case of COVID-19 within the Shoreham community.
This is a difficult time for everyone and making these decisions are not easy for anyone. The impact on the residents affected is tremendous and they will need all of our support.
You will see a flurry of activity in the next two days. We are all in this together and are doing everything we can to keep residents and staff safe.
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.