A message to families, support persons and Concordia Place residents.
Concordia Place Leadership, Staff and Physicians together with Public Health Officials are taking all necessary steps to decrease the risk of spread of the COVID virus.
Across Manitoba, strict infection prevention and control precautions are now in place in all hospital and long term care facilities. For the safety of your loved ones, and upon the recommendation of public health officials, we are needing to suspend visitor access to Concordia Place. This is consistent with current best practices implemented across Manitoba.
We appreciate your understanding as we implement these elevated precautions to protect our residents, many of whom have underlying medical conditions that put them at greatest risk of becoming severely ill due to COVID-19.
Exceptions for compassionate reasons or end-of-life situations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with the manager of the unit at Concordia Place if you believe you have an extenuating circumstance.
We want to thank all our residents’ family members and friends for respecting the visitor restrictions. We understand the importance of families communicating with our residents. To facilitate ongoing communication, our Recreation team will implement telephone socialization plans to enable residents and their families to connect by telephone or FaceTime in order to maintain contact with each other. Nurses and Health Care Aides at Concordia Place will also assist residents and family members to connect by phone.
Nurses will also be contacting the resident’s primary contact, as identified in the care plan, at least weekly to provide an update on how the resident is doing. This is in addition to contact nurses routinely make if medical or care issues arise.
Just as all Manitobans are being asked to practice physical distancing, practices and programs at Concordia Place have been adjusted accordingly. While larger group programs and gatherings are suspended, our Recreation Facilitators and Spiritual Care Providers are connecting with residents individually.
Hairdressing services for the foreseeable future are also suspended.
If you wish to bring food or other items to a resident at Concordia Place, our staff will deliver appropriate items to the resident on the unit. Please follow these guidelines:
All items that are delivered must allow for the surface to be appropriately cleaned and disinfected on arrival. No items should be packaged in cloth bags.
- Food items will need to be in sealed containers that can be wiped down prior to delivery to the resident on the unit. Please label all food containers with the resident’s name and the date.
- Items that cannot be appropriately cleaned and disinfected on arrival cannot be accepted. For example: plants, flowers, or stuffed animals. We continue to implement recommended infection prevention and control measures including enhanced environmental cleaning to promote resident safety and well-being.
The following individuals should NOT attend any health care facilities to visit residents or deliver items to residents. Individuals coming into Concordia Place will be asked the following questions to determine whether they have:
- Returned from travel, including travel within Canada, in the last 14 days, OR
- Had exposure* to a confirmed COVID-19 case within 14 days prior to onset of illness, (Note: *Exposure may include scenarios or settings like: large events with confirmed case(s) of COVID-19.)
- Had close contact with someone being tested for COVID-19 at this time,
- Been instructed to self-isolate or self-monitor for 14 days,
- Have cold or flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache)
In the event that you or anyone in your family receives a positive test result for COVID-19 AND has visited a hospital or a long-term care facility or care environment within the last 14 days, we ask that you immediately notify the manager of the unit where your loved one is being cared for.
As your long-term care facility, we want to assure you that our skilled expert clinical teams and support teams are here for you and your family, to provide quality, compassionate care in a faith-based environment, which is our mission and our passion. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take every measure to protect you, your loved ones and our staff. We ask for your continued prayers for the health of the citizens of Winnipeg, and people throughout the world.
We encourage you to visit the dedicated Manitoba government website https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/ for the latest information and recommendations related to COVID-19.
If you have additional questions please feel free to contact:
Kyla Gilmour Director of Resident Services at 204-661-7106,
Shannon Croft, Clinical Manger 1st &2nd Floor at 204-661-7294, or
Amy Anis, Clinical Manager 3rd & 4th Floor at 204-661-7217
Welcome! We are honoured that you have chosen Concordia Place as your new Home! We strive to provide compassionate care and services in a home-like environment, guided by Concordia’s Mission, Vision and Christian Values.
Concordia Place is a 140 bed Personal Care Home which opened its doors in May 2000, and is governed by the Concordia Hospital Board of Directors. Concordia Place is a faith based organization and a member of Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba (IHCAM). Concordia Place operates within a Personal Care Home Service Purchase Agreement with the WRHA and is an active participant of the WRHA PCH Advisory Council.
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