Campus Updates

Unionville Home Society’s top priority is the health and safety of all who work, live and visit on our campus of care.

UPDATE – November 11, 2022

Outbreak Update

We are pleased to inform everyone that the outbreak at Union Villa has been declared over.  Communal dining and small group programs can resume.  We are still monitoring everyone for symptoms because Covid is still very prevalent in the community.  Masking, handwashing and physical distancing is still required in all long-term care homes.  Thank you, once again, for your patience, support and assistance during the outbreak.

Change to Screening Hours

Under the new Ministry guidelines, only essential caregivers and visitors need to be actively screened by our screeners.  We will continue to have our screeners available each day between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm to greet visitors and perform our usual screening practices.  Effective November 21, 2022, staff will change to passive screening each day through a self-evaluation to ensure they are symptom free and haven’t been exposed to any known cases of Covid.  There is no change to rapid testing as it is still required for all essential caregivers, visitors and staff, up to twice each week.

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VISITOR PROTOCOLS

Our regular visitors are familiar with our protocols but you can help by reminding those who may be visiting your loved one.  Even though most restrictions have been lifted in the community, some protocols remain for long-term care facilities. Please share these with your family members or visitors who may not receive our Administrator updates.

  • Masks are still required in long-term care homes. If you are taking a resident on a social outing, masking is recommended for the resident.
  • Eating and drinking with residents indoors is prohibited, except in the Rob van Velzen Family Room on the main floor. This room must be booked in advance and please remember to leave the room clean and put any refuse in the garbage.
  • If you are outdoors, and not eating or drinking, mask use is still necessary. If you are attending a resident program or are near other residents outdoors, you must wear a mask.
  • In the event of an outbreak, visiting may be limited so it is a good idea to call ahead if you are unsure or may be travelling from a distance.
  • You may be asked to wear additional PPE or adhere to additional protocols so please be respectful and compliant with staff requests.
  • Please plan for extra time to complete screening, a rapid test and review of our protocols. This is a requirement from the Ministry of Long-Term Care in all long-term care homes.
  • Should you experience any respiratory or gastric symptoms of infection that are not COVID-related, please refrain from visiting until your symptoms resolve for at least 24-48 hours.

If you think you might have COVID or have been in contact with a positive case, please contact Public Health in your area and self isolate according to their directions. Do not visit Union Villa until your isolation period has finished and you are free of symptoms. If you have visited us recently (within the last 10 days), please call the Nurse Manager at (905) 477-2822 ext. 4251 as we may need to adjust our protocols.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone who lives, works and visits safe.

CAMPUS PROGRAMS:

Adult Day Program has resumed regular in-person programming in addition to virtual programs for registered clients.   For more information, please contact (905) 477-2822 ext. 4265.

Unionville Community Centre for Seniors (UCCS) has resumed in-person programming.  Virtual programs continue. All programs regardless of format require pre-registration.  For more information, please call (905) 477-2822 ext. 4235.