This statement is being released to our Residents, their families, our Team Members, Board Members, Stakeholders including our Town Council and CAO, SHSS Leadership, and Emergency Services.
This past weekend there was a statement released that here on the Niverville Heritage Centre Campus we were locking down the Heritage Life Retirement Living Inc. building.
As all of you are aware this whole campus is an aging in place campus. In all areas we have seniors living that are at a stage in their life and health that make them more susceptible to the Corona Virus than others.
Locking down the Heritage Life Personal Care Home wing and the NCU Manor 2nd floor was easier as all of the residents and staff working there are at risk.
Locking down the whole NCU Manor (adding the 1st and 3rd floors to the lockdown) needed to happen as many of the residents living there are at risk.
Locking down the Life Lease wing is one that will need to be built on the honour system as we do not have a lot of staff station in that area.
I have had my share of phone calls noting that you bought your life lease unit and so you can come and go as you wish.
With the lockdown of the Heritage Life Retirement Living Inc. wing the concern we have is for the residents who reside in this wing that should be living in the NCU Manor. Some of them have applied and are waiting to move over to the Manor. We cannot protect them on our own we need all of the lease holders/residents assist with this.
In the Life Lease we have had some snowbirds that returned walk freely around the building and even go out. Some have been standing around closely (not physical distancing) and visiting. As well there has been a flow of visitors.
Since the virus droplets can live for 24 hours on hard surfaces and even cardboard we need to reduce the exposure that could result in any of our residents on this campus catching Covid 19.
The Covid19 Action Response Committee has been doing a great job. An Emergency Planning Program was developed specific to the Niverville Heritage Centre Campus because of our unique campus. The plan as four stages. Following is some information. This is a multipage booklet along with a lot of background details.
We are currently in the Red Stage but it is creeping toward the last level. In some cases we have acted before it was mandated, thanks to the Covid19 Action Response Committee.
With the lockdown of the Heritage Life Retirement Living Inc. building this is what we are asking of you and some information.
As noted before things are changing so very quickly across Canada and within the Province of Manitoba. We will keep you informed as we can on our Website but again ask for patience if these changes happen too quickly or for changes you personally feel we should have implemented already.
If you have any questions please contact the undersigned.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Officer of Finance and HR
Niverville Heritage Centre Campus
P: 204.388.5000 ext. 211