Moving our Outdoor Visits Indoors

Whether we like it or not – there is no stopping the change in seasons. Switching from summer to Fall inevitably means wearing sweaters, then jackets and then even warmer jackets.  Although we do remain hopeful that there will a few (more than a few) summer-like afternoons to enjoy (minus the nasty wasps!?!) – by some point in October, visits in our courtyard will end and indoor visits will become our focus again.

Accompanying this update are revised Designated Visitor and General Visitor pamphlets (click on the links to access) and we encourage your review of the information to ensure you are aware of the implications of fully moving indoors with all visits. Screening of visitors will continue as per our current procedures: asking of COVID-19 screening questions, temperature check, validation of vaccination status (for General Visitors) and mandatory mask wearing, etc.

Please note that in November, our Recreation room will have limited access due to it being utilized for mandatory nursing staff training. We will be doing all we can to accommodate visitation requests – but frequency and number of visits may be reduced because of having extremely limited accessible visitation stations inside our Home (including our “Pod”). Families/friends who have visits booked will be contacted by our Recreation staff IF your visit happens to be impacted.

We continue to restrict on Unit access to staff only and to families/friends visiting their loved ones at end of life. Should this protocol change, we will promptly provide an update. We very much recognize the important role that family/friends play in the lives of our Residents. Working together, we will find solutions to allow as many indoor visits as possible to continue throughout the coming cooler (cold!) weather seasons.

Warmest regards,

Sherry Heppner
Development Coordinator
The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg