Our Welcome Mat is Officially Out!

Effective Monday, March 7, 2022 – pre-arranged in-person visits will be a thing of the past! Families and friends (age 12 and older) will be free to come and go within our scheduled visiting days/hours of:

Visitation Days/Hours
Monday and Friday:  10:00 a.m. to Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. to Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  No visitation hours (at this time)

Visitation Protocols:
• All visitors will gain access to our Home via our front doors (facing Hugo Street North) and be greeted by a Recreation staff member. (As needed, please press the doorbell/intercom buzzer to notify staff of your arrival.)
• You will be screened as per present steps (temperature check and standard health status questions). Proof of vaccination is NOT required.
• Hand sanitization remains a critical infection control practice – both upon arrival and departure.
• Once successfully screened, you will be provided with a medical grade facemask to wear throughout your visit, as well as offered protective eyewear (optional to use – the eyewear is multi-use; please retain and bring with you for future visits – limit of one pair per person); and be asked to sign our Guestbook. (When leaving our Home, please also record your departure time in the same Guestbook.)
• Thereafter, you will be free to access an elevator and proceed to your loved one’s floor/room for your visit.
• Per Resident, only two visitors at a time will be accommodated. Please coordinate visit days/times amongst family/friends so that you do not exceed the allowable limit.
• You may visit with your loved one in their room or anywhere in our Home that space is available.
• Food/beverages/treats/gifts, etc. may be delivered/given to your loved one as part of your visit; however, we remind visitors to always wear their facemask when in our Home (and not to remove your own mask to eat/drink).
• At present, visitors must be age 12 and older; and no pet visits are allowed.
• Should an outbreak be declared at our Home, visits will NOT be permitted. Notice will be provided to families/friends as quickly as possible should an outbreak situation arise.

This positive change in our visitation practices has been a long time in coming! We know that the past two years have seemed like twenty-two. Although we are thrilled to be opening up, we must go slow with regards to continuing on with respecting frequent hand sanitization and the wearing of facemasks in order to protect our most cherished and vulnerable Residents. Presuming COVID infection rates stay manageable and go even lower – we fully believe that it will be a SUPER SUMMER AHEAD!

Warmest regards,

Sherry Heppner
Development Coordinator
The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg