Tufford Retirement Manor & Nursing Home

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Unger Nursing Homes Ltd. announces Mandatory Vaccination policy

Unger Nursing homes Ltd. is joining other long-term care organizations that have made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for those entering our homes.

As we continue to face the Covid -19 Pandemic and rates of infection once again increase in communities across the country, we recognize that unvaccinated employees are more likely to bring the virus to work.

Due to the frail and vulnerable nature of our residents, this puts them at significant risk for increased disease and death. The safety of our residents in Long-Term care, who trust us to provide the care and services they need, is paramount.

This mandatory vaccine policy will increase the level of safety for both residents, families, and employees as well as improve the quality of life by reducing the need for isolation and disruption of daily activities that result from outbreak restrictions.

For these reasons, both Unger Homes have implemented a MANDATORY policy for all employees effective October 1, 2021.

Steps We Are Taking to Control the Virus

  • Vistors
  • No visitors to the Home
  • Multiple Workplace
  • Staff can work only at one home
  • Staff tested 2 x daily
  • Before start & completion of shift
    (staff with any symptom are sent home & must follow Ministry guidelines)
  • Staffing
  • Increased nursing hours. Increased housekeeping hours - cleaning high touch surfaces, hand rails, bed rails, door knobs
  • Surgical Masks/PPE
  • All staff must wear a surgical mask at work, including approved PPE for isolated residents. Sufficient back-up of PPE supplies-masks, gloves, gowns, goggles are available on site.
  • Cohorting
  • As much as possible, same staff looks after assigned residents ONLY
  • Meal Service
  • Room service for all 3 meals
  • Cloth Masks
  • Given to staff to wear outside of WORK for extra protection. Physical distancing out of workplace encouraged
  • Drop-off Centre
  • To deliver food, supplies, and equipment to minimize the entry of essential workers to the Home
  • Residents tested 2 x daily
  • Isolation of any symptomatic residents & immediately contacting PH to get the swabs/results done
  • Hospitalization of Covid-19 infected Residents /DNR Orders
  • To be discussed with families
  • New Admissions/Re-Admission
  • Require 14 days isolation
  • Palliative Care & Very Ill Residents
  • May visit - must be screened and wear PPE
  • Reporting
  • Working in close partnership with PH & Ministry
  • Confirmed Outbreak
  • Separating ill from well residents assigning same staff to look after the ill residents only
  • Discharge from Home
  • Family to decide - we are here to help