West Park Manor PCH Visitor Guidelines

Visitor Guidelines

We are slowly returning to how things were prior to the pandemic and its’ requirements, but improved.

These guidelines will be in effect on May 10, 2023.  Always ask if you are unsure.  Further updates may occur.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
  2. Masks remain available at the front entrance until June 10, 2023.
  3. We are a mask friendly facility.  You may wear a mask in our facility if you choose.  
  4. Residents may ask staff to wear a mask when providing their care.
  5. We expect continued use of hand sanitizer before and after all contact with persons and items.
  6. All persons shall follow any posted precaution guidelines for PPE use (mask, gloves, eyewear, gown).

Note any and all signage as it remains possible that an outbreak (gastro, respiratory or other) may occur at any time.

  • Ask if you have questions about wearing the PPE.
  • Distancing:
  • We encourage distancing whether indoors or outdoors.
  • DO NOT visit if you are ill or having any GI or respiratory symptoms. Mom doesn’t want you to share this.

Self screen prior to coming as you have been doing.

  • In-room visitors remain at two (2). 
  • Visitors and residents may visit in any area of the facility. Please avoid over five (5) persons in the group.
  • As weather warms, you may visit in the front patio or gazebo area providing there are no activities occurring there.
  • Visitors may sign out residents for a walk off property or for a social pass at the nursing desk.
  • On June 30:
    • We will open the Multi-Purpose Room for family bookings.  This is done through email to Teresa Reynolds, Therapeutic Recreation (treynolds@westparkmanor.ca). We will honor all requests as able within any guidelines that may be in place at that time.   
    • We will open programs and activities to family members as we are able to accommodate within any guidelines that may be in place at that time.
  • Dining:
    • Visitors may continue to bring meals and snacks for resident consumption. We cannot store food/drinks.

Visitors may join in the snacks.

  • We are opening the Main Dining Room for some residents as assessed for safety with our Interdisciplinary Team.
    • We are decreasing the numbers of and discouraging residents from eating in their rooms unless we are in outbreak situations.  This will increase residents’ socialization opportunities and safety.
    • Family who attend for required active meal assistance (feeding) may be accommodated to assist residents in the end lounges as space permits.  Not all residents are eligible to have meal assist.  This is based on the Interdisciplinary team assessments including SLP.
    • Avoid visiting during meal times to allow residents to socialize and create friendships with others over a meal.
  • Other:
    • Fans for personal use in rooms will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

At all times, fans SHALL NOT blow air from rooms into hallways.