Our Response to COVID-19
Dear Residents, Families and Team Members
Here in Ontario, we continue to experience a serious surge in positive COVID-19 cases from the highly contagious Omicron variant. Prior to the holidays, the Ontario government sent communication regarding some new restrictions to reduce and contain any potential spread.
As of December 22nd, 2021 the following changes were put in place:
- Essential caregivers and general visitors are permitted to visit*, provided they pass active screening requirements, including a negative Rapid Antigen Test result before entering. Essential caregivers and visitors must follow all public health measures for the duration of their visit. This includes keeping a surgical mask over your mouth and nose for the duration of any indoor or outdoor visit.
- Residents who choose to leave for an overnight trip, regardless of their vaccination status, will now require a negative lab-based PCR test upon their return to their residence and again at Day 7, AND must isolate on Droplet and Contact precautions until a negative test result from Day 7 is confirmed.
- New residents moving-in, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a PCR test on arrival (Day 0) and at Day 7. They must isolate on droplet/contact precautions until a negative test result is confirmed from Day 7. In addition, there will be twice daily symptom screening for 10 days from the date of move-in.
* General Visitors will only be permitted at residences not currently in Outbreak Status.
We are still conducting active screening for each person who enters the residence, this involves a series of questions regarding your health and potential symptoms as well as a Rapid Antigen Test. It is imperative that everyone partakes in the active screening and provides honest answers to each individual question.
Our homes continue to work closely with their local Public Health agencies as well as the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) teams to ensure that we have the most stringent measures in place.
As a collective group, we are entrusting Ontario Public Health as well as our local public health units to guide us through the monitoring, maintenance and management of outbreak as well as day-to-day precautions and protocols. Each region directs us according to the needs of the area.
Please see below for current Outbreak status of our residences (As of February 14th, 2022).
Due to the varying regulations dependent on region, please contact the specific residence you would like to visit to get up-to-date guidelines.
Direction, requirements and protocols are changing quickly. We are continuously learning and adapting under the direction of the Ministry, the RHRA and our IPAC support teams. With the support of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association we continue to follow these directions and fight this new wave of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant.
This has been a long journey, and we can assure you that the residents who entrust us are at the forefront of everything we do. We remain 100% focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents, team members and extended families.
We will continue to keep this site updated, and thank you, as always for your patience, understanding and commitment to the measures that help keep everyone safe.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy start to this New Year.
Our residents are resilient.
Our teams are full of determination and GRIT!
Contact our Residences Directly
Aberdeen Gardens, Hamilton ON
Adelaide Place, Lindsay ON
Applewood Retirement Residence, Peterborough ON
Bramalea Retirement Residence, Brampton ON
Caroline Place Retirement Residence, Hamilton ON
Harmony Hill Retirement Community, Oshawa ON
Retirement Suites by the Lake, Scarborough ON