By Evy Lang Manager of Operations
Staff at Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care are doing everything possible to keep the virus out of our home. As difficult as it is for you not to be able to visit your loved ones, in the interest of our residents’ safety as this pandemic progresses, we are bolstering our restrictions and have put the following in place:
- Our doors will remain closed to visitors until further notice.
- We are no longer accepting items being dropped off, unless absolutely essential.
- We are asking that you please limit your phone calls to urgent matters only.
- A reminder to everyone that if you are looking for ways to keep in touch with your loved one, you can send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will print and deliver your email to them by the next business day.
- We began collecting email addresses from our family members last month; if we have not yet been in touch with you, please give us a call and let us know how we can reach you via email.
As well, a few updates on how we’re keeping our residents safe, healthy and happy:
We have implemented separate meal services in our dining rooms; one sitting per floor so that we can physically distance our residents.
Our management team has been redeployed to assist with resident meals and care.
Our residents are offered activities that can be self-directed or enjoyed in a one-to-one format with staff, such as word games, puzzles, trivia, colouring pages and reading materials.
Our management team has also implemented morale-boosting activities that our staff and residents can enjoy together, though properly physically distanced, such as Korridor Karaoke, Pyjama and Pizza Day, Taco Tuesday, and Sports Jersey Day.
Staff has been diligent in following all precautions and Public Health and Ministry of Health directives. We are thrilled to report that at this time we have no staff or resident cases of COVID-19 and we will continue to do everything in our power to keep everyone here safe. Our hearts go out to our neighbours at Seven Oakes who have suffered devastating losses. We would like to suggest that if you’re sending out messages of appreciation and encouragement to our staff here, you also consider sending out messages of support to the staff at Seven Oakes. A little kindness and acknowledgment goes a long way right now.
You can send cards/letters via mail to us and the residents at:
Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care59 Lawson Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1C 2J1
You can send cards/letters to our friends at Seven Oakes at:
Seven Oakes Home for the Aged
9 Neilson Rd. Scarborough, ON M1E 5E1
Please take good care of yourselves and each other,