November 17, 2020
COVID-19 Update
"And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us." - 1 John 5:14

Our 24 hour day of prayer for Tabor Home has received an overwhelming response. Thank you to all those who signed up for a time slot to pray. Let's keep going to midnight tonight and believe for a miracle in Tabor Home.
Tabor Home Outbreak Update
Dear Families and Friends of Tabor Home:

During the Tabor Home outbreak, 62 residents in total and 38 staff in total have had COVID-19. Sadly, there have been two deaths. Some who tested positive have already made a full recovery.

We recognize that an outbreak can be very worrisome for residents, staff, and families. Our focus is on ensuring staff safety and safe compassionate care for older persons living at Tabor Home.
 
The health and safety of our residents and our staff is our first priority and a responsibility we take very seriously. We continue to work with Fraser Health to ensure the following measures are in place to prevent further spread of COVID-19 at Tabor Home:
  • ensuring that staff wear a procedure mask that covers their mouth and nose, eye protection and other personal protective equipment as recommended;
  • ensuring twice-daily screening of tenants for any signs of illness
  • enhancing our daily cleaning practices;
  • maintenance of 2m of physical distance in dining rooms, staggered meal times, tray service or other strategies
  • cancellation of group activities and client gatherings, while providing one-to-one activity as appropriate;
  • visitor access restrictions and screening measures for essential visitors
  • providing active staff screeners to support site to screen all staff twice a shift
  • providing ongoing staff education by Fraser Health and facility-based staff
  • priority access to necessary supplies such as masks, eye protection and gowns
  • grouping of staff and residents to prevent cross over between well and sick individuals

We know that staying away from your loved one is very difficult and we appreciate that you are cooperating with this request with the goal of keeping residents and staff healthy. 

Our staff will continue to provide care and services to our residents to ensure their safety and well-being while maintaining routines where it is safe to do so.

We will keep you up-to-date on any changes related to your family member’s health status.

For general information about COVID-19, call 811, or visit HealthLinkBC: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-covid-19.

If you have further questions, please contact myself, Dan Levitt, Executive Director, by phone at 604-859-8715 extension 102 or email at dlevitt@taborvillage.org
Throughout the pandemic, Tabor Village has modified the life enhancement program that provides programs and services to help older persons stay engaged and positive focusing on quality of life. We are in regular communication with families in daily letters and phone calls and connecting families with their loved one living at Tabor Home. Tabor Village continues to look at ways to stay connected with older persons and their families.

Tabor maintains a robust staffing roster with full-time, part-time and casual workers. With the number of staff who are not available to work due to COVID-19, an essential services staffing plan was implemented at the beginning of the outbreak, which includes overtime shifts, outsourcing additional health care workers from Fraser Health, hiring staffing agencies and recruiting staff from post-secondary institutions health care programs. Most importantly, Tabor Village is blessed with health care workers who are going out of their way to be in the middle of an outbreak to support their colleagues, to ensure the work gets done, that safety measures are in place and that 'Care from the Heart' continues. 

We continue to do everything possible to support our residents and staff during this outbreak. We appreciate the community’s support during this time. The entire Tabor Village community is praying that Christmas comes early this year and all of the hard work being done to control the virus results in the outbreak being declared over soon.

Prayers for Tabor Home 
"We are so Thankful for you and all the staff at Tabor. We pray numerous times daily for all the staff, residents, support workers, leadership at all levels.
We are in challenging times, but it is so comforting to know and trust a loving, caring GOD who has all of our days securely grasped in His all powerful, and wise hands. May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May we like Mary willingly and joyfully submit our lives to HIM who is able to do more than we can even imagine.
To HIM BE ALL THE GLORY AND PRAISE.
May GOD bless and keep all of us."
-A grateful family

"Just want you to know that we are praying for all the staff and residents of Tabor Village. Thank you for your dedication to caring for our family members. Thank you especially for the amazing love and care you have shown to our mom... we are so grateful that she is surrounded by staff who love her and that she has grown to love in her time at Tabor Home. You have been there for her when we couldn’t be and for that we thank you from the bottom of our heart."
-A grateful family

"Sending love and prayers to all staff who are all affected by this devastating pandemic Covid, May God give strength and courage to get through this amen"
-A grateful daughter

"Sending love and prayers to all staff and families and residents and for this virus not to enter there again and to be cleansed of covid 19 and renewed back to health hugs all."
-A grateful daughter

"... Stay safe Tabor... my thoughts are with all you heroe's on the front lines"
-A grateful Tabor Home Care Aide

"Our staff are doing amazing work... stay safe, be smart, we will all get through this..."
-A grateful Tabor Home Care Aide
We Want To Hear From You
If you have questions or concerns, we are here for you to chat, to listen, and to ensure you feel cared for and heard. We want to hear from you and are always open to feedback and how we can continue to improve.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE
Executive Director
604-859-8715 x 102
Tabor Village | 604.859.8715 | Email | Website

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Tabor Home Society
31944 Sunrise Crescent
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1N5