November 16, 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

Tomorrow, November 17th, we are holding a 24 hour day of prayer for Tabor Home beginning tonight at midnight. We know God hears our prayers and we believe He can do a miracle at Tabor Home and put an end to the spread of this virus.

Will you join us in lifting our residents, staff, and families up in prayer?

Reach out to Jackie Kingma at JKingma@taborvillage.org to sign up for a time slot so we know that every hour is covered. We know many of you have already been praying and we are so grateful. This too shall pass, but until then, we pray.
Tabor Home Outbreak Update
As of Monday, November 16th, we regret to inform you that we have a total of 42 staff and 59 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Many staff who tested positive for the virus were in shock as they experienced no symptoms. It is our belief that many of these positive cases are individuals who already had the virus within them, but didn't display symptoms or show on their test until later.

This is a sad reality for many and we know and feel the weight of this deeply, just as we know you all do as well.

How are we combating this?
  • Staffing levels are being maintained to provide resident care.
  • All visits have ceased for the duration of the outbreak with the exception of end of life visits.
  • Movement around the Home has been restricted.
  • Enhanced cleaning practices.
  • Twice a day active screening of symptoms with staff and residents.
  • Weekly testing of all staff and residents.
  • Enhanced care plans put in place for COVID-19 positive residents.
  • Daily audits of PPE, hand-washing, and environment.
  • Enhanced infection control measures have been implemented.
  • Working with Fraser Health, enhanced education, additional infection control experts, access to emergency supplies, and additional staff have been provided.
Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
Check out the attached infographic below for tips to help manage stress and anxiety around COVID-19.
What Can You Do?
  • Wash hands often and thoroughly.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Maintain physical distancing by staying six feet apart.
  • Wear your mask, especially when on Tabor Village property.
  • Do not have anyone over to your home or go into someone else's home.
  • Avoid going to indoor places unless a safety plan is in place.
  • No large gatherings.
  • Connect with people in your household who you live with and support each other.
  • If you have a family member in Tabor Home, send them a letter using our online system here or email JKingma@taborvillage.org
  • PRAY
  • Send a card or note of encouragement to staff or residents.
  • Cover a stocking for a resident through our Stockings 4 Seniors campaign here.
  • Donate to our COVID-19 Relief Fund here.

COVID-19 Information Website
Visit our website for all the COVID-19 news and updates. We post all our communications, surveys, and policies there so there is always a go-to spot for you to find what you're looking for.
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