Dear Family and Friends of Tabor Home:
The daily letter to families started at the beginning of the Tabor Home Outbreak. Our goal in sending this letter is to keep you informed of the latest information about the Outbreak. In addition, we have started weekly phone calls to family members from a team of leaders who have been redeployed from their regular duties to focus on reaching out to families to provide an update and to hear from them of ways we can address any concerns. The clinical team is focusing on direct care and controlling the virus. As time is available, the clinical team will contact family members to provide updates on the health status of their loved one. Should there be a change in the health condition of an older person at Tabor Home, families are contacted immediately.
I want to thank those families that have contacted me directly during the Outbreak. We have cried together, you have touched my heart and emotionally invited me to walk alongside you. It is an honour to have this time to speak with you and also to read your emails. Most of the conversations have been positive and your understanding and compassion speaks volumes of the character of the Tabor community. I admire your resilience and perseverance for what you have experienced since the beginning of the pandemic and for many of you these challenges have been part of your life for many years as you support your loved ones who are no longer able to live independently.
Tabor Village prides itself in open door communication and it is very important that we continue to be in contact together during the pandemic.
For any reason, please contact me directly:
Dan Levitt, Executive Director
Phone: 604-859-8715 ext. 102
Positive Residents: 67
Negative Residents: 30
Deaths: 16 with COVID
Positive Staff: 55
There are no new numbers to report today. The important thing to remember is numbers are not everything. What matters is that every resident, family, and staff member is affected by this virus right now and every life has value. May we continue to keep the faith and battle against this outbreak together. We will get through this.
We take this situation very seriously. Together with Fraser Health infection control team, Tabor Village has implemented enhanced safety measures to stop the spread of the virus. These measures include:
- Twice a day screening of staff including temperature checks.
- Cohorting residents and staff to specific neighbourhoods.
- Droplet precautions for residents.
- PPE – Masks, Eye Protection, Gloves and Gowns.
- Physical distancing measures.
- Frequent Hand washing.
- Enhanced cleaning of high touch surfaces.
- Regular audits: hand washing, PPE, declutter, environmental and soiled utility.
Aged care workers are proudly committed to their calling. They choose to work in seniors care, they want to honour the grandparents of our community and they know how important this work is. I greatly admire healthcare workers who have gone beyond the call of duty to work through the pandemic to ensure safe care of older persons in care.
We are continuing our weekly testing of all staff and residents at Tabor Home. Those who have recovered, but previously tested positive are not tested again as the virus could still be in their system, but no longer transferable to others. This follows Public Health guidelines. Testing is only done on those who have tested negative.
The next round of testing for residents is Saturday, November 28th.
We are in regular communication with families in daily letters and weekly phone calls. We are continuing to look at ways to keep families connected with loved ones during this difficult time and are working with Fraser Health to find a safe solution.
We continue to do everything possible to support 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.