Dear Family and Friends:
I want to personally thank you for your support of your loved one living at Tabor Village during the COVID-19 Pandemic and for being united together to ensure the Village continues to be virus free.
Through this challenging time, Tabor Village has been committed to making every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Through the results of your sacrifice, and the dedication and hard work of dedicated employees, we are continuing to be steadfast in our commitment to keep the Village safe – yourself, your loved ones and the health care workers on the front lines.
Our Continued Response
The Provincial Public Health Officer is extending Orders in place including the visitor restrictions at long term care and assisted living buildings until further notice to keep vulnerable older adults safe.
The Tabor Village community should be proud of the way we have responded to this crisis. Together we must continue to remain physically distant, to wash our hands, to avoid touching our faces, to avoid social gatherings and to stay home as much as possible. These steps are needed to make sure this community remains safe and the essential service workers caring for your loved one are supported in our ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Physically Distant, but Socially Connected
One of the ways family members have adjusted to the pandemic plan is to remain physically distant from your loved one while maintaining your social connection. There are many ways Tabor Village has opened up new communication channels through telephone calls, video teleconferencing, and visitation from outside the building looking into a room with your loved one on the other side of a glass window barrier. It is essential that such in person visits only take place with the window closed, as opening the window, taking off the screen and moving within an arms-length is dangerous. This is potentially jeopardizing all of Tabor’s efforts to remain virus free. Further communication systems are being made available that enable visitors to have audio connections with their loved one.
Messages are sent to the
email account that we keep an eye on and forward the messages to residents/tenants. This web portal invites you to send messages, including handwritten notes, video links, drawings and other expressions of love and support to your loved one.
Visitor restrictions have made a significant impact on all of us during the global pandemic, staying socially connected to family members and friends is particularly important for older adults living in long term care and assisted living. Your heartfelt message shows seniors that you are thinking and praying for them even when you are not physically present.