Phase I of De-escalation
As exciting as this week was for so many, we understand it was even harder for others. With the single designated visitor policy in effect, there are many other family members and friends who have yet to be reunited with their loved ones. We understand this seems harsh and perhaps unfair, and you might be right.
We have a responsibility to abide by the orders of the Provincial Health Officer and unfortunately, this single designated visitor policy is one of those orders.
Some of our very own leaders at Tabor Village are in the exact same boat as you. Leaders with mom or dad in care, unable to see them in person. Other leaders have the privilege of being the designated visitor for their loved one, but still only receive a short 20 minute visit.
These Tabor Village leaders are on our COVID-19 Emergency Response team and are having to implement the same restrictions here at Tabor Village that are enforced on them with their own loved ones in other care homes.
Why are we sharing this with you? It's because when we say we understand how hard this is, we truly understand how hard this is and, like you, we long to see families whole again. Our hearts go out to all those who are still in the waiting period, longing for that day to be reunited with family.
While waiting, hang on to the hope that this is only Phase I of de-escalation and the Provincial Health Authority has announced that they will be re-assessing in August. If everyone continues to practice safety measures and designated visitors continue to follow protocol, then we hope to hear of more positive news and further loosening of restrictions. Until then, hang in there.