Dear Tabor Village Families and Friends:
Tabor Home Outbreak Update
Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones during this season. Our hearts are breaking alongside all of these grieving families. When residents move into a Tabor Village residence, they become like family. To lose one family member is heartbreaking, but to lose over twenty is a devastating tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire Tabor family during this time.
- Total cases since the outbreak: 93
- Recovered: 67
- Active cases: 1
- Total COVID-related deaths: 24
- Total cases since the outbreak: 63
- Recovered and/or returned to work: 56
- Active cases: 7
We are progressing with our outbreak management plan and are preparing for de-escalation in the next few weeks. The last couple rounds of testing have given us hope and we can finally see light at the end of this tunnel. We completed another round of testing for staff and residents yesterday and are praying for 100% negative test results. We've implemented some strict protocols alongside Fraser Health and we are trusting these hard decisions will be worth it when we get back to being outbreak-free.
As always, we will continue to keep you updated with all test results and protocols, but in the meantime, please continue to pray for healing, recovery, and for 100% negative test results for all staff and residents.
Tabor Court Update
As you are aware, 1 Tabor Court staff member who worked on the 4th floor, tested positive for COVID-19. I want to be very clear that 1 staff member does NOT make an outbreak and therefore Tabor Court is still outbreak free as it stands right now.
In an effort to limit any spread, we have implemented outbreak protocol as a precautionary measure, which includes the following:
- All tenants have been quarantined to their suites.
- Meals are being served in individual suites.
- Social gatherings are cancelled effective immediately.
- Staff are in cohorts by floor.
- 4th floor tenants are on Droplet Precautions. This is only a precautionary measure meaning no staff member will enter a 4th floor tenant's room without full PPE including gown and gloves (face mask and eye protection will continue to be mandatory 24/7 as they have been since the beginning of the pandemic).
- All 4th floor staff and tenants are being swab tested for COVID-19.
- All 4th floor tenants were swab tested today.
- 4th floor staff swab tests are underway.
- Twice a day screening of staff including temperature checks.
- Safety huddles.
- Continued physical distancing measures.
- Frequent hand washing.
- Enhanced cleaning of high touch surfaces.
- Regular audits: hand washing, PPE, declutter, and soiled utility.
The Fraser Health COVID-19 Response team is working closely with Manjit Sekhon, Tabor Court Tenant Care Coordinator to contain this as fast as possible and limit any risk of spread. We will continue to update you with any new information that we learn.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The COVID-19 vaccine is here! Initial immunizations in the Fraser Health region will focus on healthcare staff who work in long-term care facilities. We are pleased to report that vaccinations for Tabor Village staff members is well underway with more to come in the coming weeks.
We are strongly urging staff to get vaccinated with the hope and goal of having all staff, all tenants and all families eventually vaccinated. This vaccine is our best defense against the virus.
There's Still Time To Give Back!
We can change the future for seniors at Tabor Home.
This year has brought many unprecedented turns and challenges. Due to the pandemic, we had to temporarily pause public fundraising for the Capital Campaign. Yet, even with all that happened, you continued to generously give back to the seniors of Tabor Village, leaving us both inspired and grateful. As we look to the new year and begin to refocus on the Capital Campaign, and continue our search for a new Capital Campaign Manager, we know Tabor is in good hands with you by our side.
As you know, the current Tabor Home building is out of date, uncooperative with modern technology, ill-equipped to protect against infectious disease and presents an institutionalized environment for seniors and their families. We believe the current infrastructure played a major role in the outbreak we're facing and just goes to show how urgently needed this Home really is, now more than ever. With your gift, we can change the future for seniors at Tabor Home.
In order to ensure it's processed for 2020 tax receipts, we need all donations in hand before December 31st. As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any further questions or concerns, we're happy to help. Thank you for Caring from the Heart.
Your Capital Campaign Team,
Miriam Bozman, Michelle Whalen, and Bethany Somerville