Updated for the week of April 16, 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hi Everyone,
 
We are enjoying watching the grass turn green and our spring flowers peeking through! 
 
This past week, we began welcoming the 2 essential caregivers back into the Home again which is certainly a welcome improvement to support residents well being. 
 
We have been compiling information on vaccine uptake in our bid to reach Dr. Kieran Moore’s (KFLA Public Health Medical Officer) goal of 90-90-90 percent coverage in all three groups. (residents, essential caregivers and staff). We are at 94% vaccination rate for residents with both doses complete. Designated Essential Caregivers that regularly come into the Home are at 77% vaccination rate and staff are at 76% vaccination rate. These rates are for first dose only. We continue to encourage everyone who qualifies to obtain their first dose vaccine at the various locations listed later in this newsletter.

Once you have received your first dose, please notify the manager linked to our Home area so that we can track our progress. As has been stated previously, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory for any Canadian. Our role is to ensure you (and the staff), have access to reliable resources and an ease of access to the vaccine so that you can make an informed decision. It is important for you to note that at the present time we are experiencing a growing reduction in access to vaccine as it is redeployed to higher risk areas for distribution. If you are considering the vaccine, I would highly recommend booking your appointment right away.
 
In last week’s newsletter, I shared the information for you to call and book your 2nd vaccine dose (343-477-0172). If you have not done this yet, I would strongly encourage you to do so. I realize that there is some reluctance, and very likely disappointment that our vaccine status does not alter any of the existing practices for individuals inclusive of the ongoing need for masks, physical distancing, eye protection etc. This is a conversation that we have at various levels including public health and our advocacy association and it is our hope that we will be able to gradually return to a more normal life however, this is our reality for the time being.
 
We have heard from some essential caregivers who come in the late afternoon that a longer time frame for Rapid Antigen testing would be helpful. We have made that adjustment which will take effect Monday April 19. The extended hours are 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm. Hopefully this will help to improve your access to this testing.

It has been wonderful to see residents enjoying the garden areas and balconies with their essential caregivers and I’m sure you too, have enjoyed your time with your loved one in these areas.
 
With the new newsletter platform that we are now using, we have discovered that a second reminder email will go out a few days after our regular email if the email has not been fully opened upon initially receiving it. This is simply a reminder of our newsletter email.

If this is your first time reading our newsletter, I would encourage you to go to this link where you will find the previous newsletters should you wish to view them. Should you ever not want to receive these newsletters, please follow the prompts on the newsletter at the bottom to unsubscribe. Also, if you ever feel that you would prefer to not have a picture of your loved one included in our Family Newsletter, please reach out to Bobbie-Joe at bblackburn@lennox-addington.on.ca or by calling at ext. 7224.
 
Angela Malcolm
Director
First Vaccine
Provincial Booking system
Now open to Adults aged 55 and older!
Adults 55 years of age and older can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment online. If you need assistance, please ask a family member or trusted friend to help book an appointment for you. To book online you will need:
  • Government of Ontario green photo health card
  • Birth date
  • Postal code
  • Email address or phone number
Question of the Day
Can anyone come for an outdoor visit with a resident?

Unfortunately, residents can only be in direct contact with their 2 designated essential caregivers (one at a time during the provincial lockdown). 
Vaccination Clinics (age group 55+)
Local pharmacies participating in the COVID-19 vaccine pharmacy clinic pilot are now listed on the KFLA Public Health website. Contact the pharmacy directly to book an appointment. Please do not call KFL&A Public Health. Appointments are only currently available for those 55+
COVID-19 Testing for Essential Caregivers
You are required to have 2 COVID tests each week. 
 
You will need your regular COVID swab that you have at a COVID Assessment Centre which you will need to have at some point between Wednesday and Sunday each week. 
 
The second swab is the Rapid Antigen Test which will be done at JMPC. We will only be offering this test on Monday’s and Tuesday’s at the times listed below:
 
9:00am – 10:45am
EXPANDED TIME CHANGE 1:15pm – 4:15pm
6:00pm – 7:00pm
 
NOTE: Shift Change will result in delays for non-staff.
Shift change that occurs during testing times are 2:30 and 6:30pm
 
Exception: If you visit only once per week then you only require the one weekly COVID swab from the COVID Assessment Centre.
 
The Rapid Antigen Test must be done here at JMPC and will take place in the tea room area. Staff will provide you direction at the time. This test is strictly a surveillance screening test for those who present without symptoms. It is viewed as an addition to the screening tool process.

Should an individual test positive using this Rapid Antigen test, you would need to have a PCR test completed at the Assessment Center to confirm the positive diagnosis.  
Perishable Items: Food being brought in for a resident must be in a container that can be wiped down with our wipes and they will then be delivered to your resident right away.
 
All other items will be kept for 24 hours prior to being taken to the resident.
What's New at JMPC
What's New at JMPC
 
Menu
  • Here is the week’s menu for April 19 - April 25, 2021
 
Program
  • Here is the week’s program schedule commencing April 18 - April 24, 2021
  • Here is the week’s program schedule for Lilac Knoll commencing April 18 - April 24, 2021
Absences from the Home
Temporarily on hold during Provincial Lockdown.
Manager Point of Contact
for General Inquiries related to COVID restrictions:
In an effort to streamline this process for you, we have attached a form that you can email to a specific manager based on the resident's Home area. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can phone the appropriate manager and they will assist you. 
Mandatory Training Videos
Training videos are mandatory for you to watch prior to entering the building
A component of the Directives that the Ministry released includes a mandatory requirement for Homes to ensure that Essential Caregivers coming into the Home receive training on putting on and taking off PPE as well as training on effective hand washing. Below are the 2 video clips for you to view. You will be asked to confirm at the screening table that you have watched these 2 videos prior to entering.
 
Here are short video clips to resources that will help you to understand how to use PPE properly and how to effectively hand wash.
 
 
 
This training needs to be completed prior to your first visit and then monthly thereafter.
COVID-19 PCR Testing
You will require an appointment.
 
You can pre-book your weekly appointment online here.
 
Greater Napanee COVID-19 Assessment Centre
 
Westdale campus at 12 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee.
 
Hours are 8:30-3:30 seven days a week.
 
The link to access your results for this testing is here.
Infection Control from the Desk of Emily Sarley
We are currently under a Provincial Stay at Home Order. Hospitals bed capacity is at an all time high. Long Term Care Homes have been asked to make strong and focussed efforts to admit as many ALC patients as possible. Long term care homes are required to maintain an appropriate number of empty beds (during this pandemic) that would support isolation efforts should that become an immediate necessity. 

The stay at home order is in place so that it reduces your risk of exposure and potential subsequent need for a hospital admission. It is also in place to reduce your potential risk of injury (such as while driving around, riding on a 4-wheeler etc) that could require hospitalization/surgical intervention as there is simply NO capacity to support this. We really do need to be very conscious of why we are leaving our Home and seriously consider if that reason is meeting the definition of being essential. 

The ability of our entire health care system to successfully survive this pandemic is counting on you to do your part!
Essential Caregiver Designation
The Ministry of Long Term Care updated visiting policy requires written documentation that supports the essential caregiver designation. As a result, we have created a PDF form that you can open electronically and fill in the blanks. There are a couple of options to return the form to us via email or fax. Alternatively, we will have hard copies of this document available with the screeners at JMPC where you can complete and drop off to them.  

Essential Caregivers must submit this form to be approved as an essential caregiver prior to their visit in order to be permitted into the Home. 
 
Should the resident/POA wish to change an essential caregiver, a new form will need to be submitted in advance.  
ZOOM Visits
Zoom is a great way to connect with your loved one.   
 It allows you to see each other while talking together.
Book your Zoom Visits online using Picktime! 
We ask that visits be scheduled a day ahead, and that weekend requests are completed by Friday at 2pm. For zoom visits, you will receive a confirmation email first. Then, 1 day prior to your zoom visit you will receive the zoom link emailed to you from the Home. 

Please book your window and/or zoom visit using this link: https://www.picktime.com/JMPC 
 
If you have any questions or unable to access this online tool, please call 613-354-3306 and someone will help you Mon-Fri during business hours. 

Need to Cancel your Booked Visit?  
The booking site doesn’t have that feature to cancel yourself online unfortunately. So to cancel an appointment: Please contact Colleen. Please email her at cyork@lennox-addington.on.ca or call Earline at reception during business hours(main line) 
Are you interested in a
free online 8 week Educational Opportunity?
Click here for details and to sign up.
Offered by Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, this free online course is designed for caregivers who are providing care and support to older adults living with frailty. The course is self-paced, over eight weeks, from April 19-June 14
Message from the Chair of Family Council
Family Council is composed of family and friends of the residents of the John M. Parrot Centre and dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the health, welfare and happiness of all residents at the John M. Parrot Centre.
 
Family Council, a time for sharing, caring and supporting.
 
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have concerns or simply need a listening ear.
 
Take Care,
Gwen 
 
Gwen Babcock
Alzheimer's Society
Around the Home
Cedar Grove Residents Building Birdhouses
We received a donation of sewn bags for anyone interested in having one... who doesn’t love a beautiful reusable bag!
These cards were made for staff by the residents to show their appreciation during our recent outbreak. 
Wheel of Tim’s was a big hit amongst the staff!! Tim Hortons gift cards were placed around the wheel. Those who weren’t lucky with the gift cards entered their name into a draw for a gift basket of goodies!! We love our wheel!!
Spring Tea was a big hit with lots of big hats and floral hair pieces!!
Lilac Knoll residents painting in watercolour
Forms That You May Require
  • Paper Copies of the Weekly Newsletter – Available at the Resource Centre right behind the screeners. 
  • Essential Caregiver Designation Form – Click here
  • Short term or Temporary Absence Request Form – Click here
Link to Book Your Visit Via Zoom
Video Links You May Find Helpful
Step by step video on “How to book a window, zoom and garden visit online”: https://1drv.ms/v/s!ApuSaYTZPHmmgVPq1RIryBmiSoC2
COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 Testing
If you develop COVID symptoms please go to your nearest Assessment Centre
for testing right away.
Greater Napanee COVID-19 Assessment Centre
 
Westdale campus at 12 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee.
 
You will require an appointment. You can pre-book your appointment online here.
 
Hours are 8:30-3:30 seven days a week.
 
The link to access your results for this testing is here.
Resources & Contacts
 
Ministry of Long Term Care Family Support Line 
1-866-434-0144  
This line is available to raise concerns or ask questions related to LTC homes across Ontario and is staffed seven days a week from 8:30am – 7:00pm
 
CONTACTS
  • Angela Malcolm, Director (Ext. 7222)
  • Carol Corcoran, Manager of Nursing (Ext. 7226)
  • Emily Sarley, Assistant Manager of Nursing (Ext. 7227)
  • Carolyn McConnell, RAI Supervisor (Ext. 7259)
  • Candice McMullen, Resident Services Coordinator (Ext. 7223)
  • Shane McKenny, Environmental Services Coordinator (Ext. 7230)
  • Kristin Richmond, Food Services Supervisor (Ext. 7228)
  • Stephanie Alp, Dietitian/P.T. Food Services Supervisor (Ext. 7229)
  • Bobbie-Joe Blackburn, Administrative Supervisor (Ext. 7224)
  • Michelle Hickey, Behavioural Support Nurse (Ext. 7237)
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