Updated for the week of April 23, 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hi Everyone,
 
I hope you had an opportunity to see the pictures shared on the County Facebook page, featuring the wonderful paper quilt art that the residents made. This artwork is now showcased on our resident art gallery wall across from the hairdresser. Here is the link if you missed it. (there are a few more pictures later in the newsletter if you missed it as well)

We want to remind all essential caregivers that they are not to be in common resident spaces such as the dining rooms or lounges (except to directly exit to the garden areas). In addition, wearing of your PPE, whether staff are around or not, is really important.
We will be taking a week off from the newsletter for a little break. So there will not be a newsletter on April 30 2021. The next newsletter will be on May 7. This, is of course dependent on no significant changes occurring during this time. If this happens, we will certainly send out a special newsletter right away to keep you informed.
 
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
If I don’t qualify due to my age or health status but I am a designated essential caregiver at JMPC, can I get my 1st dose of COVID Vaccine?
Click here to register for your vaccine at the Strathcona Paper Centre.
Vaccination Clinics (age group 40+)
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 40+
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 26 - May 2, 2021
  • Here is the week’s menu for May 3 - May 9, 2021
 
Program
  • Here is the week’s program schedule commencing April 25 - May 1, 2021
  • Here is the week’s program schedule for Lilac Knoll commencing April 25 - May 1, 2021

  • Here is the week’s program schedule commencing May 2 - May 8, 2021
  • Here is the week’s program schedule for Lilac Knoll commencing May 2 - May 8, 2021
Spring Cleaning Time
Just a reminder that this is a great time to take a look at your residents clothing and consider bringing in spring/summer clothing and remove the fall/winter clothing.
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
On April 19, Dr. Moore provided a community update for us along with our current risk level.

You can hear it here.
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) 
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
We know it can be stressful to be wondering about the warning the signs of a dementia, but early diagnosis and support can help you and those you care for live well with dementia for longer.
Connect with us:
We want to thank the home for inviting us into your newsletter. We hope to be back with more, but if you would like to join any of our education sessions, support groups or recreation programming, please reach out to us for more information.

Article prepared by: Wendy Harris, R/TRO; Education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A; education@alzking.com

For general inquiries or to connect with our staff, please reach out to us at 613-544-3078.
Around the Home
Getting our Planting Started
Quilt Art Gallery
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)