Updated for the week of June 18, 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hi Everyone,

Happy Father's Day!
We are starting the weekend off this morning celebrating the Dad’s as we are out on a bus trip. We are following along the route that is called the Shoreline Route with everyone holding a map in hand! You too can enjoy one of the many routes that have been created in collaboration with L&A GIS staff that feature a variety of routes to experience across L&A County. Check out a route that interests you here. We have hard copies of the maps available if you would like from the resource centre just behind the screening desk. We even stopped to grab some fresh strawberries on the route!
(Pictures of today’s bus trip later in newsletter) 
 
Hope everyone had a good week. I know that many of you were getting your 2nd dose COVID vaccine this week and hope that this went well for you and you didn’t have any negative side effects. Please send in a picture of your receipt or just forward the email that you received from the vaccination centre containing the receipt document to the Manager from your Home Area so we can have a record of your vaccination status.
 
We were disappointed to learn from KFLA Public Health this week, that we will not be able to have live musical entertainment at this point. We are hopeful that this will change as this is something that residents are very much looking forward to.
 
We want to extend our thanks to visitors and essential caregivers as we have seen a great improvement on the mask wearing while on the property which is sincerely appreciated.

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
Question of the Day & Did You Know?
Question
Why can’t we do our screening using an APP instead of having the screeners ask us the questions every time we come to the Home?

Answer
The Ministry requires an active screening process to occur in health care settings therefore the need to have a person asking you the screening questions.
Facts about KFLA Vaccination rates (from KFLA Website)
Vaccination coverage is the per cent of the population that has received a COVID-19 vaccine. It is calculated by dividing the number of individuals in the group who have received dose 1 (or dose 1 and 2) by the total number of individuals in that group. The total number of individuals in a group may change with time or be an approximated, so coverage rates are estimates. For the number of KFL&A residents by age, the total number of individuals in each group is from the 2020 Population Projections from the Ontario Ministry of Health (IntelliHEALTH Ontario). Age-based coverage rates are calculated for those 16 and over because the COVID vaccines are currently only approved for those 16 and over.
Vaccination Clinics
Local pharmacies participating in the COVID-19 vaccine pharmacy clinic are now listed on the 

Contact the pharmacy directly to book an appointment.

Provincial Vaccine Booking (for 1st or 2nd dose)

Booking online using the provincial online vaccine booking tool offers the fastest access to available clinic appointments. 

Call 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007), open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you require assistance with booking or have questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
All Designated Essential Caregivers are entitled to receive their 2nd dose now!
You do not need to wait 16 weeks between doses.
Use the provincial booking site here or
call 1-833-943-3900 (8am-8pm)
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. (please do not have your tests on back to back days)  
The second swab is the Rapid Antigen Test which will be done at JMPC in our tea room. We will be offering this test on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s at the times listed below:
 
10:00am – 7:00pm each day
 
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 June 21 - June 27, 2021
Program
  • Here is the week’s program schedule commencing June 20 - June 26, 2021

  • Here is the week’s program schedule for Lilac Knoll commencing June 20 - June 26, 2021
Absences from the Home
Ontario is now in Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen.
 
NOTE: The term “Fully Vaccinated” means both vaccine shots plus 2 weeks following the last dose.
 
Effective June 9 the following absences are permitted for fully vaccinated residents:

  • Short Term Outings – Leaving the property for social or other reason but not overnight. (applies only to fully vaccinated residents) This does not need to be booked or approved. However, it is important to note that if the resident is going out with a non-essential caregiver, we will require you to reach out to the charge nurse on the residents floor to arrange a pick up time.  Anyone picking up the resident must come into the vestibule and go through the active screening process but do not require COVID testing.   Residents who are able to complete these short term outings independently need to ensure they complete the Sign Out Book located just outside the nursing station on the counter.
 
  • Temporary Outing – Leaving the property and includes overnight of one or more nights. (applies only to fully vaccinated residents). For these overnight outings, the ministry requires an advanced approval process for these absences. All temporary outings must go through the Manager assigned to the Resident Home Area. This is the form to utilize.  Please note that upon residents return from an overnight outing, they must be isolated, have a PCR test and await the results. Upon receiving a negative result they can come out of isolation.

These Resident Home area extensions below will take you to the Charge Nurse who is the RPN on your persons floor. The RPN is a great person to connect with if you have questions related to medications, health status updates, or general resident centered information. The RN Team Leader extension is an option if you are having difficulty accessing your respective home area or have further concerns.
Manager Point of Contact
For general inquiries related to COVID restrictions, overnight absences or to send your vaccination information:
(For absences please contact the charge nurse as outlined above)
Soon you will be coming back into the Home and we thought it would be great if you could start putting some faces to names.
Carolyn McConnell RPN, RAI Supervisor
Hi Everyone

I have worked at Lenadco/JMPC for the last 27 years. I have held a few positions over the years before settling in to my role as RAI Supervisor. One of the joys of this role is getting to know all the residents right from the first day they join us here at the home. It is also a pleasure to help loved ones navigate through the admission process and provide support with the transition to Long Term Care. A goal of the home is to provide compassionate care and I proud to be part of team to help provide this to our residents and their families.
 
In my off time, I enjoy reading and gazing out over the bay. But, most of all I enjoy time with my grandchildren aged 2 and 1. They are a true blessing.

Carolyn
My role as Behavioural Support Nurse at the JMPC is to support residents, their families, caregivers and staff, who live and cope with responsive behaviours associated with dementia, mental illness, addictions and other neurological conditions.

I’ve been part of the JMPC for 16 years. I enjoy my gardens, crafts and hanging with my family and dogs
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.
Each 2nd floor Home area also have their own balcony areas where essential caregivers can take their loved one to for a visit should they wish to.
Infection Control from the desk of Emily Sarley
We need to have a copy of your COVID Vaccination status once you have had your second dose. Can you please send this into the Home as soon as possible?  You can either bring in your receipt for us or simply forward the email you would have received from the vaccination clinic.  At present we have 33% of our designated essential caregivers who have provided documentation that they have had both doses of the COVID vaccine
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 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
Around the Home
Enjoying Rose Garden together
So much to enjoy outside!
Resident Home Area Veggie Gardens
Father’s Day Bus Drive June 18, 2021
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
  • Overnight Absence Request Form – Click here
Link to Book Your Visit
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)