Updated for the week of June 4, 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hi Everyone,

We were so very happy to celebrate surpassing our goal for the Walk for Alzheimer’s this week. You will see pictures of this later in the newsletter. Thank you again to everyone who supported the JMPC Walkstars!
 
Masks Required: Unfortunately, we are seeing visitors coming for outdoor visits who are not keeping their masks on. This cannot happen. It is very important that all essential caregivers/general visitors coming onto JMPC property to spend time with a resident, have their face covering on the entire duration of their visit. Failure to do so will result in the visit ending. As a result, we will be returning to our practice that was in place last summer of monitoring these spaces to ensure compliance. This is less than an ideal use of the staffs’ time as this takes away from resident focussed activities that we could be doing. It really does take everyone remaining vigilant to the ongoing precautions that are in effect. This has been an incredibly long 15 months and we are all anxious to keep moving forward towards a new normal, but we all need to do our part. Name-calling of staff is unacceptable, especially when they are simply ensuring the policies are being followed. 

Ministry Update: We received an update from the Ministry on June 3 as to how we are to continue to move forward with lessoning the restrictions within LTC beginning June 9 2021. Please note the section in the newsletter called “Types of Absences” for this information.  
 
Room Layout: We would like to share a new feature that was created by the County of L&A GIS team. This link will allow you to click on an empty residents room (the 4 different styles). It will provide you with images from various angles within the room as well as a complete list of measurements for the size of the space along with the furnishings within the space. Below the room layouts, there is also a map that provides various links to things to do within the area. We hope you like this new feature available to you. 
 
Rent Rates: We did receive notification from the MOLTC that they have extended the freeze on the annual rent rate increase to the LTC resident copayment scheduled for July 1, 2021, until January 1, 2022. Full document can be viewed here.
 
Vaccination Policy: I’m sure that you heard through the news this week the decision by the province of Ontario that a vaccination policy must be created to mandate to LTC Home staff. This announcement requires staff to do one of 3 things. First, they can provide proof of vaccination status to the Home. Second, they can provide a medical note stating they are not able to medically have the vaccine; or thirdly, they are required to complete a vaccine education program. This must be completed by August 2021.
 
Booking Your 2nd Dose: It was brought to my attention that some essential caregivers were having difficulty obtaining their appointment for the second vaccine dose. In speaking with KFLA Public Health about this, I was directed to a form that essential caregivers can complete to be put on a wait list for this appointment. You will find this form later in this newsletter.

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
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. 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 7 - June 13, 2021
  • A few changes this week. We wanted to make the menu more summer friendly so we replaced some of the hot lunches with cold options. 
  • On Friday, we are having a cheddar cheese and fruit plate with a scone, instead of the French Toast and breakfast sausages. Saturday we are having a Salami sandwich with coleslaw instead of the Pork Toutierre, and on Sunday we are having Egg Salad on a Croissant with Beet and Onion Salad instead of the Broccoli and Feta Quiche. 
Program
  • Here is the week’s program schedule commencing June 6 - June 12, 2021

  • Here is the week’s program schedule for Lilac Knoll commencing June 6 - June 12, 2021
Absences from the Home
The provincial Stay-At-Home order has ended as of June 2 2021. All other public health and workplace measures will remain in place province-wide until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen – expected the week of June 14 or possibly earlier – at which point some restrictions will ease, with an initial focus on outdoor settings. 

Specific to LTC, effective June 9 there will be some lessoning of restrictions especially for residents who are fully vaccinated. The term “Fully Vaccinated” means both vaccine shots plus 2 weeks following the last dose.

Residents are currently permitted to leave their home for the following reasons:
o  To attend important medical appointments
o  To get exercise outside (independently or with their designated essential caregiver)
o  To get essential groceries (independently or with their designated essential caregiver)
o  To get essential pharmacy items (independently or with their designated essential caregiver)
(It is our hope that these last two outing types will be very limited to keep unnecessary exposure risks low, given that JMPC does ensure food/pharmacy items for residents)
 
Here are the additional improvements that you will see that take effect June 9 2021. They include:
Addition of 2 types of Outings
o  Short Term Outings – Leaving the property for social or other reason but not overnight. (applies only to fully vaccinated residents)
o  Temporary Outing – Leaving the property and includes overnight of one or more nights. (applies only to fully vaccinated residents)
Manager Point of Contact
To notify for absences or 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. 
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.
Bobbie-Joe Blackburn, Administrative Supervisor


Hello Residents and Families,
 
On Feb 24, 2020, The John M. Parrott Centre welcomed me as their Administrative Supervisor. I have been working in long term care for roughly 25 years. I am very passionate about ensuring our residents and families receive the best experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the JMPC team.
 
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dogs. I love to watch and play hockey, gardening and relax with a good book and a glass of wine!
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.
The second floor front balcony is a beautiful spot for essential caregivers to take their loved one to, should they wish to sit outside. This area has multiple seating, is largely covered from the sun and rain, along with an open area that have umbrella tables. If you are on the first floor you can access this space via the single elevator, turn to your left as you exit the elevator and proceed forward directly out to the balcony door. (it is generally open but in case it isn’t the code is 4321#)  
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
You can find Dr. Kieran Moore's final video 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 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
We set a big goal for the JMPC Walkstars in support of IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s of $4300. We are so incredibly happy to share with you that our final grand total that we raised is $6335!!!!! We had a big celebration this week!!!
Belmont Horse Races were a big hit on Thursday!!
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
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)