Updated for the week of May 28, 2021
Hi Everyone,

We hope that those who took part in the outdoor visits this past week found them to be enjoyable. It was a hot weekend but was certainly enjoyable to be outside. I know a number of residents were happy to see people that they haven’t seen in quite some time. We certainly acknowledge there was some bumps in the road but appreciated your patience given the very short notice we had to put these things in place. LTC homes have communicated to the Ministry repeatedly to request more notice when changes are coming to allow Homes to put things into place and communicate the changes. 

Outdoor Visits: One area that we would like to stress is that all individuals coming onto the property for an outdoor visit must go through the screening process at the front door (inclusive of a temperature check). The outdoor visits do not require PCR or rapid antigen testing but visitors must wear a mask. If the essential caregiver is bringing a resident outdoors to meet up with a general visitor it is important that the general visitor is screened prior to the visit. We ask that visits be scheduled a day ahead, and that weekend requests are completed by Friday at 2pm.

Hot Days: Please be mindful of the weather when visiting outdoors as residents may not tolerate the hot and humid weather for as long as you.  

Art: We are so fortunate to have a super creative activation program here at JMPC. This past week saw the residents tie dying shirts!!! For many, this was their first time doing this!! Unfortunately, we didn’t get a picture of the residents in action as we were pretty focussed on the creative process but here is a picture of the shirts in progress, completed shirts and Edith and Rose getting them all folded up.
Alzheimer’s Walk: 
Walk for Alzheimer’s with the JMPC Walkstars continued this week. You can click on this link if you would like to donate to our team. Last night we reached and then surpassed our goal of raising $4300!!
More Updates: We are hoping to hear next week regarding the changes in the Directives that will be made as we enter the phases of the re-opening and hope share this with you in next weeks 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
Question of the Day
Could an outdoor visiting time be added for general visitors
in the evening?
We will trial an outdoor visit Monday – Thursday between 6 and 7pm. We hope this is helpful and would love your feedback on this.

Vaccination Clinics (age group 18+)
Local pharmacies participating in the COVID-19 vaccine pharmacy clinic pilot 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. At this time adults 18 years of age and are eligible. 

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
  • Here is the week’s menu for May 31 - June 6, 2021
  • We changed the Garlic Shrimp on Tuesday to Breaded Butterfly shrimp at the request of the residents. They also requested Steak and Mushroom Pie instead of Beef Pot Pie and they will be having that Tuesday as well.
Today is BBQ day!

  • Here is the week’s program schedule commencing May 30 - June 5, 2021

  • Here is the week’s program schedule for Lilac Knoll commencing May 30 - June 5, 2021
Another programming innovation brought to you by the JMPC Activation and Dietary Team!
Homemade Meal Night at JMPC!

Every month a resident at JMPC debuts their favourite recipe to share with a group of other residents. The activation team help prepare the meal and residents enjoy it family style seating with social distancing in MacDonald Hall for supper. This month we kicked off the program that included two residents recipes a chicken breast dish and a broccoli cheese casserole. The goal of the program is to have residents share their favourite meals and reminisce in a setting that allows them to socialize with other peers from different home areas. 

Another exciting aspect of the program is that recipes can be included in the homes overall menu!
Disclaimer we do take "cheat recipes" In June BBQ hot dogs was requested and we are now accepting recipes for salads to add to the meal.
Absences from the Home
During the Provincial Stay at Home Order: Residents (like all of us within Ontario) are 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)
Once the Provincial Stay at Home Order is lifted: There are some additional improvements that you will see. They include:
Addition of 2 types of Outings
o  Short Term Outings – Leaving the property for social or other reason but not overnight.
o  Temporary Outing – Leaving the property and includes overnight of one or more nights.
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.
Carol Corcoran RN, Manager of Nursing
Hi Everyone,

I have been a nurse for 36 years and been with the John M Parrott Center for 8 of those years as the Manager of Nursing. I look after the Nursing department, which includes RN, RPN, and PSW’s. With the help of my Assistant Emily, we work hard to provide the best care possible especially in this changing climate we are in. I am from the area and grew up on a farm, so hard work has been my life and continues in my present role.

I enjoy baseball and volleyball, but they are second to my newest passion, which is my grandchildren. I have two; a granddaughter who is 3, and a new grandson who is 5 months old. Can’t wait to spend more time with them!
Emily Sarley RN, Assistant Manager of Nursing

Hi Residents and Families,

My journey with The John M. Parrott Centre began in March 2020 as the the Assistant Manager of Nursing. I am a registered nurse that has been fortunate enough to work in long term care for seven years. I am passionate about providing resident and family centered care, and ensuring the residents are provided the best care possible during their stay with JMPC. Becoming part of the JMPC team and working in long-term care has truly made me proud to be a nurse.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, boys and my dog. I like to divulge into a good book, with a hot cup of coffee!
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
Maximize ventilation by ensuring that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are in good working order. Drawing as much fresh air as possible from outside will decrease the concentration of aerosols that may be suspended in the air and could contain the COVID-19 virus.

When possible, keep windows open (e.g., in a house or vehicle).
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
Questions brought forward to Gwen this past week and answered by Angela Malcolm:
Q. Is it a JMPC rule or a Public Health rule that essential caregivers have to wear the face shields?
A. Eye protection for essential caregivers is a directive from the Ministry and Public Health. This is for all people coming in to LTC including staff and essential caregivers. Essential caregivers are welcome to purchase their own safety glasses to wear if they would prefer to do that. This is what many of the staff have now elected to do instead of the face shields. 
Q. When can essential caregivers get their second COVID-19 vaccine dose?
A. Essential caregivers do not have to wait the 16 weeks between doses any longer and can book anytime using the link or phone number provided in this newsletter.

Hello Everyone!

As requested at the last meeting, we are having a June meeting 
Tues. June 1st at 3:30.
Thought we would try a later time to accommodate those who do essential care visits over lunch and early afternoon. 
Please let Gwen gbabcock@mycando.ca or Candice cmcmullen@lennox-addington.on.ca know if you can attend.

We need at least 4 people to run a meeting. 

Please forward any items you would like on the agenda by noon on Mon., May 31st to Gwen. We encourage anyone with a loved one in residence to attend so that we can understand and respond to everyone's concerns and experiences to better improve the life of all our loved ones at JMPC.


Gwen Babcock
Alzheimer's Society
Around the Home
Our lemonade stand has been popular with the proceeds going to our Alzheimer’s Society Walkstars. Here is Les monitoring the stand.
Spring Meadow and Lilac Knoll residents were able to get their flowers and veggie gardens planted over the long weekend.
Memory Café in Lilac Knoll. This included banana chocolate chip loaf that they had made the day before, favorite music and good conversation. 
Our last group to participate in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The JMPC Walkstars have achieved their goal of raising $4300. Such a meaningful way for us to give back to the Community!
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 
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
  • 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)