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R.C. MacGillivray Guest Home is a not for profit long term care campus consisting of 86 long term care beds and 1 respite bed. In addition the Home provides services to the Congregation of Notre Dame and Richard C. Hines Manor...read more

                                  

 

 

 AS PART OF THE RESPONSE TO THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE HELPS PROTECT THOSE AT RISK.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AND UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE HEALTH PROTECTION ACT, THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION TO THIS FACILITY.

YOUR COOPERATION IS IMPORTANT AND APPRECIATED!

A LETTER FROM OUR CEO JODY GENTILE TO THE FAMILIES:

April 24th, 2020

Dear Families:

It has been over a month now since our doors have been closed to visitors following the Province of Nova Scotia directive related to Covid19 public health precautions.  This has been a challenging time for all of us and we are certain we are all focused on the safety and wellbeing of our loved ones.  We understand the sacrifices you continue to make and wish to thank you all for you continued support during this difficult time.   

With respect to the virus there are currently no cases of Covid 19 in our Home. (Residents or Staff).   We will be sure to keep you informed if this situation changes. 

Our MacGillivray Guest Home family has been the benefactor of many kind acts and kind words from many of you.  Our collective thanks for this.  Our team knows you are thinking of us and your kind words with respect to their exceptional effort is most gratifying.

As you may be aware we have received donations of iPads and computers to help maintain virtual contact with your loved one.  Our recreation department would be pleased to arrange a FaceTime/Skype video call.  If this is of interest please contact our recreation Department at 902-539-6110 ext.229.  Additionally I would refer you to our MacGillivray  Residents Facebook page – another resource that will keep you up to date with what our residents are up to.

Although not providing our large group activities as usual, our recreation department is doing a great jb of keeping everyone busy. Our spirits remain high and we are taking the extra time to try to fill the void our residents feel without your presence.

As per the directive from Department of Health and Wellness, staff at MGGH are wearing personal protective masks during their work period in the facility.  Whenever staff are providing care or working within 6 feet of one another (out of necessity) masks are donned. This protocol was implemented to protect residents and colleagues from asymptomatic carriers of this virus.  Staff on arrival to the workplace have their temperatures taken and participate in a health assessment specific to COVID19 symptoms.  Our residents are screened twice a day for fever and any other possible signs and symptoms.  Lastly our environmental service team is providing aggressive surface cleaning coverage and is making every contribution to keeping our home safe.  We will continue these protocols and take our direction from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Public Health and the Department of Health and Wellness as we go forward.  We are grateful for their ongoing support. 

Lastly I wish to take a moment to share my thought on our managers and staff.  In each case our team has been exceptional during this period.  They truly have elevated their level of care, compassion and professional delivery of critical services.  I am proud and pleased to call them my teammates!

So as I close remember your MGGH family member is our family member – together we got this!

Jody Gentile

   

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