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COVID-19 Update– June 16, 2021 at 6:30pm: Harbourstone Enhanced Care

The following is an update for our Harbourstone Enhanced Care community, a long term care home located in Sydney, N.S.

We have had no additional positive test results and Public Health has determined that no further testing or action is required.

COVID-19 Update– May 27, 2021 at 6:30pm: Harbourstone Enhanced Care

The following is an update for our Harbourstone Enhanced Care community, a long term care home located in Sydney, N.S.

We have been notified by Public Health that a team member on our Spanish Bay neighbourhood has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee is now isolating at home and being followed by Public Health and our occupational health and wellness team. At the direction of Public Health, residents and employees of Spanish Bay were tested and we are awaiting the results. At this time, Designated Support People (DSPs) are permitted to visit.

This case is not connected to the outbreak on our Irish Cove neighbourhood reported on May 19. We have had no additional positive cases reported for Irish Cove since our last update and all residents and employees were retested today.

Almost all Harbourstone residents and employees have been fully vaccinated and we continue to have comprehensive precautions in place that all employees must follow including active screening with temperature checks, the use of masks and other personal protective equipment, proper hand hygiene and physical distancing.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update– May 27, 2021 at 6:30pm: Parkstone Enhanced Care

The following is an update for our Parkstone Enhanced Care community, a long term care home located in Halifax, N.S.

All results from retesting of Princess Lane residents that took place on Tuesday, May 25 have been received and all they have been returned negative. Retesting will take place again this weekend.

These test results are welcome news for our community, but we know the virus and variant are active in Halifax and the surrounding areas. Fortunately, most of our residents and employees have received their vaccine and we continue to have comprehensive precautions in place that all employees must follow including active screening with temperature checks, the use of masks and other personal protective equipment, proper hand hygiene and physical distancing.

COVID-19 Update– May 27, 2021 at 6:30pm: Glasgow Hall

The following is an update for our Glasgow Hall community, a long term care home in Dartmouth, N.S.

We have had no additional positive test results since our last update. Public Health has determined that no further testing is required.

COVID-19 Update– May 25, 2021 at 5:30pm: Parkstone Enhanced Care

The following is an update for our Parkstone community, a long term care home located in Halifax, N.S.

We were notified by Public Health that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This person was not in a caregiver role. The employee followed all infection prevention and control measures while at work and are now being supported and followed by Public Health and our occupational health and wellness team.

At the direction of Public Health, residents of Princess Lane neighbourhood were tested, and their results have all been returned negative. Additional testing will take place this week.

Some employees who were identified as close contacts of the team member have been tested and their results have also been retuned negative. They continue to isolate at home with full support from our team.

Because this person had no contact with residents and most residents and employees at Parkstone are fully vaccinated, Public Health is not requiring residents who are fully immunized to isolate, and we can continue to welcome Designated Support People (DSPs) to Parkstone. 

In addition to the protection offered from vaccination, we have comprehensive precautions in place that all employees must follow including active screening with temperature checks, the use of masks and other personal protective equipment, proper hand hygiene and physical distancing.

COVID-19 Update– May 25, 2021 at 5:30pm: Harbourstone Enhanced Care

The following is an update for our Harbourstone Enhanced Care community, a long term care home located in Sydney, N.S.

We are pleased to report that re-testing for residents, team members and Designated Support People (DSPs) on Irish Cove went well on Sunday, May 23, and all results for residents have since been returned negative.  We are awaiting all other results at this time.

While this is good news, we are remaining vigilant and following all infection prevention and control measures.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

 

COVID-19 Update– May 20, 2021 at 7pm: Glasgow Hall

The following is an update for our Glasgow Hall community, a long term care home in Dartmouth, N.S.

We received notification from Public Health yesterday evening that an employee at Glasgow Hall tested positive for COVID-19.

All residents were re-tested today at the direction of Public Health and we are awaiting results. Employees at this location take part in weekly testing.

Glasgow residents and employees have had the opportunity to receive both their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and most residents and the majority of employees have been fully vaccinated.

We have communicated this news to all residents, families and team members and will share more information as it is available.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update– May 20, 2021 at 7pm: Outbreak at Harbourstone Enhanced Care

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at our Habourstone Enhanced Care community, a long term care home in Sydney, N.S.

We have received all results from Public Health for residents, employees and Designated Support People (DSPs) tested yesterday at Habourstone and all have been returned negative.

As a result of this news and in collaboration with Public Health, we can now adapt the restrictions put in place yesterday as we assessed the situation. We have been given permission for Irish Cove residents to come off isolation immediately and we can also welcome DSPs back into Irish Cove, beginning tomorrow.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update– May 19, 2021 at 3:45pm: Outbreak at Harbourstone Enhanced Care

We have been notified by Public Health that a member of a staffing agency who temporarily worked on the Irish Cove neighbourhood at Harbourstone Enhanced Care has tested positive for COVID-19. They are now being supported and followed by Public Health.

As a result of contact tracing, we tested one resident last night and their result has come back positive.

At the direction of Public Health all residents on Irish Cove have been placed on isolation precautions. Irish Cove residents and employees will be tested today.  

Harbourstone residents and employees have had the opportunity to receive both their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and almost everyone has been fully vaccinated. While these vaccinations are helpful in protecting our community, we still need to take all precautions to keep everyone safe.

We have communicated this news through phone calls and email to all residents, families and team members and will continue to share more information as it is available.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update – May 16 at 12:00pm: Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall

We have received all results from residents and employees who were re-tested on May 13. All results have been returned negative from Public Health. At this time, no further retesting is scheduled. 

 We would like to thank residents, team members and families for their continued support. 

COVID-19 Update – May 11 at 8pm: Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall

We are pleased to report we have received all test results for residents from testing on Sunday, May 9, and all are negative. We are waiting on a small number of results from employees tested, however, all received so far have also been negative. We continue to work closely with Public Health.

We are grateful for our dedicated team members, Public Health and other community partners who have been working alongside us.

We will continue to update on this situation.  

COVID-19 Update – May 8, 2:30pm: Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall

Below is an update for Parkland at the Lakes, a supportive living community in Dartmouth, N.S.

 

We have received all results from resident testing at Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall conducted earlier this week with all results being returned negative. There have been no additional positive test results for residents or employees at this time. Re-testing for these employees and residents is scheduled for tomorrow, May 9. Some residents at Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall remain on isolation on with care and service support from our team.

 

We appreciate that Mother’s Day weekend is a special time. Our team members are supporting residents with a special activity to celebrate and are helping to connect residents with their loved ones through telephone or virtual calls.

 

We are grateful for our dedicated team members and our community who are working alongside us to manage this outbreak.

 

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update – May 5, 7:00 pm: Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall

We have been notified by Public Health that an employee who works at Lewis Hall, a supportive living community in Dartmouth, N.S., has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on contact tracing through public health and our occupational health and safety team, it has been determined that some resident and employee testing is required. Most of the testing has been completed.

We are working closely with Public Health and our team is receiving support from our Shannex COVID-19 Response Team, which includes our Infection Prevention and Control Specialist and Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness team members.

While we do not have results of the testing at this time, we have taken the proactive step to place some residents at Lewis Hall and Kinross Hall on isolation until we know more. This means, visitors and Designated Support People (DSPs) are not accepted at this time.

We have communicated this news to all residents, families and employees by phone call and email at each location and will continue to provide updates as more information is available.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update – May 5, 7:00 pm: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at our Glasgow Hall community.

We are pleased to report that there have been no new positive cases reported as part of the COVID-19 outbreak at Glasgow Hall.  

Beginning tomorrow, we will begin to reduce some restrictions that have been in place since the beginning of the outbreak. This will allow residents to have some safe options to move about within the home.

At this time, there is no further testing required.

We would like to thank our Glasgow Hall residents and families for their support and encouragement over the past number of weeks. We are also grateful for our dedicated team who have been source of comfort and support for residents and for the collaboration of Public Health, the Department of Health and Wellness and our union partners. 

COVID-19 Update – April 28, 7pm.: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at our Glasgow Hall community.

We are pleased to report that all results for testing of residents at Glasgow Hall that occurred on Monday, April 26, 2021 were returned negative by Public Health. These are the second consecutive test results with no new resident cases identified. Not all employee results from Monday’s testing have been returned. Since our last update there have been no additional cases.

Following direction from Public Health, residents and employees will be retested on Friday, April 30. In the meantime, we will continue to work closely with Public Health to ensure precautions are in place to protect our community.

Today, Designated Support People (DSPs) were welcomed back into our home. We have proceeded cautiously and worked closely with Public Health on our plan to welcome DSPs back.

We are grateful for our dedicated team members, Public Health and other community partners who have been working alongside us in response to this outbreak.

We will continue to update on this situation.   

COVID-19 Update– April 23, 8pm: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at our Glasgow Hall community.

Yesterday, all residents and team members at Glasgow Hall were retested for COVID-19. We are pleased to report that all resident test results have been returned from Public Health negative. Not all employee results have been returned, but there have been no new employee cases reported.

At the direction of Public Health, retesting will take place again on April 27. Regular retesting is an important way we can identify positive cases in people who may be asymptomatic.

All infection prevention and control measures continue to be followed in our community. Residents continue to isolate in their suites and we are currently not accepting visitors or Designated Support People (DSP).

Residents and team members continue to demonstrate great resilience during this time and a source of support for each other. We would like to thank our partners at Public Health and the Department of Health and Wellness for their support.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update– April 21, 6pm: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at our Glasgow Hall community.

We are pleased to report that we have been informed by Public Health that all results from Glasgow Hall resident testing have been processed and have all been returned negative. There have been no new employee cases reported.

At the direction of Public Health all residents and employees will be retested tomorrow, April 22. Retesting is an important way we are able to identify positive cases in people who may be asymptomatic.

Infection prevention and control precautions continue in our community. Residents are being supported as they continue to be isolate in their suites and visitors or Designated Support People (DSP) are not being accepted at this time. This will be reassessed daily in collaboration with Public Health.

As we continue to manage this outbreak, we want recognize our incredible residents for their resilience and positivity. They inspire us everyday.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update– April 20 21:00pm: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at our Glasgow Hall community.

We have received most of the results for testing of residents that occurred this past weekend and there have been no positive resident cases at this time. In addition, there have been no new employee cases reported.

This is encouraging, but we must continue to take steps to keep everyone safe. At the direction of Public Health, all residents and employees will be re-tested on Thursday, April 22. Regular retesting is common in an outbreak situation and is an important way we are able to identify positive cases in people who may be asymptomatic.

We continue to work closely with Public Health to ensure precautions are in place to protect our community. Our home remains closed to visitors and Designated Support Persons, however, we are watching the situation closely and will revisit as the situation evolves.

We want to thank our teams for their commitment and dedication during this challenging time and express our appreciation for the support we have felt from family members and the greater community.

COVID-19 Update– April 18 1:30pm: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Glasgow Hall, a licensed long term care community in Dartmouth, N.S.

We have been notified by Public Health that one additional Glasgow Hall employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is now isolating at home and being followed by Public Health and supported by our occupational health and wellness team.

Test results received for residents at Glasgow Hall so far have been returned negative but a number are still outstanding. This is good news at this time, but we are taking no chances. Residents will remain under isolation precautions and we will work with Public Health to determine if and when retesting will take place for residents and employees. At this time, our home remains closed to visitors, including designated caregivers, but this will be reassessed daily as the situation continues to evolve.

We are hopeful this situation helps people see that this virus is still in our communities and we must continue to follow public health guidelines and get vaccinated if eligible. We believe vaccination is a critical part of our ability to fight COVID-19 and we fully support and encourage vaccination for as many people as possible, including our team members.

With Public Health’s support, an onsite testing clinic will be in place at Glasgow Hall this afternoon for additional employee testing.

We would like to thank our residents, families and team members for their support. We are also grateful for the collaboration of Public Health, the Department of Health and our union partners.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation.

COVID-19 Update– April 17, 2021 at 2pm: Outbreak at Glasgow Hall

We have been notified by Public Health that an employee at Glasgow Hall, a licensed long term care community in Dartmouth, N.S., tested positive for COVID-19. Based on contact tracing through public health and our occupational health and safety team, it has been determined that residents and employees will be tested. This began yesterday and will continue today. Anyone with a positive test result will be notified immediately.

We are working closely with Public Health and our team is receiving support from our Shannex COVID-19 Response Team, which includes our Infection Prevention and Control Specialist and Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness team members.

While Glasgow Hall residents and employees have had an opportunity to receive both their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, we have taken the added precaution of placing all residents under isolation. This means, we are not accepting visitors at this time, however, we will be arranging safe visits for residents and their families through window visits and virtual calls. We are grateful that vaccines put us in a better position to protect our community, but we must still take every opportunity to ensure the health and wellness of everyone at Glasgow Hall.

This is difficult news for our Glasgow Hall community and we are focused on supporting everyone there as they manage this situation. We have communicated this news through phone calls and email to all residents, families and team members and will continue to share more information as it is available.

This web posting will be updated regularly.

COVID-19 Update – January 8, 2021 at 4 p.m.: Jamieson Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Jamieson Hall.

We are pleased to report that all resident testing at Jamieson Hall conducted earlier this week has been returned negative. One employee case was reported on December 24, 2020.

Retesting has not revealed any additional cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. As a result, Public Health has directed that residents are no longer required to isolate in their suites and visitors can return with precautions in place.

We are grateful to the residents and families at Jamieson Hall for their support and patience and to our team members who provide compassionate care and service in our community everyday. 

For information about our pandemic response, please visit our COVID-19 Update page, call our information line or send us an email. Contact information is below.

For organizational updates and questions about our pandemic response:

Information line: 1-877-541-0835

Email: ipac@shannex.com

COVID-19 Update – January 1, 10:45 a.m.: Jamieson Hall

The following is an update related to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Jamieson Hall.

We are pleased to report that all resident testing at Jamieson Hall conducted yesterday, has been returned negative. One employee case was reported on December 24, 2020.

This update has been provided to all residents and families at Jamieson Hall.

Some residents at Jamieson Hall will continue to isolate in their suites at the direction of Public Health. This was expected due to the incubation period for COVID-19. They will have support from team members to monitor their health and facilitate safe recreation activities, in-room exercises and connections with family members through video or phone calls. Visitors are not allowed at this time.

Retesting may be required, and we will work with Public Health to determine when this may take place.

We will continue to provide updates on the situation.

For information about our pandemic response, please visit our COVID-19 Update page, call our information line or send us an email. Contact information is below.

For organizational updates and questions about our pandemic response:

Information line: 1-877-541-0835

Email: ipac@shannex.com


COVID-19 Update – December 26, 1 p.m.: Jamieson Hall

The following is an update related to the positive employee case we reported on Thursday and the subsequent testing of some residents and employees at Jamieson Hall.

We are pleased to report that all resident and employee testing conducted at Jamieson Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, has been returned negative. 

This update has been provided to all residents and families at Jamieson Hall. 

Our team is working closely with Public Health and taking all steps to protect our community. This includes retesting for some residents and employees at Jamieson Hall scheduled for December 31. Re-testing is important. It is how we are able to identify positive cases for individuals with no symptoms and this can control further spread of the virus.

At the direction of Public Health, some residents at Jamieson Hall continue to isolate in their suites with support from team members to monitor their health and facilitate safe recreation activities, video or phone calls and window visits with family members. Visitors are not allowed at this time. This is a difficult precaution during the holidays; however, the safety of those who live and work in our community is our first priority. 

We will continue to provide updates on the situation.

For information about our pandemic response, please visit our COVID-19 Update page, call our information line or send us an email. Contact information is below.

For organizational updates and questions about our pandemic response: 

Information line: 1-877-541-0835

Email: ipac@shannex.com


COVID-19 Update – December 24: Employee positive case at Jamieson Hall, Parkland at the Lakes

We have been notified by Public Health that an employee at Jamieson Hall, an assisted living community in Dartmouth, N.S., has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on contact tracing through public health and our occupational health and safety team, it has been determined that some resident and employee testing is required. Most of the testing was completed last night and additional testing will take place this morning.

We are working closely with Public Health and our team is receiving support from our Shannex COVID-19 Response Team, which includes our Infection Prevention and Control Specialist and Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness team members.

While we do not have results of the testing at this time, we have taken the proactive step to place some residents at Jamieson Hall on isolation until we know more. This means, visitors are not allowed at this time. We did not make this decision lightly and are sorry we need to impose these measures during the holidays; however, the safety of those who live and work in our community is our first priority. We will be arranging safe visits for those residents on isolation at Jamieson Hall and their families through window visits and virtual calls.

We have communicated this news to all employees and to all residents and families at each location and will continue to provide updates as more information is available.

Our entire organization continues to be focused on supporting our communities though this difficult time.

For information about our pandemic response, please visit our COVID-19 Update page, call our information line or send us an email. Contact information is below.

For organizational updates and questions about our pandemic response:

 Information line: 1-877-541-0835

Email: ipac@shannex.com