Safety and Outbreak Prevention Protocols
Eden House Care Facility has always maintained strong infection control protocols. When the pandemic began, we put into place enhanced infection protocols that allowed us to help protect residents and our community:
PPE available and required to be worn by all staff members
Screening of all visitors and staff
Enhanced infection prevention and control education for staff
Regular surveillance of resident health
Regular testing for Covid-19
Increased cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces
Physical distancing in dining rooms and common areas
Increased communication with family members
Update as of January 17, 2022
Third dose vaccination for all caregivers will now be mandatory as per the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The requirement to receive a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine only applies to individuals once they are eligible for a third dose (ie. 3 months after receiving the second dose).
The immunization policy directive states that caregivers who are eligible as above for a 3rd dose on or before Dec. 31, 2021 must receive their 3rd dose by January 28, 2022. Those that become eligible for a 3rd dose on or after January 1st, 2022 must receive their 3rd dose by May 23, 2022.
All caregivers must have at least one dose to enter the LTC home. As of February 21, 2022 all caregivers must have at least 2 doses to enter LTC home.
General visitors remain paused at this time. Caregivers and general visitors will continue to be permitted entry into the home to visit residents receiving end of life care, regardless of vaccination status.