New Mask Rules

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With a recent increase in cases, masks for all staff in Long-term Care and Assisted Living must be reintroduced regardless of immunization status. All staff must wear a medical-grade mask when in a facility and anywhere healthcare is provided.  Mask use for visitors is currently under review and further communication will be forthcoming. Read New Instructions

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

This message was sent to all members of the VCC staff

World Humanitarian Day

Creating Connections That Matter In Long-term Care

By Jae Yon Jones
Director, Quality Assurance and Contract Monitoring
Long-term Care, Island Health

I would like to acknowledge and feature the Long-term Care (LTC) program for World Humanitarian Day (August 19th). Every worker, whether in direct-care, support services or leadership, has continued to work with conviction and compassion while managing the whole progression of the pandemic since March of 2020……….

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Great Support From Our Community

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With the recent change in visitor rules, and the new Greeter Screening Program coming into play, we did not have the staff to cover the front door constantly.  So the Board Members of our Society got on the phone and lined up a host of volunteers to come in and greet the steady flow of visitors.   We have a roster of people who are signed up for three shifts per day, seven days per week for the coming month.  Some volunteers are from the Board, the Foundation and various other Chinese community organizations. They are fully vaccinated and are aware … Read more

Screening Information

VCC Door Sign saying we must ask questions

Here are the instructions provided by the province: Greeters will be placed at the front entrance of all LTC sites to actively screen all staff and visitors, support hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR), provide medical-grade masks and obtain information for contact tracing, including vaccination status. The questions we must ask every person every time they visit: Are you under order to quarantine after travel outside of Canada? Have you been told to self-isolate by public health following a close contact exposure, lab result or symptoms? Are you experiencing any symptoms of respiratory or gastro-intestinal illness (even if mild)? … Read more

Changes To Visitation Rules

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July 8th, 2021, marked an exciting day for residents and visitors of Long-term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living homes with the announcement of changes in visiting programs in Island Health.

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