· Active screening for both caregivers and generalvisitors will continue.
· Please use screening QR App provided or beactively screened by reception.
· Pleasebe sure to continue to sign in /out.
RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING
· Caregivers will continue to test up to 3x per week (every other day when possible) and wait in the clinic for results before going to the home area.
· General visitors willcontinue to test daily and wait in the clinic for results before going to the homearea.
· Caregivers and General Visitors are still required to show proof of three (3) doses of the Covid Vaccine to visit on the home area.
· Visitors that do not have three (3) doses can arrange their visit in the solarium/chapel in the fall/winter months by calling their home area recreation programmer. Visitors that do not meet the vaccination requirements of (3) doses are expected to complete a rapid antigen tested upon arrival and wait for results before visit begins. Mask must be worn to the designated room. Mask can be removed when you are alone in designated space with resident.
· End of Life Visits do not require to show proof of vaccination status or test upon arrival. Appropriate PPE must be worn at all times.
· At this time shields are only required when a resident is in isolation or a home area is in outbreak.
· Masks are required for all caregivers and general visitors. However, masks can be removed when you are alone in residents’ room or in a designated space with a resident.
· Residents living in shared rooms, should seekanother designated space within the home to enable interaction without masks. Whennot in a one -on- one setting with a resident, visitors and caregivers are requiredto be masked at all times. Please ask home area staff which rooms would besuitable to use if you are unsure.
LIMIT OF CAREGIVERS/GENERALVISITORS
· There is no longer a max limit of 4 visitors at a time. Please look at the appropriate meeting rooms on your loved one’s home area and / or common area if requiring a larger space as we continue to encourage physical distancing. Max occupancy for each meeting space as follows:
MAX OCCUPANCY FOR COMMON AREAS:
Noble Lounge- 10
MAX OCCUPANCY FOR HOME AREAMEETING ROOMS:
Cockshutt Place, Costain Court and Brant TerraceHarvest Room -5
Cockshutt Place, Costain Court and Brant Terrace TVRoom’s -6
Mohawk Terrace Activity Room- 10
Mohawk Terrace Lounge -6
Davis Court Lounge -8
Grand Terrace Activity Room-6
· Testing of residents upon returning from an absence is no longer required unless they have symptoms.
Residents will still be required to screen at reception when returning to the home.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please be advised that staff are able to provide POA/SDM’s with the heath card information required (number, version code and the number on the back of the card) in order to access a record of vaccination/vaccination passport. The home will not be providing copies of these documents due to privacy regulations as well as the province is moving to a QR code system. We have provided the link to assist you in obtaining this information: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/
Thanks for your continued support and cooperation to help keep our residents safe
Just a reminder that visiting hours are from 8:00 until 7:45pm. Reception closes at 8:00pm, please come down earlier so reception is available to assist you if needed when signing out.
Virtual Visits can be arranged by contacting the Recreation Programmer on your Home Area.
LTC Chronicles Podcast presented by the Family Councils Collaborative Alliance (FCCA), March 2021, featuring Dr. Janice Legere, Medical Director of John Noble Home
Podcast is also available on Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/user-384632250
Medical Director, Dr. Janice Legere has had two published opinion pieces in the Hamilton Spectator.
The John Noble Home (JNH) has a proud and long standing care-giving tradition, dating back to 1881. Today, we offer several different quality programs devoted to senior housing, care, and services that operate within our care campus. All meet and serve the needs of both Brant County and the City of Brantford and their respective constituents as we are a municipally operated and governed facility.
Long term care at John Noble Home consists of 156 long term care beds which includes three priority Veteran beds. Long term care continues to be the most recognized and core function of the organization. Our long term care operations are housed within a modern, state-of-the art environment with access to several beautiful common areas both inside and out.
Housed within John Noble Home, the Day and Stay Program is designed and built for individuals with dementia. It offers exercise, socialization, cognitive stimulation and recreation activities, snacks, and a meal. There are different programs for which clients can sign up. These are our day and afternoon programs for persons with dementia which offers door to door transportation. There is also an overnight weekend respite program for clients.
Bell Lane Terrace houses 26 unit seniors' apartments is part of our beautiful care campus. This housing for seniors program opened in 2007 as a response to the need for more affordable housing for seniors in the community. Units include: 1 bachelor-sized apartment, 21 one-bedroom apartments and 4 two-bedroom apartments. Eighteen (18) units are rent-geared-to-income and subsidized by the City of Brantford.