· All Caregivers and General Visitors must passively screen upon entry.
· Please read the screening questions located at front entrance.
· Please be sure to continue to sign in /out.
RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING
· Rapid Antigen Testing is no longer required upon entry to the home.
· If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not visit the home.
· For additional guidance on resuming your visits, please contact the home for further direction.
· Caregivers and General Visitors are no longer required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination status.
· If resident or home area is in an outbreak/isolation. There is no limit to the amount of Caregivers that can visit during this time.
· General Visitors will continue to not be permitted.
· Please note if Caregivers are unavailable during an outbreak and or your loved one is in isolation you may appoint another Caregiver at that time to visit. This must be approved by the residents/Substitute Decision maker.
· 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.
· 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. i.e.) chapel, noble lounge or solarium. If a staff member or resident enters the room masks must be applied. Visitors do not require to mask when visiting outdoors.
· At this time shields are only required when a resident is in isolation or a home area is in outbreak.
· Residents living in shared rooms, should seek another designated space within the home to enable interaction without masks. When not in a one -on- one setting with a resident, visitors and caregivers are required to be masked at all times. Please ask home area staff which rooms would be suitable to use if you are unsure. Listed on the next page are areas that can be utilized.
LIMIT OF CAREGIVERS/GENERALVISITORS
· A maximum of 4 Caregivers may be designated per resident at a time. Caregivers who were designated prior to December 15, 2021 may continue to be designated as a Caregiver even if this means the resident has more than 4 designated caregivers. Proof of vaccination status is no longer required to become Caregiver.
· There is no longer a max limit of 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.
HOME AREA MEETING ROOMS:
Cockshutt Place, Costain Court and Brant Terrace Harvest Room
Cockshutt Place, Costain Court and Brant Terrace TV Room’s
Mohawk Terrace Activity Room
Mohawk Terrace Lounge
Davis Court Lounge
Grand Terrace Activity Room
· Testing of residents upon returning from an absence is no longer required unless they have symptoms.
· Residents will no longer be required to actively screen, when returning from an absence.
Thank you for your continued support.
Virtual Visits can be arranged by contacting the Recreation Programmer on your Home Area.
COVID-19 Protocol for Visitors
Visitors to the Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic
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.