Dear Residents, Families and EmployeesLast week, we paused to remember and salute the brave men and women who fought for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. We are fortunate to have a number of veterans in Revera retirement residences and long term care homes, and we are honoured to be part of their lives.
One of them is Mr. Bill Jarvis, who attended the Royal Military College in Kingston and served six years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He holds an MBA from Western University, and spent his career in the business world, ultimately serving as CEO of his own IT research and consulting firm. Since 2013, he has lived at Revera’s Northridge Long Term Care Home in Oakville, Ontario. His business acumen and strong belief in the power of innovative thinking made him a natural choice for Revera’s first-ever long term care Resident Innovation Ambassador.
Dear Revera Residents and Family Members
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen steadily increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in communities, particularly in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. In fact, today Ontario is reporting its highest number of cases since early June. The spread is rising particularly amongst young adults, with public health officials theorizing that the easing of pandemic restrictions, including the opening of restaurants, bars and now schools, is partially to blame, along with gatherings in homes and backyards amongst families and friends where practices like physical distancing and wearing masks are more easily forgotten.
Revera's Pandemic Response Plan
Guided by Revera’s strict outbreak protocols and public health pandemic directives, our long term care homes and retirement residences are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by:
- Making sure residents and staff practice physical distancing
- Screening visitors and following provincial guidelines for visitation
- Monitoring residents and staff daily for symptoms
- Requiring universal masking for all staff
- Using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Isolating residents with symptoms or confirmed COVID-19
For more details, review our FAQs document,
We continue to take guidance from provincial directives for visitation and general re-opening. For residence or home specific visitation guidelines, please connect with the Executive Director.
Visiting a loved one in a Long Term Care Home or a Retirement Residence? Check the latest protocols in your province.
Revera messages to families and employees
- Nov 17: CEO letter to residents, families and employees
- Nov 11: CEO letter to residents, families and employees
- Nov 9: Statement on staffing at Maples Personal Care Home – Winnipeg
- Oct 19: Visiting a loved one in a Long Term Care Home or a Retirement Residence? Check the latest visitor protocols in your province.
- Sept 17: CMO letter to residents and family members
- Sept 15: Frequently Asked Questions
- Sept 9: Updated protocols for visiting a loved one in a Long Term Care Home or a Retirement Residence
- Sept 3: CEO letter to residents, families and employees
The current situation
We're in this together
- World Health Organization (WHO): Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19
- Health Canada's COVID-19 Resource Centre
- Health Canada's preparation recommendations