COVID-19 Update: April 18, 2020 – Community Report

April 18, 2020

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website.

We have learned that a resident from the Fishermen’s Cove neighbourhood at Harbourstone Enhanced Care passed away in the hospital as a result of complications related to COVID-19. The resident had been transferred to hospital on April 12, 2020, but called Harbourstone Enhanced Care home. Our thoughts continue to be with the resident’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

One employee at Bissett Court, a licensed long term care community in Dartmouth, N.S. has tested positive for COVID-19. The team at this location and members of our COVID-19 Response Team, which includes our Infection Control Specialist and Occupational Health leadership, continue to work with Public Health to ensure all appropriate infection control measures are being taken.

At this time, we have no additional resident cases of COVID-19, but our teams continue to monitor and test additional residents in all of our communities as needed. 

We continue to evolve our COVID-19 response with extensive protection measures in place including daily temperature checks for team members and twice daily temperature checks for residents, masks for all team members, appropriate use of PPE,  enhanced cleaning, physical distancing, visitor restrictions and use of designated care/cohorting areas with dedicated staffing for residents with COVID-19.

The spirit of our dedicated and compassionate team members continues to inspire us. They are working very hard during an incredibly challenging time and we are grateful for their dedication. We would also like to express our ongoing appreciation for the support and collaboration of our partners at Public Health, Department of Health and Wellness and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

For information about our pandemic response, please visit our COVID-19 Update page, call our information line or send us an email. Contact information is below.

Each location also has its own regular community updates. Please contact that location directly to receive these updates or more information about any matter.

Information line: 1-877-541-0835


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