March 29, 2021
Dear Residents and Families of Dania,
On March 25, 2021, BC’s Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that residents in long-term care and assisted living will be able to have regular opportunities for social visitation with an easing of restrictions. This includes:
Social visitation will continue to require advanced booking, visitor health screening, use of medical masks & eye protection, and frequent hand hygiene. These visits will be suspended in the event of an outbreak. Essential visitation remains in place along with the formal complaints and appeals process for social and essential visits. These changes are effective from April 1st to June 30th, 2021.
Dania is excited to see the increased social connection that will come with these changes, which is welcome news for our residents and families. We encourage family members to start scheduling their visits by directly contacting their loved one’s unit nurse at Dania Home (604-299-2414) or Dania Manor (604-299-1379). With Minister Dix and Dr. Henry’s announcement today of a ‘three-week circuit breaker’ to bend the curve, we still want everyone to continue taking a shared approach in maintaining a balance of safety and quality of life while also minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission for our residents and visitors. Please continue to follow the latest provincial public health order and monitor Dania’s COVID-19 status on our website at www.dania.bc.ca for new updates.
If you have any specific questions regarding our current visitation protocol, please contact me anytime. I look forward to meeting families in person over the coming weeks. I am always available to you either by phone or email. Thank you and stay safe.
March 4, 2021
Dear Residents and Families of Dania,
I want to thank all of you for your continued support and patience in keeping you and your loved ones safe during this COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. I want to also credit our management team, all of our care and support staff, and our physicians for being instrumental in having no residents test positive for this virus since it all started. Their commitment to BC Provincial Health Orders, especially with respect to social distancing, the use of personal protective equipment and hand hygiene, demonstrates our duty to know, love and serve our residents.
I am also happy to report that the majority of our residents and staff (i.e., over 85%) have now received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This is in keeping with Phase I of BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan of having long term care residents, staff and essential visitors vaccinated by the end of February 2021.
Also, I wanted to inform you that the BC Provincial Health Officer has recently indicated that restrictions around social and essential visits will be changing over the coming months. I would like to ask that all residents and their families work with us collectively in taking a shared approach in maintaining a balance of safety and quality of life while also minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission for our residents and visitors. I will continue to communicate updates on essential and social visits by email and/or posted mail. Please also continue to monitor Dania’s COVID-19 status on our website at www.dania.bc.ca for these same updates. Information regarding the complaints and appeals processes related to essential and social visitor status will also be posted in this section. If designated visitors would like to schedule a visit, please continue to contact our Recreation Coordinator, Hazel Baquiran at 604-292-8134 or , or if you have any specific questions regarding our current visitation protocol, please contact me anytime.
I look forward to the day where I can finally meet families in person without restrictions, but in the meantime, I am always available to you either by phone or email. Thank you again and stay safe.
Dania is one of a few care facilities in Canada to have earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for 2018 - 2022. Accreditation Canada certifies that Dania and its contractors meet the national standards of quality for health services set by the Council.
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