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Letter from Dania Executive Director Lui Franciosi - April 2024

Dear Residents and Families of Dania,

I hope you are all doing well.  I would like to provide you with some updates from our campus of care.

Over the last few days, we had two resident cases of COVID-19 at Dania Home.  This resulted in one neighbourhood following ‘Enhancing Monitoring’ protocols, which will come to an end on Friday.  Our Leadership Team and Staff continue to do their best in following the expected practices and the advice of Fraser Health and BC Centre of Disease Control in containing and preventing any further transmission.  I am pleased to report that Dania Manor continues to be COVID-free.

Also, the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry recently announced to the public that we were at the end of the respiratory illness season and that masks should continue to be available for visitors and essential care partners at all healthcare facility entrances if they would like them. People are still encouraged to wear masks in health-care settings as appropriate or directed by the health care staff. People are also encouraged to cover coughs and stay away from others if ill.  Health-care workers are to continue to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks or respirators, in accordance with their point of care risk assessments.  As well, our Dania Home and Dania Manor residents can get their COVID-19 vaccine boosters in the coming weeks. These will reinforce their current immunity and protect them for another 6-8 months.  Unfortunately, these boosters are not available to our staff unless they meet the same health criteria as our residents.  For more information, please follow this link:  Launch of spring COVID-19 vaccine boosters marks end of respiratory illness season | BC Gov News

Lastly, we are in the process this week in changing over to a new phone system on the Dania Campus.  You may reach all of our Dania Home neighborhoods and Dania Manor Staff using our main number 604-299-2414 and following the phone directory options.  On April 18, all direct phone numbers to offices and neighbourhoods will be operational again.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any specific questions, please contact me anytime. I am always available to you either by phone or email.  Thank you and stay safe.


Lui Franciosi

Executive Director


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Lui Franciosi

Executive Director