With the recent provincial announcement on easing visitation guidelines in long-term care homes, Villa Cathay fully understands the urgency of getting the visits started for family members. However, seniors remain the most vulnerable to COVID-19; hence, we kindly ask visitors to only visit if they are diligently following the current infection control protocols and all provincial health orders.
The health and safety of all residents is of utmost importance. We trust that family members and Villa Cathay share the common goal of keeping Villa Cathay COVID-free.
Below are more details of the social visits:
To initiate the booking process:
Please have the visitors who will come for the visit to fill out the Risk Assessment Form below. After we have received the form, the visitors will be contacted to submit a completed Enhanced Screening Form and a signed Infection Control Protocols Agreement before a visit date can be booked.
If Villa Cathay receives multiple bookings for the same resident on the same week, we cannot schedule a visit until an agreement from all respective family members is reached on who will visit for that week.
Should family members must bring in homemade food, take-out, raw fruits, or any food items that are not dried goods or not in commercially vacuum-sealed packages to residents for their wellbeing, please adhere to the following guidelines for food safety and infection control reasons:
Other important food safe guidelines
If you have already visited Villa Cathay once, please click the link below to book your next visit with your loved one.
More information on COVID-19 and useful resources are listed below for your reference.
Health Link BC – What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
World Health Organization (WHO) – Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – Good Hygiene Practices – Reducing the Spread of Infections and Viruses
For further guidelines on COVID-19 and long-term care visitation, please review: BC Centre for Disease Control Guidelines.
If you have any additional questions, requiring emotional support or needing assistance navigating the health-care system, please contact the VCH LTC Family Support Line at 1-844-824-2219 or 604-875-4953.
There are additional resources for any family members who are looking for more information about caring for seniors, like the event hosted by BC Association of Community Response, starting September 28.
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