604, 2020

COVID-19 Updates as of April 6

RE: COVID-19 – Sunnyside’s Precautions as of April 6, 2020   As you can imagine, Sunnyside has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely.  At this time there are still no confirmed or presumed positive cases of COVID-19 at Sunnyside (Residents or staff).   The Government of Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have all activated their emergency operations centres to coordinate communication and planning. All long term care homes in the Saskatoon area have a conference call every morning with our local Health Authority representatives for updates.  We receive email updates from all three organizations many [...]

1903, 2020

COVID-19 Updates as of March 19

RE: COVID-19 – Sunnyside’s Precautions as of March 19, 2020   We do not have any residents or staff that are ill with Covid-19. Family members have been very understanding regarding the Chief Medical Officer’s orders not to visit. There is a worldwide shortage of medical supplies. Surgical masks in particular.  Some items are on back order, some we receive partial shipments.  We continue to ask everyone to use only what we need. Residents are not to leave Sunnyside except for approved medical appointments. Extra Recreation staff added, Heather will be working to help alleviate resident boredom and loneliness. Our [...]

1603, 2020

COVID-19 Updates as of March 16

COVID-19 – Sunnyside’s Precautions as of March 16, 2020 As you all are aware, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) recently declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. This evolving situation is affecting all of health care, our residents and our communities in rapidly changing ways. The health and well-being of our residents and staff is paramount and will guide us as we collectively respond to the developing COVID-19 outbreak. To date, no cases of the corona virus have been reported in Saskatchewan long term care homes.  However, it is still important that a very high proportion of our population is [...]