Province Declared Grey Bruce Moved to Yellow Stage
On Friday November 20th, the provincial government announce d that Grey-Bruce would be moving in to the Yellow Stage of their framework . The recommendation to shift to the yellow stage was made following consultation between the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, Dr. David Williams, and the local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Arra. The recommendation was based on our local epidemiological data and trends.
The Grey Bruce Health Unit website will be updated on Monday November 23rd to reflect this change.
The change from Green to Yellow means greater restrictions and enhanced enforcement – including operational restrictions on bars and restaurants, sports and recreational facilities, personal care services, retail spaces and other businesses – an outcome that none of us desires. Collectively, it is in our control to change our designation back to Green as soon as we can – but it will take an effort from all of us.
For detailed information on the Yellow category of the framework, please visit the provincial website . It helps to explain the changes resulting from the change from Green to Yellow. The Grey Bruce Health Unit will also have fact sheets available on Monday November 23rd to assist the public and businesses in understanding these changes.
We continue to be in this together, and only as a collective can we get back to Green. We simply need to get “Back to the Basics”
Family visits must be prearranged. Please download our updated Visitor Policy (NOV 2020).
Mental health resources during COVID-19
There are a
can help with
Wellness Together Canada, www.Bouncebackontario.ca, and www.BigWhiteWall.com. Please reach out if you
December 1, 2020 - Staff and resident results are negative.
November 28, 2020 - We have received test results back for the nasopharygneal
swabs taken from all residents and all the results are negative. We are
still waiting results on staff nasopharygneal swabs and will update
everyone once this is known. Golden Dawn continues to follow Public
Health Guidelines and recommendations and appropriate infection
prevention and control measures.
November 27, 2020 - Public Health News Release regarding COVID positive staff
November 26, 2020 - COVID Positive - Update
November 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Heightened Monitoring- Preliminary
Positive Team Member
October 16, 2020 - One resident has been identified as positive for scabies. As
other residents and staff has symptoms which are compatible with
scabies, we are planning on treating all residents and staff next
week (mid-week). We strongly encourage all visitors to consider
October 10, 2020 - An Autumn Message
October 6, 2020 - Infection Prevention & Control Resource from Public Health
October 2, 2020 - Press Release from Grey Bruce Health Unit:
to COVID-19 Orders and Guidelines
October 1, 2020 - Press Release from Grey Bruce Public Health Unit:
Addressing COVID-19 Assessment Centre
September 21, 2020 - New POA survey. Please review if you are a POA.
Have you ever wished your long-term care (LTC) team could better understand what you, or your family member, wanted or needed? Introducing the Huddle Tool; five simple questions to share any experience, situation, or need with your LTC team when you can’t meet in person.June 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Testing for Families and Caregivers of Golden Dawn residents
June 19, 2020 -
Golden Dawn will need to revise the policy for visiting residents. You are still required to be tested/swabbed, however it is our understanding that results are sometimes only obtained over the phone, sometimes the paper copies are delayed, or some struggle at getting results on line; because of this there is the option for you to choose to show your results to the staff OR if you do not have any proof but have been informed verbally you will be asked to sign a form to attest that you have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous 2 weeks and subsequently not tested positive for COVID-19.
June 12, 2020 - Key Messages for Family Visits
June 11, 2020 - Visiting Your Loved One in the Time of COVID-19
June 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Recovery Phase Update - Public Health
May 16, 2020 - Outbreak declared over after two additional tests both returned negative. We continue to follow public health guidelines.
May 15, 2020 - Today and everyday, we thank our staff, for their endless hard work and dedication in providing the best possible care for our residents! This past week, we showed our appreciation through pizza days, donuts and draws for small gifts, but of course, this will never be enough to express our appreciation for all that they do! We applaud and recognize each and every one of our staff for not letting the difficult circumstances of COVID-19 stand in the way of providing exceptional care. Thank you!
May 9, 2020 - As a result of our universal swabbing this past Tuesday, we have had a positive result. This means we will be placed into COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to follow all directives and implement protocols as per Grey Bruce Health Unit and COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance for Long Term Care Homes.
May 8, 2020 - Mother's Day & Testing Complete
May 1, 2020 - As part of province-wide testing, Public Health will be swabbing staff & residents next Tues. May 5, from 1 pm to 6 pm.
April 30, 2020 - Updated COVID-19 Precautions & Communications for Staff & Families
April 27, 2020 - Changes to Management Team
April 19, 2020 - 2nd suspect case test results negative, so no longer in suspect outbreak & resume earlier screening & measure
April 13, 2020 - Suspect case, precautionary measures in effect
April 1, 2020 - Letter to Family & Loved Ones from Barb Sterling, Administrator
March 25, 2020 - Letter to Residents & Family from the Medical Team
November 9, 2020 - Province Launching Recruitment Program to Support Long Term Care Sector.
New Resident Support
Aides will assist residents with daily living activities.
August 28, 2020
- Golden Dawn is excited to inform you that we received a
MEMORANDUM August 28, 2020 from the Ministry of Long Term Care in
regards to Resident Absences. Directive#3 has been updated and
effective August 28, 2020 residents may leave the home's property
for a short stay or temporary absence. Short stay absences are
for health care-related, social or other reasons and do not
include an overnight stay, with the exception of single-night
emergency room visits. Temporary absences are for personal
reasons and for one or more nights. Homes must review and approve
all temporary absences based on a case-by-case risk assessment as
outlined in Directive #3. Please see the attached FAQ for further
clarity. The home would appreciate a call prior to take a
resident out so that we are prepared in regards to medications, or
other care need
August 5, 2020 - This new made-in-Ontario mobile privacy-first app, a joint initiative of the Governments of Ontario and Canada, lets you know quickly if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. You can then get tested, sooner, to help protect yourself and those around you. Click here for more information.
July 15, 2020 - The Ministry of Long-Term Care released an updated visiting policy for long-term care homes across the province. The following are key highlights:
Change in requirements for outdoor visits
> Effective immediately, COVID-19 testing for outdoor visitors will no longer be required. Visitors will, however, have to still pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff.
> Visitors are required to use a face covering if the visit is outdoors and are responsible for bringing their own face covering for outside visits. However, the home is responsible for supplying masks to outdoor visitors who do not have a face covering.
> Outdoor visits will now be allowed for two people to visit a resident at the same time.
Opening of indoor visits and requirements
> As of July 22, indoor visits to long-term care homes will be broadly permitted.
> For indoor visits, visitors are required to verbally attest to home staff that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the previous two weeks and have not subsequently tested positive. The home is not responsible for providing the testing.
> Indoor visits will also allow for two people to visit a resident at the same time.
> The home is responsible for supplying surgical/procedure masks to indoor visitors. Homes should avoid accessing the provincial pandemic stockpile for this purpose.June 30, 2020 - Report from OLTCC
June 5, 2020 -
The Ministry of Long Term Care and Ontario Health recommends that all
Long-Term Care home staff be tested at least twice in June. The intent is that all
staff, in all homes, are tested to help protect the health of residents
and staff while preventing the spread of infection. Golden Dawn will be
recommending all staff be tested next week and the last week of June.
Residents are not included in the above recommendation however we will
continue to swab residents as per the Ministry directives and testing
April 29, 2020 - Q & As for Residents, Family & Staff
April 15, 2020 - Ontario's COVID-19 action plan for long-term care homes
March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Guidance for Long-Term Care Homes
Ontario Family Support & Action Line: 1-866-434-0144
During the COVID-19 pandemic, long-term care families, staff, residents and the general public can call this number for questions or concerns, 7 days a week.