The Ministry defines essential visitors as those visiting residents at end of life, or very ill. If you are an essential visitor, you will be greeted by a staff member at the front entrance and asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions before entering the home. We also require that you will sign in and out of the home for each visit and provide a contact phone number to follow up if needed.
Family visits must be prearranged. Please download our COVID-19 Visiting Policy.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH LOVED ONES
Golden Dawn staff will continue to help you stay in touch with your loved ones as best as we can.
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
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.