Increased preventive measures

In connection with COVID-19
For everyone's safety

Preventive measures

Instructions

Here are the measures currently in place in Cogir retirement homes to protect our residents and colleagues. These measures undergo regular reviews according to government directives and the residence’s specific situation (presence of COVID-19 cases or lack thereof). The rules hereunder apply to retirement homes that have no cases of COVID-19.

  1. Every entrance of the residence is open.
  2. Handwashing is compulsory upon entry in the residence.
  3. No person experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms may enter the residence. Moreover, anyone who has been in contact with a person experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms will be refused entry in the residence.
  4. The temperature of residents and/or visitors may be monitored.
  5. Wearing a mask or a face covering is compulsory when walking through the residence.
  6. Two-metre (six-foot) physical distancing from residents and staff must be maintained at all times.
  7. Frequent 20-second handwashing with soap and warm water is strongly recommended for the duration of your visit in the residence.
  8. Plexiglas partitions have been installed in the dining rooms. Service hours have been modified to enforce social distancing rules.
  9. Everyone should observe the breathing etiquette and when coughing, use either the inside of the elbow or a tissue which must then be immediately discarded.
  10. Everyone should avoid hugs, kisses, handshakes, etc.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all our residents and colleagues who follow these very important instructions, thereby contributing to the collective effort to defeat COVID-19.

Safety

We are working closely with local integrated health and social service centres to adapt our measures according to their recommendations.

  1. Handwashing is compulsory upon entry in the residence.
  2. No person experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms may enter the residence. In addition, anyone who has been in contact with a person experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms will be refused entry in the residence.
  3. The temperature of residents and/or visitors may be monitored.
  4. Wearing a mask or a face covering is compulsory when walking through the residence.
  5. Two-metre (six-foot) social distancing must be maintained at all times as well as during any visit to a resident inside that person’s apartment.
  6. Plexiglas partitions have been installed in the dining rooms. Service hours have been modified to enforce social distancing rules.
  7. Everyone should observe the breathing etiquette and when coughing, use either the inside of the elbow or a tissue which must then be immediately discarded.
  8. Everyone should avoid hugs, kisses, handshakes, etc.
  9. We maintain a tight inventory of personal protective equipment so that every retirement home has the necessary supplies at its disposal.
  10. All residence personnel, including management, knows how to use the personal protective equipment and puts that knowledge into practice.

Every detail matters. That is why implementation of these various measures helps to reinforce the safety of residents and colleagues.

Discovery of a likely or confirmed case

Should a suspected or confirmed case unfortunately be discovered, compliance with the rules and implementation of stricter protection measures will be tailored to the residence’s particular situation.

The following summarizes the measures which will be implemented if the residence is faced with a highly probable or confirmed case:

  1. Compulsory apartment confinement of residents with a suspected or confirmed case.
  2. The dining room may be closed off. The kitchen will remain open to prepare meals which will then be delivered at the door of every apartment.
  3. Full or partial closing of common areas.
  4. Possible isolation of residents in the care unit.
  5. Possible suspension of visits.
  6. Any other measure required by the local integrated health and social services university centre (CISSS/CIUSSS).

Our residents and colleagues are quite dear to us. We care about each one of you and about your loved ones. That is why these additional measures have been or could be implemented.

Because life Goes On!

As confinement measures continue to be lifted, the residence’s normal activities are resuming, with some changes made to always ensure compliance with the two-metre distancing requirement. As soon as you leave your apartment, a mask or face covering must be worn at all times in the common areas.

After all, maintaining social distancing does not mean we cannot brighten the day with a few moments of reinvented pleasure!

A Cogir recreation portal is also available for those residents who prefer to entertain themselves in the comfort of their own apartment.

https://divertissement.residencescogir.com/cogir-residences/