Villa Colombo Vaughan
April 9, 2021
Dear Residents, Families and Staff:
On Wednesday, April 7, the Government of Ontario declared a month-long stay-at-home order effective Thursday, April 8, at 12:01 a.m.
As per the Province’s orders this will help to:
- save lives
- prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
- protect in-person learning and keep children in schools
- allow for more time to vaccinate Ontarians
- stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities
It is important that we all remain vigilant. The health and safety of all our loved-ones is extremely important. By continuing to be diligent in our practices of thorough hand hygiene, proper physical distancing, wearing face masks, and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we can help stop the spread together.
As these stay-at-home orders persist, I kindly ask that you use your best judgement in the decision to visit the home. It is a sensitive subject, and one that is not taken lightly by any means, but the hope is that widespread compliance with the stay-at-home orders will directly lower the number of cases of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the risk of infection in our home. For more information on the stay-at-home orders please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions
Now more than ever mental health plays such an important role for all of us at the home and in our communities. Along with the importance of being able to talk about how you are feeling, it is also important that when possible, everyone take advantage of the warm weather, fresh air, and ability to exercise -while following Public Health recommendations. With this beautiful weather we will be encouraging residents to enjoy the fresh air while ensuring proper precautions are being met for their safety. This is one of the approaches we will be taking to ensure the overall health and wellness of your loved-ones. For More information on Mental Health Supports Available in Ontario please visit: https://ontario.cmha.ca/provincial-mental-health-supports/
With that in mind, we will to remind you that residents can access the courtyards while proper PPE protocol and physical distancing guidelines. Residents should not be taken to the parking lot or through the front entrance to interact with family members, as this is considered a short stay visit which is not permitted at this time. Thank you to everyone continuing to do their part for the safety of all our loved-ones.
We encourage you to contact Jessica Fabbro, Program’s manager to book a facetime or a window visit with your loved one at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
– Nelson Mandela
Update: Covid – 19 Suspect Outbreak at Villa Colombo Vaughan
Our home remains under COVID-19 Suspect Outbreak, with three staff who have tested positive. All residents continue to receive in-room dining. We continue to follow direction from York Region Public Health.
We remain vigilant by following the protocols set out by the Government of Ontario and Public Health.
As per the COVID-19 response framework zone, we remain in the Grey Zone/shutdown. As a reminder, there are no general visitors permitted. Maximum of two (2) Essential Caregivers can be designated per resident and only one (1) designated Essential Caregiver can visit at a time.
We continue to provide staff and essential caregivers with education and information regarding best practices for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and taking the following precautions:
- Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as handrails and furniture in all areas
- Close monitoring of all residents for symptoms, including taking temperatures 2 times per day and completing an active screening twice a day (days and evenings)
- We are actively screening all staff (twice a day) for symptoms (including taking temperatures) before they start their shifts and a second time before they leave
- Within the home and where possible, co-horting of staff to specific residents’ areas
- Only (1) essential caregiver per resident can visit at a time
- Following physical distancing for our residents and staff that includes: no group activities
- Ensuring proper hand washing
- Continued COVID-19 testing of staff and essential visitors as per York Region Public Health directions
For up-to-date information regarding the latest case count, please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data
We are confident the decisions made by York Region Public Health will add an additional layer of protection with regards to the aggressive variant that is rapidly spreading
Our ongoing commitment to you is that VCV and UniversalCare will be following the directions set out by York Region Public Health to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our residents, staff and their families safe.
Covid – 19 Vaccination Information
The COVID-19 vaccine is free to anyone living in Ontario, and is strongly recommended to keep yourself and the community safe.
You are strongly encouraged to book an appointment to get your safe, Health Canada approved vaccine, please visit Ontario.ca/covidvaccine or call 1-888-999-6488 via telephone, service is available in 300 languages.
For all past updates, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.
Our beautiful 16-acre northern campus in quiet Kleinburg, Ontario, is home to 160 of our community’s seniors. The living accommodations are comprised of six separate casas scattered over the expansive property, each housing up to 30 residents who share a living room, dining room, and bathing spa, to create a social and welcoming atmosphere. Our residents’ private rooms for retreating and visiting are also well-equipped and are of the highest-quality and comfort.
Upgrades such as heated floors, plasma TVs in resident’s rooms, our Piazza De Gasperis, or “town square,” a new reflective pool, bocce court, and chapel, make Villa Colombo Vaughan more than just a facility. It’s a home to 160 residents.
For more information, or to inquire further about our services, please contact:
Villa Colombo Vaughan
Di Poce Centre, 10443 Hwy. 27
Tel: 289-202- 2222
Fax: 289-202- 2000
Administrator: Fiorinta Flammia
Villa Colombo Vaughan
Tel: 289-202-2222 ext. 316
President/CEO: Joseph Gulizia
UniversalCare Canada Inc.
Tel: 416-708- 9301
Professionally Managed by UniversalCare Canada Inc. www.universalcareinc.ca