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Villa Colombo Vaughan

Villa Colombo Vaughan

January 26, 2021

Dear VCV Residents, Families and Staff,

As the province extended the state of emergency with stay-at-home order in effect until February 9th, we continue to follow strict Infection Prevention and Control measures as we have done since the beginning of this pandemic. With high community case numbers, we ask you to continue to practice the following measures to minimize the spread of the virus:

  • Stay 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds, keep trips short
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay home and self-isolate if you are sick
  • Clean surfaces and your hands often
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Pay attention to and sanitize surfaces while shopping or using a gas station
  • Open windows to increase airflow and ventilation
  • DO NOT come to the Home if you are experiencing any symptoms even if you received a negative test
  • Adhere to all public policies and directives as issued by the Province and/or local public health authority.

Our home remains in an outbreak, and we continue to remain vigilant by following the protocols set out by Government of Ontario and Public Health. These protocols include proper use of PPE, weekly testing of staff/essential visitors, single site employment of staff, cohorting of residents and staff, twice a day monitoring of staff and residents, including temperature checks, on-going auditing and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices.

At the direction of Public Health on January 25, 2021, residents and staff who previously tested negative in Casa Ciccolini were retested, the results are pending, and we will report the outcome once received. 

We continue to work closely with York Region Public Health by following their guidance and direction in managing this outbreak. During this time all residents continue to be isolated, under contact/ droplet precautions. We are mandated to maintain residents’ isolation to the best of our abilities until YRPH directs us to discontinue isolation.

The information below for Villa Colombo Vaughan is current as of January 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

As of January 26, 2021

Residents Results 

Active Positive: 0 Resident Recoveries: 18

Staff Results

Active Positive: 2 Staff Recoveries: 23           

A reminder to ALL essential visitors and essential caregivers coming into the home, we continue to ask your co-operation with the following:

Only one essential caregiver is permitted, entry will be given to those that have been authorized, provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, attest to not subsequently tested positive, and have completed the required educational component.

  1. You must demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result in the past week and attest to not subsequently having tested positive prior to each entry to the home. Negative test result refers to the date of the test, not the date you have received the result.
  2. You are required to wear PPE and follow PPE donning and doffing signs posted on the resident’s door.
  3. PPE must be removed as per posted PPE doffing sign prior to leaving resident’s room.
  4. You are to remain inside the resident’s room for the entire duration of your visit.
  5. If you require assistance from staff during your visit, please use the call bell.
  6. You cannot interact with other families and residents other than your loved one.
  7. Do NOT visit the home or come to work if you have any signs of illness or symptoms, even if you have tested negative in the previous 7 days.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the following individuals:

Fiorinta Flammia – Administrator –                                  FFlammia@universalcareinc.ca

Liza Reantaso – Director of Care –                                 vcvdoc@universalcareinc.ca

Sherly Kangappaden – Assist. Director of Care –            vcvAssistDOC@universalcareinc.ca

Inderpreet Hundal – Assist. Director of Care –                 vcvADOC2@universalcareinc.ca

Ricardo Mowassee – Nurse Practitioner –                       vcvnp@universalcareinc.ca

Rhodalyn Mangoma – IPAC Lead –                                vcvipadlead@universalcareinc.ca

Jessica Fabbro – Programs Manager –                          vcvprogmanager@universalcareinc.ca

Joseph Abule – Physiotherapist –                                   vcvPhysio@universalcareinc.ca

Gurpreet Pannu- Dietary Manager –                               vcvdietarymanager@universalcareinc.ca

Monica Petti – VCV Dietitian –                                        vcvDietician@universalcareinc.ca

Heather Barrow – Admissions Coordinator –                   vcvSupportCoord@universalcareinc.ca

Vidya Isha Arora – Social Worker –                                vcvsocialworker@universalcareinc.ca

We continue to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents; we encourage each of you to stay safe as we continue to adhere to Public Health and Provincial guidelines.

When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. Whether big or small, our actions can make a big difference.  Join us in the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28 to help create positive change.  For every tweet with the #BellLetsTalk hashtag, Facebook post using the BellLetsTalk Frame, 5 cents will be donated towards mental health initiatives.  For more information please visit:  https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/

We recognize that these are difficult times for all of us. We ask that if you need any help to please reach out to us or you may also access the following link to learn about supports available to you, and how to get help when you need it: https://www.ontario.ca/page/find-mental-health-support.

Mental health is just as important as physical health.

In the event that you have a compliment or concern that you wish to share with someone at the corporate level, please feel free to email Joseph Gulizia, President/CEO of UniversalCare at: jgulizia@universalcareinc.ca.


Fiorinta Flammia


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
Kleinburg, ON
L0J 1C0

Tel: 289-202- 2222
Fax: 289-202- 2000
Email: vcvreception@universalcarein.ca

Acting Administrator: Liza Reantaso

Villa Colombo Vaughan
Email: VCVAdmin@universalcareinc.ca
Tel: 289-202-2222 ext. 316

President/CEO: Joseph Gulizia

UniversalCare Canada Inc.

Email: jgulizia@universalcareinc.ca
Tel: 416-708- 9301

Professionally Managed by UniversalCare Canada Inc. www.universalcareinc.ca