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Villa Colombo Toronto

Villa Colombo Toronto

August 6, 2020

Important Update of COVID-19 from Villa Colombo Toronto.

Thank you for joining our Zoom town hall last week. You may access its recording by clicking here (password: VCTZoom#14). Our next weekly Zoom call will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5 pm EST. Please click here to join the webinar or call (647) 374 4685 or (647) 558 0588 to join via phone. The webinar ID is 885 4632 7023. We welcome you to email your questions to info@villacolombo.on.ca by noon on Monday. Please be reminded that our weekly communication updates will be provided every Thursday. We will also reach out when we have any important information to share.

Presently, we have no active resident COVID-19 cases and one active staff COVID-19 case in the home. We are in regular contact with our positive team member who is currently isolating and recovering at home. We are hoping for our home to be declared out of outbreak by tomorrow, August 7, 2020, pending confirmation from Toronto Public Health. We will keep you updated as any new information becomes available.

Should we be declared out of outbreak tomorrow, we will notify you and will resume family visits on Monday, August 10, 2020. We shared some important information about visitations with you yesterday evening that has also been posted on our website. We request you to kindly review this information and reach out to us via email should you have any questions.

When visits are permitted, we will have scheduled visiting hours and all visitations must be pre- scheduled with us. We will call family members to schedule appointments for outdoor visits on Friday if our home is declared out of outbreak. We will also continue scheduling virtual calls for family
members who aren’t able to participate in garden visits at this time. Please call the home at (416) 789- 2113 at extension 2216 to request a virtual call.

Please note that there will be limitations on the lengths of visits as outlined by the Ministry of Health due to reasons such as exposure time, inclement weather and proper cleaning of tables and chairs before/after each visit. Additionally, visitors must complete a screening questionnaire and have their temperatures take at the start and end of each visit. Family members are also required to wear a face covering or surgical mask during the entire duration of the visit. These stringent guidelines have been put in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents, family members and staff.

Per directives from the Ministry of Long-Term Care, we continue to test our staff members every two weeks. Additionally, we continue to repatriate our residents who have recovered from the virus and are currently in hospital this week. As well, we will be starting repatriation of our residents who are currently in the hospital and had tested negative for the virus. All returning residents, who had not tested positive for COVID-19, will have to remain in isolation for 14 days from the date of readmission to Villa Colombo Toronto. New admissions from the community to our 75 empty beds will likely not begin until mid to late August and will be done at a slow pace to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved.

Please continue to call (416) 789-2113 at extension 2260 between 10:00 am to 06:00 pm from Monday to Sunday should you wish to receive a clinical status update about your loved one. Please note that any other calls will be directed to the appropriate Directors or Managers. Registered Staff will only provide information to the main contact of the resident.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care in Ontario has implemented a Family Support and Action Line for
residents and families, and for those working in long-term care. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to call 1 (866) 434-0144.

Please feel free to join our weekly webinars or reach out to us via phone or email if you have any questions or concerns. This is certainly a busy time as you can appreciate, but we will do our best to respond to you at the earliest possible instance.

Yours sincerely,
Ruben H Rodriguez RN BScN MBA
Interim Executive Director


Nestled in the heart of our 10-acre community complex, Villa Colombo Toronto is a designated ethno-specific facility that encompasses all aspects of Italian life and culture into the care and services it provides. Located near the Columbus Centre, and backing onto acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with distinct architectural features and fountains that emulate the tranquility of old Italy, our long-term care facility is an ideal home for your loved ones.

Villa Colombo Toronto has invaluable expertise with 40 years experience serving seniors and is highly regarded in providing culturally appropriate long-term care and community services, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Italian language services;
  • Cultural and spiritual care; including daily Mass
  • Employment of bilingual staff;
  • Community education;
  • Culturally specific dementia and palliative care;
  • Culturally appropriate food, including a glass of red wine with meals

Our high trained and professional staff are dedicated to the enjoyment and safety of the residents and clients in their care. Villa Colombo Toronto provides 24-hour nursing and visiting health services, such as dentistry, x-ray, audiology, physiotherapy, and more.

Click here to read the Villa Colombo Toronto 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan.

Our Mission

We serve our Italian community, residents and elderly clients by providing the care they need to enjoy life to the fullest with dignity and independence in a safe, secure and home like environment.

ZOOM TOWN HALL
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5pm EST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88546327023

Webinar ID: 885 4632 7023

Or Telephone:

Canada: +16473744685 +16475580588

Webinar ID: 885 4632 7023

For all past Zoom Town Hall meetings, please click here.

FAMILY VISITS INFORMATION

Family Visitation Plan with Map

Family Visit Screening Questionnaire

FIP – Face Shield Cleaning

FIP – Hand Washing Instructions

FIP – Ontario LTC Outdoor Visitation

FIP – VCT Campus – Map for Visitation

Clinical Status Update Information Line
(416) 789-2113 ext. 2260
Call between 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from Monday to Sunday
Registered Staff will only provide information to the main contact of the resident.
To request video conference calls such as FaceTime and Zoom, please call (416) 789-2113, ext. 2216. Kindly allow us 48 hours to respond to your request.

Villa Colombo Toronto COVID-19 FAQ (May 7, 2020)

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Join our Virtual Tribute Wall

The staff at Villa Colombo Toronto are going above and beyond the call of duty to care for and protect the most vulnerable citizens in our community, our seniors. To shine a light on the extraordinary efforts and unwavering commitment of these front line health care workers and support staff battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa Charities has launched a virtual tribute wall that will display the messages of gratitude we have received from family members and others in the community. If you’d like to send a message of support for either long-term care home to be included on our virtual wall, please email info@villacharities.com or post a message on our FacebookTwitter or  Instagram page.

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About Us

Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc., part of the Villa Charities Inc. group of organizations, prides itself on providing quality long-term residential care and community services to seniors in a culturally sensitive environment that honours the Italian heritage. This is the mission of Villa Colombo and it has been achieving this mission since its opening in 1976.

Villa Colombo cares for 391 residents living in our Long Term Care (LTC) home in addition to providing community services to over 700 clients living in the community. Services include: Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Programs, Supportive Housing, and more.

Nestled in the heart of our 10-acre community complex, Villa Colombo Toronto is a designated ethno-specific facility that encompasses all aspects of Italian life and culture into the care and services it provides. Located near the Columbus Centre, and backing onto acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with distinct architectural features and fountains that emulate the tranquility of old Italy, our long-term care facility is an ideal home for your loved ones.

Villa Colombo Toronto has invaluable expertise with 40 years experience serving seniors and is highly regarded in providing culturally appropriate long-term care and community services, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Italian language services;
  • Cultural and spiritual care; including daily Mass
  • Employment of bilingual staff;
  • Community education;
  • Culturally specific dementia and palliative care;
  • Culturally appropriate food, including a glass of red wine with meals

Our high trained and professional staff are dedicated to the enjoyment and safety of the residents and clients in their care. Villa Colombo Toronto provides 24-hour nursing and visiting health services, such as dentistry, x-ray, audiology, physiotherapy, and more.

Click here to read the Villa Colombo Toronto 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan.

Our Mission

We serve our Italian community, residents and elderly clients by providing the care they need to enjoy life to the fullest with dignity and independence in a safe, secure and home like environment.

About Us

Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc., part of the Villa Charities Inc. group of organizations, prides itself on providing quality long-term residential care and community services to seniors in a culturally sensitive environment that honours the Italian heritage. This is the mission of Villa Colombo and it has been achieving this mission since its opening in 1976.

Villa Colombo cares for 391 residents living in our Long Term Care (LTC) home in addition to providing community services to over 700 clients living in the community. Services include: Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Programs, Supportive Housing, and more.

When Villa Colombo was established over 40 years ago, it was built to cater to the growing population of elderly Italians. To this day, Villa Colombo remains a unique facility with a tradition of excellence and quality care that predominantly caters to Roman Catholic Italian seniors. However, the level and complexity of care needs within the community is changing. Villa Colombo is always looking for ways to expand the volume and service provided to members of the Italian-Canadian Community.

Villa Colombo is, and primarily operates as, a Long Term Care facility. This means that it serves as a home for the elderly who are no longer able to physically take care of themselves in their own homes. Long term care homes are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. LTC homes offer higher levels of personal care and support than those typically offered by either retirement homes or supportive housing. In addition to the care services provided, Villa Colombo provides residents with complete meal service, daily exercise and other activities, and religious and spiritual services; all provided while being culturally sensitive to our predominantly Italian clients.

Villa Colombo also has an extensive community services program. Through the Community Services department, Villa Colombo offers various Adult Day Programs for seniors still living at home, a meals on wheels program that partners with other community organizations facilitating preparation and delivery of daily meals to hundreds of clients, and three supportive housing buildings that provide basic nursing and care services to mostly independent seniors.

Villa Colombo Organizational Chart (Revised January 2020)

Villa Colombo Toronto Long-Term Care Home Service Accountability Agreement (2019 – 2022)

Villa Colombo Toronto Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (2019 – 2022)

Villa Colombo Volunteer Programs and Villa Colombo Toronto Auxiliary

Villa Colombo is proud of its stellar volunteer program which consists of over 200 volunteers, many of whom are students. Volunteers assist and support the numerous resident and client activities offered at the home.

The Villa Colombo Toronto Auxiliary (VCTA) is also a fundamental component of Villa Colombo which, through its efforts, provides event support and unique funds that enhance Villa Colombo’s services.

For more information, or to inquire further about our services, please contact:

Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged  Inc.

40 Playfair Avenue,
Toronto, ON
M6B 2P9

Tel: 416-789-2113
Fax: 416-789-5435
Email: info@villacolombo.on.ca