MEASURES PUT IN PLACE

SÉLECTION RETRAITE DIRECTIVES OF THE CANADIAN AND QUÉBEC GOVERNMENTS
Granting of the $4 bonus for our caretakers X X
Granting of the 8% premium for our nurses X X
Compliance with the recommended social distance according to the level of protection of the people concerned, inside and outside the residence X X
Granting of the $4 bonus for our employees in our complexes X X
Wearing a mask is mandatory for all employees that work in the complexes, in all areas, even in zones that are reserved uniquely for employees X X

According to the level of protection of the people concerned, masks or face coverings are required for residents who leave their rental units

This measure applies in the following regions: Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Montreal, Outaouais, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Montérégie. In the Chaudière-Appalaches region, the measure only applies in MRC des Appalaches, MRC de Beauce-Sartigan, MRC de Robert-Cliche and MRC des Etchemins.

  • Starting September 27, 2021, wearing a mask is mandatory for residents when they move around in the complex, in indoor common areas and when they use the elevators.
X X
Wearing of Personal Protective Equipment by each employee working on probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and confirmed by a CISSS or CIUSSS professional, as agreed X X
Following a Ministerial decree, starting on October 15, 2021, only fully vaccinated employees are permitted to work in the complex. X X
Compliance with specific cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines in the context of COVID-19. X X

ISOLATION

Obligatory 14-day isolation for employees that have cough and fever symptoms X X
14-day isolation for employees that have travelled (if required by the competent authorities) X X
Voluntary isolation for residents that travelled (if required by the competent authorities) + accompaniment service for those who do not want to isolate themselves, as required X X
Isolation protocol for residents, when residents or employees are awaiting test results X  

DOCUMENTS

Concentration of entry and exit traffic so that visitors can complete the register X  
A register must be kept of residents who have traveled, 14-day quarantine, and symptom monitoring, as applicable. X  
Daily poster listing updates and key information for residents X  
Specific procedures given to new residents who need to move into the residence or out of it X  X
Monitoring of the condition of each resident (keeping a record of the information) X  X

CAREGIVERS

Starting on October 15, 2021, only visitors and informal caregivers that are fully vaccinated are allowed inside the complex.

Informal caregivers may provide support to residents, under certain conditions.

The following criteria are in place:

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 X
  • Checklist with the steps to be taken for caregivers (links for training will be provided);

X

X
  • The consent form must be signed prior to arrival in the complex.

X

 X
  • A consentment form must be completed and signed before entering the residence;

X

 X
  • Establishment of a register of caregivers, including visitation dates;

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 X
  • Access is denied to caregivers with COVID-19 related symptoms, who have travelled in the past 14 days and who must quarantine (according to the competent authorities) or who have been in contact with:
    • A person who has been declared for COVID-19 and is awaiting results within the last 14 days;
    • A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
    • A person who has travelled in the past 14 days and who should be in quarantine (as established by the competent authorities).

X

 X
  • Mandatory use of a mask, as soon as you enter the residence, and use of personal protective equipment (gloves and jackets) according to the condition of the patient;

X

 X
  • Prohibition of remaining in the resident's apartment if aerosol-generating medical procedures are performed.

X

 X
  • Visits are permitted up to a maximum capacity of 9 people at a time inside each apartment, based on the capacity of each apartment to maintain recommended physical distancing requirements based on the protection status of persons concerned

 X
  • Visits outside the complex are permitted up to a maximum capacity of 9 people, based on the capacity of the site and compliance with the directives in force.

  • Visits inside the complex are allowed, as long as recommended physical distancing and other PCI* measures are respected at all times based on the protection status of the persons concerned.

This measure applies in the following regions: Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Montreal, Outaouais, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Montérégie. In the Chaudière-Appalaches region, the measure only applies in MRC des Appalaches, MRC de Beauce-Sartigan, MRC de Robert-Cliche and MRC des Etchemins.

 

  • When a visitor or caregiver enters the complex and is present in common areas, wearing a mask at all times is mandatory, as is physical distancing of 2 meters from other residents and workers.
 X  X

VISITS FROMT NON-FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DO NOT FALL
UNDER THE DEFINITION OF A CAREGIVER 

Visits on the residence grounds are allowed, up to a maximum of 9 people at the same time in green zones, depending on the capacity of the land.  X

Visits by guests allowed in green zones.

X  X
Visits by volunteers allowed in all zones  X

LIFE IN THE RESIDENCE

Anti-bacterial gel to be used by all residents, authorized visitors and employees at the entrance of the residence as well as in parking areas (at the entrance to the elevators) X  X
Increased cleaning and disinfection of surfaces that are touched by people X  X
Sensitization of commercial tenants and construction sub-contractors about hygiene measures that need to be implemented in the complexes X  
Numerous posters of reminders regarding sanitation and hygiene (residents, authorized visitors, kitchen staff) X   X
Hand hygiene training for all staff X   X
Setting up hand hygiene stations at the entrance of the residence and the equipment required to respect hygiene and respiratory etiquette in the cafeteria X   X
Respect of physical distancing measures, notably the respect of 2 meters between residents, between residents and employees and between employees X  X
Installation of floor markings and plexiglass in all complexes
  • Activities or meetings are permitted in a common area inside and outside between residents who are regarded as protected** without the need to respect the 2 meter physical distancing guideline and without the requirement to wear a mask (for example: activities to prevent decline, getting together during a show, leisure activities). For residents regarded as unprotected or partially protected, physical distancing of 2 meters and wearing a mask will be required.
  • Supervised group activities aimed at preventing mental, cognitive, and physical decline inside the complex are permitted up to a maximum of 25 people and those outside up to a maximum of 50 people. Wearing a mask and physical distancing requirements will vary based on the protection status of the people concerned.

This measure applies in the following regions: Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Montreal, Outaouais, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Montérégie. In the Chaudière-Appalaches region, the measure only applies in MRC des Appalaches, MRC de Beauce-Sartigan, MRC de Robert-Cliche and MRC des Etchemins.

• Residents must wear masks in indoor common areas. Masks remain mandatory during activities, even if residents are regarded as protected**.

Activities with seating are permitted up to a maximum capacity of 250 people. Certain activities are permitted under certain conditions (such as shows). Please consult staff in your complex for more information.   

 X  X

The use of the swimming pool is permitted under certain conditions. Please consult staff in your complex for more information.

Use of the fitness room is permitted under certain conditions. Please consult staff in your complex for more information.

Access to cloakrooms and showers is permitted under certain conditions. Please consult staff in your complex for more information.

 X

Access to the complex’s shops permitted (for residents only).

X  

Meals in the dining room are authorized in the residences conditional on following strict sanitary measures:

  • A maximum of 10 persons per table, while encouraging groupings of the same individuals at specific tables.
  • Physical distancing of between 1.5 and 2 meters between each table
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting in each complex.

10 people (caregivers, visitors or residents only) can have access to the dining room at the same table, without being seated with other residents of the complex.

 X

EXITING FROM THE RESIDENCE

At all times, residents who have tested positive, who have symptoms or who are awaiting COVID-19 results are not allowed to exit the residence X  X
Respect physical distancing measures, notably two meter physical distancing between residents, between staff and residents and between staff members, when possible. X  X
Compliance with the hand-washing procedure by residents at the exit and entrance of the residence, as well as in parking areas (at the entrance to the elevators) X  
Establishment of a protocol to coordinate visits of caregivers and/or relatives outside, in order to avoid gatherings X  X
Outings are permitted in compliance with the sanitary measures in force X  X

A resident can attend a gathering in a private home inside and outside, in accordance with the instructions issued by Public Health for the general population.

 X  X

Walks outside and in the residence’s halls, as well as essential visits (grocery store, pharmacy, etc.) are permitted in accordance with the instructions issued by Public Health for the general population.

X X

*** The writers of this document accept no responsibility for its use, the latter being intended as an informative tool and should not be substituted for any other directive from concerned government bodies which may follow its creation.

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