Easter Message from Inverary Manor
As we prepare to celebrate the Easter weekend, a time of year we traditionally rejoice in the changing season and revel in nature’s signs of new life, the enormity of our current circumstance is no doubt weighing heavily on us all. These are unprecedented times for everyone, as we continue to make adjustments to our routines of daily living and do our best to actively follow the social distancing guidelines set for us by our Public Health experts.
Like you, our staff and the residents of Inverary Manor are grappling with a “new normal”. It has been very challenging. For several weeks now, all employees have been operating with a heightened sense of responsibility and personal accountability, at work and at home. We are all acutely aware that our actions can have serious consequences. The well-being of our vulnerable residents, their families, our co-workers, and their families depend on each of us remaining committed to doing our part.
So far, I am pleased and proud to say our team’s collective efforts have been successful and we are very grateful that Inverary Manor is free of the COVID-19 virus. Each employee of Inverary Manor has made an important contribution to date and it remains our goal to keep our Home virus free! Notwithstanding, we are simultaneously preparing plans to address an outbreak should it occur, and continuing to introduce internal preventative measures and implement all new directives from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, including those issued this week. You should know that we are receiving unwavering guidance and support from our Public Health partners, as we endeavour to keep our staff and residents safe.
Throughout this period of uncertainty, we especially appreciate the understanding and support we have received from Families, Volunteers, and our Community. Your encouragement is valued as well. We know that being separated from your loved ones here at Inverary Manor is very difficult. We want to assure you we are committed to caring for each individual, comforting them and creating a sense of normalcy in this most extraordinary time.
This weekend as you celebrate Easter, we extend an invitation to family and friends to reach out to the residents and staff at Inverary Manor. We can arrange Skype calls, too! As well, on behalf of our entire team, I want to wish you all a Happy Easter. Stay safe, heed the words of Dr. Strang, and keep us in your thoughts.