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Unger Nursing Homes Ltd. announces Mandatory Vaccination policy

Unger Nursing homes Ltd. is joining other long-term care organizations that have made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for those entering our homes.

As we continue to face the Covid -19 Pandemic and rates of infection once again increase in communities across the country, we recognize that unvaccinated employees are more likely to bring the virus to work.

Due to the frail and vulnerable nature of our residents, this puts them at significant risk for increased disease and death. The safety of our residents in Long-Term care, who trust us to provide the care and services they need, is paramount.

This mandatory vaccine policy will increase the level of safety for both residents, families, and employees as well as improve the quality of life by reducing the need for isolation and disruption of daily activities that result from outbreak restrictions.

For these reasons, both Unger Homes have implemented a MANDATORY policy for all employees effective October 1, 2021.

Steps We Are Taking to Control the Virus

  • Staffing
  • Increased nursing hours. Increased housekeeping hours - cleaning high touch surfaces, hand rails, bed rails, door knobs
  • Surgical Masks/PPE
  • All staff must wear a surgical mask at work, including approved PPE for isolated residents. Sufficient back-up of PPE supplies-masks, gloves, gowns, goggles are available on site.
  • Cohorting
  • Staff assigned to work on one lane ONLY as much as possible
  • Meal Service
  • Room service for meals as necessary
  • Drop-off Centre
  • To deliver food, supplies, and equipment to minimize the entry of essential workers to the Home
  • Hospitalization of Covid-19 infected Residents /DNR Orders
  • To be discussed with families
  • Discharge from Home
  • Family to decide - we are here to help