COVID-19 Screening measures at Woodingford
Updated November 20, 2020
We're going to soak up the sun!
Woodingford Lodge - Woodstock is starting on its path to soak up the sun! A project to install solar panels on the roof has begun with substantial completion expected by March 2021. The use of solar panels will help to offset the energy our Woodstock location uses from the grid. This initiative supports Oxford County's Energy Management Plan and committment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. As the installation work continues, there may be an increase in noise; however, there will be no change to resident service.
Updated September 28, 2020
Investigation and secondary test result affirm no case at Woodstock site
Public Health follow-up and a secondary test result show that a Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock employee test result from September 25 was a false positive: the employee does *not* have COVID-19. With this result, Woodingford Lodge currently remains clear of COVID-19.
As a precautionary measure, the Woodstock site notified family members last week and temporarily isolated the resident area in which the employee worked. Woodingford Lodge continues to test employees at the Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg sites every two weeks.
Because “false positives” do occur for healthcare workers, moving forward, when there is an active investigation underway at Woodingford Lodge, this information will be posted towww.oxfordcounty.ca/woodingford. If there is a *confirmed* case of COVID-19 at any of the Woodingford Lodge sites, a public announcement will be issued.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodingford Lodge has remained committed to the highest health protection standards possible for our residents. We thank our residents, employees and our families for their ongoing support.
See past COVID-19 updates
Updated July 23, 2020
As part of the province's continued reopening, Woodingford Lodge has opened up visitation to include both indoor and outdoor options. In order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe, we will require all visitors to follow the guidelines specific to the visit type requested.
We are also continuing to offer additional methods for friends and family to connect with residents at Woodingford Lodge. These options include: sending them a letter, scheduling a Skype/Facetime call or by making an on-site telephone call. For more information on the different types of visits and a list of expectations for each method please review the "Which visit is best for me" guide. To discuss outdoor visits, or any of the other options listed above, and to set up a suitable time for both you and the resident, please call your Woodingford Lodge location.
For more information about Oxford County's COVID-19 response, please visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/covid-19
Family Transition Program participant celebrates birthday with Woodingford Lodge
Last month, Mary, a participant of our unique Family Transition Program, along with friends, family, Woodingford staff and residents participated in celebrations for her 90th birthday!
Part of what makes the Family Transition Program so special is that it allows future long-term care residents to begin to feel comfortable with what life might look like in a long-term care facility before their actual move-in day. And, that includes celebrating life milestones like birthdays! Happy Birthday 90th birthday Mary, from our staff and residents at Woodingford Lodge to you!
If you'd like to learn more about the Family Transition Program, visit http://www.oxfordcounty.ca/familytransition.
Family Transition Program selected for SPARK mentorship
Woodingford Lodge’s Family Transition Program was accepted to be a part of this year’s prestigious SPARK mentorship program which will see the Family Transition Program receive support from the Mental Health Coalition of Canada. SPARK or the Supporting the Promotion of Activated Research and Knowledge training program helps participants who work, or volunteer in the mental health or substance use and addiction fields apply techniques for moving ideas into practice. The Family Transition Program team was one of 16 projects selected this year. The program will receive mentorship for one year from renowned researches to help us enhance this project on a national level. Additionally, as part of the selection, team members were invited to attend a multi-day workshop where they had an opportunity to learn and work alongside an experienced mentor and knowledge translation experts.
Family Transition Program highlighted by CTV Kitchener
The Family Transition Program and two wonderful clients, Mary Saunders and her daughter Janet, who are currently participating in the program were featured Monday evening's broadcast of CTV Kitchener to help raise awareness for the transition program. Watch the segment below: