COVID-19 Screening measures at Woodingford
Updated January 14, 2021
COVID-19 cases at Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock
Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock is currently in outbreak status with two reported cases of COVID-19 among residents and two among employees. Residents are being cared for in a negative pressure COVID-19 isolation area and (PCR) swab testing is ongoing for staff and residents.
There are no cases of COVID-19 at either of Woodingford Lodge’s sites in Tillsonburg and Ingersoll. All three sites are closed to visitors, with the exception of designated essential caregivers, under the Government of Ontario’s emergency declaration.
News & updates
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 ourWoodstock location usesfrom 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.
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: