Norview Lodge is a municipally-owned and operated, not for profit, long-term care home of 179 Residents located at 44 Rob Blake Way, Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y 0E3, Canada.
Norview Lodge is located in an area surrounded by trees and wildlife with three landscaped courtyards featuring covered gazebos, a pavilion, a greenhouse, and walking paths.
The home is a two story building featuring 8 home areas, one of which is a secure area. Each home area provides both basic and private accommodation for either 22 or 23 Residents, a dining room and shared servery, spa, activity room, family room with fireplace, communication centre and medication room. The central area of the home includes a gift shop, public washrooms, meeting rooms, chapel, hair care salon, Physician’s office, the Dwayne Roloson therapy room, Gathering Place with kitchenette, and main kitchen.
If you have any further questions please contact Norview Lodge at 519-426-0902.
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Confirmed Respiratory Outbreak
September 20, 2023
Please be advised that we have Residents in Spruce Court who are currently experiencing Respiratory Symptoms and therefore this home area is in a CONFIRMED RESPIRATORY OUTBREAK.
Norview Lodge has initiated Infection Prevention and Control risk reduction measures for all Residents and staff and is working closely with Public Health.
Essential Visitors/Caregivers: Caregivers are the only visitors who can visit Residents on droplet/contact precautions- there is no limit to the number of Caregivers that can visit a resident.
General Visitors: Not permitted to visit an isolating resident unless the resident is end of life. General visitors are encouraged to postpone their visit for the duration of the outbreak.
All non-essential social absences will be cancelled for all Residents in Spruce Court in consultation with Public Health.
We continue to take our direction from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Long-Term Care and our Local Public Health unit regarding, COVID-19.
All visitors to the home are required to follow public health measures (e.g. passive screening, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette) for the duration of their visit in the home
There are no restrictions to essential caregivers or general visitors unless a Resident is required to be isolated then it will be only essential caregivers allowed to visit.
Social absences continue for all Residents except those Residents who are required to be isolated.
Visitors to the home will enter and exit via the main entrance and passively screen using the signage in the vestibule and perform hand hygiene prior to entry.
Passive screening (i.e., self-screening) will be required by the visitor to read the screening questions located in the vestibule.
- Once the visitor has passed screening they may enter the building using the key code provided at the entrance.
Visitors will then be required to sign in using the visitor log book and enter the date, time in, name, phone number and the name of the Resident they are visiting.
- The Visitor log can be used for contact tracing and is retained for 30 days.
The visitor may then proceed to the Resident’s room.
Visitors who fail passive screening should not enter the home when ill and should leave the home immediately and self isolate at their own home and follow Public Health guidance.
Effective June 26, 2023
Masking for Caregivers and Visitors
Masks are recommended, but no longer required, in all areas of the home.
- Masks may be worn by the visitor if they choose to do so and will still be provided.
- This means that caregivers and visitors may now join the Resident for dining and sharing a meal or beverage in communal areas.
In outbreak situations, or if a Resident is on additional precautions, all individuals are required to comply with masking and other personal protective equipment requirements as directed by the outbreak management team and the local public health unit.
Changes to Ministry of Health Guidance for COVID-19 cases
Visitors should continue to avoid visiting a long term care home for 10 days after symptom onset or positive test result.
- Where visits cannot be avoided and where the visitor is essential to the Residents overall health and well-being (eg. Essential visits) The visitor is able to visit the home within the 10-day timeframe if asymptomatic or symptoms have resolved but they must follow measures to reduce the risk of transmission for 10 days from their symptom onset/positive test.
Measures to reduce risk:
- Visitors should wear a medical mask
- Maintain physical distancing to other Residents and staff
- Should notify the home of their recent illness/positive test.
- It is recommended during this visit; the Resident also wear a mask (exception to Residents and end of life circumstances)
Visitors for imminently palliative Residents
- If the visitor fails screening, they must be permitted entry, but the home ensures that they wear a medical mask and maintain physical distance from other Residents and staff.
Essential Caregiver :
An essential caregiver will be a family member/friend/paid caregiver who can demonstrate that they provide direct care to the Resident (i.e. feeding, bathing, exercise, emotional support, cognitive stimulation etc.).
- Caregivers are permitted 7 days a week.
- No limit on time and are not required to schedule a visit.
- There is no limit on how many Caregivers can visit a symptomatic Resident on isolation or during an outbreak although appropriate PPE must be worn in these circumstances.
- Caregivers can attend a Resident in the dining room to assist with meal service, join the Resident for dining and share a meal or beverage in communal areas.
If you wish to be considered as an essential caregiver, please contact Jaime Chapman, Social Worker or Nicole Tweedie, Supervisor of Programs and Volunteer Services.
The Ministry of Health defines essential visitors as those whose loved one is very ill or near end-of-life.
- There is no limit on the number of essential visitors allowed to come into the home at one time.
- Essential Visitors must only visit the one Resident they are intending to visit.
- Essential visitors younger than 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and must follow all applicable public health measures that are in place in the home.
Visiting to provide non-essential services related to either the operations of the home or particular Resident or Resident group. General visitors include those persons visiting for social reasons
General visitors younger than 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (someone 18 yrs. of age or older) and must follow all applicable public health measures that are in place in the home.
- General visitors can attend a Resident in the dining room to assist with meal service, join the Resident for dining and share a meal or beverage in communal areas.
- No general visitors are permitted to visit in any of the following situations:
- When a home or area of the home is in outbreak.
- The Resident is in isolation (Droplet/Contact).
- When the public health unit so directs.
If you have any questions please call Norview Lodge at 519-426-0902.
If you are interested in bringing in your pet for a Pet Visit, please contact Reception at extension 4221 for more information
Lilies at Norview
Please be advised that Norview Lodge is a Lily-free building due to severe allergies. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bill Nolan, Administrator at 519-426-0902 ext. 4224 or email at [email protected].