Increased family presence/visitor restrictions required in Saskatoon Long-Term Care Homes
Due to a substantial increase in COVID-19 transmission in Saskatoon and surrounding area, including recent exposures in Long-Term Care settings, all Long-Term Care homes in Saskatoon will be required to increase family presence restrictions and move from Recovery Phase to Level 1 on Thursday, September 9 at 8 a.m. The levels of family presence will continue to be reviewed in Saskatoon weekly and safety indicators will be closely monitored with the goal of returning to Recovery Phase family presence as soon as it is safe to do so.
At Level 1 family presence:
- Each resident can designate two essential family/support persons. One person can be present at a time indoors.
- There is no limit on persons present at a time outdoors.
- For end-of-life or palliative care, more than two essential family/support persons can be designated and two essential family/support persons can be present at the same time.
Level 1 restrictions will be in place at the following Saskatoon-area homes:
- Central Haven Special Care Home
- Circle Drive Special Care Home
- Cudworth Nursing Home
- Extendicare Preston
- Goodwill Manor – Duck Lake
- Lakeview Pioneer Lodge - Wakaw
- Langham Care Home
- Lutheran Sunset Home
- Oliver Lodge Special Care Home
- Parkridge Centre
- Porteous Lodge
- Rosthern Mennonite Nursing Home
- Sherbrooke Community Centre
- St. Ann's Senior Citizens' Village
- St. Joseph's Home
- Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre
- Saskatoon Convalescent Home
- Samaritan Place
- Spruce Manor Special Care Home - Dalmeny
- Stensrud Lodge
- Warman Mennonite Special Care Home
The decision to restrict family presence is not taken lightly. These measures are only activated temporarily in order to keep residents, family members/support persons, and health care workers safe at this time of elevated local COVID activity. Recovery family presence will resume as soon as possible.
More family presence information can be found on the SHA website. For more specific details on levels of family presence, review the at-a-glance summary for long-term care which also specifies requirements for masking, screening and other safety measures.