‘All residents and staff had a chance to feel their love’
Family members bearing signs and paying a visit from the parking lot was a welcome sight recently for residents and staff of Rosebridge Manor.
As residents had their lunch on April 17, they watched family members Joan and Dave Thornley stand outside of the dining room windows at the 78-bed Jasper, Ont. long-term care home. The Thornleys held one sign stating, “We love you!” and a second one stating, “Thanks to all staff!”
Joan and Dave’s loved one, Betty Harrison, is a resident of Rosebridge Manor.
“All residents and staff had a chance to feel their love and caring,” Rosebridge Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Kathy Barr tells The OMNIway.
“They came to show their support for their mom and all of the residents and staff.”
The Thornleys also dropped off boxes of chocolates.
The drive-by visit came at a welcome time as things are a bit quieter for residents these days since group activities and in-home visitors are on hold.
Rosebridge Manor, like all of OMNI Health Care’s long-term care homes, is closed to most visitors as a safety precaution due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Rosebridge Manor is offering residents increased one-to-one visits and activities, along with the opportunity for residents to use FaceTime with family members, to keep residents in good spirits.
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