Family Council – Home & Hospital

You are invited to join us!

Family and Friends (Family Council) Connections

Thursday, January 17, 2019
*New Time 3:00 – 4:00pm
*New Location Hospital Conference Room
(Front Entrance of Menno Hospital near Fireside Café – little hallway to your left just past Receptionist – Leslie’s desk)
Coffee, Tea, Refreshments are provided

On January 17, 2019 Family and Friends (Family Council) will have Dale Carlisle (Rehab Therapist) come to discuss the SCOPE project. SCOPE is a program designed as part of a research project from the University of Alberta called TREK. SCOPE stands for: Safer Care of Older People in residential Environments. Front line care staff and leadership members from various facilities are selected and guided through a year long process that educates and supports them as they develop and implement positive changes to benefit residents.

Mobility and Falls Prevention is the focus of Menno Hospital’s TREK/SCOPE Research Project and is being carried out on West 2 by an interdisciplinary team made up of HCA (care aide) Recreation, Rehab and Nursing leaders. The team is called the Menno Mobility Squad (M&M’s) and throughout the next year they will be working to encourage residents to lead a more active lifestyle in order to maintain their strength as a means to reducing or preventing falls.

Their aim is: By April 2019, to implement an approach to an active lifestyle for residents that reduces falls by 50% . Their motto is: “Mobility within your ability”.

The project is currently focused on W2 Hospital during this development phase but it is anticipated that the positive results from it will be implemented through the Menno Campus going forward.

Trish Giesbrecht (Manger of Care and QI Lead) will also be joining the group to discuss her role and how she can be a support for family members.

Apartments: January Event Highlights

January 2019

Rexall Pharmacy Presentations: “Digestive Health”
• Primrose: January 3rd at 2 pm – Activity Room
• Terrace/Pavilion: January 14th – Terrace East 1st Floor Lounge
Hearing Clinics:
• Terrace/Pavilion: January 3rd at 2:00 pm – Terrace East 1st Floor Lounge
• Primrose: January 3rd at 3:30 pm – Primrose Activity Room
Ukulele Performance:
Terrace Dining Room – January 19th at 3:00 pm
Show and Tell:
• Pavilion: January 23rd 2-4 pm Dining Room
• PG: January 24th 2-4-Primrose Activity Room
• Terrace: January 11th – Terrace 1st Floor Lounge
Carver Family Performance:
Terrace Dining Room – January 30th at 2:30 PM

Bus Trips:
January 17th: All day bus trip: Fly Over Canada
January 25th: Morning shopping trip
January 25th : Afternoon trip to Langley Farm Museum
January 31st: Evening Dinner Out

Home & Hospital: January Event Highlights

January 2019

January  08 @ 10:30am – Concert in Care Hospital Chapel
January  09 @ 10:30am – Saints Alive Hospital Chapel
January 12 @ 2:00pm – Jean’s school of music Hospital Chapel
January 10 – Mike’s Critter’s @ 1:30 –Home MPR/ 2:30pm @ Hospital Chapel
January 26 @ 2:00pm – Highland Dance group Hospital Chapel

Jean’s Academy of Music Performance -Jan 12th

Concert in Care -Jan 8th

Flu shot or mask – those are the two choices for visitors…

December 1, 2018

It’s time for flu season and we are working together to prevent the spread of flu!

Once again, Fraser Health will be implementing its Influenza Control Program Policy. This policy requires that all STAFF and VISITORS who have not received a flu shot, are required to wear a surgical mask when they are in resident care areas. This means any area within Menno Home, Hospital and the Terraces that is accessible to the residents who live here.

Masks are available at the Nursing desks on each unit and at the front entrances.

Your participation for the health and safety of our residents will be required and greatly appreciated.

Who is at greatest risk?

The risk of complications is greater for seniors 65 years and older, very young children, and people who have lung or heart diseases, certain chronic health problems, or weakened immune systems.

As reported on CBC, this year’s dominant flu strain is more powerful than last year. It is a strain of H3N2 and it causes more hospitalizations and deaths than any other strain of flu. 80% of all flu-related deaths can be traced back to this particular strain of flu – of which 70% of those who die of the flu are elderly. Lead researchers for the BC Centre for Disease Control say that this vaccine is a good match with this year’s strain of H3N2 and will be effective in helping to prevent the spread of the disease and in building up resistance to this strain of the flu.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/flu-strain-stronger-earlier-this-year-warns-b-c-centre-for-disease-control-1.3821890

It is especially important with this flu strain that we do all that we are able to prevent the transmission of flu among the seniors whom we love.

At Menno Place, we are vigilant about preventing the flu from spreading. Our staff follow the Fraser Health Influenza policy from Fraser Health. They have either reported (shown evidence) of their flu immunization or wear a mask in areas where they are in contact with residents.

What is expected of families and visitors?

Families and visitors can be vigilant about preventing the spread of the flu by following these basic practices:

  1. Get a flu shot to reduce your chance of getting and spreading the flu.
  2. Wear a mask when you are in resident areas. This is required.
  3. Wash your hands. Frequent hand washing can reduce the risk of all respiratory infections.
  4. Cover your cough. You can also reduce the spread of germs by practising safe coughing and sneezing techniques.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  6. Stay at home. Anybody who thinks they have an influenza-like illness (ie: fever and cough) should remain at home and limit exposure to others. Don’t bring your germs for a visit.

Resources

Facts about Gastrointestinal Illness (Stomach Flu)

Facts about Influenza

Is it a Cold or Influenza?

You’re Invited: Family Support Group

Apartments: December Events/Highlights for the Month

Some highlights from our October Recreation Calendars around Menno Place!