The vaccine will help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If enough people get vaccinated, it makes it difficult for the disease to spread. This gives everyone protection – this is called ‘herd immunity’. We hope that as more Canadians get vaccinated, we can return to activities that haven’t been possible during the pandemic.
Vaccines will not be available to all British Columbians at once. Vaccine distribution will be phased and will start with key populations based on Canada’s pandemic plan to reduce severe outcomes and deaths.
The first groups to get vaccinated between December and February will be:
Long term care Residents and staff.
To ensure we used every dose of vaccine available, New Vista was able, with Fraser Health permission to provide some shots to essential visitors.
Link to Covid-19 VACCINES:
We are sending you our heartfelt thank you for your ongoing kindness, collaboration and support.
The New Vista Team is committed to do our very best to making 2021 better.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It can spread through droplets when a person coughs or sneezes, or by touching the virus with your hands then touching your face before washing your hands. Symptoms of COVID-19 may be mild or severe. These may include low grade fever, cough, sneezing, and/or sore throat. More severe symptoms could include fever, difficulty breathing and/or chest pain. The elderly are at higher risk of severe disease, but even in this population, most people will experience mild illness.
What are the symptoms of Cononavirus (COVID-19)?
Common symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
How can you protect yourself and your loved ones?
To reduce the spread of infectious illnesses, including COVID-19, you should follow the usual health precautions:
- Wash your hands: when you are coming into and leaving – the Care Home, the resident’s neighbourhood, and the resident’s room
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or sleeve instead of your hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- If you are visiting a resident on “Additional Precautions”, ask care staff for further instructions before entering the room.
Where can you find more information?
Fraser Health Website: Coronavirus
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) & BC Government Pandemic Preparedness
COVID Self Screening Tool
or Call HealthLink BC 811
We will provide you with regular updates as we take further action and have additional information. Thank you for keeping our residents and each other safe.
Be kind, be calm, be safe.
HELLE JOHANSEN, RN
Director of Care
New Vista Healthcare and Housing
More than ever, seniors living in Metro Vancouver, including Burnaby, are concerned with affordable housing and quality care. Everyone wants to remain close to family, friends and community.
The New Vista Society is committed to excellence in all endeavours, looking to create meaningful relationships with our Care Home residents, housing tenants, Adult Day Care clients and the community. Dedicated to research and evidence-based service, we partner with families, community organizations, Fraser Health, BC Housing, and local universities to create a compassionate environment where everyone feels safe, connected and enriched.
Who We Are
The New Vista Society is a non-profit organization staffed and managed by caring people who give the best possible seniors care and provide affordable housing. Our goal is to enrich the lives of residents, families and the community by providing care, support, and housing to seniors and families needing assistance. We are also a registered charity.
Meet our Team
What We Do
We offer long term care – We own and operate the New Vista Care Home, a 236-bed licensed, accredited residential care facility, principally caring for people living with complex health issues and dementia.
We provide seniors & families with affordable housing – We operate 540 independent living apartments and townhouses for low-income seniors and low- to moderate- income families.
We care for the frail elderly and provide respite to families through our adult day programs – We offer a wide range of care services and activities to frail seniors and those with chronic health conditions so they can continue living at home and in the community among family and friends.
How You Can Help
As a Non-Profit our funding comes from the community that we support, all funds collected go directly to the facility and programs we maintain, not to administration costs. If you are interested in making a one-time personal or corporate donation, or would like to become a monthly donor, please complete our online donation form.