Again, Based on March 16th information from the BC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, visits of care home residents are restricted to “essential only”.
Essential visits include compassionate visits for end-of-life care and visits that support care plans for residents based on resident and family needs, for example, families who routinely visit to provide assistance with feeding or mobility. Essential visitors are restricted to adults only, one person.
NEW – Our Therapies and Recreation staff are continuing to provide a variety of programs to our residents daily to ensure continuity and minimal disruption as per the monthly calendar. St Patrick’s Day is being celebrated today with trivia, history and music by our Music Therapist on each of the Villages. Rehab assistants are on hand to continue with strength and mobility training. And with the weather so beautiful, we have opened the interior courtyard doors so residents can go for walks or sit outside. We are also offering programs and one to one visits to ensure safe and appropriate interactions while visitations are restricted.
While we remain under provincial pandemic, paraprofessionals services are on hold – Physio, Massage Therapy, Hair Salon, Mobile Library, Boutique, Foot Care, Dental, Optometry.
- Any visitors entering the building will be screened at the front door for any possible risk factors and will be asked not to visit if you have symptoms.
- Care Conferences are cancelled for the month of March.
- If your resident is in palliative care, please call the nursing station in your village to discuss visitation.
An important notice from our Director of Care,
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.
Thank you for your support.
Director of Care, RN
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.