Updates from your Wellness Centre team during this unusual time
Please scroll down the page for links to official government information.
Updates of Friday, April 3, 2020
- Please continue to comply with all government measures in force, to protect your health and safety and that of those around you.
- Staff are calling our clients to check on their well-being and basic needs.
- We are working together with our partners on innovative ways to reach out to our clients and their families and provide safe services that will meet needs and that we can sustain moving forward;
- All visits to Saint Brigid’s Home are prohibited. Please be assured that your loved ones are not alone and are still receiving the care they require.
- If end of life is very near or if your loved one is in palliative care at either the Jeffery Hale or Saint Brigid’s, exceptions to the no-visits rule may be possible for humanitarian reasons. To inquire, please call JHSB’s central reception at 418-684-5333.
- If you or someone you know needs food or medication, or is very worried about what is happening, especially if you are over 70 and your family can’t help, please call Jeffery Hale Community Services at 418-684-5333, ext. 1580. If there is no answer, leave your name and number and someone will call you back as soon as possible.
- Jeffery Hale Community Services:
- Psychosocial support: Clients who wish to see a social worker or psychologist in person at the Wellness Centre in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion must first make an appointment.
- Our Homecare Services for seniors are still running.
- Perinatal Services are still running also by appointment only. This includes post-natal visits and the Baby & Toddler Vaccination Clinic.
- To make an appointment with Jeffery Hale Community Services, please call 418-684-5333, ext. 1580. If there is no answer, leave your name and number and someone will call you back as soon as possible.
- If you already have an appointment at Community Services, but have flu-like symptoms (cough or fever) or have just returned from a trip, please call 418-684-5333, ext. 1580, to learn the current protocols in place.
- To stay connected to the community, follow VEQ’s Facebook page, if you don’t already do so.
- If you would like to volunteer, 211 is in urgent need of volunteers. Please visit the 211 Québec Régions Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Official government information
- Local information from the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale (in French)
- If you have flu-like symptoms, call the Info-santé 811 health info line before heading to one of the special testing clinics.
- From the Gouvernment du Québec, in both languages, visit: quebec.ca/en/coronavirus or call: 1-877-644-4545
- Watch daily briefings at 1:00 p.m. at assnat.qc.ca/en/video-audio/en-direct-webdiffusion.html
- Self-care Guide: What you need to know; what you need to do.
- If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed.
- What to tell a child who is worried.
- From the Government of Canada, in both languages. You can also call: 1-833-784-4397
- From the World Health Organization: Myth busters
Protect yourself, protect others!
Here are some basic hygiene rules that apply now, more than ever:
- Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
- If you do not have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or using a tissue.
- If you use a tissue, throw it out as soon as possible and wash your hands after.
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth)
- Stay home when sick.
Richard Walling, Executive Director
Jeffery Hale Community Partners, Co-manager of the Wellness Centre