At Crown Ridge Health Care, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our residents, their families and our staff. All of our homes are following the government directives as well as all recommendations from our local public health units. We have taken measures to ensure enhanced infection control practices are in place, implemented safe social interactions and closely monitor the health and safety of our residents and staff.
Our safety practices include:
• Screening of all staff and visitors to the home.
• Education and training sessions on many infection prevention and control practices including hand hygiene, proper use of PPE, social distancing and respiratory etiquette.
• Mandatory universal masking for staff.
• Availability of PPE (masks, gowns, gloves and eye protection) for visitors and staff as required.
• Safety measures for dining, social activities, personal care and support services.
• Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces.
• COVID-19 swabbing as directed.
• Twice daily wellness and health monitoring of all residents and staff.
We will continue to hold our standards to the highest level to ensure that our residents, families and staff remain safe. We continue to invest in the future of our residents by continuing with planned onsite projects, improved communications, promoting further infection prevention strategies and developing human resources strategies to support our homes.
As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented and challenging times, we want to thank our residents and families for your patience and understanding and to our dedicated staff our thanks and gratitude for all that you do to keep our homes safe.
In our ongoing efforts to support the health, safety and well-being of our residents, family members and staff, we are actively participating in the province wide COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plans as outlined by the provincial government. We are very pleased to report that all of our residents at our retirement and long-term care homes have had the opportunity to receive two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. We are also very happy that to date, many of our staff have been able to participate in the vaccine clinics enabling us to help further protect our residents, their families and each other. We will continue to support our local Public Health Units efforts as more vaccines become available and encourage our entire community to help end the pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts.
As a family-owned company, we understand the importance of residents continuing to be able to connect with their families. Spending time with our loved ones is important to our residents’ health and well-being. We take every precaution to ensure that our residents remain safe while enjoying social interactions with family and friends. Our visiting policies change subject to direction from the provincial government and local public health unit. If you are unsure of our current visitation policies, please contact the home to discuss visiting restrictions, testing and screening practices currently in effect at the time of your visit. Your support and understanding regarding our visitation policies is a key component in keeping our residents and employees safe. Our most recent visiting policy can be found here (but please note that it can change without notice so please confirm it is still current).
March 18, 2021 – Redevelopment announcement for Westgate Lodge
In the presence of City of Belleville mayor Mitch Pancuik, CEO Greg Freeman of Crown Ridge Health Care Services Inc and company Founder Fred Freeman, Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith made a Redevelopment announcement on site at Westgate Lodge on behalf of the Minister of The Long Term Care , Mary-Lee Fullerton.
Westgate lodge currently provides Long Term care and Services to 88 residents. With the addition of 72 new beds the redeveloped home will serve 160 residents in a new and modern Home.
Construction of a new four storey home is expected to begin in the Spring of 2022.