Social outings cancelled for residents of Ottawa's long-term care homes during COVID-19 pandemic
OTTAWA -- Residents at long-term care homes in Ottawa are no longer allowed to go out for social or personal reasons due to COVID-19.
The Ontario Government says until further notice, short-term and temporary absences for social or personal reasons will not be allowed at long-term care homes in Ottawa, Peel Region and Toronto.
Residents will still be allowed to leave the long-term care homes for medical and compassionate reasons.
"We recognize these changes may be difficult for the residents and families affected," said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. "But our priority has to be the safety and well-being of the residents and staff in Ontario's long-term care homes."
The Ontario Government says if you are planning to visit a long-term care home, contact the home in advance to make sure the home is free of outbreaks and to get information on the home's visitor policy and any restrictions.
Effective Oct. 7, new rules were introduced for visitors in long-term care homes. General visitors are not allowed in an area that has been identified as having higher community spread. Only essential visitors, including up to one caregiver per resident, may visit.
The Ontario Government provided a list of the long-term care homes in Ottawa no longer allowing residents to go out for social or personal reasons.
- Carleton Lodge
- Carlingview Manor
- Centre d'Accueil Champlain
- Extendicare Laurier Manor
- Extendicare Medex
- Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
- Extendicare Starwood
- Extendicare West End Villa
- Forest Hill
- Garden Terrace
- Garry J. Armstrong Home
- Glebe Centre
- Granite Ridge Care Community
- Hillel Lodge (The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family)
- Longfields Manor
- Madonna Care Community
- Manoir Marochel
- Peter D. Clark Centre
- Residence Saint-Louis
- Royal Ottawa Place
- Sarsfield Colonial Home
- St. Patrick's Home
- The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
- The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor
- Township of Osgoode Care Centre
- Villa Marconi
- Élisabeth-Bruyère Residence