November 15, 2021 Updated Essential Caregiver Contract
November 5, 2021
Message from the RHRA on Social Gatherings, Visits and Absences
On November 5, 2021, the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) released a communication about some homes instituting measures beyond those mandated by Directive #3 that have negatively impacted the quality of life, mental health, and welfare of residents and their families. Homes must not do anything unreasonable to restrict resident freedom or rights on the basis of concerns with exposure to COVID-19 beyond the explicit requirements of Directive #3, the Retirement Homes Policy to Implement Directive #3, and/or as directed by an order from the PHU. For full details, please view the RHRA's communication
Update to Directive #3 and the Retirement Home Policy to Implement Directive #3
On July 14, 2021, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health released a revised Directive #3 for retirement and long-term care homes to align with Step 3 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen. The revised Directive #3 will take effect Friday, July 16, 2021.
Updated Scenario Matrix Now Available
The RHRA has updated its Scenario Matrix to reflect the changes detailed in Directive #3 and the Retirement Homes Policy to Implement Directive #3.
NEW: July 14, 2021- AsDM Memo – Latest LTC Updates in Alignment to the Provinces Roadmap to Reopen
The attached memo announces changes to surveillance testing requirements for fully immunized individuals, as well as outlines further changes to Directive #3 and to MLTC Guidance to cautiously ease restrictions and further improve the quality of life for long-term care home residents. The updated Minister’s Directive on Surveillance Testing and MLTC Guidance Document are attached and will be posted on Ontario.ca when they come into effect on July 16, 2021. The updated MLTC Pandemic Response FAQs and the Long-Term Care Visitor, Absences & Social Gatherings Snapshot are also attached for your reference.
- AsDM Memo
- Minister’s Directive on Surveillance Testing
- MLTC Guidance Document
- Long-Term Care Visitor, Absences & Social Gatherings Snapshot (French translation to follow)
- MLTC Pandemic Response FAQs
Essential Caregivers/General Visitors
Essential Caregivers are the only type of visitor allowed in Dom Lipa when a resident is self-isolating or symptomatic or the Home is in outbreak .