To date, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases identified at the Care Centre are posted here
The health and safety of our seniors is our utmost priority. With the increasing spread of the COVID-19, our top priority is the protection of our vulnerable seniors against this extremely contagious and dangerous disease. We are commited to providing you with ongoing communication about the COVID-19 as it envolves.
We have implemented stringent measures at both the St. Demetrius Apartment and Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre.
- All group activities and social events both in the Care Centre and the St. Demetrius Apartments have been cancelled
- Visitors are not permitted to enter the Care Centre unless they qualify as an essential visitor as per our Ministry's definition. The Ministry is defining "essential visitors" as those who have a resident or client who is dying or very ill.
- Active screening is in effect foreveryone coming into the Care Centre
- Regular communication will be provided to all families, residents and tenants
Our staff at the Ukrainian Canaidan Care Centre and St. Demetrius Apartments are doing everything possible to protect our seniors.
The Care Centre’s staff have worked very quickly to ensure that you stay connected with your loved ones. Our new e-chat program aims to keep familiies connected to their loved one through regular audio or video calls.
Families who wish to video chat with their loved ones can do so through Phone or Video Chats (WhatsApp (Android) or Facetime (Apple Products)) by appointment only.
You can make an appointment by calling the Development Office at 647-725-0844 or by email email@example.com
Please note that e-Visits are for social purposes only. The call facilitator cannot answer any health-related questions.
The Care Centre is extremely grateful to Svitlana Nalywayko, Board Member who launched the One of Us Christmas Campaign in 2019, aimed at helping isolated seniors. With funds raised from this campaign we were able to purchase Ipads, which we will use to make the video chat with your loved one possible. We also want to thank all of our donors who supported the One of Us campaign. To learn more about this campaign click here.
The Care Centre was one of the very first long-term care homes in the GTA to provide this service. "I knew my Dad would get emotional, the opportunity of seeing his family (his grandsons, myself and our dog Milo) is something that I knew he would treasure. And I too was emotional after the video chat but our hearts are now warmer and grateful. Thank you to the Care centre for this opportunity which is SO MUCH appreciated", says Daria Olynyk, Family Member.
The Ontario government has announced family visitors will be welcome again at long-term care homes after June 18, 2020. The Care Centre is reviewing the Ontario visitors guidelines which will be subject to strict health and safety protocols. At this point in time, the government’s visitor ban remains in place as we are still in outbreak.
More information to follow in the coming weeks. We encourgae families and visitors to review the guidelines from the Minitry of Long-Term Care on page 4 Resuming Visits In Long-Term Care Homes - Ministry of Long-Term Care Guidelines