To our Residents and Family Members
At this time (letter sent), Venta Care Centre has 8 staff members that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5 have recovered.
There are 27 Residents who are positive and 10 who have recovered.
With our deepest condolences we would like to inform you that one Resident has passed away.
Although any loss is devastating, we need to share this added explanation for your understanding and context.
Many Residents enter Long Term Care with pre-existing health conditions. These conditions put them at a heightened risk of acquiring new infections, including COVID-19, and facing increased challenges in their recovery from such illnesses. Not only does an illness like COVID-19 directly impact their health, but it can also negatively impact their pre-existing health conditions. This can result in a sudden deterioration in the health of the Resident. Although a death may be related to COVID-19 it does not mean that the loss is because of COVID-19 exclusively. We do not want to diminish the loss; these are important facts to remember when deaths are reported.
Please keep in mind most of our Residents are asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. Families with positive loved ones will be notified and updated by the Unit Manger.
If you are not contacted, your loved one is not affected. Please do not call the nursing at this time to inquire as our team is working diligently to keep all Residents safe.
We would also like to inform you that a member of the Alberta Health Services Infection Prevention and Control team came to visit our site on March 15, 2022. She toured the building as well as the units with COVID positive Residents. She was impressed with what she saw and commended our efforts.
At this time, we are allowing visitors, however, we are encouraging that only one designated visitor visit at a time. The visiting hours are 11am-4pm.
Additionally, we are continuing activities and communal dining with social distancing. Residents are also encouraged to wear masks when leaving their rooms.
We continue to be diligent by rapid Swabbing staff daily. Thank you for supporting us throughout this time.
Dr. Peter Birzgalis
CEO Venta Care Centre