Dundas Wentworth Lodge long-term care residents test negative for coronavirus

News Apr 09, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Five Wentworth Lodge long-term care residents showing symptoms of COVID-19 all tested negative for the virus, after a staff member went into self-isolation following a positive test earlier this month, according to the City of Hamilton.

City spokesperson Antonella Giancarlo said the staff member, whose positive test result came back Saturday, April 4, was “feeling better and continuing to self-isolate at home” four days after the positive test, and 11 days after first showing symptoms.

Five residents who showed COVID-19 symptoms were tested on April 4, and Giancarlo said on April 8 those tests came back negative for the virus.

Two of the five Wentworth Lodge residents testing negative for COVID-19 had received direct care from the positive employee before the person stopped working due to symptoms near the end of their shift on March 28.

The city announced the Wentworth Lodge “outbreak” on April 5 — explaining that a single case of COVID-19 at a long term care facility constitutes an outbreak.

“We remain committed to doing everything we can to protect the safety of residents and staff,” Giancarlo said.

Both Wentworth Lodge in Dundas and Macassa Lodge on Hamilton Mountain, the two city-owned and operated long term care facilities are operating under special conditions due to COVID-19. No visitors are permitted and residents are restricted from leaving the lodges.

Wentworth Lodge provided food preparation space for Meals on Wheels programs in Dundas. Although the positive staff member did not access the food preparation area, or have any connection to Meals on Wheels preparation, the outbreak resulted in cancellation of the program using Wentworth Lodge space.

Ancaster Community Services had another meal provider to get the hot meal delivery program running again.

Dundas Community Services executive director Jane Allen said its Meals on Wheels clients have been placed on the organization’s frozen meal program.

“We did have other options, but our clients decided they did not want to pursue them,” Allen said. “They are happy to order frozen meals and have them delivered every Wednesday. Thankfully, they can order as much as they wish and with a nice variety.”

Allen said this is seen as a short-term fix, and most clients are looking forward to eventually receiving hot meals prepared by Wentworth Lodge again.

“We can reach out to other hot meal suppliers in the area with a days notice if your clients choose to receive meals from another source, but for now they are happy with our frozen meal plan,” Allen said.

 

Dundas Wentworth Lodge long-term care residents test negative for coronavirus

Wentworth Lodge staffer 'feeling better’ 11 days into in self-isolation

News Apr 09, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Five Wentworth Lodge long-term care residents showing symptoms of COVID-19 all tested negative for the virus, after a staff member went into self-isolation following a positive test earlier this month, according to the City of Hamilton.

City spokesperson Antonella Giancarlo said the staff member, whose positive test result came back Saturday, April 4, was “feeling better and continuing to self-isolate at home” four days after the positive test, and 11 days after first showing symptoms.

Five residents who showed COVID-19 symptoms were tested on April 4, and Giancarlo said on April 8 those tests came back negative for the virus.

Two of the five Wentworth Lodge residents testing negative for COVID-19 had received direct care from the positive employee before the person stopped working due to symptoms near the end of their shift on March 28.

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The city announced the Wentworth Lodge “outbreak” on April 5 — explaining that a single case of COVID-19 at a long term care facility constitutes an outbreak.

“We remain committed to doing everything we can to protect the safety of residents and staff,” Giancarlo said.

Both Wentworth Lodge in Dundas and Macassa Lodge on Hamilton Mountain, the two city-owned and operated long term care facilities are operating under special conditions due to COVID-19. No visitors are permitted and residents are restricted from leaving the lodges.

Wentworth Lodge provided food preparation space for Meals on Wheels programs in Dundas. Although the positive staff member did not access the food preparation area, or have any connection to Meals on Wheels preparation, the outbreak resulted in cancellation of the program using Wentworth Lodge space.

Ancaster Community Services had another meal provider to get the hot meal delivery program running again.

Dundas Community Services executive director Jane Allen said its Meals on Wheels clients have been placed on the organization’s frozen meal program.

“We did have other options, but our clients decided they did not want to pursue them,” Allen said. “They are happy to order frozen meals and have them delivered every Wednesday. Thankfully, they can order as much as they wish and with a nice variety.”

Allen said this is seen as a short-term fix, and most clients are looking forward to eventually receiving hot meals prepared by Wentworth Lodge again.

“We can reach out to other hot meal suppliers in the area with a days notice if your clients choose to receive meals from another source, but for now they are happy with our frozen meal plan,” Allen said.

 

Dundas Wentworth Lodge long-term care residents test negative for coronavirus

Wentworth Lodge staffer 'feeling better’ 11 days into in self-isolation

News Apr 09, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Five Wentworth Lodge long-term care residents showing symptoms of COVID-19 all tested negative for the virus, after a staff member went into self-isolation following a positive test earlier this month, according to the City of Hamilton.

City spokesperson Antonella Giancarlo said the staff member, whose positive test result came back Saturday, April 4, was “feeling better and continuing to self-isolate at home” four days after the positive test, and 11 days after first showing symptoms.

Five residents who showed COVID-19 symptoms were tested on April 4, and Giancarlo said on April 8 those tests came back negative for the virus.

Two of the five Wentworth Lodge residents testing negative for COVID-19 had received direct care from the positive employee before the person stopped working due to symptoms near the end of their shift on March 28.

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The city announced the Wentworth Lodge “outbreak” on April 5 — explaining that a single case of COVID-19 at a long term care facility constitutes an outbreak.

“We remain committed to doing everything we can to protect the safety of residents and staff,” Giancarlo said.

Both Wentworth Lodge in Dundas and Macassa Lodge on Hamilton Mountain, the two city-owned and operated long term care facilities are operating under special conditions due to COVID-19. No visitors are permitted and residents are restricted from leaving the lodges.

Wentworth Lodge provided food preparation space for Meals on Wheels programs in Dundas. Although the positive staff member did not access the food preparation area, or have any connection to Meals on Wheels preparation, the outbreak resulted in cancellation of the program using Wentworth Lodge space.

Ancaster Community Services had another meal provider to get the hot meal delivery program running again.

Dundas Community Services executive director Jane Allen said its Meals on Wheels clients have been placed on the organization’s frozen meal program.

“We did have other options, but our clients decided they did not want to pursue them,” Allen said. “They are happy to order frozen meals and have them delivered every Wednesday. Thankfully, they can order as much as they wish and with a nice variety.”

Allen said this is seen as a short-term fix, and most clients are looking forward to eventually receiving hot meals prepared by Wentworth Lodge again.

“We can reach out to other hot meal suppliers in the area with a days notice if your clients choose to receive meals from another source, but for now they are happy with our frozen meal plan,” Allen said.