A resident of the Swedish Assisted Living Residence and two residents at Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The residents are in self-isolation in their homes in independent living.
A Fraser Health SWAT team is at each site and communication with residents and families is underway.
The Swedish Assisted Living Residence, owned by the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association, is located in Burnaby and includes both assisted living and independent living services. The resident lives in independent living.
Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence, owned by Chartwell Retirement Residences, is an independent living community in Mission.
Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the Swedish Assisted Living Residence and the Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence. Fraser Health is working with the staff at both sites to identify anyone who may have been exposed and taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.
To prevent transmission of COVID-19, Fraser Health is ensuring staff currently working at the Swedish Assisted Living Residence and Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence will not be working at any other facility.
Fraser Health has proactively implemented the following:
- Staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care.
- Visitors have been limited to only essential visitors.
- Staff and residents movement in the facility has been restricted.
- Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
- Residents, families and staff are being notified.
- Twice a day screening of all staff and residents.
During this time, Fraser Health will have a presence at the sites to take any further actions required and support the facility. This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.
For more information on COVID-19 and steps being taken to reduce its impact, visit www.fraserhealth.ca/covid19.