Updated Family Visit Rules

The Family Visitation guidelines have been updated as per recommendation made by Dr. Strang on Friday, February 26th, 2021.

The full list of Family Visitation rules can be read here.

Christmas Visitation Update

Christmas Visitiation – December 17th, 2020

Dear Friends and Family of RK MacDonald,

Yesterday, Dr.Strang made an announcement regarding LTC visitation in Nova Scotia. As he mentioned, each nursing home will implement the new directives according to their resources. We will be implementing the following visitation effective Monday, December 21, 2020:

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Updated Visitation Restrictions

Yesterday Dr Strang announced that Designated Care Providers (DCPs) will be reduced to one (1) person in LTC facilities from two (2). 

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New Guidelines Released – November 25th, 2020

Dr. Strang made some changes to LTC restrictions yesterday November 24th, 2020

Please see the full details here.

New Guidelines Released – November 20th, 2020

Dr. Strang made some changes to LTC restrictions today during the press conference at 1:30pm.

Please see the full details here.

Family Visitation Rules – Nov. 10th, 2020

November 10, 2020

Dear Residents, Friends and Family Members of R.K. MacDonald

As we continue to learn to live with COVID-19, I am reaching out today to remind everyone in the R.K. Community that we need to practice Public Health measures and follow visitation rules strictly.

For many of us, COVID-19 may just be a mild illness if we contract it, but we know from the experience in our province, the country and the world that COVID-19 has significant impacts in Long Term Care.

As a facility, we continue to follow all infection prevention and control practices, we have hired additional staff to screen visitors, assist with visits and we have also increased cleaning throughout the Home. These are all important steps, but these steps prevent the spread of illness. Our main goal is to keep COVID-19 out of the facility altogether. Given the recent spike in cases in Nova Scotia, we must work together to ensure the risk of exposure is minimal to residents and staff.

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New Family Visitation Updates

Starting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, visitation for the Designated Care provider will be increased.

If your family member lives downstairs, visitation will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If your loved one lives upstairs, visits are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Visiting time is from 11-5.

There will be no visitation on Monday, October 26th, 2020.

Effective Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 visitation for the Designated Care Providers will be increased.

To read the full update, click here.

New Guidelines for Off Site Visits with Family

Guidelines for Resident Visits with Family in their Homes for Long Term Care Facilities in Nova Scotia can be found here!

New Visiting Rules – Sept. 17th, 2020

Please see the following information about the visitation that begins next week.

Prior to all visits, visitors must be screened using the provincial screening tool. This screening is a mandatory requirement from the Department of Health and Wellness & Public Health.

It is imperative that all visitors stay away from the RK MacDonald with the slightest cold or flu-like symptoms in order to support the safety of all.

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Visiting Rules – Sept. 9th, 2020

Dear Family and Friends of RK MacDonald Nursing Home:

As you are aware, another announcement was made Tuesday regarding visitation in Long Term Care facilities in Nova Scotia.

We received the confirmation of these changes and accompanying regulations mid-afternoon on Friday, September 4, 2020.

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