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Year 2020


Simple Steps to Stay Safe
Date: 2020-10-20
Changing how we provide care to keep everyone safe - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adapt and to change how everyday tasks are accomplished - we now live in a world where preventing the spread of illness has been woven into everything we do. At St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) it has been no different. [full story]

SJCG Implements New Travel Restrictions at All Sites
Date: 2020-10-06
SJCG Implements New Travel Restrictions at All Sites - Effective Wednesday, October 7, 2020, anyone who has travelled outside Northern Ontario (Parry Sound to Manitoba border) but within Canada within the past 7 days will not be permitted to enter St. Joseph's Care Group sites. [full story]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health
Date: 2020-10-05
Taking Care of Your Mental Health - Taking care of your mental health is an important part of your overall health and wellness. If mental health concerns are limiting your enjoyment of life, help is available. Speaking with your primary care provider about mental health concerns should be no different than any other medical issue. [full story]

Harvest Time
Date: 2020-09-10
Harvest Time - It's harvest time in our GreenWerks garden - a garden that feeds body, mind and spirit. Tucked away on Lillie Street, St. Joseph's Care Group's garden boasts of community partnership, spirituality, accessibility and accomplishment. [full story]

A Garden of Goodness
Date: 2020-08-18
A Garden of Goodness - The idea took 'root' in a small garden located on Lillie Street near Hogarth Riverview Manor, Sister Leila Greco Apartments and Sister Margaret Smith Centre. With the care and efforts of client members of GreenWerks, a branch of TeamWerks Co-operative, that small garden quickly grew a little bigger, blooming into a favourite place to visit and reflect. [full story]

Behind the Scenes in the Kitchen
Date: 2020-07-22
Behind the Scenes in the Kitchen - At Hogarth Riverview Manor, food service professionals prepare and deliver nearly 2,000 meals every day. A lot is happening in the kitchen at Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM). A food service worker is patting graham cracker crusts into half a dozen oversized pans in preparation for a cheesecake dessert, and two big pots of chicken-leek soup simmer... [full story]

Visiting Clients at St. Joseph's Hospital
Date: 2020-07-02
Visiting Clients at St. Joseph's Hospital - Update! Starting on July 2, 2020, St. Joseph's Hospital is taking the first steps towards easing visitor restrictions by allowing Essential Visits. All clients will be considered for Essential Visits using best practices related to the current COVID-19 environment. [full story]

Care for Concussion
Date: 2020-06-16
Care for Concussion - June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in that spirit, we’d like to share some information about one of the most common traumatic brain injuries - concussions. What is a concussion? Imagine your brain is like gelatin inside your skull. [full story]

Visiting Residents in Long-Term Care Homes - Update
Date: 2020-06-16
Visiting Residents in Long-Term Care Homes - Update! Last week, the province announced that in-person outdoor visits could resume in long-term care. Starting June 18, 2020, residents may visit outdoors with one person at a time for a 30-minute period. [full story]

Visiting Residents in Long-Term Care Homes
Date: 2020-06-12
Visiting Residents in Long-Term Care Homes - If you have a family member or friend living at Bethammi Nursing Home or Hogarth Riverview Manor, you might be thinking about planning a visit as well as what precautions are being put in place for everyone's safety. [full story]

Working Together for Successful Televisits
Date: 2020-06-08
Working Together for Successful Televisits - If an in-person visit isn't possible, go for a televisit! Here's how to get the most out of your phone call or video chat, with additional tips for visiting a loved one living with dementia. [full story]

Join Our Board - St. Joseph's Care Group
Date: 2020-06-04
Join Our Board - Joseph's Care Group is looking for candidates to apply for a position on our volunteer Board of Directors. [full story]

Date: 2020-06-03
Small Fire extinguished Outside Sister Leila Greco Apartments Results in Minimal Disruption to Tenants - Just before supper on June 2, 2020, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFR) responded to a fire at Sister Leila Greco Apartments on Lillie Street. [full story]

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over at Hogarth Riverview Manor
Date: 2020-05-15
COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over at Hogarth Riverview Manor - The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph’s Care Group announce that the outbreak at Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM) is now over. [full story]

Date: 2020-05-02
COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor - Now Declared Over! Thunder Bay District Health Unit and St. Joseph's Care Group advise that an outbreak has been declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor on May 2, 2020, following confirmation that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Consistent with provincial guidelines, an outbreak is declared when one staff or resident is found to be positive for COVID-19. [full story]

Expanding COVID-19 Surveillance Testing to Tenants and Staff of Seniors' Supportive Housing
Date: 2020-05-01
Expanding COVID-19 Surveillance Testing to Tenants and Staff of Seniors' Supportive Housing - Starting next week, surveillance testing is expanding to include tenants and staff of PR Cook and Sister Leila Greco Apartments. [full story]

Send a Message or Book a Televisit with a Client or Resident
Date: 2020-05-01
Send a Message or Book a Televisit with a Client or Resident - Family and friends of clients and residents at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hogarth Riverview Manor and Bethammi Nursing Home can now send a message to their loved one or request a televisit using our online form. [full story]

St. Joseph's Care Group is Taking Proactive Steps to Protect Residents in Long-Term Care
Date: 2020-04-24
St. Joseph's Care Group is Taking Proactive Steps to Protect Residents in Long-Term Care - St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) is taking additional steps to protect our residents in long-term care. Starting this week, all residents and staff of Hogarth Riverview Manor and Bethammi Nursing Home are being tested for COVID-19. [full story]

Keeping Clients & Staff Safe Through Screening Technology
Date: 2020-04-17
A Message to the Community: Keeping SJCG Clients and Staff Safe - St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) has implemented a number of measures in our hospital, long-term care homes, and addictions and mental health sites to help keep our clients and staff safe and well during this global pandemic of COVID-19. [full story]

Keeping Clients & Staff Safe Through Screening Technology
Date: 2020-04-08
RAAM Clinic Important Information - The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics are operating and continue to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clients can call to book an appointment, and referrals are still being accepted from service providers. [full story]

Keeping Clients & Staff Safe Through Screening Technology
Date: 2020-04-07
Keeping Clients & Staff Safe Through Screening Technology - Healthcare organizations across Ontario have implemented screening for COVID-19 prior to entering their facilities to keep clients and staff safe and well.  At St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG), we knew that implementing the necessary screening would be a challenge. Using REDCap survey technology, SJCG’s Communications, Engagement & Client Relations team, together with SJCG’s Centre for Applied Health Research, led the development and rollout. [full story]

Date: 2020-03-20
President & CEO Message to the Community - Protecting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people during this global pandemic of COVID-19 requires proactive measures. St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) has implemented active screening across all sites, and everyone must be screened prior to entering our buildings. [full story]

Date: 2020-03-20
St. Joseph's Care Group Suspends Non-Urgent Outpatient Programming - The threat of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in our government asking all Canadians to take unprecedented actions to slow the spread of this serious disease. These include staying home when possible, isolating when sick or exposed to someone who is sick, and practicing social distancing. [full story]

Date: 2020-03-17
SJCG Further Visitor Restrictions at Hogarth Riverview Manor, Bethammi Nursing Home and St. Joseph's Hospital - St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) will not permit in-person visitors at Hogarth Riverview Manor, Bethammi Nursing Home, and St. Joseph's Hospital. [full story]

Join Our Board - St. Joseph's Care Group
Date: 2020-03-13
Join Our Board - Applications Now Closed!. Joseph's Care Group is looking for candidates to apply for a position on our volunteer Board of Directors. [full story]

Date: 2020-03-11
SJCG Implements COVID-19 Screening and Visiting Restrictions - St. Joseph's Care Group has implemented mandatory novel coronavirus (COVID-19) screening at Hogarth Riverview Manor and Bethammi Nursing Home. This precautionary measure was necessary to protect a particularly vulnerable population, as directed by the Ministry of Long-Term Care. [full story]

St. Joseph's Hospital clients benefit from a new format of easy-to-understand care instructions
Date: 2020-02-18
St. Joseph's Hospital clients benefit from a new format of easy-to-understand care instructions - A Patient-Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) is clear, helpful care instruction document provided to St. Joseph's Hospital clients and families when they are discharged. [full story]

 

       
       
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