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COVID-19 Updates – Fall 2021

ILHS continues to have protocols in place for mask-wearing, temperature checks, cleaning, and sanitizing. As well, masks are now required in all common spaces at the Administration Office. We have strongly encouraged all ILHS Employees and Individuals supported to get vaccinated and are pleased that our confirmed vaccination numbers are very high.  ILHS has now been captured by two recent PHO Orders requiring all ILHS employees to be vaccinated and is in full compliance as per both Orders.

ILHS wasnts to ensure as much freedom and connection with families and loved ones for the people we support, continuing to allow as much contact as possible within the guidelines allowed. For now, indoor visits will continue; however, soon families will be asked to confirm their vaccination status as part of the sign-in procedure at the home. The Leadership team has reimplemented weekly COVID huddles to guarantee we are sharing and evaluating new information regularly to ensure we are in line with the ever-changing PHO orders.

Our Residential Care Workers continue to do an amazing job in protecting the health and safety of the people we support.

House Updates – Summer 2021

What a summer! In Falmouth house, we were able to reap the ‘fruits’ of our labour… with plums! Michelle, one of our dedicated staff members picked fresh plums from our Falmouth House plum tree and delivered them to all ILHS Homes. What a treat!

The Individuals support at Feltham House and Hawthorne House were able to get together for a safe visit over the summer. They celebrated birthdays (with cake of course!), Pride month, and some people enjoyed Butchart Gardens for a day full of sun and spring flowers.

What sounds better than fresh air and cute animals? At Hawthorne House, they headed to Metchosin Farm for just that. Others enjoyed a sunny day at Butchart Gardens to see the flowers in bloom, or a trip to Sooke Potholes to cool off.

At the Easter Road Bed & Breakfast, Individuals supported also enjoyed the fresh plums, and summer birthday celebrations. We enjoyed spa days, visited the Malahat Skywalk, and stayed at a cabin in Sooke. Plenty of sunshine and smiles were had.

While some projects at the ILHS Capital were pushed back due to COVID protocols, we have been able to update the flooring in our Obed House, and we are anxiously looking forward to having visitors once again!

Finally, we all got together for a day filled with laughter, ice cream, music, and door prizes for an end of the summer COVID appreciation party.

Welcoming New Team Members – Spring 2021

ILHS was pleased to welcome Adèle Bergeret to the Leadership team in May 2021. Adèle brings a wealth of experience in supporting vulnerable adults and is well connected to many local resources which has proven to be very helpful. Welcome to the team Adèle!

Testimonials

I have been living at Falmouth House for 30 years and it is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

- Peter

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