During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our residents, families, staff and visitors remains our top priority.
What you need to know:
Effective April 4th, General visitors are NOT permitted to enter the home.
Swabbing will take place between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm, and
closed for one hour 1:30-2:30.
Please follow all other indoor visiting guidelines listed below.
Food & drinks will be permitted during the visit, only for the resident you are visiting.
Visitors must report to the Desk upon ending the building for screening. A surgical mask is to be worn for all inside visits in the home. Visitors must answer screening questions, and get their temperature checked. A surgical mask will also be provided for you. Please do not proceed past the desk without getting screened. If there is no one at the desk please ring the bell and wait for someone to come screen you and let them know who you are here to see.
INSIDE VISITING GUIDELINES
Each resident is allowed two essential caregivers to visit, however only one is permitted at a time during Orange Restrict, Red Control and Grey Lockdown.
Two essential caregivers or two general visitors are permitted to visit at a time when the region is in Yellow Protect and Green Prevent.
Only essential caregivers will be permitted to enter the residents’ personal space when required for the provision of services.
All visitors will be rapid tested for COVID-19 upon entry.
Visits will be discontinued at Nipissing Manor’s discretion if visiting rules are not followed. e.g. not wearing their mask.
Essential visitors and general visitors (when permitted) must call ahead for their first appointment to review the training materials.
When visitors arrive, they must first go to the screening table and pass the screening questions before entering the home, followed by rapid testing. Testing is in room 114, the second room on the right when entering the Retirement Home side from the screening desk. After the visitor is tested they must exit the home and wait for the results (up to 15 minutes).
Visitors are not to leave the resident’s room and the curtain is to be pulled if there is a roommate. If you are taking residents outside (weather permitting), you are to go directly to their room and then bring them directly outside. Common areas are not permitted for visiting at this time.
In the event that a resident is ill or palliative, any family member visiting would be deemed an essential visitor (it is not required of them to have a COVID-19 test). This means other family members aside from the essential caregivers may visit. Only 2 visitors may visit at one time and then trade off with 2 other family members. Families must wear full PPE when entering the home if they have not been COVID tested, during a palliative visit. If the resident is in isolation, only one visitor at a time will be permitted.
If the resident is on isolation there will only be 1 essential caregiver permitted in the room. The essential visitor must wear their full PPE for the entire duration of their visit in the room, even if they have been tested. General visitors are not permitted if the resident is in isolation.
Guidelines for taking residents out - Remains in effect
Effective Wednesday December 16th, there will be no more scheduled outings except for medical appointments booked with the Unit Clerk.
Visitors may take a resident out (weather permitting), but will need to be swabbed first and follow the regular screening process.
Thank you for your patience and support!
All staff are rapid tested twice to three times weekly. Residents, Staff and Essential Caregivers all have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
Essential items will be accepted at the door, and quarantined for 72 hrs. Please ensure items are labeled with resident name, and dated. Please refrain from bringing back any non-parishable food or baked goods. All items coming into the home will be held for 3 days.
Please be advised updates to the website will occur between Monday and Friday
Being in touch with your loved one during this challenging time is important.
Please contact Cassandra Pugh to help you navigate the best time and way to reach out
Cassandra can be reached at:
705-752-1100 ex. 209
[8-4 p.m. Monday to Friday]
A Special Place for Special People
Welcome to Nipissing Manor
"A Special Place for Special People"
At Nipissing Manor we provide a continuum of two levels of care. Long Term Care and Retirement Living.
Nipissing Manor has been providing Long Term Care since 1967.
Nipissing Manor is a smoke-free environment.
Our caring professionals and dedicated employees are committed to providing exemplary care to our residents. Our high standards have earned us an excellent reputation.
Our unique and scenic setting offers acres of landscaped grounds, mature trees and wheelchair accessible therapeutic nature trails.
Our home has been thoughtfully designed to be a place you can call home.
Nipissing Manor receives funding from North East Local Health Integration Network. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of North East Local Health Integration Network.
Since 1984, Nipissing Manor has consistently received the maximum three year accreditation award.
We continually strive to identify and remove all barriers for persons with disabilities, enabling them to fully participate in the programs and activities and utilize all available amenities.