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Yee Hong Chinese Evergreen Manor lining up for COVID-19 vaccines

Yee Hong is pleased that residents aged 65+ at Yee Hong Chinese Evergreen Manor received COVID-19 vaccines administered in partnership with Scarborough Health Network during a mobile clinic held at the seniors’ residence in Scarborough today.

Yee Hong is here to help. Anyone in the community can phone our telephone hotline at 416-412-4570 for support regarding vaccines and vaccine clinics. Trained social workers are available weekdays from 9am to 5pm to assist in multiple languages. We provide facts about vaccines and assistance with vaccination registration for those who may not be able to complete the process themselves.

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Yee Hong community lining up for COVID-19 vaccines

Yee Hong is pleased that residents aged 65+ at Yee Hong Garden Terrace received COVID-19 vaccines administered in partnership with Scarborough Health Network during a mobile clinic held at the seniors’ residence in Scarborough yesterday. Another mobile clinic for residents of Villa Elegance will be held on Saturday, March 27.

Yee Hong is here to help. Anyone in the community can phone our telephone hotline at 416-412-4570 for support regarding vaccines and vaccine clinics. Trained social workers are available weekdays from 9am to 5pm to assist in multiple languages. We provide facts about vaccines and assistance with vaccination registration for those who may not be able to complete the process themselves.

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Yee Hong Recognized Among Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care has been recognized among Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. This national program annually selects best-in-class Canadian organizations for their corporate culture. Yee Hong Centre is one of ten winners recognized nationwide in the Broader Public Sector category.

Yee Hong is a leader and innovator in high quality, culturally appropriate seniors care, accredited with “Exemplary Standing” by Accreditation Canada, and the largest non-profit long-term care home in the country. We believe in teamwork, open communications, trust, collaboration and accountability. We are thoroughly committed to perform at the highest level.

Read more about our award here. To see who we are, take a look at our Mission, Vision and Values.

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Ontario government awards additional funding for Finch Centre construction

The Ontario government announced new funding to address long-term care waiting lists at Yee Hong’s Finch Centre. The $25 million investment recognizes the dedication, compassion and expertise of the Yee Hong team at all our homes as well as in the community as we protect our seniors during the pandemic.

“Under the gloomy atmosphere of the pandemic, the provincial governments important funding announcement is a breakthrough for funding in senior care,” said Dr. Joseph Wong, Yee Hong Founder and Foundation Board Chair.

Yee Hong to open Scarborough’s first residential hospice in Fall 2020

Public health authorities confirmed Yee Hong seniors and staff are COVID-free in four long-term care homes. A total of 1698 test swabs were taken at four locations between May 4 and May 18 to confirm our residents are healthy and safe from the virus.

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News Release May 21, 2020

Yee Hong residents all negative for COVID-19

Public health authorities confirmed Yee Hong seniors and staff are COVID-free in four long-term care homes. A total of 1698 test swabs were taken at four locations between May 4 and May 18 to confirm our residents are healthy and safe from the virus.

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News Release Apr 21, 2020

No residents affected as COVID-19 outbreak ends at Yee Hong Markham Centre

York Region Public Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak is over at the Yee Hong Markham Centre on April 20, 2020. Vigilant staff, early intervention and effective mitigation strategies helped contain a single case at the Centre after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. No residents of the Markham Centre were affected by the virus.

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News Release Apr 7, 2020

Love and Care in a Global Crisis

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, the government calls on everyone to stay home and practice social distancing, but it doesn’t mean that we would stop caring for each other in the community. In the past few days, Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation has received generous donations of face masks, gloves and other critical personal protective equipment from individuals and organizations.

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News Release Mar 31, 2020

Positive test for COVID-19 at Yee Hong Markham Centre

COVID-19 has been detected in one employee of the Yee Hong Markham Centre. As a precaution to prevent an outbreak, and alongside York Region Public Health, we implemented isolation protocols on the 2nd floor of our Markham Centre. The affected staff person is isolated at home and has not been in contact with our residents since March 24, 2020. Two close workplace contacts of the positive test staff person are on 14-day isolation at home.

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News Release Mar 13, 2020

Yee Hong service changes due to global COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, several changes to Yee Hong programs for seniors living in the community were announced today:

  • Active Seniors Programs are suspended as of Saturday, March 14.
  • Yee Hong Volunteer Recognition Day scheduled April 4 is postponed
  • National Volunteer Week events in April will be rescheduled

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