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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Scarborough Residential Hospice
In order to meet the increasing demand for palliative and end-of-life services in Scarborough and across the GTA, Yee Hong is embarking on a fundraising campaign to build a Residential Hospice at the Yee Hong Centre- Scarborough Finch – a home setting where families can spend meaningful time with their loved one while he or she is assisted by Yee Hong’s professional caregivers.
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