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We received a lovely donation of 700+ hand-made masks for our front-line-heroes for use when they leave after a hard day's work. Many thanks to Ptbo Mask Makers and a group of curlers from the Peterborough Curling Club for the heart-felt contribution.


COVID-19: A Focus on Health and Safety

The arrival of effective vaccines brings new hope for limiting the spread of COVID-19. The residents of AON LTC and retirement homes are now fully vaccinated, including "booster" shots. COVID vaccines are now administered onsite in all AON Homes, by our own staff. The acceptance of staff to vaccination was gratifying to see, encouraged by our "Shot in the Arm" incentive program. Nevertheless, to enhance the safety of residents and staff, AON implemented a mandatory vaccination policy in the fall of 2021. Our early adoption of this plan took us to 100% staff vaccination rates.

As the COVID and variant situation evolves, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our residents and staff. Today and throughout the pandemic all of our Homes follow the directives of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer, the Ministry of Health, and Public Health authorities. AON Homes have been ahead of the curve in many of the responses to COVID-19, right from the start.

We do our best to communicate with families and loved ones, with regular updates from each Home. Any important new information regarding "outbreaks" to be shared more broadly has been, and will continue to be, communicated through "@AON_responds" on Twitter, or through this page. Fortunately, there has not been much to share recently, aside from regular, routine communications from each Home to resident family members.

COVID-19 Response

If a Home experiences COVID-19, special "outbreak" protocols will immediately go into effect, including isolation, deployment of "protective personal equipment" (PPE), staff cohorting, and many practices intended to limit the spread of the infection and keep all residents and staff members safe. All of this would be under the supervision of Public Health authorities. Should such an event occur, there would be special communication to the residents and families of the affected Home. We will also use the Twitter account "@AON_responds" to share news or important information, or visit this page.

Please note that if a resident is ill, our standard protocol is to contact the resident's designated loved one to make sure they are informed. This applies to ANY illness or unusual situation, including COVID-19. So please do not worry, we will keep you informed.

Thank You

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged how we all work and live. We celebrate our staff for the commitment they showed to our residents during very challenging and stressful times. Their courage, dedication, and hard work is second to none. We thank our residents and their families and friends for their patience, their understanding, and their trust during these unprecedented times.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Executive Director or Administrator of your Home. The contact information is available on their individual webpages.