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COVID-19 and Retirement Homes

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We’re here to help you research and compare communities and care options, and ensure you have answers to all your most important questions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Comfort Life and Our Kids Media teams are working remotely in an effective way, using the infrastructure and technology we have in place. We're steadfast in continuing to advance the bold new tools and initiatives we're working on in 2020. 

How are Canadian retirement communities managing COVID-19?

Given COVID-19’s elevated risk to older adults, retirement communities have taken strict precautionary actions to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents and employees, and to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

At this time, most retirement communities are only allowing essential visitors and they're screening upon arrival. If you’re currently looking for a community for yourself or a loved one, we recommend you call or email the community to leave your contact information so they can reach out to you when it's deemed safe. It's unlikely you’ll be able to schedule an in-person tour at this time. Active adult gated communities or condos may have looser restrictions (as of March 23). However, please maintain social distancing measures as recommended by Health Canada

Below, you’ll find links to official statements from retirement communities and home care agencies, including outlines of their safety protocols.

Thank you to front-line staff 

We’re proud of the agility and leadership retirement and care communities across Canada have taken to protect the health and safety of residents, employees, supplies, and service providers. 

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all retirement community and home-care team members for their role in caring for and protecting Canadian seniors during this unprecedented time. We also want to send our gratititude to health care workers across Canada and around the world, working on the front lines against this pandemic, risking their lives. It's impossible to properly give thanks for the sacrifices they're making. With them in mind, we reiterate the need for everyone (who’s able) to maintain social distancing measures as recommended by health authorities. 

And to you, thank you for using and for your trust. We're going to get through this, together.

Read statements and updates from some leading senior care companies and communities:

We're creating a list of resources related to seniors and COVID-19 


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