St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa is for the people that live here. Visitors are Welcome...

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Visiting Information

St. Pat’s is home for the people that live here. Please respect the privacy of other residents.  You can read our full Visitor Policy here: Visitor Policy

Visitors are Welcome

The main entrance to the home is secure. Regular visitors can be provided a card pass to allow access between 6:00am to 10:00pm. Designated Caregivers are welcome 24 hours a day according to the resident’s needs.  All other visitors are encouraged to visit during reception hours, 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Parking

St. Patrick’s Home provides affordable and accessible parking for all visitors. Parking is $3.00 per day. Free parking is provided for a maximum of three visitors per resident.

Revenue generated by the parking fee supports services and care directly for the residents at St. Pats.

Signing In

All visitors are required to screen at the front entrance and to rapid test prior to visiting as directed by the screener. Visitors can pre-screen prior to the visit using the following electronic form: Visitor Screening Link

Infection Prevention and Control:

To protect our residents and the St. Pat’s community from COVID, masking is required at all time when on St. Pat’s property.  Proof of three doses of a COVID vaccine are required for entry for everyone within thirty days of being eligible for the booster.

Wash your hands regularly, cough or sneeze into your elbow, and avoid visiting if you are sick with a cold, influenza or a stomach virus.

Did you know that the main way germs can spread is through hand contact?

That’s why hand washing, when done correctly, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, such as COVID, colds and flu. Visitors are reminded to regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water, especially after eating, coughing, sneezing and using the washroom.  Please read this important infection and prevention control information prior to visiting and on a regular basis as a refresher: IPAC Education for Visitors

St. Patrick’s Home has provided hand sanitizer for visitors use throughout our Home. Please use them often during your visit. Remember to make sure your hands are dry after applying the sanitizer before you touch anything.

Another important way to limit the spread of germs is by not bringing them into the Home. We recognize the important role that family plays in a resident’s care and well-being. However, please do not visit if you feel unwell or have symptoms such as cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, or a new rash.

If you have specific questions, please contact the Residents Home Area before you plan to visit.

The current Ministry of Long-Term Care guidance regarding visiting can be viewed here: Visitor, Absences, Social Gatherings Snapshot

Outbreak Management: If a Resident Home Area has a number of residents with symptoms of an infectious disease the Public Health Unit will be contacted and may place the area into an Outbreak status. During this time we will contact the primary contact or POA. It is recommended that during an Outbreak visiting is limited and only to your loved one. To reduce the spread of infection.

Scent Free Environment

St. Pat’s has a Scent Free Policy that applies to all residents, visitors, staff, physicians, volunteers, students and contractors. For the safety and comfort of those with allergies, scent sensitivities and breathing issues, please do not use scented products such as colognes, aftershaves, lotions, perfumes and scented personal care products.

Smoking

St. Patrick’s Home and grounds are smoke-free with the exception of a designated resident smoking area and a designated staff and visitor smoking area.. We want to promote healthy living, and minimize our community’s exposure to the harmful effects of second hand smoke. Please help us by not smoking anywhere on Home property except in the designated area.

 

 

 

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