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Visiting restrictions remain in place throughout Points West Living

Points West Living, along with its operations group Connecting Care is holding fast on measures to reduce the threat of COVID-19 to residents and employee care partners. We have implemented social distancing, meticulous cleaning, and screening to minimize potential exposure of our communities to COVID-19. That includes strict adherence to government directed limitations on visiting.

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March 26th, 2020

Practising Eden in an environment of social distancing

Points West Living Stettler

As employee care partners across Points West Living work to protect residents from the threat of COVID-19, there’s the constant call of ‘Eden’ in how that care is provided. The Eden Alternative vision to ‘eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom’ among residents becomes particularly challenging when protection requires ‘social distancing’ and isolation. Here are a few examples of how one community is juggling those challenges.

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March 25th, 2020

Going the distance; residents keep on walking

Points West Living Penticton

Residents at Points West Living Athens Creek in Penticton have been taking advantage of spectacular spring weather to get some outdoor exercise. One trio of residents heads out just about every afternoon for a 25 minute stroll around the block. The group has modified their regular walking routine to incorporate steps to reduce the threat of COVID-19.

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March 25th, 2020

Lighthearted reminder to take special care during COVID-19

Points West Living Peace River

Corona Beer is a much loved brew both in its original country of Mexico, and around the world. Employee care partners at Points West Living Peace River are playing on brand recognition to increase residents’ participation in fighting the COVID-19 virus, coronavirus.

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March 24th, 2020

Celebrating the arrival of spring amidst COVID concerns

Points West Living Stettler

The hallways and cottage areas of Points West Living Stettler are dotted with tulip art and inspirational quotes about spring. These bright posters are a welcome harbinger of hope at a time when concerns and restrictions around COVID-19 may lead some to feel isolated and bleak.

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March 18th, 2020

Found kitty finds comfort and love

Points West Living Lloydminster

A young and wounded stray kitty is living like a prince at Points West Living Lloydminster. ‘George’, as he’s been fondly named by residents of Yellowbird Cottage is technically still being fostered for the SPCA. But he has become so entrenched in the hearts of all who know him it’s likely he has already found his forever home.

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