Careers at Qualicare
Updated April 21, 2021
Recently a student who was not vaccinated tested positive for one of the Covid-19 variants. While we encourage all staff to get vaccinated, we are not legally allowed to force them. Having said that, the staff member only became eligible to obtain the vaccination this week. On Monday we swabbed all consenting staff and residents. We are waiting for 2 more resident swab results however so far all tests have come back negative. This is further confirmation that the vaccines are doing what they are supposed to do.
Updated March 19, 2021
We are pleased to report that currently we have no known cases of Covid-19 involving residents or staff. While the news is positive, we are seeing a rise in variant cases in the province. There is no guarantee that the vaccines work for these variants so it is important that we all remain diligent in our PPE practices. The vaccine should protect people from severe complications in the event they become Covid-19 positive. In response to Dr. Hinshaws latest order, in the event staff or residents are tested positive for any of the variants we are required to isolate residents and restrict visitation. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Updated February 4, 2021
Currently we have no known cases of Covid-19 involving staff or residents. We will be officially off outbreak on February 16th. Staff are tentatively scheduled to receive their 2nd of 2 doses of the vaccine on February 8th to 12th. We are confident that we are seeing the end of this outbreak however there is some concern relative to the new variants as well as the relaxation of lock downs. As a result, we plan to remain diligent with respect to our processes. We would like to thank our excellent staff for their continued hard work as well as the families of our residents for their tremendous support.
Updated January 27, 2021
Currently we have no known cases of Covid-19 involving staff or residents. We have received all but 4 swab results back resulting in negative results. Yesterday the majority of residents received their 2nd of 2 doses and the few remaining residents will receive theirs on Friday. Out of an abundance of caution, we plan to re-swab residents and staff on February 1st.
Updated January 19, 2021
As a result of testing yesterday, we reported 1 resident as Covid-19 positive who received their 1st of 2 vaccines on December 31st. There is 1 staff member Covid-19 positive. Residents are scheduled to receive their 2nd vaccination on January 26th. We have been advised by Alberta Health Services that staff may be delayed receiving their 2nd vaccination until 42 days from receiving the 1st vaccination.
Updated January 15, 2021
As a result of testing, today we reported 1 staff member positive with Covid-19 bringing total staff effected to 2 with 11 having recovered. We have no known cases involving residents and will swab residents on Monday and staff on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Updated January 11, 2021
Currently we have no active Covid-19 cases involving residents. We have 1 staff member who is recovering. Staff and residents are expected to receive their 2nd of 2 vaccines in late January or early February.
Updated January 8, 2021
Currently we have no active Covid-19 cases involving residents or staff.
Updated January 5, 2021
We are very pleased to report that all 6 residents who were Covid-19 positive have recovered. We are receiving our latest test results of staff and residents and so far all are negative. We expect to have all the results by tomorrow.
Updated January 4, 2021
There are no changes in resident positive Covid-19 cases and the impacted residents continue to do well. All consenting residents have now received their 1st vaccination and staff will be completed by Friday. Today we re-tested staff and residents.
Updated December 31, 2020
There are no changes in resident positive Covid-19 cases and we are pleased that all residents are doing well. We are excited to report that our December 29th testing of residents and staff have all come back negative. Also, today we vaccinated 110 consenting residents and 30 staff with the Moderna vaccination. We will continue the process tomorrow and we expect all staff to be vaccinated by January 8th. The 2nd dose will be given in 21-28 days. Thanks to all our terrific nursing staff for their assistance.
Updated December 30, 2020
There are no changes in resident positive Covid-19 cases and we are pleased that our covid positive residents are doing well. Other good news is we are on the list to have our residents receive the recently arrived Moderna vaccination and will start administering the vaccine tomorrow to all consenting residents.
Updated December 29, 2020
As a result of our last tests we identified 1 staff member with Covid-19. There have been no changes with residents. The staff member is currently isolating. We plan to re-test staff and residents today.
Updated December 27, 2020
There are no changes since our last report. We plan to re-swab all residents and staff on December 29th.
Updated December 24, 2020
There are no changes since our last report. We are pleased to note that all 6 residents who are covid-19 positive are doing well. Thanks to all the families who provide us with their ongoing support.
Updated December 23, 2020
There are no changes since our last report other than Citadel Care Centre staff have been approved to receive the vaccination. We expect this to occur by the 1st week in January. We are also pleased to report that the Moderna vaccination has been approved by Health Canada.
Updated December 22, 2020
On Friday we tested all residents and can now report that there are no new cases. We continue to have 6 residents who have tested positive. All 6 are doing well and have none or mild symptoms. Sadly there are currently 36 long term care facilities in the Edmonton zone on Covid-19 outbreak and 41 supportive living facilities. We are pleased to learn that Alberta Health Services are currently testing a rapid testing process and expect to make further announcements soon.
Updated December 17, 2020
Unfortunately we have recorded 6 residents who have tested positive for Covid-19 excluding 1 resident who has recovered. All appropriate protocols are being followed. We also have 2 staff members who are positive and 7 who have recovered. Our staff continue to work hard through these challenging times with the assistance of Alberta Health Services as the Edmonton zone experiences a huge rise in outbreaks in long term care and supportive living facilities.
Updated December 14, 2020
Since the pandemic started we have had 1 resident test positive for Covid-19 and few staff who contacted the virus in the community with 1 possible transmission internally. Currently there are no residents who have tested positive for Covid-19. There are 2 staff who have tested positive. We continue to test residents and staff as a cautionary measure.
December 6, 2020
On Wednesday December 2nd Citadel Care Centre swabbed all residents and staff for COVID-19 due to the site identifying one staff member who tested positive due to contacting the virus in the community. All resident swabs have come back negative, with the exception of 2 straggling swab results. One staff memberís swab came back positive. This person does not have any symptoms and therefore was at work this week, as scheduled. They received their surprising positive result today and are now self-isolating. While the risk of an asymptomatic person transmitting the virus to others is considered low, we are erring on the side of caution and have put all residents in the areas this person worked on isolation precautions. We have also put all social visits on hold for the time being and will reassess shortly.
Currently there are 6 acute care facilities in the Edmonton zone on outbreak, 30 long term care facilities and 30 supportive living facilities. We want to extend out thanks for your past and continued support as we work through this.