MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 11, 2021 /CNW/ – Chartwell Retirement Residences CEO Vlad Volodarski launched a heartfelt assertion of gratitude recognizing the dedication and braveness of Chartwell’s workers.
“To Chartwell Heroes,
At this time marks the one-year anniversary of the World Well being Group’s declaration of COVID-19 as a world pandemic. Getting into my new function on March 15th of final yr, I couldn’t have imagined that the highway forward could be this lengthy and this arduous. Nor may I’ve absolutely imagined that I might be so privileged to be part of and expertise such an incredible displaying of resolve, dedication, and sacrifice within the title of security and the well-being of our residents and their households.
Nothing speaks higher to what you may have finished and proceed doing than your particular person tales. From Sarah, who give up her higher paying job on the hospital to return again to her long run care residence to assist them out by means of an outbreak; to Lisa and 15 different company workforce members who volunteered to assist our houses by means of their most difficult outbreaks, staying in lodges for weeks and months to maintain their family members at residence secure; to Brenda and plenty of others in our Folks Crew who labored across the clock, seven days per week, to stabilize staffing in our houses hardest hit by the outbreaks; to Lucie and our Care Groups who labored day and evening with numerous Public Well being authorities and our on-site care groups to interpret the ever-changing directives and guarantee well timed implementation to save lots of lives. There are literally thousands of these tales, each deserving to be informed many occasions over.
Then there are the tales of our residents – the individuals to whom you may have change into household when the pandemic stored their family members away. You supplied them with companionship, love, and care, you laughed and cried with them, you created quite a few particular reminiscences, celebrated their birthdays and anniversaries, and mourned with them their losses. The phrases of appreciation and encouragement we acquired from our residents and their households impressed all of us to maintain going, even when the going acquired robust. It’s no coincidence that 96% of our residents and 95% of their households and mates mentioned that Chartwell made essential steps to guard them in the course of the pandemic, and 94% of members of the family felt that their family members have been secure at Chartwell.
The ingenuity, drive, and tenacity you may have demonstrated by means of this disaster have been nothing in need of extraordinary. Enhanced an infection prevention and management protocols, modified eating and actions packages, accelerated implementation of varied expertise options, new methods of recruiting and dealing with businesses, common and significant communications with residents and households, sorting by means of huge complexities of varied bills, reimbursements and forecasting, working with lenders and buyers to keep up a robust monetary place, and even beginning a brand new growth undertaking – you may have finished all of it!
When COVID-19 started, senior residing sector firms shortly got here collectively in new and modern methods to fulfill the problem. Chartwell is a lead member of CAPES (Canadian Alliance to Defend and Equip Seniors Residing) by which retirement and long-term care operators banded collectively to supply, provide and share PPE involved not just for their very own employees and residents, however all employees and residents residing in senior housing, together with small operators of their time of biggest want. We’re additionally proud to be a founding accomplice of the Senior Residing CaRES Fund, offering emergency monetary help to senior residing sector workers dealing with extraordinary circumstances, together with in mild of COVID-19. Almost 700 front-line long-term care and retirement residing workers throughout Canada have benefitted from grants totaling greater than $2.3M.
I additionally wish to thank your family members who supplied you with their assist, encouragement and luxury, and who took on greater than their fair proportion of home duties to will let you be there to your residents after they wanted you essentially the most.
Phrases can not specific how proud and the way grateful I’m for what you may have finished and proceed doing for our residents, their households, one another, and for our actually distinctive firm referred to as Chartwell. Regardless of the numerous impression this pandemic has had on our enterprise, due to you, I’ve by no means been extra optimistic about its future.
Thanks. For All the pieces.”
CEO, Chartwell Retirement Residences
Chartwell Retirement Residences is Canada’s largest operator within the senior residing sector with over 200 high quality retirement communities in 4 provinces providing a whole vary of companies from impartial supportive residing by means of assisted residing to long run care. Chartwell is dedicated to its imaginative and prescient of Making Folks’s Lives BETTER and to offering a happier, more healthy, and extra fulfilling life expertise for its residents. For extra info, go to www.chartwell.com.
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