We are fortunate to report no new deaths at Pinecrest Nursing Home over the weekend.
Our residents are showing positive signs of improvement which is great news after such a challenging few weeks. However, our staff are not taking anything for granted. We remain focused on implementing precautionary measures and are diligently maintaining all new and ongoing care directives from the province.
Public health will be retesting all residents this week for clearance of the virus. We commend public health for proactively retesting residents who have been free of symptoms for at least 14 days and I look forward to sharing more positive news with the community as information becomes available.
Mary Carr, Administrator
Pinecrest Nursing Home
Over the weekend, Pinecrest Nursing Home shared a video of 91-year-old Lorraine Button going for a walk outdoors for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.
“Lorraine loves to be outdoors and goes on walks around the community daily, so this breath of fresh air tastes especially sweet today. This video captures the first walk of its kind in weeks and the staff are clearly thrilled to share this moment with her.
With the support of Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, residents who had previously tested positive but have been healthy for at least 14 days are able to reintroduce exercise into their daily routine. Lorraine first tested positive on April 1st but is seen here doing well and ready to resume her walks!”