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Infection Prevention

The Infection Prevention and Control Program at Mill Creek Care Centre is based on evidence based practices and procedures. It involves many aspects of keeping residents, staff and visitors safe including surveillance for infectious diseases, hand hygiene, education, communication, and monitoring outbreaks. We strive to prevent and reduce the spread of infections between health care workers, residents, and visitors.

Hand washing is the best method. In order to protect our residents from infections, our staff wash their hands often. We encourage residents and visitors to do the same. Hands are best washed when you arrive, and before you leave the building. Hand washing is the best prevention against the spread of infection. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the Homes, please feel free to use as necessary. Because it is sometimes necessary to take additional measures, gloves, gowns and masks may be worn to protect the resident and caregiver from potential infection.

Family members and visitors may be asked not to visit during an outbreak when residents in the Home are ill. The purpose is to protect you and your family from the illness. Family members and visitors should also not visit if they have colds, fever, or vomiting and diarrhea. Children exposed to chickenpox are advised not to visit.

It takes all of us working together to prevent infections and thus protect our residents.

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