COVID-19 outbreak causing challenges at P.E.I. seniors’ home – CBC

34 of 46 residents, as well as 8 employees, were infected with virus

Nov 30, 2022

A seniors’ home in Wellington, P.E.I., is dealing with a large COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials with La Coopérative Le Chez-Nous Ltée. said that at its peak on Sunday, 34 out of the 46 residents had tested positive the virus, as well as eight employees.

Gilles Painchaud, president of the Chez-Nous board of directors, said the past week has been challenging. Family members are helping deliver meals, which have to be taken to each room individually.

“We also had to deal to a certain extent with mental health, because I’m sure you can understand that if you’re confined to your room for a number of days, you end up with a lack of, I guess, social benefits and even a lack of movement or exercise.”

Some residents were beginning to come out of their 10-day isolation as of Tuesday.

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