These Days at Grove


Hello Families and Volunteers. We miss you!! Our lobby and our halls are sure quiet without you. Not to fear, we are making lots of noise to make up for your absence. Despite the turmoil created by COVID-19, we are all doing our very best here in the Home. The most important thing we can tell you right now is that we are all doing well. There are no confirmed or presumed cases in our resident population.

From a resident activity perspective, we continue to offer programs on individual home areas. It is vitally important here that we offer continuity of daily activities. Our super-hero staff try to keep it “life as normal” so as not to create anxiety among residents. We have directed staff to turn off 24hr news channels as much as possible. Too much is just…..too much.

Our staff are AMAZING. We are diligent in our Active Screening Processes and have manned desks in our lobby and staff clock-in areas. Everyone is extremely cooperative and positive.

The Leadership Team is engaged in conference calls with AdvantAGE Ontario, our member agency that advocates on behalf of Long Term Care Homes. The support of this agency has been incredible as they act as our liaison to government offices like the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long Term Care. This is our trusted source of daily information. Post-call, we continue this meeting to adopt procedures to meet the needs of our staff and residents.

We have adopted a phrase: CLOSE THE VAULT. We err on the side of caution on all decisions to keep our precious population safe.

Please continue to call your loved one. Arrange a SKYPE or FACETIME call with our Life Enrichment Staff. You can email a letter to and we will ensure it gets given to, or read to, your loved one. Mail or drop off (between the front doors) cards or letters.. Note that we are holding all mail and deliveries for three days before distribution. If it turns out that this was a bit extreme, no apologies here. The VAULT IS CLOSED.

These are unprecedented times that surely cause stress in your lives. Please rest well, knowing that we got this! While you are absent, trust that your loved ones are in the very best hands, and that magical moments are happening on every home area.

#wegotthis #residentfirst #dailyscreening #ourstaffrock

Comments (12)

Kathy Inness

Mar 23, 2020 at 1:34 AM

Thanks so much Linda! Can’t tell you how much that communication made me feel. My heart goes out to all on the front line there. I already knew that they would do their best


Anne Ollikainen

Mar 23, 2020 at 1:36 AM

Thank you for the information!
Please let Dorothy Mabley on Maple Unit know that we are thinking of her and wish we could visit.


Janet Simpson

Mar 23, 2020 at 2:03 AM

Grove Park Employees are caring, compassionate and Hard-working , l have seen it all, l just retired from there Keep up with the good work and Stay Safe…


Julie Page

Mar 23, 2020 at 3:15 AM

Thank you for the update. Please keep sending the updates as it is extremely heartbreaking that I cannot visit my mom Theresa (Pat) Thompson. Our family really appreciates all the kind, hardworking staff at Grove Park. Thank you, Julie Page.


Claire Campbell

Mar 23, 2020 at 4:26 AM

Hi, thanks for all this info. It is very difficult not to be able to visit with Kate Gibbons as I miss her smiles. Please let her know that. Also it is her 85th birthday this Saturday so I want to be sure to drop off something for her. Glad you told me about the 3 day thing. We are all in this together. I will try to arrange a video call with your staff. Thank you all for everything you do. Stay safe and Healthy! Claire


Cheryl & Glenn Dutka

Mar 23, 2020 at 5:54 AM

This is a terrific way to keep in touch with loved ones who don’t have a phone or iPad.

Nice to keep up with what’s going on at Grove Park, as well.

Great idea, great job! Thanks so much.


Jaime Lynn

Mar 23, 2020 at 11:41 AM

Thank you


Michele Downie

Mar 23, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Thanks so much – this is an awesome idea. I have been calling my mother, Corry Allsopp, and talking to her on the phone and she seems in great spirits. I have been hesitating to call staff to check up on how she’s doing because I assume that they’re really busy.
Thanks again!


Deborah Carter

Mar 23, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Thank heavens for the wonderful Staff at Grove Park! You are a lovely group of caring, hard-working individuals. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and we feel blessed that Dad is in your capable hands❤️


Danniel Behun

Mar 23, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Thanks all to the Great Staff at Grove Park, and especially the Staff in Aspen who do a Wonderful and Awesome job looking after my Mother Jennie Behun, you are the Best!!


Jeannie Martin

Mar 23, 2020 at 10:35 PM

Thank you to all staff for your front line work.
During this unsettling time in our world, we are thankful for technology. This is helping to ease a little stress for families.
Thank you for your continued updates.

Take care and stay safe.
Jeannie and Karen


David Behun

Mar 26, 2020 at 2:17 PM

Thank you, Grove Park staff!! We appreciate all your continued efforts to provide excellent care for your residents. We miss our daily visits with our mother, Jennie Behun, but trust she is being well taken care of. Thank you. We wish you all and your families good health. David Behun


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