Help Respect and Protect our Elders

Warmer weather is on the horizon and the residents of both Tsiionkwanonhso:te Longterm Care Facility and Iakhihsohtha Lodge are looking forward to enjoying their outdoor spaces. The healthcare workers at both facilities have been working hard to implement the ever-changing guidelines for long term care facilities. Allowing residents to sit on their verandas while maintaining physical distancing is a welcome activity that our elders are looking forward to.

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health is expanding restrictions of visitors for both long term care facilities to include no visitors on the property surrounding the buildings, effective immediately.

The expanded restriction prohibiting visitors on the property includes visits through windows. Visitors coming onto the property of the long term care facilities limit the ability of residents to use their outdoor spaces. This restriction is being implemented to protect residents and staff working in each home. Help our elders by respecting this restriction so they can benefit from good weather and fresh air.

Family members of residents can still see their loved one using virtual services like FaceTime and Zoom video conferencing. Both Tsiionkwanonhso:te Longterm Care Facility and Iakhihsohtha Lodge have iPads and tablets available to make those arrangements on request. Virtual meetings are the best way to interact at this time without compromising the health and safety of residents, and is highly encouraged at this time.