Kingston, Ont. retirement home lends seniors a helping hand during COVID-19 pandemic

The Trillium Retirement Residence in Kingston has partnered with Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Bayshore Health Care to meet the needs of seniors in the community.

They say they are now able to provide the right care and services in the right setting when it comes to COVID-19.

Now, helping to lessen some of that pressure is the Trillium Home.

Sienna Living, the home’s owner, says it has introduced a transitional care program to provide much-needed relief for a possible surge of patients at Kingston Health Sciences Center — and Pichora says the need is there.

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“Listening to Premier Ford today (Friday) and watching the media, I think everybody would understand that,” Pichora said.

“I know that public health is working with them to try to optimize the safety and the ministry, government have been issuing directives to long-term care as well to try to ensure that those environments are as safe as they can be,” he said.

Sienna officials say they look forward to expanding this program in the future as they help to take the pressure off their health care partners.

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