Calgary care home has 8 Covid-19 infections

    A Calgary Senior assisted living and long term care facility built by the Ismaili community has 8 Covid-19 infections, Alberta Health Services confirmed on Friday.

    The centre belongs to the Ismaili community and the senior care area of the multipurpose centre is run by a BC-based company with 30 care homes in several parts of Canada.

    “There are eight cases linked to the facility,” said AHS spokesman James Wood in an emailed response.

    “As is standard practice, AHS is working with the facility operator to ensure they are following guidance in relation to required measures in place to protect public health.

    “These measures include such areas as isolation of confirmed cases and contacts, testing, physical distancing, infection prevention and control, and enhanced cleaning measures.”

    Generations is just one of several outbreaks in Alberta. Also being monitored is Misericordia Hospital and four restaurants.

    Alberta reported 57 new cases and no new deaths on Friday. 155 have died in Alberta so far, with most occurring among seniors.

    The Generations care centre was designed as a state of the art multipurpose community facility with a community centre with childcare facility along with 120-bed senior care suites for assisted living.

    “Planned and supported by the Ismaili Muslim community, Generations is inspired by the community‚Äôs timeless values of compassion, care for the vulnerable, respect for diversity, service to others, and the dignity of human life.”

    “Founded by Al and Jenny Jina, Park Place Seniors Living is a family owned and operated company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Starting out as a nurse, Jenny has worked with Seniors her entire life.”

    Park Place operates out of BC and manages some 30 facilities.

    According to BC government data one of their care homes located in Port Coquitlam suffered an outbreak that has been declared over.

    3 people were infected at Shaughnessy Care Center, LTCF, and one senior died.

    Park Place nor Generations commented. A volunteer at a nursing station said she was not authorized to speak.