Beginning July 22, 2020

Eastholme is currently free from COVID-19 and we are happy to announce that we will soon be able to welcome friends and family back into our home.  We are currently offering outdoor visits and virtual visits through Skype or Facetime.  Indoor visits will resume on July 22, 2020.

For the safety of residents and staff, Eastholme will follow the directives from the Ministry of Health, and the recommendations of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, for resuming visits in the home.  Please ensure that you are maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from others while visiting.

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  1. Residents can have one or two visitors at a time. 
  2. Please call ahead to book an appointment time if you are planning an OUTDOOR visit. 

South 3 extension 510

South 2 extension 509

North 3 extension 507

North 2 extension 508

  • All visitors must pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff.  Please report to the front door for screening when you arrive. 
  • For OUTDOOR visits, visitors are not required to have a COVID-19 test.
  • Visitors should bring their own face covering to wear for the duration of their visit.  Fabric masks are permitted for outdoor visits. 


  1. Residents can have one or two visitors at a time. 
  2. All visitors must pass an active screening questionnaire administered by home staff.  Please report to the front entrance of the North Wing building for screening when you arrive. 
  3. For INDOOR visits, visitors are required to have a negative COVID-19 test in the 14 days prior to the visit.  Eastholme is not responsible to provide testing to visitors. Call your closest Assessment Centre to book an appointment.
  4. Visitors will be provided a mask to wear for the duration of their visit.  Fabric masks are not permitted for indoor visits. 
  5. In order to avoid line ups at the screening table, please avoid arriving between 1:45pm to 2:15pm and from 3:45pm to 4:15 pm as these are shift change times for our staff.
  6. Please refrain from visiting during meal times (Breakfast 8:15am-9:15am, Lunch 12:15pm-1:15pm, Supper 5:15pm-6:15pm) unless you have received training to safely assist a resident with meals during the pandemic. Infection control training will help to keep you, your loved one and all residents safe. If you intend to assist with meals, it must be pre-arranged with Eastholme. Please call Heather Brunet at extension 318, Kathryn MacDonald at extension 225 or Megan Romanik at extension 301.
  7. Visitors are asked to go directly to the resident’s room for their visit.
  8. Please visit only one resident.
  9. If the resident has a roommate, the privacy curtain must be drawn. An alternative visiting location can be arranged if the roommate has concerns in regards to exposure risk to Covid-19.
  10. Social distancing (2m/6ft) is required during your visit.
  11. Avoid sitting on the resident’s bed or fabric chairs.
  12. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chair. Vinyl or plastic chairs are also available if you require one.

Steve Piekarski, Administrator

Keeping in touch with your loved one

The rapid implementations for COVID-19 have presented us all with many challenges. We recognize and value the importance of resident interaction with family and friends in preventing social isolation.

In support of these challenging times, here are some creative ways to keep in touch:

  • making frequent phone calls to a resident if they have their own personal line or employees may assist the resident in placing a call to family with use of public phones on the unit.
  • sending cards, letters, children´s artwork, pictures, etc.
  • sending a recorded message of your voice, a song etc. that we can play for the resident.
  • sending flower arrangements, books, magazines etc.
  • schedule a Skype visit with the resident

Skype – contact Jackie at to set up an appointment.

Activity baskets have been placed on each unit to help residents keep busy!

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support during these unprecedented times and for respecting the public health directives in assisting to keep our residents and employees safe.

Flowers are a great thing to brighten someone's day. Please don't bring flowers with a strong scent into the home.
Flowers are a great thing to brighten someone’s day.
Please don’t bring flowers with a strong scent into the home.