This year has been an extraordinary one with the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been very little in our organization — let alone the world — that has not been significantly affected by this event.
Keeping families connected with our residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be a priority at McCormick Home this past year. The extreme, but necessary measures enacted by the Ontario government presented a number of challenges for staff, but were quickly met head-on with the swift launch of alternative methods to help people feel close, despite the distance. The home’s staff, under Tanya Pol’s extraordinary leadership, continue to recognize that, in addition to the many uncertainties presented by the pandemic itself, their most important job next to ensuring everyone’s safety is to help residents and families feel less anxious.