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COVID-19

Albertans are learning to live and deal with this unanticipated and evolving challenge. We continue to adhere to best practices regarding enhanced cleaning, ensuring good ventilation and complying with mandatory vaccination for staff in adherence to AHS directives. We highly support Alberta Health Services recommended vaccination for Albertans, particularly those involved in providing or receiving continuing care services and working with individuals at high risk. We are committed to protecting the safety and welfare of our staff and residents, and continue to implement the following government directives and measures:

Visiting Policy

  • Visitors are no longer limited in number, however visitors must wear a mask at all times when in the facility.

Operational and Outbreak Standards

  • Staff, students, volunteers, service providers and visitors must continue to wear masks at all times.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes are in place.
  • Staff, students, volunteers, service providers and visitors must have a health assessment screening when entering the building (temperature screening is no longer required).
  • New admission and re-admission testing requirements continue.
  • Situation specific isolation and quarantine requirements remain.
  • Outbreak procedures will continue to be followed.
  • Mandatory staff vaccinations will be in effect as of November 30, 2021.

Spotlight on Staff

We are fortunate to have dedicated and highly-qualified staff at Citadel Care Centre. We would like to introduce you to
Dana Schnepf – Director of Care/Site Manager.

As a Registered Nurse, I have been the Director of Care/Site Manager at Citadel Care Centre since the spring of 2014. Prior to that I worked as a trauma nurse at the University of Alberta Hospital, before finding my way into continuing care. During the Alberta nurses hiring freeze of 2009 I stumbled into continuing care, and I have never looked back. I found a love for seniors care, palliative care and administration. I have a passion for continual improvement, and believe that building relationships is the foundation of an excellent patient and family experience in long term care.

When I am not at work I love to exercise, ski, hike, enjoy great food with friends and spend time with my husband and 2 kids. I grew up in St. Albert, and am proud to serve the seniors in our community. There is no greater honour than being entrusted to care for a person’s loved one.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

A little boy visits his farmer grandpa and watches him milk the cows.

The next day one of the cows runs away and grandpa is really upset about it.

“Don’t worry, Grandpa,” says the boy helpfully, “she can’t have gone very far with an empty tank!”