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Visit of the significant caregivers in the resources for seniors of the Montérégie-Ouest territory

CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

Useful information for significant caregivers who will visit a resident at an intermediate resource (IR), a family-type resource (FTR), or a private seniors’ residence (PSR)


This page is presently being translated, some sections are not available in English. Thank you for your understanding.

Last page update : July 7 2020

For you to be able to visit your loved one at a residence, you must agree to follow all guidelines issued by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to residents and employees. Only one caregiver per resident will be admitted. This guideline must be respected at all times, without exception.

You are considered a significant caregiver if you meet all of these criteria:

  • You are a relative (family member), friend, or any other significant person to the resident (senior companion); 
  • You are known to the residence staff and provided regular support (2-3 times a week) to your loved one prior to the pandemic;
  • You provide emotional support and basic care (stimulation, reassurance, partial personal hygiene, brushing hair, shaving beard, cooking certain meals);
  • You provide this support on a regular basis of at least 2-3 times a week, which meets the ongoing and long-term needs related to the resident’s situation.

See this information sheet to find out:

  • Instructions to follow before your first visit;
  • Instructions to follow during your first visit;
  • Information about your movements inside and outside the residence.

As a preventive measure, you must self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19. See this information sheet for more information about COVID-19 and the symptoms to watch for.

Personal protective equipment

Hand washing