2023-01-30T18:04:08-06:00January 30th, 2023|

Jan. 30, 2023 Dear Families, As we continue to navigate the winter respiratory outbreak season, I wanted to share that we had some resident care units resolve their outbreak. Here at Holy Family on 4A St. Joseph’s and 2C St. Mary’s/St. Francis outbreaks are now resolved. All residents can return back to communal dining, group activities and off unit events. I wish to thank all the residents, staff and visitors for following the outbreak protocols, that now will allow our residents to go back to their regular routines on these 3 units.  We do continue to have respiratory outbreaks on [...]


2023-01-27T18:05:01-06:00January 27th, 2023|

New visitation principals starting Jan. 30, 2023. Visitation guideline changes As the province is moving out of a pandemic focus to an endemic focus of managing the COVID 19 virus, Holy Family Home will be updating this visitation change guidelines in the home to reflect the new changes in the region. During non-outbreak times on a specific resident care unit: 4 vaccinated visitors can visit in resident rooms at one time with continued use of masks 4 visitors can visit in the visitation rooms at one time (please book an appointment through Janice Buors) 1 visitor can join a resident [...]


2023-01-24T11:28:48-06:00January 24th, 2023|

Jan. 23, 2022 Dear Families, I wanted to provide an update on the respiratory outbreaks here at Holy Family Home. Today we had a few additional resident care units with residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms, nasopharyngeal results are still pending at this time. We do continue to have respiratory outbreaks on 4C, 4A, 3C and 2C. See the below table for details on the outbreaks presently occurring in the home. unitunit nameoutbreak typenamenumber of casesvisitation4CSt. Martha/St. Basilrespiratorycommon cold7designated visitors only4ASt. JosephrespiratoryRSV2designated visitors only2CSt. Mary's/St. FrancisrespiratoryRSV2 RSV/COVID outbreak resolveddesignated visitors only3CSt. John's/St. Paul'srespiratoryCOVID7designated visitors only We continue to monitor all residents for [...]


2023-01-20T13:14:28-06:00January 20th, 2023|

This year, we were able to celebrate Malanka, once  again, with the residents and their families at Holy Family Home. It was so beautiful to see families celebrating  a holiday that is meaningful for many of our residents.  Malanka, celebrated on New Year’s eve is a traditional holiday in honour of Saint Melanie whose feast day is on the last day of the calendar year. Celebrating (the last day of the year) or  (New Year’s Eve) has a long history and actually dates back to pre-Christian pagan times. This holiday includes lots of food, drink, singing, dancing, practical jokes, concerts [...]


2023-01-20T00:07:45-06:00January 20th, 2023|

Jan. 19, 2022 Dear Families, Today we had some good news to share with all the families. 3A St. Anne’s and St. Luke’s units are now officially off outbreak. Residents can return to regular activities on/off unit and visitation can resume to normal on/off of the resident care unit. Thank you to all the residents and families as they followed the infection control principals throughout the holiday season. We also have two new outbreaks to declare today. 4C St. Martha’s/St. Basil’s has a common cold outbreak and 3C St. John’s/St. Paul’s has a COVID outbreak. Both these units have now [...]


2023-01-17T20:34:42-06:00January 17th, 2023|

Jan. 17, 2023 Dear Families, Happy New Year! I wanted to provide you with an update on our outbreaks in the home. Please see the table below for details. We continue to monitor residents daily on the below units for symptoms. As per Public Health and Long Term Care, we are not in an official outbreak until we have 2 confirmed cases of a specific virus. unitunit nameoutbreak typenamenumber of casesvisitation1CNSt. Luke'srespiratoryRSV outbreak3no general visitors3ASt. Anne'srespiratoryRSV outbreak9no general visitors4ASt. Joseph’srespiratoryRSV outbreak2no general visitors2CN/2CSSt. Mary's/St. FrancisrespiratoryCOVID / RSV outbreak3 (1-Covid/2- RSV)no general visitors The below strategies are implemented: all off unit [...]


2022-12-30T13:58:35-06:00December 30th, 2022|

Dec. 30, 2022 Dear Families, I wanted to share with everyone that we do have 2 residents on the St. Mary’s unit who have tested positive for COVID 19. With guidance from the regional Infection Prevention and Control as well as our medical director Dr. T Babick we are now official in a COVID outbreak on 2C St. Mary’s/St. Francis unit. The below strategies are being implemented: -  all off unit activities/events are cancelled for these residents,-  recreation activities are to move to more 1:1 activities,-  residents who are symptomatic are isolated to their rooms-  all family visitation needs to occur on the [...]


2022-12-22T20:30:56-06:00December 22nd, 2022|

December 21, 2022  Dear Residents and Families: At this very special time of year, we would like to share our sincere wishes to all of you and your loved ones for a blessed Christmas and a New Year full of much health and happiness.  May you reflect on cherished memories and have the opportunity to create many more.   Holy Family Home’s Nutrition and Food Service department has been busy preparing a very special menu for residents to enjoy.  On Christmas Eve, the residents will be served a traditional meal of borscht, seafood salad, potato & cheddar perogies, rice and [...]


2022-12-10T16:49:09-06:00December 10th, 2022|

The month of December is rich in celebration. Holy Family Home was blessed to welcome young children from Holy Ghost School who performed a beautiful Christmas concert for residents and staff on the feast of St. Nicholas, December 6. St. Nicholas – who attended and enjoyed the concert! – also visited our residents at their unit Christmas parties. St. Nicholas is a great example of expressing love and mercy for others. We know in the various needs of a person, love and mercy come first. Love is the root of all other spiritual gifts: patience, humility, meekness, truth, respect, honour, kindness. [...]


2022-12-08T20:21:21-06:00December 8th, 2022|

Dec. 8, 2022 Dear families, This week we have one additional resident on 4C St. Martha’s/ St. Basil’s unit who has tested positive for influenza A. After consultation with regional infection prevention and control and out medical director Dr. T Babick we have declared an outbreak on the 4C St. Martha’s/St. Basil’s unit. All residents who have tested positive for influenza A are isolated in their rooms while they are symptomatic. Nursing continues to monitor all residents for development of symptoms. We continue with our outbreak on 2C with two residents having influenza A and one case of COVID 19 [...]

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