VISITING HOURS UPDATE

2022-09-02T13:33:57-05:00September 2nd, 2022|

September 2, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We are pleased to inform you visiting hours will be extended to 10:00 am – 8:00 pm seven days a week effective Tuesday September 6, 2022.  .  Thank you for your continued support. Please keep Holy Family Home in your thoughts and your prayers.  Sincerely, Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) Chief Executive Officer            

COVID UPDATE

2022-08-25T19:08:50-05:00August 25th, 2022|

August 25, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We are pleased to inform you that the COVID-19 outbreak on 5A – St. Michael’s has been declared over by WRHA Infection Control and our Medical Director effective today.  There were eight residents who tested positive and all are past the infectious period.  The unit is open to general visitation as per guidelines during visitation hours.  Thank you for your support. Please keep Holy Family Home in your thoughts and your prayers.  Sincerely, Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) Chief Executive Officer            

Annual Influenza Vaccination

2022-08-25T19:06:26-05:00August 25th, 2022|

August 25, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: RE: Annual Influenza Vaccination Beginning in September, nursing staff will be contacting residents/families and decision-makers to obtain consent for the annual influenza vaccination program.  Phone calls will begin in early September 2022.  It would be appreciated if calls could be answered or messages returned as soon as possible to assist in the process going smoothly.  If you have questions, please refer to the two resources linked below or contact the nursing staff on the unit. High Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for People Aged 65 years and Older Factsheet Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Factsheet Thank [...]

COVID UPDATE

2022-08-15T21:32:50-05:00August 15th, 2022|

August 15, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We wanted to inform you that we had 3 additional residents test positive for COVID-19 this weekend on 5A St. Michael’s unit for a total of 8 resident cases. All of our original 5 positive residents are off precautions and in their recovery phase. The family of the residents who tested positive for COVID 19 have been notified and are on isolation with mild symptoms. All remaining residents on the 5A unit will be closely monitored for symptoms but will only be tested if symptomatic.  Designated caregivers can continue to visit all their [...]

COVID UPDATE

2022-08-05T16:39:10-05:00August 5th, 2022|

August 4, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We wanted to inform you that we have 5 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 on 5A St. Michael’s unit.  The families of the residents who are positive for COVID 19 have been notified and these residents remains on isolation.  All residents on the unit continue to be closely monitored for symptoms but will not be asymptomatically tested as per the Shared Health guidelines.  We are continuing to allow designated caregivers to visit the residents on the 5A unit as long as they wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Please see [...]

Online Survey with Manitoba Health Personal Care Home Standards

2022-07-21T21:58:47-05:00July 21st, 2022|

Engage Manitoba has recently released a public survey on the Manitoba Health Personal Care Home Standards as part of the work to modernize these standards.  Please refer to the press release announcement via the following link:  https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=55459&posted=2022-07-12 Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the online survey by accessing it through this link:  https://engagemb.ca/ A message from Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) BSW, RSW, MPA Chief Executive Officer Holy Family Home

COVID UPDATE

2022-07-07T17:43:01-05:00July 7th, 2022|

July 7, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We wanted to inform you that a resident has tested positive for COVID-19 on 2CN – St. Mary’s Unit.  The family of the resident has been notified and the resident remains in isolation.  The residents on the unit are being closely monitored for symptoms but will not be asymptomatically tested as per the revised Shared Health guidelines.  We will share more information if any further COVID-19 activity occurs.  Masks continue to be a requirement for all persons entering healthcare facilities as per Shared Health policy.  Holy Family Home requires proof of vaccination and [...]

Another Auxiliary Success

2022-07-04T21:29:01-05:00July 4th, 2022|

On behalf of the Holy Family Home Auxiliary, thank you to all those that supported the "Zero Calorie, No Dinner - Dinner" 50/50 Fundraising Draw. Congratulations to O. Pannebaker who won 50% of the $6,120 that was raised. However, the real winners are the residents of Holy Family Home.  Proceeds raised from this draw will support programs and help with the purchase of specialized equipment and furnishings to help with enhancing resident care. Thank you

CHANGES TO RESIDENT VISITORS GUIDELINES

2022-07-01T07:32:58-05:00July 1st, 2022|

June 30, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We are pleased to announce changes to the Shared Health guidelines, which enable four designated family caregivers to be identified for each resident.  Please contact the unit Social Worker to add designated family caregivers to the list.  In room visitation for residents will still be limited two people at a time.  We are also now allowing visitors to assist residents with meals in the dining room.  Eye protection is no longer required for visitors when visiting in the absence of outbreaks. As per the Holy Family Home policy, all persons entering the home [...]

Resident Satisfaction Survey

2022-06-28T17:51:11-05:00June 28th, 2022|

June 28, 2022 Dear Residents and Families: We will be completing resident satisfaction surveys via a volunteer beginning this Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  The volunteer will meet with those residents identified by the Social Workers as able to participate in the survey.  The volunteer will ask the questions and document the responses. Family satisfaction surveys will be distributed next week . We look forward to everyone’s participation and will share results at a later time.  If you have questions, please contact the Social Worker assigned to your resident’s unit. Thank you for your support.  Sincerely, Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) Chief Executive [...]

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