Festival of Lights

2020-11-22T22:07:34-06:00November 22nd, 2020|

Help us Light up Holy Family Home! This year, our lives were turned upside down, the future has never felt so unpredictable. Yet many stories of heroes and moments of blessings have been shared as frontline workers give their all to safely care for our most vulnerable population.   Those living at Holy Family Home have undeniably felt the impact of restrictions, especially around socialization with groups and visitations with loved ones. To help bring comfort and a sense of familiarity during this difficult time, the care team introduced ways to provide important connections for residents with their loved ones. [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-23T08:48:40-06:00November 22nd, 2020|

Dear Families, We have been able to return 20 residents back to their homes to date as recovered.  We are so very grateful for their safe return and the staff of their units were both happy and relieved for their recovery. We are so grateful for these positive outcomes for these residents and to see how happy they have been to go home. We are very saddened to inform you one of our residents in passed away after having recovered from the virus.    Our sincere condolences and prayers to this resident’s family during this challenging time.  We now have [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-21T09:18:31-06:00November 21st, 2020|

Dear Families, Today we were able to return two more of our residents to their rooms as recovered.  To date, we have had 8 residents recover from COVID-19 which we are so grateful to share.  We are anticipating we will be able to return 5 residents Saturday and potentially 6 more residents on Sunday as recovered.  We are so thankful these residents are able to return to their home to be cared for by the staff who have been deeply concerned about them during this time.  We are thankful for the excellent care they have received from the staff and [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-20T08:05:36-06:00November 20th, 2020|

Dear Families, We regret to inform you that there have been more residents and staff test positive for COVID-19 in the last day.  We have contacted all of the families from the impacted floor. Contact tracing is actively underway and we are working with WRHA and public health. There are 41 residents who have tested positive (6 have recovered, 3 are in hospital for other issues and there are 31 active and sadly one resident passed away).  We are hopeful that there will be more than 10 residents recovered over the next few days which is wonderful news to be [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-17T22:09:52-06:00November 17th, 2020|

Dear Families, We regret to inform you that there were 2 more residents and 4 staff test positive for COVID19. We are contacting all of the families from the impacted floor. Contact tracing is actively underway and we are working with WRHA and public health. For the family members of the residents currently on the COVID unit, we will have an additional staff person on the COVID unit effective tomorrow who will facilitate virtual visits with families. The staff on this unit have been dedicated to care at the bedside and supporting the residents to their recovery. Status updates will [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-16T16:57:57-06:00November 16th, 2020|

Dear Families, We regret to inform you that there were 4 more residents test positive for COVID-19 yesterday and today, as well as 4 more staff members identified since last evening.  We have contacted all of the families from the impacted floors. Contact tracing is actively underway and we are working with WRHA and public health. For the family members of the residents currently on the COVID unit, we are working on a plan to facilitate communication with the residents both in terms of updates and directly with the residents.  We will be in touch as soon as possible.  In [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-13T18:00:57-06:00November 13th, 2020|

Dear Residents, We are deeply sorry to inform you that we have had 16 positive resident cases and 3 more staff members identified since last evening.  We have contacted all of the families from the impacted floor which is the same floor as the previously positive cases shared earlier this week.  We sincerely apologize for any delays in communication that may have occurred.  We know these times are so unsettling and challenging for everyone.  We are committed to communicating with families and recognize the importance of doing so.   At present, we have had 27 resident cases (20 active residents [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-12T17:10:19-06:00November 12th, 2020|

Dear Residents and Families, We learned yesterday there are two more residents who have tested positive from the floor where the resident reported on November 9, 2020.  These residents have been moved to the COVID unit and our thoughts and prayers are with them for their recovery.  The families of the impacted floor have been contacted by phone.  We have swabbed the residents on this floor and should have the results in the next 24-48 hours.   We have now had 11 resident cases of COVID-19 from two floors.  There has also been another staff member test positive which is [...]

Remembrance Day

2020-11-10T16:00:01-06:00November 10th, 2020|

Every year on November 11th, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.     We take this moment to also remember with gratitude and honour, our residents today and those that have lived at Holy Family Home over the years who actively served to protect our freedom. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will [...]

Covid Update

2020-11-10T00:52:59-06:00November 9th, 2020|

Dear Residents and Families, We have had another positive resident at Holy Family Home.  This resident was not from the originally impacted floor.  This resident was in isolation since returning from hospital and swabbed as part of routine practices for resident returning from hospital. We have reason to believe this resident contracted the virus due to the hospitalization.  We have contacted the specific hospital for follow-up.  As the resident was in isolation, the risk to other residents on the floor is minimal.  These families of this floor have been contacted directly by phone.  The contact tracing has been completed and [...]

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