Letter to Families – Covid Case

2020-10-22T02:01:22+00:00October 21st, 2020|

Dear Residents and Families, Holy Family Home learned late today of a resident testing positive at the Home.  This news is unsettling and concerning to share with all of you.  We have immediately worked to ensure risks are minimized to keep residents, staff and families safe.  The families of the unit impacted have been contacted by phone earlier this evening.  The Home has begun the implementation of all of the COVID-19 protocols. The resident impacted has been moved to the COVID-19 unit that was set-up as part of our pandemic planning in the vacant B Building.  We are implementing all [...]

Holy Family Home – Caring for the Community

2020-10-21T14:17:20+00:00October 21st, 2020|

Holy Family Home is known for being a long-term care facility however it is much more.  It is a place that also cares for and reaches out to the community.  One such program is the Adult Day Program.  This program is a venue for seniors who live in the community to visit Holy Family for a day of socializing, to participate in recreational activities and exercises, and to review and discuss currents affairs for the purpose of stimulating their physical and mental well-being. An external transportation service picks up participants from their homes, and brings them to Holy Family. Meals [...]

Letter to Families – Pandemic Response Red

2020-10-16T17:35:17+00:00October 16th, 2020|

Dear Residents and Families. Yesterday, Dr. Roussin announced the escalation of the Pandemic Response Plan for licensed personal care homes in Winnipeg to “Red or Restricted” Status.  The memo from Shared Health was posted to the website yesterday for your information.  We have been in receipt of numerous calls asking for clarification of what this means for Holy Family Home.  Please review the following points that have been implemented following the public health direction: The 2 “Designated Caregivers” can continue to visit in the resident’s room one at a time following screening from 10 am – 2 pm – seven [...]

Long Term Care Facilities – Code Red

2020-10-15T21:28:14+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Attention: Winnipeg Long Term Care Facility family/ support persons Personal Care Homes (PCHs) within the Winnipeg Metropolitan Area are being elevated to RED (CRITICAL) in the Province’s Pandemic Response System. This does NOT mean that there have been any additional outbreaks within Winnipeg PCHs that have not been shared publicly. The safety and well-being of residents, and staff, within our PCH’s is our top priority. Across Manitoba, personal care homes and other long-term care facilities have followed all public health advise and recommendations to decrease the risk of COVID-19 within their facilities. This has included strict protocols for staff, residents [...]

Thanksgiving Weekend

2020-10-09T16:20:56+00:00October 9th, 2020|

Dear Residents and Families, The “Orange – Restricted Status” for the City of Winnipeg continues as announced by Dr. Roussin on September 25, 2020. The provincial and Shared Health guidelines have been implemented at Holy Family Home restricting visitation to only the two identified Designated Caregivers visiting one at a time. These restrictions also indicate that residents cannot leave for short-absences during this time other than for essential health services. This means residents cannot leave the home to attend family gatherings for Thanksgiving.  We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we are working hard to balance the [...]

Compassionate Healers Mass at Holy Family Home

2020-10-05T16:20:02+00:00October 5th, 2020|

The Compassionate Healers' Mass was sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, the Archeparchy of Winnipeg and Catholic Health Association of Manitoba. It was a time to gather, celebrate, and commission those involved in the healing ministry. A special blessing was extended to all involved with health care at the end of the mass. "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." - 1 Peter 4:10 Please find a recording of the event by clicking here

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region escalated to Pandemic Response System Level Orange (Restricted)

2020-09-28T22:28:05+00:00September 27th, 2020|

September 26, 2020 Dear Residents and Families, On Friday, September 25, 2020, Dr. Roussin escalated the status of Winnipeg to “Orange” or Restricted under the Manitoba Pandemic Response Plan effective Monday, September 28, 2020 at midnight for the next 4 weeks. The following is the link to the September 25, 2020, Bulletin - https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/?archive=&item=49298.  With this announcement, long term care facilities must align the visitation restrictions to the “Orange” – Restricted status within the Shared Health Long Term Care Visitation Principles (https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-pch-visitation-principles.pdf). The following changes will be in effect September 28, 2020 in adherence to the public health orders: Designated [...]

343 Masks Donated to Holy Family Home

2020-09-17T18:43:08+00:00September 17th, 2020|

Long time Holy Family Home Auxiliary member Oksana Bodie, sewed 343 masks for the staff at Holy Family. The masks were all donated to the Home. Thank you, Oksana! A wonderful blessing during this time! We are very grateful for your generous contribution Sr. Darleane Pelechaty, Oksana Bodie and her daughter Janice BodieOksana Bodie and her daughter Janice Bodie with Pat Turkalo, President of Holy Family Home Auxiliary

Mask Update for Visitations

2020-09-28T22:29:29+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

September 2, 2020 Dear Family Member: The number of active COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Manitoba and there are outbreaks in several long term care facilities which are of great concern.  Visitation from families is recognized as being a vital part of maintaining the well-being and quality of life of our residents.  Holy Family Home continues to have indoor visits for the 2 designated family caregivers from 10 am – 2 pm seven days/week.   We are striving to maintain the safety of residents, families and staff during these uncertain times.  Cooperation from all visitors and staff is necessary to [...]

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