Covid Update (Visitors Update)

2021-06-18T15:07:14-05:00June 18th, 2021|

Dear Families, Recently, the Province announced changes for general visitors who are fully vaccinated (2 vaccine doses at least two weeks prior to the date of visit) to be able to visit in the resident’s room.  We received direction and guidance from Shared Health for the implementation.  We will begin fully vaccinated general visitation the week of June 21, 2021. In order to reduce confusion and the potential of overlap of designated family caregivers and vaccinated general visitors, the following visiting hours will begin the week of June 21, 2021: DayDesignated Family CaregiverFully Vaccinated General VisitorMonday10 am – 7 pm Tuesday10 [...]

Covid Update

2021-06-08T13:27:55-05:00June 8th, 2021|

Dear Families, We are saddened to share the passing of a resident who had COVID-19 in November 2020.  We send our sincere condolences and thoughts to the family during this difficult time.  There have been some questions raised as to why communications continue to be shared regarding the passing of residents who have departed after having been positive with COVID-19.  We are required to report any passing of residents who had been positive with COVID-19 to Manitoba Health and WRHA Public Health.  Very few exceptions would classify the passing of a previously COVID-19 positive as not reportable to public health.  [...]

Covid Update

2021-06-08T11:32:51-05:00June 2nd, 2021|

Dear Families, We are very sorry to share the passing of a resident this weekend who had COVID-19 in January 2021.  Our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Please keep Holy Family Home in your thoughts and your prayers.  Sincerely, Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) - CEO

Jean Piché Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

2021-05-27T09:34:50-05:00May 27th, 2021|

We are blessed in Canada to have the leaders who win the Lifetime Achievement Award, because they give us a sustained career long dedication to Mission that helps to build our ministry of healing over time, and that means we are able to reach more of the people who need us… and there are, as you know, always more people who need us. On behalf of the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, I am delighted to highlight the servant leadership of Mr. Jean Piché of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The whole of Jean 30-year career has been in Catholic health care and [...]

Covid Update

2021-05-25T09:06:58-05:00May 25th, 2021|

May 25, 2021 Dear Families, We are very sorry to share the passing of a resident yesterday who was positive for COVID-19 in November 2020.  Our sincerest condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Again, we are continuing to encourage all designated family caregivers and all visitors to be vaccinated for their protection and the overall protection of the Home.  The vaccine eligibility criteria have changed to enable all Manitobans over the age of 12 to be vaccinated and those with certain health conditions to book their second dose.  The eligibility criteria can be found at can [...]

Covid Update

2021-05-20T11:17:27-05:00May 20th, 2021|

Dear Families, We have learned of a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  This staff person did not work in the Home during their period of communicability.  We also received a positive result for a resident who resides on a unit where there was a COVID-19 outbreak previously.  This resident has tested negative previously during the outbreak.  The resident was retested following the positive result and the results were negative.  The swabs were analyzed a by Infectious Diseases physician who confirmed it was old COVID-19 connected to the previous outbreak on the unit.  The resident was also fully vaccinated.  We [...]

Long Term Service Awards 2020

2021-05-18T16:15:11-05:00May 18th, 2021|

Every year, a significant number of staff members are recognized for their long service and dedication to the Sisters’ Mission. Their contribution to the enduring spirit of Holy Family Home becomes part of our legacy of compassionate and loving care and service. While it is our collective dedication to loving service that forms the bedrock of HFH, it is the year-to-year example of our longest serving staff members that kindles our own desire to serve. When I think of our long service employees, I see a group of people who have gained tremendous experience and wisdom, who have grown in [...]

Covid Update

2021-05-15T21:18:19-05:00May 14th, 2021|

Dear Families, We are very sad to share the passing of one of our residents who recovered from COVID-19 in November of 2020.  Our sincere condolences and prayers to the family at this difficult time.   Thank you for your support, patience and kindness as we continue to manage the challenges of the pandemic.  Stay safe and be well. Please keep Holy Family Home in your thoughts and your prayers.   Sincerely, Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) - CEO

Answering the Call, Supporting their Community

2021-05-13T19:47:32-05:00May 13th, 2021|

Answering the Call, Supporting their Community: Manitoba Nurses and Healthcare Aides Support Bunibonibee Cree Nation Resident Care During COVID-19 Outbreak During the height of Manitoba’s second wave of COVID-19, a group of two nurses and six healthcare aides from Bunibonibee Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba travelled 576 kilometres south to Winnipeg. Their mission? To provide ongoing support to 22 of Bunibonibee’s George Colon Memorial Home’s 24 residents who had been transported to Winnipeg for enhanced care and isolation. “Staff were exhausted and many were ill due to the COVID outbreak; there was a shortage of staff and no replacements were available; [...]

Covid Update

2021-05-14T08:41:44-05:00May 13th, 2021|

Dear Families, We learned a staff member testing positive for COVID-19 today.  This staff person is not a direct care staff and was off for most of the period of communicability.  Contact tracing has been completed.  We would like to remind all designated family caregivers to please follow all of the infection prevention and control protocols to keep everyone safe given the high positivity rate in Winnipeg and the increased presence of the variants of concern.  We are encouraging all designated family caregivers and all visitors to be vaccinated when there is an opportunity for their protection and the overall [...]

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