2023-05-23T21:08:13-05:00May 23rd, 2023|

May 23, 2023 Dear families, Over the weekend, we had numerous residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms and I am sorry to say that our resident’s home is quickly going into respiratory outbreak.  As of today, we have 6 out of 12 units in respiratory outbreak. The below table provides you a summary of the outbreaks within the home: unitunit nameoutbreak typename2ASacred HeartrespiratoryCOVID3ASt. Anne'srespiratoryCommon Cold4ASt. Joseph'srespiratoryCommon Cold/COVID5ASt. Michael'srespiratoryCOVID2CSt. Mary's/St. FrancisrespiratoryCommon Cold/COVID As per regional Infection Prevention and Control, and our medical director, the below outbreak measures have been initiated on the units in outbreak: Isolate and swab anyone who is symptomaticMonitor residents [...]


2023-05-12T11:06:56-05:00May 12th, 2023|

May 9, 2023 Dear Families, As you may be aware on May 3, 2023 Shared Health announced that masking requirements across Manitoba’s health-care system would be lifted in long-term on May 10, 2023. Per Shared Health “The changes in masking requirements are based on advice given by infection prevention and control experts and reflect the changes we’ve seen with virus transmission in our province over the past year,” said Monika Warren, Shared Health’s COO of provincially coordinated health services and its chief nursing officer. “Care settings across the province will continue to be mask-friendly. Masks will be available to those [...]


2023-05-08T22:31:57-05:00May 8th, 2023|

May 8, 2023 Dear families, Today we have residents experiencing respiratory symptoms on St. Joseph’s (4A) unit. Nursing is continuing to monitor our residents closely. We had four residents develop Respiratory symptoms in the last 2 days.  Influenza and COVID testing has been done on residents exhibiting symptoms, the results were negative for these viruses, but the symptoms meet the definition of Common Cold Outbreak. In consultation with WRHA infection control, and the medical director Dr. Terry Babick we are to follow outbreak protocols for the St. Joseph’s (4A) unit at this time. This includes only two (2) visitors allowed [...]


2023-05-01T10:56:51-05:00May 1st, 2023|

April 28, 2023 Dear Families, I have some good news to share that the 2A Sacred Heart COVID 19 precautions are now removed as we are past the incubation period and no additional residents became symptomatic. With only one resident case on the unit, we never went into official outbreak. I wish to thank the staff, family and residents during this time to help prevent the spread of the infection to others. So as of today, we can resume off unit events for the 2A Sacred Heart unit. Unfortunately, on the 5A St. Michael’s unit we remain within the COVID [...]


2023-04-20T18:22:07-05:00April 20th, 2023|

Dear Families, I wanted to share with everyone that we do have one resident case of COVID 19 on the 2A Sacred Heart and 5A St. Michael’s unit. We are not in an outbreak at this time but will continue to monitor the residents on the unit for COVID 19 symptoms. With this virus circulating in the home, we are asking that all 2A and 5A families stay on the unit in the resident room during their visits. All residents from 2A and 5A are to remain on the unit and all off unit events for the 2A and 5A [...]


2023-04-07T14:02:32-05:00April 7th, 2023|

For the first time in three years, residents were able to come together to pray the Плащаниця Service on Good Friday. This sacred gathering allowed us to unite our sufferings to the suffering of Jesus. Through sung prayer Jesus’ body was honoured. Residents, families and volunteers lead the procession where Jesus was laid in the tomb. Thank you to all who participated in helping this sacred time happen at Holy Family. It was a moving experience as everyone had the opportunity to venerate the Плащаниця with honour and thanksgiving to Jesus, the One who loves us deeply and gave his [...]


2023-04-06T23:21:08-05:00April 6th, 2023|

April 3, 2023 Holy Family Home:  Upcoming Changes to Visiting Protocol & Hours Dear Families, Residents & General Visitors: After March 31st, Manitoba Health will no longer provide funding for our screener position.  In addition, due to past intruder incidents and rising crime rates, we are changing our visitor entry process at Holy Family Home (HFH).  We want to ensure a smooth transition for families and visitors during these changes and ask that you please review the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for further details. There are three significant changes: With the loss of screeners, we will be moving to [...]


2023-03-27T21:15:34-05:00March 11th, 2023|

Residents, with their families, enjoyed the Taras Shevchenko Tea. They listened to poetry and songs written by Shevchenko, which were recited and sung by staff and volunteers. Taras Shevchenko lived from March 9, 1814, to March 10, 1861. He is called the "Bard of Ukraine”, on a level with Shakespeare, Byron and Robert Burns. A true “people poet”, he expressed the aspirations of a broad sector of Ukrainians in contemporary language, with humanism and spirituality. He truly laid a solid foundation for the Ukrainian literary language.


2023-03-07T15:27:23-06:00March 7th, 2023|

March 7, 2023 Dear Families, I wanted to share with everyone that today Holy Family Home is officially out of outbreak. The 4A St. Joseph’s unit RSV outbreak is over today March 7, 2023 as per Regional Infection Prevention and Control and our Medical Director. We did have two residents test positive for RSV during the outbreak. I wish to thank the staff, families and residents for following the outbreak protocols on the unit and preventing further spread on the unit. Today all activities can resume on the St. Joseph’s unit and residents can return to attending off unit events. [...]


2023-02-25T21:18:39-06:00February 24th, 2023|

As we reflect on the one year anniversary of the brutal Russian Invasion of Ukraine, staff, residents and families at #HolyFamilyHome joined together in prayer as part of a world-wide Prayerful Marathon (молитовний марафон). As His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk (the head of all Ukrainian Catholics all over the world) explained: "I invite all the faithful of our Church to join this prayer stand. Because we feel that, united in prayer, fasting and good deeds, we win. And we need spiritual strength so much in order to bring our victory closer!"  This continuous prayer, according to the Head of the Church, [...]

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