Covid Update

2021-04-08T16:03:44-05:00April 8th, 2021|

Dear Families, We are very sorry to inform you we had a resident pass away earlier this week who had recovered from the infectious period of the COVID-19 virus in November.  This was reported to public health as required.  Our sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time.  Indoor resident room visits began on March 9, 2021 for one designated family caregiver per day from 10 am – 2 pm – Monday through Sunday. Designated family caregivers are those 2 individuals who have been previously identified in discussions with the Home.  As per provincial guidelines, each resident [...]

Manitoba’s Unsung Heroes!

2021-04-08T15:40:52-05:00April 8th, 2021|

The following is a news release from The Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba. The battle against Covid-19 in personal care, supportive housing and assisted living residences has been real, overwhelming and sadly heartbreaking. They have been hit the hardest, and even though staff and management fought hard and worked long and exhausting hours, they lost many residents. Often times, these residents were people they knew well and cared for like family or close friends. These staff committed acts of bravery and self-sacrifice and because of them, many were saved. The Long Term and Continuing Care Association of [...]

Easter Greeting

2021-03-29T13:13:30-05:00March 29th, 2021|

Dear Family Members, As Holy Week approaches and the Lenten Season is transitioning into the beautiful Season of Resurrection, we reflect on how Holy Family celebrates this sacred time. Over this last year of the pandemic, streaming Divine Liturgies happened every Sunday and Wednesday mornings on resident units. On February 11, 2021, World Day of the Sick, Holy Water was distributed and available to residents and staff. During Lent, the chapel has finally become available for small groups. Adhering to public health requirements, many happy residents experienced Stations of the Cross. The week before Holy Week, residents had the opportunity [...]

Covid Update

2021-03-17T16:51:30-05:00March 17th, 2021|

Dear Families, Indoor resident room visits began on March 9, 2021, for one designated family caregiver per day from 10 am – 2 pm – Monday through Sunday. Designated family caregivers are those 2 individuals who have been previously identified in discussions with the Home.  As per provincial guidelines, each resident will only be able to name two individuals with no exceptions. If you have questions about who has been identified as the two designated family caregivers, please contact your assigned social worker.  (Please note: changes to who has been identified as a designated family member can only occur every [...]

Generous Donor Provides Lunch for HFH Staff

2021-03-11T13:37:04-06:00March 11th, 2021|

On March 10th, the staff at Holy Family Home were treated to a boxed Subway lunch from a generous anonymous family member. Cindy and Baljeet from Subway on Broadway dropped off boxed lunches with a sub, chips and cookie, for all staff on all shifts. Thanks again to our very generous donor from all the staff at Holy Family Home.

Valentine’s Day Parade

2021-03-10T09:25:55-06:00March 10th, 2021|

This past Valentine's Day, staff at Holy Family Home paraded to resident units to spread some cheer! Each resident received a helium heart balloon for Valentine’s Day. Watch the video below to have a look at some of the festivities. https://youtu.be/4rfAlPCwW_k

Covid Update

2021-03-08T15:53:50-06:00March 8th, 2021|

Dear Families, We are very happy to share that the COVID-19 outbreak at Holy Family Home has now been declared resolved as of March 8, 2021.  As shared previously on February 24, 2021, all precautions will continue to be in place in conjunction with the administration of the vaccine to residents and its availability for staff in the Home.  This means wearing of PPE (medical procedure masks, eye protection, etc.), physical distancing and frequent hand hygiene will all continue to be required.  With the resolution of the outbreak, we are also pleased to share there will be changes to visitation [...]

Covid Update

2021-03-05T16:39:37-06:00March 5th, 2021|

Dear Families, There are no active resident or staff cases in the home presently.  We are hopeful the resolution of our outbreak will be in the very near future and will communicate this as soon as we have received confirmation. We are looking forward to changes to the visitation guidelines in Holy Family Home with the resolution of the outbreak.  This will enable designated family caregivers to visit in the resident room and more ability for other visitors to book visitation in the indoor visitation rooms.  Once we can enable these changes to occur, there will be further communication, including [...]

Exercises with Pan Ihor

2021-03-01T13:46:18-06:00March 1st, 2021|

Coming soon… “Exercises with Pan Ihor” – A collaboration between the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba and the Holy Family Home Adult Day Program, Music Therapy, Recreation and Rehab departments. Join “Pan Ihor” and a guest exercise instructor as they take you through different chair exercise sessions to stimulate mental and physical well-being. From fall prevention focus to fun with pool noodles. Pan Ihor will have 8 unique, active exercise chair exercise sessions for you to follow along with using a tablet or smart TV. Sessions Schedule Tuesdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23Thursdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25 Stay active [...]

Asymptomatic Staff Testing

2021-02-24T19:32:01-06:00February 24th, 2021|

Dear Resident/Family,   The health and safety of our personal care home residents, and the staff who care for them each and every day, is our top priority. Since the spring, we have implemented a number of precautions to protect your loved one.  Beginning March 1, 2021, our facility will begin voluntary asymptomatic surveillance testing of staff in addition to the many precautions and preventative measures we already have in place.  This initiative will use the Abbot Panbio COVID-19 rapid antigen test and will test staff that are showing no symptoms of COVID-19 and have no known exposure to the [...]

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