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 [...]

Covid Update

2021-05-09T17:08:09-05:00May 9th, 2021|

Dear Families, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and remarkable women in all of our lives. May we celebrate these special people today in a safe and thoughtful way.   With the increased positivity rate in the province and particularly within Winnipeg, we are asking anyone visiting the Home to do their part to follow the public health restrictions to decrease the risk within the Home and in the community.  While at the Home visiting as a designated family caregiver, we remind everyone to follow the protocols in place to keep everyone safe including only visiting [...]

Visitation Update

2021-04-16T14:32:27-05:00April 16th, 2021|

Dear Families, Due to requests from families, we are pleased to inform you the visiting hours for indoor resident room visits for one designated family caregiver per day will be changing to: Mondays – 10:00 am to 6:30 pm Tuesdays – Sundays 10 am – 2:00 pm. The extended hours for designated family caregivers will be in effect beginning Monday April 19, 2021.  We have arranged housekeeping to sanitize the Home following these extended visiting hours as well.  As communicated previously, all designated family caregivers are expected to remain in the resident’s room for the visit to go directly to [...]

Covid Update

2021-04-14T09:06:33-05:00April 14th, 2021|

Dear Families, We are very sad to share the passing of another resident earlier this week who had recovered from the infectious period of COVID-19 in November 2020.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during these very difficult times.     Indoor resident room visits began on March 9, 2021 for one designated family caregiver per day from 10 am – 2 pm – Monday through Sunday. We are hopeful we will be able to extend the visitation hours for designated family caregivers into the evening for one day per week beginning next week.  We are arranging staff to [...]

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 [...]

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