2023-07-13T09:32:59-05:00July 8th, 2023|

July 7, 2023 Dear families, Welcome to summer! As we are now finishing the first weeks of summer with all the nice weather we had in June and now in July I thought I would put out a little task for our residents. With having more programming outside in the park and the sun being so bright and hot if you can bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for your loved one if they do not have one already. This will make their experience outside much more enjoyable. The summer programming calendar for July has been posted throughout the home, [...]


2023-06-29T00:55:48-05:00June 29th, 2023|

June 26, 2023 On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to announce that Mrs. Angela Peeler has accepted the role of CEO of HFH, effective immediately. Angela is well-known and highly respected within the organization. She brings with her over 25 years of experience as a senior leader in health care. Angela has served as the Home's Chief Financial Officer for many years, also providing guidance to the Business Office and Human Resources. Under Angela's diligent leadership, the Home's financial position continues to remain strong and stable, despite ongoing cost pressures and increasing funding constraints. Angela [...]


2023-06-20T20:15:54-05:00June 20th, 2023|

June 20, 2023 Dear families, I know it has been a challenging month for our residents, families and staff who continue to deal with respiratory outbreaks within our home. Yesterday we did get the green light to inform you that Holy Family Home’s respiratory outbreak is over as per the regional infection prevention and control and our medical director. Our unit 2A Sacred Heart was the last unit to come off outbreak measures on June 19, 2023. So today June 20, 2023 we do not have any units in outbreak or any symptomatic residents in the home. Thank you to [...]


2023-06-07T23:29:28-05:00June 7th, 2023|

June 7, 2023 Dear families, I wanted to share with everyone that we did resolve some of our outbreaks this week within Holy Family Home. As per Regional Infection Prevention and Control and our Medical Director we did resolve the outbreaks on 2C St. Mary’s and St. Francis outbreak on Monday June 5; 4A St. Joseph’s, 4C St. Martha’s and St. Basil’s outbreak on June 6, 2023. Thank you to all the residents, families and staff that helped to prevent the spread of virus on the units. Residents are now safe to leave the unit and resume normal practices on [...]


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 [...]


2023-05-01T10:56:51-05:00May 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 [...]


2023-04-06T23:21:08-05:00April 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 [...]


2023-03-07T15:27:23-06:00March 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. [...]

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