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 within Holy Family Home. Effective March 9, 2021, indoor resident room visits will begin for one designated family caregiver daily 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 2 months).
Please see the attached handouts for designated family caregiver visitation and other visitation within the Home. (Designated Caregiver Visitation // Other Visitation). We are asking the designated family caregivers identified to work with one another to ensure there is no overlap or conflict of visitation. We are doing our due diligence to prevent overlap of visitation but would appreciate your assistance in this matter.
In the event an outbreak occurs on a resident’s unit, visits will be cancelled in accordance with provincial infection prevention and control protocols.
Compassionate visitation during end of life will continue to follow current processes.
Scheduled virtual visits will be stopped at this time. Virtual visits for out of town family will continue on a case by case basis.
We sincerely appreciate your cooperation, support and understanding as we proceed through these challenging times. If the protocols established to facilitate safe visitation are not practiced, visitation may not be permitted as we all must remain committed to mitigating risk and keeping everyone safe. We recognize the importance of family contact and socialization for the residents and look forward to the many benefits increased visitation will bring.
Please keep Holy Family Home in your thoughts and your prayers.
Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) – CEO