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 Manitoba1 wants staff to know that Manitobans appreciate their sacrifices, as demonstrated by their words of heartfelt thanks.
This is where you can help. We hope you will share this document far and wide and also offer your messages of hope and gratitude.
We invite residents of personal care, supportive housing and assisted living residences (as well as other congregate settings), friends, family, and the public to participate. It’s just so easy! Our website www.roadtocare.ca will host this “event”. Simply click on the “Unsung Heroes” link on the website to share your message, video, or audio clip to say “thankyou”.
The Website “event” will feature videos of gratitude from Premier Pallister, the Honourable Minister of Health and Seniors Care, Heather Stephanson; the Honourable Minister of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery, Audrey Gordon; Lanette Siragusa, Provincial Lead Health System Integration & Quality & Chief Nursing Officer, Shared Health, several of Manitoba’s Members of Parliament and others, specifically thanking the management and staff in all Manitoba’s Personal Care Homes, Supportive Housing and Assisted Living Residences.
CJNU, CJOB, CHVN, and Classic 107 will share tributes and stories from residents, families, and others. Watch the heartfelt videos, anytime, from anywhere. Listen as residents who reside in Manitoba’s Personal Care Homes, Supportive Housing and Assisted Living Residences offer their words of thanks and encouragement to staff.
Send your message now at www.roadtocare.ca “Unsung Heroes”
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about”