Dear Family Member:
Holy Family Home continues to have indoor visits for the 2 designated family caregivers from 10 am – 2 pm daily. The increased opportunities for residents to have family involvement and enhanced socialization been shown to have positive impact on the residents. Holy Family Home continues to strive to maintain the safety of residents, families and staff during the pandemic and as the active cases of COVID19 have increased substantially in Manitoba, these efforts are critically important for everybody. We need your consistent observance of the following the safety protocols implemented as directed by provincial public health to reduce risk and contribute to the safety of all concerned:
- Practice frequent hand hygiene
- Masks must be worn at all times ensuring coverage from nose to chin (both indoors and outdoors)
- Practice physical distancing of 6 feet as much as possible
- Remain in the resident room when visiting indoors with no use of common areas
- If proceeding the designated outdoor spaces for visitation, please proceed directly to that area and do not use the common areas
Holy Family Home is caring for a very vulnerable sector of the population and considerable efforts continue to be made to protect our 317 residents in the home. All stakeholders at Holy Family, including residents, family and staff have a crucial role in adhering to the safety protocols to maintain a healthy safe environment for everyone. If visitors are not following the expectations as described above while visiting the home, they may be asked to leave. It is also important that visiting hours are followed with visitors leaving promptly at 2 pm to enable the housekeeping and maintenance staff to complete the necessary sanitation of the building both indoors and outdoors.
We are asking visitors who have visited the home to contact the unit nurse if they experience and COVID19 symptoms within 14 days of attending Holy Family Home to visit. This is being requested as a further precautionary measure so enhanced surveillance and infection control processes can be implemented as another means to reduce risk.
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek)
CEO Holy Family Home