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October 22, 2019


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New Four-Storey Building Includes 157 New Long-Term Care Beds: Friesen

A new, four-storey building with 157 new long-term care beds at the Holy Family Home in Winnipeg is now officially open, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.

“We are improving health care for Manitobans by expanding access to consistent, reliable care for seniors,” said Friesen.  “The expansion at Holy Family Home will make a real difference for residents and their families including those suffering from severe dementia and disruptive behaviours.”

The new, $66.7-million building at Main Street and Redwood Avenue replaces the 116-bed Building B.  It includes seven 21-bed units, each with its own home-like dining, activity, bathing, lounging and staff support areas.  

“We are delighted to be here alongside our partners at Holy Family Home to open this building today,” said Gina Trinidad, chief health operations officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.  “The commitment of the Holy Family Home board and staff team has been instrumental in seeing this expansion take shape and to see improved care spaces for those patients with dementia who have particularly challenging care needs.”

In addition, there is a 10-bed special care unit, which is self-contained on the ground level and includes a secure, outdoor courtyard.  This unit will provide care for residents with severe dementia and disruptive behaviours.

“This newly constructed facility provides a true home-like and loving environment we strive to offer our residents in accordance with our mission,” said Jean Piché, president and CEO, Holy Family Home.  “We’re excited to welcome our new residents and look forward to providing the highest-quality care in a more quiet and comfortable home.”

The project also included:
•    renovations to the existing facilities, including an adult day program area, front entrance, rehabilitation clinic, treatment room, staff education room, central staff locker area and the chapel;
•    a sustainable green building design, using geothermal energy and power-smart systems; and
•    the creation of a family dining area.

“This new building will allow for an improved level of care while providing residents and staff with a more comfortable setting to live and work in,” said Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, who attended the opening on Friesen’s behalf.  “Congratulations to Holy Family Home for their tireless efforts in making today’s announcement a reality, as well as to leadership at the WRHA for helping shepherd this project through its various stages.”

Holy Family Home was established in 1957 and is owned by the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.  Holy Family Home offers a full complement of personal care services and specializes in meeting the physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs of the Ukrainian and Slavic communities.  

In addition, the home extends services into the community such as respite care, seniors housing and an adult day program.

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