October 22, 2019
PROVINCE OFFICIALLY OPENS EXPANDED HOLY FAMILY HOME IN WINNIPEG
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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.
If you missed hearing the interviews about Holy Family Home on CJNU here they are for your listening pleasure.
# 1, 2 & 3 – Mary Semus – Assistant CEO and long-time manager of the home
– Dulce Santos – Resident Care Standards & Allied Health Manager
# 4 – Sister Darleane Pelechaty – Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate
# 5 – Don Cilinsky – Holy Family Home Board of Directors, Past Chair of the Board and current volunteer cabinet member of the Life Love Legacy Campaign
#6 – Cathy Lentz – Chair of the Holy Family Home Auxiliary
ROTARY SUPPORTS LIFE LOVE LEGACY CAMPAIGN
ANOTHER CAMPAIGN MILESTONE
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 over 120 residents, families, staff and guests gathered in and around the newly renovated Chapel at Holy Family Home. This first Liturgical Celebration and Chapel blessing was led by Right Reverend Monsignor Mitrat Protopresbyter Michael Buyachok, one of the lead donors for the Chapel Renovation Project. In his homily during the Liturgy, Monsignor recognized what a blessing it is that the Chapel opened at this time of year. It is a time when we reflect on the Holy Family making their way to Bethlehem to prepare for the birth of their Son Jesus. “You – residents and families are like Bethlehem; in this beautiful new space you are able to welcome Jesus into your hearts.” You could feel the joy, especially from the residents and see their gratitude for being able to once again come and pray in their Chapel. This sacred space has been beautifully transformed to be more spacious and inviting for all those who come to pray, or sit in silence and marvel at the great things our Lord has done for us.
The design included the installation of glass windows towards the Town Centre, along with a monitor and sound to accommodate an overflow of people. This opportunity was tested during the opening Divine Liturgy.
We thank all those that have contributed to make this Chapel Renovation possible.
The Chapel is blessed with major gifts from
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Mitrat Protopresbyter Michael J. Buyachok
Rev. Deacon Nick & Mary Kohuch
Knights of Columbus Canon Luhovy Assembly #0374
And gifts from all the Chapel Project donors especially those who contributed $1,500 or more
BDR Services Ltd.
Ben Wasylyshen Design & Art
Ken & Dolores Bielak
The Isadore & Vivian Burdeniuk Family
Carpathia Credit Union Limited
Helen & Walter Diachun
In memory of Eva Lazaruk
Mr. & Mrs. E. Glowacki
Dan & Bella Kalenchuk
Dr. Patricia Kmet & Mr. Bohdan Roslycky
Walter & Alice Kulyk
Cathy Lentz in memory of Olga & Michael Kepron
Dr. Brian Lukie & Hannia Tarasiuk and Family
Harry & Jean Michasiw
Steven & Leanne Peleck
Gerry & Barb Price
Anne, Glenn and Simeon Rusnak
Bill & Linda Skromeda
St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada
Fr. Bill & Marusia Wasyliw
Mary A. Wladyka
Jean & David Yates
In memory of Nick & Annie, Morris Zemliak
Susan Zuk & James Rogowsky
Provincial Superior, Sr. Christina Syrotynsky SSMI and Roman Zubach, Carpathia Credit Union Chair unveil the first Life Love Legacy Donor Recognition plaque that has been permanently installed in the new front entrance as a daily reminder of the generosity of Carpathia Credit Union
On January 11th, 2017, the new front entrance of Holy Family Home, blessed by a very generous gift from Carpathia Credit Union, officially opened. The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, His Grace, Metropolitan Lawrence, His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij, Reverend Fathers, Donors, Friends and Board members joined together to celebrate this first complete piece of the Life Love Legacy Campaign.
What is seen in the new front entrance is just the beginning of many more positive changes to come in the new addition and the areas to be renovated in our existing facilities.
Photos: Andrew Sikorsky
In mid-February 2016, Holy Family Home Inc. awarded a construction contract to Bockstael Construction to proceed with the Building Expansion & Revitalization Project. The project includes approximately 153,600 square feet with four floors of rooms, and 46,600 square feet of outdoor space for residents. Following Sustainable Green Building design, the facility will include geothermal energy and comply with Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart Program. The new building on the site at Main Street and Redwood Avenue will replace the 116-bed Building B and provide an additional 41 beds for a total of 317 residents. It will also include a number of renovations to the existing facilities at HFH.
The construction will commence in April 2016, and will take approximately 134 weeks to complete. Regular updates will be provided through the Project Updates section of this website, internal flat screen TVs and other communication vehicles to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of progress being made throughout the construction period.