Family Information

Reducing Contacts – Visits Remain Suspended

The Provincial Public Health orders are asking people to limit their contacts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  We decided to do the same. Given the number of COVID-19 outbreaks in personal care homes, the daily active cases and the test positivity rate (14%), all...

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Important COVID-19 Update

The following is an update on Actionmarguerite’s current outbreak status and preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Outbreaks:  The following outbreaks are being contained and managed: St. Boniface located at 185 Despins has 1 staff confirmed case on...

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COVID-19 – Red Critical Status.

On October 15th 2020, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer declared that Licensed Personal Care Homes in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region are being elevated to the RED (CRITICAL) Level of the Province’s Pandemic Response System...

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COVID-19 Update – Level Orange

Effective tomorrow, scheduled outdoor and indoor visits will be suspended at all three of our personal care homes. The three PCHs are: Actionmarguerite Saint-Boniface, 185 Despins, Actionmarguerite Saint-Vital, 450 River Road, Actionmarguerite St. Joseph, 1149 Leila....

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COVID-19 Update Actionmarguerite St. Boniface 185 Despins

We understand that the news earlier this week of an agency staff person testing positive on September 11th 2020 has caused some anxiety, stress and concern. Our staff responded quickly and implemented all precautionary measures out of abundance of caution. Although...

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Essential Care Giver Visits – September Long Weekend

Please be advised that, due to the holiday, essential care giver in-room visits will not be available on Monday, September 7, 2020 (Labour Day Weekend). We do not have sufficient staff or resources to ensure the proper screening and the safety of residents, staff and...

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Update Related to Indoor Visits

On July 27th, 2020 we established in-room visitation guidelines following the Public Health recommendation related to visits to personal care homes. We were to review these guidelines after the first two weeks. Thank you to all designated essential care givers for...

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WELCOME BACK – WEAR YOUR MASK!

WELCOME BACK – WEAR YOUR MASK! The Manitoba Government announced their Phase 4 Plan for safely restoring services during the COVID-19 pandemic and eased some of the limitations to indoor visits in personal care homes. Effective 11am, July 27, 2020, a maximum of two...

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Phase 4 & Changes to Visit Restrictions

Dear Families; We learned today that the Government of Manitoba communicated through its web site its Phase 4 – Draft Plan on restoring services during the ongoing pandemic, effective July 25, 2020.   Phase 4 includes a section on visitation in personal care homes and...

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Guidelines for Indoor Visits – effective July 2, 2020

We thank residents, families and friends for their continued patience and collaboration during the pandemic as we continue to care for the residents and ensure that residents and staff remain safe. Indoor Visitation Effective July 2 2020, Actionmarguerite will be...

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Spring / Summer Newsletter Available

Dear Families; We are pleased to share with you our Spring / Summer Bulletin. This bulletin is intended for the residents, day center participants, staff, families and volunteers of our homes. It serves to inform people and provide a snap shot in the life of our...

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On-site Outdoor Visitation during COVID-19

We are pleased to advise residents and families that we will be expanding our visitation program during the pandemic to include outdoor visits. Starting June 1 2020, outdoor visits will be introduced as an option to communicate with your resident family member.   We...

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Update – COVID-19

Dear Families; This is to update families that Actionmarguerite is in compliance with the May 1, 2020 Provincial Health Order that required us to move to a single employer model.  Staff can only work in one personal care home.  This has and will have an impact on our...

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COVID-19 Update – Single Employer for Personal Care Homes

This update is to inform families that all Actionmarguerite sites will be implementing the Single Employer model for personal care homes as directed by the Provincial Public Health Authorities. We received this province-wide direction on April 27, 2020, with an...

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Virtual tours – Spring is here

We have had to learn how to implement virtual visits with families due to the current situation we are all in and the family and visitor restrictions still in effect. Our staff and families had to learn how to use the technology, determine the applications that work...

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Update – COVID-19

We continue to ensure as much as possible that we relay information to families on how we are managing the current situation to ensure the safety of residents and staff at each of our personal care homes and supportive housing apartments. It will have been 14 days...

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Easter Wishes to the Families of Actionmarguerite

For Christians, Easter is a special time of celebration.  These celebrations often include gatherings and dinners involving extended family and friends.  In keeping with Social Distancing practice, we asked our staff to limit celebratory dinners and gatherings to only...

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How to Thank a Caregiver during this COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Thank a Caregiver during this COVID-19 crisis We have received such incredible offers of support from families and community members; your generosity is heartwarming at this difficult time.  While your offers of baked goods, coffee and other beautiful gifts are...

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COVID-19 – Update to Actionmarguerite St. Vital Families

To Residents, Families and Staff of Actionmarguerite St. Vital, 450 River Road I had hoped to provide an update within 24 hours of my last communication on April 2, 2020. We regret that some families and staff may have learned via news media of a staff person being...

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COVID-19 communication to Actionmarguerite St. Vital Families

To Residents, Staff and Families of Actionmarguerite St-Vital We became aware this afternoon of a health-care worker at Actionmarguerite St-Vital, 450 River Road has tested positive for COVID-19.   The last day work was March 30th 2020.  Note that the health-care...

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UPDATE – COVID-19

These past two weeks were not normal for anyone. I must however recognize the hard work, dedication and commitment of so many in ensuring that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of residents and staff. We thank our residents and their families for...

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Virtual Visits with Residents

Starting April 1, we will be setting up a schedule to facilitate virtual visits between residents and loved ones. All you need to do is send an email to info@actionmarguerite.ca and provide your name and phone number, the resident name and unit, as well as the...

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COVID-19 – UPDATE

We want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement as we continue to protect the residents that live in our personal care homes, the tenants living in supportive housing and the staff who continue to be critical to our success. This last week has been...

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COVID-19 RESTRICTED ACCESS

IMPORTANT NOTICE—ACCESS AND VISITATION RESTICTIONS TO PERSONAL CARE HOMES The safety of residents and staff is critical to our success in preventing the COVID-19 virus. The public authorities have ordered that access and visitation restrictions be placed on long term...

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COVID-19 – PUBLIC ACCESS

IMPORTANT NOTICE—VISITING HOURS AND ENTRY BY ALL PERSONS Manitoba Public Health is strongly discouraging the public from visiting any Health Care Facility, including Long Term Care Facilities.  See attached covid-19-visitor-restrictions We appreciate your...

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COVID-19 – Notice to families, volunteers and visitors

Please be advised that we have cancelled masses and large group activities until further notice in order to ensure social distancing, especially with the public. Know that we continue to implement all infection control measures to ensure resident wellbeing. We are...

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Words of compassion and gratitude

In January 2018, Gisèle Ayotte, a resident of Actionmarguerite St. Vital, asked our Spiritual Care provider to assist her in writing a thank you note to staff as her ability to speak were diminishing.  The resident passed on January 4th, 2020, and, with the permission...

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Christmas and the Morin Family

Christmas is all about family How do we celebrate Christmas when our loved ones are residents at Actionmarguerite? How does it change family traditions? The Morin family, whose parents Léo and Yvette have lived at Actionmarguerite St. Vital for the past three years,...

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Thank you to the Family Committee and Auxiliary

The residents, families, staff and management team of Actionmarguerite St. Joseph’s would like to offer a sincere thank you to the family committee for its generous contributions to the unit Christmas parties, the gifts that were offered to the residents as well as...

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Welcome to our new Website!

The site now includes updated information on our organization as well as our new sister organization, St. Joseph.  The site is also friendly to tablets and smart phones.  We will be posting regular updates on events, activities and news. We invite you to subscribe for...

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