Coronavirus: Winnipeg man weighing his options as care home invites family members to bedsides

Coronavirus: Winnipeg man weighing his options as care home invites family members to bedsides

A Winnipeg man is weighing his options as the care home looking after his grandmother is inviting family members inside while it deals with a coronavirus outbreak.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) said Golden Links Lodge is dealing with a significant staffing challenge related to the outbreak and the home has asked relatives of its residents to come in and sit by their bedside to monitor any change in condition.

Jordan Hanna’s grandmother tested positive last Sunday and isn’t sure yet if he’ll make arrangements to have someone with her. His family is also trying to look after his 93-year-old grandfather and keep the virus away from him.

Read more: Families asked to sit at bedsides at Golden Links Lodge as COVID-19 cases rise

“It’s something to talk (about) with family because there’s a risk,” Hanna said.

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“I’m a 28-year-old powerlifter and I feel invincible but I’ve had history with pneumonia so I’m scared. My sister can’t because she has two kids and a family.”

Hanna’s mom passed away earlier this year, not related to COVID-19, and is terrified of losing another family member.

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“It makes your heart sink,” he said.

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An outbreak was declared at Golden Links Lodge on Nov.…

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