We are committed to continuing to do everything possible to protect the health and safety of our residents, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff immunization rate is 100%
Chaplain immunization rate is 100%
Resident immunization rate is 96%
Essential Caregivers immunization rate is 89%
We continue to follow Directives, Guidelines and recommendations issued by the Government of Ontario and Public Health authorities, and revise our policies and procedures as government guidance is amended.
Please see our most recent visiting policy below.
Thank you very much for your continued support and cooperation. Stay healthy and safe!
Covid-19 OUTBREAK declared
by Public Health on October 17th, 2022.
As of October 24th:
Affected residents - 44 %
Residents recovered - 65% out of all infected
Affected staff - 20%
Staff recovered - 60% out of all infected
Measurements recommended by Public Health & implemented in the Home:
- Only symptomatic and positive residents
must remain isolated
- Programs and activities resumed
for non-symptomatic residents
effective October 23rd
- Dining rooms reopened
effective October 24th
- Universal masking for all residents, staff & visitors
at all times during the outbreak
- Rapid Antigen testing for all visitors and staff
- Visitation during the outbreak:
1 essential visitor at a time, full PPE
- Outings limited to essential only
- Influenza vaccination is delayed till further notice
Residents COVID immunization rate is 93%.
Staff immunization rate 100%.
Dr. Kieran M. Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario encourages all health care workers as well as all Ontarians to remain up-to-date in their COVID19 vaccines, and to receive all doses, including additional doses, that are recommended as soon as they are eligible.
Every visitor, regardless of the number of vaccinations, must undergo active screening as outlined
in the Ministry of Health’s
and a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before entering the Home. We kindly request that you to bring an unused Rapid Antigen Test from home and take it in the presence of an Ivan Franko Homes employee.
Resident Absences from Ivan Franko Homes
For everyone’s protection, please advise Ivan Franko Homes office of any planned resident absence,
well ahead of time.
Residents must follow prescribed Public Health measures during all absences.
Active screening is required on return.
Overnight Absences (one or more day)
Active screening and RAT test is required on return.
All residents absent overnight, regardless of vaccination status, are also required to perform a RAT and PCR* test on day 5 of return. No isolation is required unless the resident receives a positive test result.
For all resident absences
where a resident has been exposed
to a known COVID-19 case during their absence:
The resident must be tested with a PCR* test upon return to the home, and isolate.
Fully vaccinated residents with at least one booster must isolate for 5 days at which time a RAT or PCR* test must show a negative result for the isolation to be discontinued.
Residents who are not fully vaccinated and boosted are required to isolate for 10 days from last contact regardless of test results.
*Two RAT tests 24 hours apart can replace a PCR test if none is available
For more information,
please refer to the following documents:
Our residents have been approved for a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. A vaccine clinic for fourth doses was held on March 15.
Moderna and Pfizer third dose vaccinations for residents and staff of Ivan Franko Homes were available onsite on Wednesday, January 26th.
Our neighboring pharmacy continues to offer 3rd doses of the Pfizer vaccine to all eligible
residents, employees and essential visitors.
Thank you very much for your continued support, thoughtfulness and cooperation!
Ivan Franko Homes provides COVID-19 staff vaccination statistics
to correct outdated information reported by CBC
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2021
An incorrect and reputation-damaging statistic reported by CBC’s Mike Crawley implied currently that Ivan Franko Homes’ staff were 26 percent not fully vaccinated when currently 91% of on-site staff at Ivan Franko Homes are vaccinated and that will go to 100 per cent by November 15, 2021 in full compliance with Ontario Government regulations.
Furthermore, Mr. Crawley stated in his article that the Ivan Franko Homes did not respond “to the request on Monday,” is defamatory as Mr. Crowley e-mailed Ivan Franko Homes’ general mailbox requesting statistics and a same-day interview at 11:29 a.m. on Monday, November 1, without following up to the busy long-term care facility. When current statistics were provided, the story was not updated online and is still up misleading the public.
The Ivan Franko Homes is seeking a public apology and article correction from Mr. Crawley who reported on November 2 that “the latest available provincial data show that 26 percent of staff were not fully vaccinated” and also for making statements to damage the reputation of a long-term care facility that has been fully compliant with all government regulations and in many cases, went over-and-above requirements to keep residents and staff safe.
Ivan Franko Homes has an impeccable record of full compliance with government regulation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, the CBC’s John Lancaster reported: “At Ivan Franko Homes, the management team implemented a comprehensive pandemic plan before the Ontario government declared a provincewide state of emergency.”
“We are deeply disappointed that the CBC published incorrect information that is hurtful to our staff, who, as healthcare professionals have been pandemic front-line workers, putting their own lives on the line, and continue to comply with all regulations and take every precaution to assure the safety and wellbeing of seniors in their care, their families and our facility staff,” said George Horhota, Board President, Ivan Franko Homes. “We trust that the CBC will apologize for this inaccuracy and acknowledge the outstanding record of the Ivan Franko Home staff and administration in compliance with COVID-19 regulations and service to seniors, one of the most vulnerable groups through the pandemic.”
About IVAN FRANKO HOMES
Ivan Franko Homes has been providing care for elderly Canadians of Ukrainian descent since 1957. The 85-bed long-term care home in Etobicoke is governed by Ontario’s Ministry of Long-Term Care and is registered as a nonprofit seniors’ care organization. Ivan Franko Homes believes in the dignity and worth of the resident and in the right of all residents to live their lives to their fullest extent.
For further information: www.ivanfrankohomes.com or
George Horhota, President, Ivan Franko Homes