As we enter into the Lenten season at Milwaukee Catholic Home, we’ll be offering an array of opportunities for prayer and spiritual growth for our residents, families and friends. We hope you can join us for some or all of these events.
The American College of Health Care Administrators has selected Milwaukee Catholic Home as one of the recipients of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Every year, ACHCA recognizes the leaders of top-performing skilled nursing providers across the country through this award.
Despite the record-breaking winter weather, art is growing and flourishing at Milwaukee Catholic Home. This February and March, the Health and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting an ongoing exhibit of art created by residents from our memory care and rehabilitation apartments.
Back in October of 2012, a group of staff from Catholic Charities came to Milwaukee Catholic Home for lunch and a tour. As staff from both organizations connected, they realized they had a lot to offer each other. Gradually, an idea took shape – using some of the resources of Catholic Charities’ behavioral health programs, Milwaukee Catholic Home could offer a discussion and support group for residents encountering the changes and transitions that come with aging. The program would be called “Connections.”
Dorothy is one of the hundreds of persons whose spirit will forever remain as part of our Milwaukee Catholic Home community. She was a single lady in her nineties who moved into our Health and Rehabilitation Center when challenges of immobility and self-care made it impossible for her to safely continue living in her East Side home. “I’ve outlived all my family and friends,” she told me on the day that I first met her. “I feel so alone.”
With her winsome smile and quick sense of humor, Dorothy began to touch the hearts of staff and residents who came to know her as the days went on.