inspired by the Sisters of Holy Family of Nazareth
We support and nurture families through critical services. As the modern family’s needs evolve, so do our services and intergenerational programs. However, our goal to empower families through love, hospitality, and faithful listening never change. In our current work with about 250 families–from infant care rooms to the memory care unit to repaired private homes–the simple strength of our mission is palpable. We hope you consider joining our community or supporting our family-focused ministry.
The Staff at Holy Family Manor are OUR HEROES!
The staff in personal care homes aren’t fighting the same battle that the other nurses and doctors are fighting against COVID-19. Our battle looks a lot different. We’re fighting to protect our elders from the outside world. We’re fighting against depression and loneliness. We are fighting boredom and confusion caused by dementia and Alzheimers. We are fighting the frustration of family members not being able to visit and families who feel disconnected and fear for their loved ones.
So until this crisis is over, we will give comforting words and do our best to create fun activities that can be done safely. We will hold the iPads and phones so loved ones can see their elder who is unable to communicate and reassure them everything is okay.
Staff will visit daily and provide reassurance, pray, sing, or just be there to comfort them. We will put on smiles even when our heads are pounding, we are overwhelmed by all the new regulations and added documentation, and we are fighting worry ourselves.
We will do what we can to make sure the outside world stays “outside” and our elders stay safe.