Monthly Archive August 2012

A Five Star Home

  We have always known it, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have made it official. St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is a Five-Star Nursing Home. CMS evaluates facilities in five areas; Overall Quality, Health Inspections, Nurse Staffing, Staffing and Quality Measures. Each facility is assigned a rating of a low Read more…

Cora’s Garden

It is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. In Cora’s case, a special beauty is the beholder. Her laugh is contagious and her positive outlook on life is an inspiration to all of us. Cora has been blind for 15 years, but that doesn’t stop her from enjoying life to the Read more…

Witnessing for Vocations in Palatine

We had several great opportunities this summer to make St. Jeanne Jugan and the Little Sisters of the Poor known among the young from both near and far. It has been an amazing few months! All of the opportunities gave us great hope for the future of the Church and proved to be great blessings Read more…

Let the games begin!

St. Joseph’s Home celebrated the Olympics for three weeks! The week before the Olympics began, Residents carried our torch each day from one area in the home to another. It was done very solemnly with other Residents following in line waving flags. The night of the opening ceremony, July 27th, the torch was carried into Read more…