We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent care that was given to our mom, Mary. There are so many of you that deserve a personal thank you, but we don't want to miss anyone that provided mom with the quality of care she received on a daily basis.
We know by the outpouring of support that we received during mom's final struggle, that she was the favorite of many of you. One family member that experienced this over and over during her final day was very touched by the emotions shown through the countless hugs, kisses, wishes of farewell and tears shown by so many of the staff. We found great comfort that strangers that became mom's friends loved her as much as we do.
We thank you for the gentle, loving care that was provided for mom. The gentle bath times, the smiles, the conversations to make long days less of a struggle. Thank you for the pushes down the hallway when she was too tired and weak to do for herself. Thank you for allowing her to be as independent as she could be. Thank you for the warm touches to let her know she was loved. Thank you for the warm welcomes on her returns from the hospital. Thank you for treating her with dignity, respect and gentleness. Thank you for your patience as she struggled to voice her concerns and needs. Thank you for your understanding with the endless phone calls regarding her care. Thank you for the support you gave her family. Thank you for the frienships. Thank you for being blessings in moms life and in our lives.
We wish that each of you find comfor as well in knowing that you are a special gift to so many people. We pray that God will continue to keep you in his loving care and guide you as you provide the same care to other families loved ones.
God bless each of you.
Love from the family of Mary D.
Campus Master Plan
Stonehill has expanded its continuum successfully in the recent past with our short-term therapy and assisted living services. To continue the expansion of our continuum of services and to meet the needs of those we serve, we developed a plan for the future that will provide accessible resources to the community and staff. Our proposed master plan is divided into three phases of construction and remodeling. The phasing of the projects will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our current residents and the community.
Phase I Development
The Phase I plan includes new construction designed to enhance the continuum of care and the living experience for all residents through a household design. This reflects Stonehill’s commitment to providing the very best care by designing the best living environment possible.
1. Chapel – The new chapel will be larger to accommodate the religious and liturgical needs of all residents and clients.
2. Memory Care – The new memory care household will be specifically designed to assist seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia with services provided for different levels of memory care depending on the resident’s needs.
3. Private Suites Household Model – This phase includes a short-term rehabilitation household, two long-term care households, and the creation of 55 private suites with bathrooms and showers in each.
4. Physical Therapy Center with a Track – The new 9,000 square foot physical therapy center will provide more space, better equipment, and new modalities for treatment.
Phase II Development
The construction of 55 additional private suites in Phase I will provide enough capacity to move on to Phase II. This phase requires renovation of the Care Center including private suites and households in each area so that our current and future residents benefit from the changes.
Phase III Development
Construction of a connector from Assisi Village to the Care Center will provide easier access to both facilities. The other part of Phase III is the addition of more assisted living apartments to serve our lengthy waiting list.
By making these improvements and enhancements to our facilities, Stonehill Franciscan Services will be able to extend the life of the existing campus, broaden the scope of the services offered, and improve the everyday lifestyle of all residents. Furthermore, by building and designing “green” facilities, with an emphasis on sustainability, we will lay the foundation for the “second century of caring” for the elderly in and around Dubuque.
The Stonehill campus exists thanks to the hard work of many dedicated individuals over a period of many years. All of our services — Adult Day Care, the Care Center, and Assisi Village — are world-class facilities that provide the highest possible level of quality and care to our valued clients.
But the work of maintaining and operating Stonehill will require continued support if we are to offer the level of services we deliver.
Through our Annual Appeal, Benefit Dinners, and other developmental outreach programs, we help to connect the caring citizens of the surrounding area with the special needs of our community. From broad giving opportunities, such as wills and trusts, to specific challenges, such as raising money to replace all of our doorknobs with openers that are more easy for residents with arthritis to use, we conduct a range of programs and events to give charitable persons and organizations an ideal way to be a part of our community.
Ongoing efforts include:
A sense of belonging
As a vital part of the larger community, Stonehill thrives on links to individuals, families and charitable organizations throughout our area. In a sense, we exist “without walls” and wish to invite all citizens to become a part of the important work we do. Givers from all walks of life are invited to become a part of the critical mission of Stonehill.
Your support is encouraged!
We operate as a not-for-profit organization, driven by the gracious contributions of many area businesses and individuals. We are blessed to have many hundreds of gracious benefactors who recognize the important work that we do. You can play a part, too.
Take a moment to explore our many opportunities to help:
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