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As Little Sisters of the Poor we care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service we have received from our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself and serve them with love and respect until God calls them home.
We are committed to promoting the dignity of life of each and every one of our Residents. This means being attentive to each person in his or her uniqueness and making an effort to know each Resident as a whole person—body, mind and spirit.
We strive to maintain attractive and clean surroundings and allow Residents to decorate their rooms in their own personal style. We promote a calm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as, a balance between stability in daily routines and flexibility so Residents feel comfortable to act spontaneously.
We believe that giving the Residents the opportunity to participate in recreational and social activities and by taking responsibility for certain daily tasks—no matter how small— fosters the feeling of belonging and being useful and involved.
We desire to assist the elderly to live old age as a time of peace and to assume the sufferings of old age from the perspective of their personal faith. If needed, we can help Residents reconcile past hurts and disappointments and prepare spiritually and psychologically for death.
We continue our tradition of assuring a constant presence to those who have entered the dying process. Accompanying a Resident on his or her final journey is the greatest expression of hospitality mission and the most sacred aspect of our work.
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