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Friedman Village Assisted Living Ranked #34

In 2016, the Ohio Department of Aging surveyed family members of Ohio’s residential care (assisted living) facilities.  The survey asks a family member or friend of each facility resident about his or her perception of the facility’s activities, administration, meals and dining, direct care, nursing and other factors that affect his or her family member’s life in the facility.  This survey takes place every other year.

Friedman Village at St. Francis Assisted Living is pleased to announce the results of the most recent family satisfaction survey.  Friedman Village was ranked #34 out of 690 assisted living facilities in the state of Ohio!  They are ranked one of the top in Seneca County and the surrounding communities.  “We are very excited about these results” said Michelle Thatcher, LPN Administrator at Friedman Village Assisted Living.  “Last year we were ranked the highest in the area for resident satisfaction and now to do this well with resident family satisfaction it makes us very proud.” 

Complete survey results can be viewed at www.ltc.ohio.gov.  

 

Superman’s Foundation Partners with St. Francis Home

 The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals with paralysis, awarded St. Francis Senior Ministries – St. Francis Home, Inc. with a grant to purchase five electric beds.  These beds will be utilized for people with paralysis or partial paralysis.

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.  This mission matches the mission of St. Francis Home, Inc. established in 1869, which exists to create a community where each individual can live life fully.   The Home is a 501(c)3 charity that assists patients regardless of their ability to pay. In an average year, 54%-70% of the patient population is unable to cover their full medical care costs due to being on low income Medicaid or Hospice programs which only cover a portion of the actual expenses.  The Home depends on grants and donations for facility improvements and equipment upgrades.

The Quality of Life grants support fellow nonprofits that mirror the Reeve Foundation’s mission and commitment to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote self-determination. The program has awarded over 2,700 grants and has distributed over $20 million in grants since 1999 (www.ChristopherReeve.org).

Actor, director, and activist are some of the words used to describe Christopher Reeve. From his first acting experience at age 15, Christopher established a reputation as one of the country’s leading actors.  He went on to make many films, including Superman.  Per the Foundation website ever since he was paralyzed in a 1995 equestrian competition, “…Christopher not only put a human face on spinal cord injury, but he motivated neuroscientists around the world to conquer the most complex diseases of the brain and central nervous system”.  His wife, Dana, served as a model caregiver and eventually developed numerous resources for families to access. Christopher, and Dana, have both passed, however their good work for persons living with disabilities is ever ongoing through this Foundation and its partners.

In the last few years, St. Francis Home has worked to try to replace all manual hand crank beds in the 132 room facility with new electric beds with remotes that allow patients self independence, confidence, and improved quality of life.  “We are so appreciative to the national Reeve Foundation and many local funds including the Meshech Frost Fund, National Machinery Foundation, Betty Jane Memorial Fund of the Tiffin Community Foundation, and many private donors, “states Ann Keefe, St. Francis Community Grant Writer, “It is really awesome to see so many working together to help meet the basic needs of local people”.

After these donations, there are now just 33 beds left to replace in 2017 (at nearly $2,000 per bed); if you are able to contribute, please contact the Mission Advancement Office at 419-447-0435 ext. 153. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by IRS law.

For more information on opportunities to partner with St. Francis Community, please visit the website at www.sfctiffin.org.   For more information on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, please visit www.ChristopherReeve.org .

Chiara Resident on YouTube singing in Italian!

 

St. Francis Campus Community is HAPPY!

 The St. Francis Campus really is a HAPPY place to work, live and visit!

Several of our employees, sisters and campus visitors took part in the filming of our “HAPPY” video.

If you liked the first one, then you will love the second one…with a brand new cast of happy people!

We hope that you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

HAPPY” Holidays from our family to yours!

Our Happy Video

St. Francis Residents are HAPPY!

Hand In Hand Video

A moving video about St. Francis Home…Hand In Hand – Changing Lives 2014

 

Thank you Advertiser-Tribune for the great coverage of the Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Open House!

Get Better, Go Home!

http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/559873/St–Francis-unveils-new-rehab-facility.html?nav=5005

The Toledo Blade featured our very own Supercentenarian Audrey Lott who turned 110 years old on October 18th!

 

Celebrating an impressive milestone!

 

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/23710219/tiffin-woman-turns-110-years-old-offers-unique-secret-to-aging-well

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