In 2010 our Home celebrated 65 years anniversary of its mission and service to the elderly. During this Jubilee Year we have started building an addition on the east side of the current building.
The addition will have about 4,000 square feet on each floor. First and second floors will be identical. There will be three new residents’ rooms (thus semi-private rooms will be converted into private rooms), a utility room, another elevator, a dining room and a living room with a fire place. There will be a porch so residents can go outside whenever they wish.
On the ground floor there will be a clean linen room, therapy room and its office, a wheelchair washing room, a guest room and a bathroom. Also, a basement is suggested in order to provide space for an archive room, and an elevator equipment room. By adding the basement, residents could go directly to the garden that would be separated by a fence. This feature would allow residents to enjoy being in the safe garden enclosure.
Taking everything into consideration the Dominican Sisters believe that their mission is extremely important. The founderess of the Dominican Sisters, Servant of God Mother Columba Bialecka wanted her congregation to serve the most needy. The American society is aging and there is a shortage of people who are willing to take care of the elderly. St. Ann Rest Home believes that life is God’s gift and that people must protect it from conception to natural death. With the proposed upgrade people will feel more at home and their psychosocial and spiritual being will be nourished. Last but not least, the employees’ working conditions will be improved.