Award-winning Infirmary puts needs of residents first
The Resident Council at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary seeks to understand better the needs of residents and improve quality of life.
The Council, made up of Loretto Community members and lay residents, holds elections annually, with officers beginning their terms on January 1 each year.
Since instituting the Council, we have seen a doubling in the number of residents attending our Infirmary resident monthly meetings. Every resident has the opportunity to speak and all concerns are followed up on at the following meeting. Minutes are kept according to federal guidelines.
Residents who are not members of the Loretto Community are involved in all activities, as they are part of the “family.”
We have well-trained, conscientious Infirmary staff who try to know and respond to each resident’s idiosyncrasies. Their mantra is, “If you need anything, just turn on your light.”
We will continue to listen and respond to needs that improve the quality of life. We are truly blessed!
Infirmary activities include trips to restaurants, concerts and plays; picnics and outings; baking; card games and bingo; tai chi classes; Saturday movies; educational presentations.
Religious activities include daily Mass; rosary group; spirituality and mindfulness sessions; Reconciliation in church or in the resident’s room; monthly Exposition and Benediction; periodic Sacrament of the Sick.
Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary named a 2019 Best of Kentucky Facility
The Infirmary was recently honored with the Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation award at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ Quality Awards Banquet in Louisville.
“This recognition is a testament to their dedication to their residents,” said KAHCF Board Chair Chris Page. The Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation honorees were selected based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ratings, in addition to surveys of residents and families. Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary has consistently maintained a five-star CMS rating.