The Philosophy of Rosary Hill
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF ROSARY HILL HOME
As a religious congregation of Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province, we are called to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and His people, especially those in need, and to form the Eucharistic Community of His followers. Our primary mission is to spread the good news of salvation (the Gospel) by the means of words and example of prayer and selfless love. Our specific ministry is focused on the care of the elderly by which we are to give observable witness to the importance of our Church’s teaching on the sacred dignity of human life and the redeeming value of suffering. The leading reason and motivation for our charitable work is love of God and the good of His people.
The philosophy of Rosary Hill Home (“the Home”) is to highly esteem the dignity of each human being and to try to preserve it in the eyes of the individual herself and in the eyes of others.
The Home believes:
▪ In the dignity and worth of each individual, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, or sex.
▪ That each resident has the right to retain and enhance her personal identity.
▪ That each resident should be encouraged to retain or regain her independence.
▪ That the spiritual, medical, social, physical, psychological needs of each resident should be enriched and fulfilled.
▪ That it is essential that personnel and residents participate in the decision-making process of the care and maintenance.
▪ That to serve others in Christ is to live the Gospel of Jesus, give witness to His mission of salvation in the Church, and form a community of Eucharistic believers.
The objective of the Home is to provide safe, comfortable, home-like living conditions as well as to meet the optimum physical and psychological needs of the residents.
To undertake programs and services that will maintain the residents in the following:
• Assisting residents in reaching optimal physical and emotional health.
• Providing for the total physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological needs of the residents.
• Providing rehabilitative services when the needs exist.
• Working cooperatively with other health, social, church, and social agencies for the welfare of those under our c