October 21st, 2015
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia presented a Community Impact Award to St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center. St. Ignatius, a care center located in West Philadelphia, received this award to assist them with general operating funds.
St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center, a ministry of the Felician Franciscan Sisters, opened in 1952 solely as a nursing home. Its founder, Monsignor John Mitchell, established the Home as a space to house his aged, poor parishioners. What started as a home for a handful of residents blossomed into a Nursing and Rehab facility serving over 170 residents. Today, St. Ignatius is a 5-star rated facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The Center also prides itself on having a choice model for residents, allowing them to choose their meals, meal times, bed times, etc. St. Ignatius exudes a positive, relaxing environment for all residents that is rooted in comfort and kindness.
Currently, St. Ignatius is working to renovate the remaining wings of its building, having just finished remodeling their rehab wing. This renovation will update all long and short term resident rooms and provide them with modern equipment to best meet their needs and improve their quality of life. This will include the purchase of new bedroom furniture, hospital beds and specially designed bathing equipment for disabled residents. The total cost of this renovation is expected to reach $1.1 million.
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia is honored to recognize the work being done at St. Ignatius.