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Significant and Special Moments

Spanning St. Francis Home 62 Year History

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Photo dated 1970's, provided by Saginaw: Labor & Leisure, Roberta Morey.

 

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St Francis Home is the only Catholic Skilled Nursing Home to serve all 11 counties within the Saginaw diocese.  They include counties in Eastern Mid-Michigan within the Roman Catholic Province of Detroit: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola. The diocese encompasses 6,955-square-miles of land and is home to 101,000 Catholics. 

Historical Timeline

Graph1950:

  • 1950 - Nursing Home opens in 1953 at 1407 Janes St. Saginaw

1960:

  • 1960 - Serving the elderly with skilled nursing offering 20 beds
  • 1968 - The Diocese of Saginaw transferred 14 acres to 915 N. River Rd., Saginaw

1970: 

  • 1970 - Diocese of Saginaw completes the build of a 100 bed nursing home, operated by the Felician Sisters of Livonia-Sister Jane Marie Lebiedzinski Administrator

1980:

  • 47 Served Annual

1990:  

  • 60 Served Annual

2000:  

  • 98 Served Annual

2008:

  • The Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma, Sister Margaret Mary Turner becomes Administrator

2010:

  • Elders Served 120

2011:

  • Elders Served 147

2012:

  • Elders Served 150

2013:

  • Elders Served 167
  • CMS 5 Star Rated Overall

2014:

  • Elders Served 185
  • CMS 5 Star Rated Overall,
  • Governors Award of Excellence,
  • U.S. NEWS “Best Nursing Home”

2015:

  • CMS 5 Star Rated Overall,
  • U.S. NEWS “ Best Nursing Home”
  • Renovation Project beginning with a new roof on the Legacy Building

Demographic changes create an urgent need

Nationally, the growth in the number and proportion of older adults is unprecedented in the history of the United States- Report of Aging & Health in America 2013.

Reports by 2030, ages 65+ will make up 20% of the Population

Two Factors:

  • Longer Life Spans
  • Aging Baby Boomers

Locally, we are already only a percentage away. Mid-Michigan sits at 18.9% of total population 65+ over an 11 county average, which places this market higher than the states average

The opportunity for our organizational to help

Historical Truths of Service

From trend and report data compiled over the past 50 years,

St. Francis Home is now serving 9 times the amount annually
From 20 (1960) to 185 (2014) This represents a 825% Increase in Service Deliverables

 

Organizational strength & capacity to handle increased need

St. Francis Home has been servicing the elder population for more than 6 decades and is the longest standing nursing home in the market.

This equates to approximately 5100 elders served, since 1953.

  • With a current employed staff of 144 and a growing volunteer base, St Francis Home is fully capable to handle the increasing needs of this growing population of ages 65 years and older.
  • Is the highest ranked skilled nursing home in the Market 5 Star CMS rating overall 2013, 2014, 2015 U.S. News World Report nationally recognized as a top performing nursing facility.

Domains of Wellbeing: Identity

  • Testimonials from our families.........

    You not only helped my mom, you also comforted the family and helped all of us through her end of life. The Quality of Service you provided was nothing short of miraculous.
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