Sharing our Stories of Community

Sometimes it’s hard to describe the love-based care and community at St. Joseph’s. What helps is to share our stories.


Doing What’s Right

“It was a wicked tough thing to do, but when all else fails in life, when you can do the right thing, then you’ve done something. And we did what we thought was the right thing to do,” says Gene Fetteroll about moving his wife Barbara into Saint Joseph’s. Read more

Easing the Journey through Alzheimer’s

Mary is the type of woman who likes to hold your hand and tell you you are loved. When she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she began attending St. Joseph’s adult day care four days a week. She loved all the day trips she took with the group as well as the painting and dancing. After her Alzheimer’s progressed to the point where it was no longer safe for her to live at home, she came to live full-time at St. Joe’s. Read more

“I want to go to St. Joe’s.”

Anna is the eldest of seven children. An illness that required brain surgery left her disabled for much of her life, but she was able to live on her own and take care of herself. Her youngest sister, Mary Lou, remembers that when her sister’s health deteriorated: “Anna told all of us, ‘If I have to go somewhere, I want to go to St. Joe’s.’ It was all we needed to hear.” Read more

A Greeter Comes Home

Like many people, Kay did not want to go to a nursing home. When it became apparent that it just wasn’t safe for her to remain in her apartment, her family strategized and worried about how she would react. They needn’t have. Kay told them she was ready to go to St. Joseph’s, and she’s never looked back. Read more

The Power of Wii

Peter likes talking about Wii Baseball with his friend, Jon Dahms, Human Resources Generalist at St. Joseph’s. Jon frequently goes down to the auditorium to watch Peter play and enjoys giving Peter a hard time about the game. Read more