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Misericordia Direct Care Staff: The Real Heroes

9 DAYS AGO  |  Linda Buchalo
Misericordia Direct Care Staff: The Real Heroes

Misericordia Direct Care Staff: The Real Heroes

by Linda Buchalo

Misericordia is a beautiful campus with many wonderful amenities, but those with a family member at Misericordia know that the quality of staff is what sets it apart from similar organizations. While staff at every level are compassionate and creative, personal direct care staff are a truly amazing group who bring warmth, understanding, and empathy to the residents. They work round-the-clock to ensure that our family members are...

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Misericordia's Commitment to Wholeness: On-Campus Therapy

16 DAYS AGO  |  Ernie Stark
Misericordia's Commitment to Wholeness: On-Campus Therapy

Misericordia's Commitment to Wholeness: On-Campus Therapy

by Ernie Stark, in conjunction with Jenna Colangelo, MS, OTR/L, Beth Muckler, PT, DPT, Jill Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, ABDA and Sam Sexton, Therapy Manger and McAuley QIDP

An educative experience for a visitor to Misericordia, be they parent/sibling or friend, would be to be present on campus during the "morning rush hour." The person would see the hustle and bustle of the residents as they make their way to their various destinations. Some ...

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Misericordia Heartracers Team Races to the Finish of theBank of America  Chicago Marathon

1 MONTH AGO  |  Martha Floberg
Misericordia Heartracers Team Races to the Finish of theBank of America  Chicago Marathon

Misericordia Heartracers Team Races to the Finish of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

By Martha Floberg

Year after year, a dedicated team of charity runners supports Misericordia in ways that few others could imagine doing – running 26.2 miles through the streets and neighborhoods of Chicago to raise much-needed funds that benefit our children and adult residents.

From first-time marathoners to seasoned runners, each Misericordia Heartracer team member commits to raising between $1,250 and $1,7...

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MFA Chair's Corner - October 2021

1 MONTHS AGO  |  Pam and Jim Capraro
MFA Chair's Corner - October 2021

MFA Chair's Corner - October 2021

Pam and Jim Capraro 

Misericordia Family Association Members,

We hope this finds you and your families well. As we mentioned at our most recent board meeting, it is both an honor and a privilege to serve as your MFA chairs. We stand on the shoulders of the many capable leaders who have gone before us, most recently, Laurie and Bill McCarthy, who ushered us into the world of video communication as the pandemic upset our normal way of operating.

It is almost hard...

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Jean Marie Ryan Community Center: A Place to Come Together

1 MONTHS AGO  |  Linda Buchalo
Jean Marie Ryan Community Center: A Place to Come Together

Jean Marie Ryan Community Center: A Place to Come Together

by Linda Buchalo

The newest wing to the main building at Misericordia started as an idea to build a large chapel that would accommodate more people for weekend Mass. After conversations with Cardinal George, it was decided that building a multi-purpose center was the most fiscally responsible and best solution. Thus, the Jean Marie Ryan Community Center was born. The construction of the JMR Center answered the need to have liturgical celeb...

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Misericordia Day Services - CDS Changes

7 DAYS AGO  |  Tina Stendardo, Michael Diaz, Mary Pat O’ Brien
Misericordia Day Services - CDS Changes

Misericordia Day Services - CDS Changes

We wanted to inform you of changes made to the structure of Misericordia’s Day Services, known through the years as “DT”, and the last few years as “CDS”. Day services guidance comes from the Department of Human Services (DHS).  Under new guidance, DHS has designated two forms of day services, based on the source of funding for each resident’s services, which have different service requirements from one another and require more independence. Those resi...

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The Artist in All

11 DAYS AGO  |  Mary Pat O'Brien

The Artist in All

On the evening of November 9th, people from all over logged on to watch the 24th annual Artist in All event. Things looked different again this year and we had to hold the event virtually, but one constant remains—the quality and artistic talent of our residents.

This event was sponsored by our very own Siblings group and they did all they could to help support this fundraiser. Even though we could not celebrate this event in person, anyone who tuned in really felt the energy and...

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Donovan Dental Clinic Update

24 DAYS AGO  |  Mary Pat O'Brien

Donovan Dental Clinic Update

Dear Families,

I realize it has been quite some time since we shared any updates on the Dental Clinic. We opened again for appointments in September 2020, post the Covid closure. We have been and we continue to follow Covid procedures and seeing residents in cohorts. We are generally doing one area at a time and working our way across campus. We realize this will take some time. We started with Shannon and we then moved to Marian Center. W...

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Volunteering at Misericordia

28 DAYS AGO  |  Theresa Marie McDermott

Volunteering at Misericordia

October 29, 2021       

Dear Misericordia Volunteer:

Over 18   months ago, Misericordia’s Volunteer Office suspended its programs to fully turn our attention to keeping our residents and staff safe against the COVID-19 virus. Our Administration, Directors and staff quickly adapted and changed with the residents as a constant flow of new information shaped the world we are living in today. While we are not back to pre-COVID “normal,” we are beginni...

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November - Month of Gratitude

1 MONTH AGO  |  Mary Pat O'Brien

November - Month of Gratitude

Dear Families,

First, I would like to thank you for really stepping up to show your appreciation for our staff. They are enjoying the notes, gift cards and other items that you have sent. They are working tirelessly with our residents so every boost of appreciation goes a long way. In this month of Thanksgiving, we will be dedicating November to show our staff how grateful we all are for their on-going commitment to our residents. We are working on w...

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