Admissions to Holy Family Residence

My name is Mary Lou Fiala, and I am the social service designee for Holy Family Residence. The admissions process usually begins with a conversation with me or one of the Little Sisters, during which we will seek to ascertain the following:

  • the age and financial eligibility of the prospective Resident
  • their current needs and health concerns

We welcome the elderly regardless of race, creed, sex, or nationality. If the prospective Resident seems to fit our criteria - that he or she is at least 65 years of age with limited assets - an application is sent. When it is completed, the person is placed on our waiting list.

Upon availability of a room, the prospective Resident is notified and the process continues as follows:

  • I will arrange an interview here at the home with the individual and/or responsible family member. If this is not possible, a Little Sister and/or the Director of Nursing will visit the prospective resident at his or her place of residence.
  • It is always recommended that the prospective Resident and/or family receive a tour of the home. This may also include a meal. The prospective resident is interviewed by the Mother Superior, the Director of Nursing and the Little Sister responsible for the unit where the resident will reside.
  • If in agreement of a possible admission, a medical form is given to be completed by the individual’s physician as well as other medical information that is requested from the resident’s health care providers.
  • Admission to the nursing unit has to be authorized by the Area Agency on Aging. Only after all medical papers have been completed, are we able to submit the necessary paperwork and after an affirmative answer, a date for the admission is set.

If we feel that we are not able to meet your needs, I will be happy to suggest other facilities and resources in the community which may be helpful to you.

For more information about admissions please contact me at (570) 343-4065 or  scsocialservices@littlesistersofthepoor.org