St. Aloisius Medical Center
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Philosophy

We believe that residents who live at SHEYENNE CARE CENTER deserve a dignified way of life where their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are all important.

We call our philosophy “Respect”.  Aging is not an illness but rather a normal part of life.  Changes that occur during this process require adaptations from you, your family and those people you choose to serve your needs.

We feel it is very important for people to have control of their own lives.  As much as possible, we follow the independent living model where residents of SHEYENNE CARE CENTER direct the caregivers, make decisions for themselves and participate in the life of SHEYENNE CARE CENTER and the community.

Personal care and health care are given with consideration, respect and high regard for an individual's privacy, even when disabilities have created a degree of dependency.

We strive to keep the quality of the environment home-like as well as safe, comfortable and supportive.  There have been adaptations made to allow for the changes to occur with the aging process, to allow you to be as independent as possible.  While you reside at SHEYENNE CARE CENTER, we hope you will consider it home.

A Care Philosophy of

Respect

We are the people of Catholic Healthcare, fostering deep respect for the uniqueness of each person.

We believe that aging is a lifelong process.


R

elationships


Relationships are purposely developed and nurtured among residents, families, staff, and community. Consistent care for a designated group of individuals enhances the personalization and continuity of care. This builds trust and meaningful relationships throughout the team.

E

nvironment


Environment is homelike and hospitable.  Our facility is home for most residents. In the spirit of hospitality, we provide a homelike environment to enhance socialization, independence, and dignity. Environmental adaptations, programming and educational efforts contribute to a homelike atmosphere.

S

tewardship


Stewardship of our resources is using responsibly all that we have been given.  Human, fiscal and material stewardship is the foundation of our mission.  We value these God given gifts.  We seek to develop and utilize them for the benefit of the whole community.

P

eople Directed


People Directed.  Maximizing choices enables people to have control of their lives and is essential to maintain human dignity. Residents are the key decision makers of their care with staff assisting them to carry out their wishes. We focus on rights and responsibilities rather than on rules and schedules.  Flexibility is necessary so care can be truly individualized.

E

thical


Ethical.  We are guided by the Ethical & Religious Directive for Catholic Healthcare in all our decision-making.  We act on behalf of justice for all, especially for the most vulnerable in society.

C

ompassionate Care


Compassionate Care.  Each person's life is of utmost value and deserves respect and care at all stages of life.  Individuals vary in their response to aging and to chronic health conditions.  We focus on health and wellness while assisting in areas where support and healing are needed.  We attend to the whole person emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically. Interventions will promote growth and independence and maximize each individual's potential.

T

eamwork and Dedication


Teamwork and Dedication. All team members are individually responsible and accountable to promote an atmosphere of service and open communication between residents, family and staff. We commit ourselves to the common good by serving with joy and integrity.   Moral commitment to truth, responsibility, purpose, trust and professionalism guides us in our daily mission.