From the RP Home Chief Operating Officer
Whenever I think of long term care, I think of Jesus’ words when he said “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40).
The business of long term care is hard. It’s hard on your heart as you grieve the passing of someone you’ve cared for. It’s hard on your body as you bathe, dress, and transfer people who can no longer care for themselves. It’s hard on finances as families struggle to pay for care beyond what dwindling insurance and government funding now provides. And, it’s hard on our employees because it requires everything they’ve got.
The Reformed Presbyterian Home was founded in 1897 for the purpose of establishing ministries to meet the needs of the “least of these”. As a charitable, non-profit institution, we seek to adhere to the mission of providing a supportive living environment to older adults in a manner consistent with the affection, honor, and care that Jesus Christ teaches us as children to give our parents.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am committed to performing with integrity, adhering to all statutory rules and regulations, and doing the best right thing each and every time to ensure that our residents, our staff, and our visitors are safe and secure.
As the Administrator, I am committed to developing a culture of caring and compassionate caregivers who really want to make a difference in the lives of others. I am committed to ensuring that employees provide whole-hearted, honest-to-goodness care for our residents.
Are we different from other skilled nursing facilities and continuing care communities? Some would say “no” because we face the same shared challenge of finding honest, hard-working, and qualified people who are willing to perform difficult work, under difficult conditions, in difficult situations. But, I say “yes” because I believe in the staff that we have here. I believe they are talented, honest, hardworking and dedicated individuals who have an inner desire to care for people and to truly make a difference.
As the Chief Operating Officer, I am committed to finding ways to continually improve our organization so that in addition to providing high quality care to the residents we serve, we can also move into the future as a strong and viable organization providing fulfilling careers for qualified people.
If you are looking for senior care placement for someone you love, please include a visit to our community as part of your decision making process. If you are an honest, hard-working, caring, and compassionate person looking for a career within a Christian environment, I encourage you to submit an application for employment consideration.
Finally, as you journey through this life, my prayer is that you will experience the fullness of Christ’s peace, joy and never-ending love!
Rebecca L. Brady, NHA