Levels of Care

Saint Joseph Villa is a seven-floor facility providing care for Sisters of Saint Joseph and when possible, members of the laity, clergy and other religious communities. Levels of care are diversified according to floors.

Skilled Care

The second and third floors of the Villa are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide skilled and intermediate care for sisters and when possible, lay persons, clergy and other religious communities. The essential difference between these two levels of care is the frequency of skilled professional intervention required for the proper care of the resident. Saint Joseph Villa, in conjunction with physician orders, assigns the resident to the appropriate level of care at the time of admission and during the resident’s stay.

Respite Care

The Villa is able to offer respite care for family members at times of family need such as vacation or the illness of another member of the family. Because of extensive admission procedures, the Villa requests a minimum stay of two weeks. This service is limited to availability of space at any given time.

Comfort Care/Hospice Care

The Villa offers Comfort Care for the terminally ill when the resident and family choose to forego curative treatment and further hospitalization. In addition, the Villa works with community hospice programs for the terminally ill. The Villa also provides respite care for hospice patients based on availability of space.

Religious Community Living

The fourth through seventh floors of the Villa are home for aging and infirm Sisters of Saint Joseph. Sisters live in community and receive care according to their needs.

The Maxims of the Sisters of Saint Joseph are short sayings of wisdom given to our first sisters but meant for all persons who aspire to make a difference in the world:

Have good intentions in whatever you do, but always mind your ego!

—SSJ Maxim 83