St Joseph’s Home For Elderly

Continuing Care Retirement Community in Totowa, NJ


Suburban setting
Catholic-affiliated
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR MISSION, VISION, and VALUES The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world. Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our MISSION is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. Our VISION is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compassionate love of Christ is shared with all. Over the years several changes in levels of care have occurred, along with the conversion of dual-occupancy to single-occupancy rooms. The home now includes congregate living apartments for elderly persons or couples still able to live independently; residential care units for ambulatory seniors who need minimal to moderate assistance; and skilled care, which provides the total continuum of care generally reserved for Residents who require 24 hour/day skilled nursing care due to the onset of illness or disability. Today the Little Sisters continue the charism of Saint Jeanne Jugan at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly and maintain a prayerful and attentive presence with our elderly Residents, who derive strength and peace from this assurance.