The Benedictine sisters of Yankton, South Dakota, founded Madonna in 1958. Three frame buildings on a 23-acre campus housed what was then called the Madonna Home, a long term care facility for the elderly in the heart of Lincoln. Built on the belief that the individual human life has immeasurable value, the facility began early to earn its reputation for excellence.
Madonna has continued to grow and change from those early years. However, our commitment to quality care for persons in need of long term care has never wavered.
In 2003, Madonna's long term care program was renamed after the Catholic Saint Jane de Chantal. This title was chosen as the namesake because St. Jane's life and beautiful story reflects our standard for quality services. St. Jane (1562 to 1641) was known for sharing her blessings and for her deep commitment to God. She founded the Visitation Order of Sisters and believed every person, regardless of health or age, was special and deserved the best. She was noted for her gentle and loving approach to spirituality.
Today, inspired by St. Jane de Chantal, we follow her path to create a hospitable and warm environment for our residents to call home.
Long Term Care: A Holistic Approach
St. Jane embraces a holistic approach to elder care emphasizing the mind, body and spirit connection. We believe in treating all aspects of the person including their physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual needs.
Long Term Care Service
Every member of the St. Jane de Chantal team is committed to creating a fulfilling future for the people we serve by welcoming them into the St. Jane family and ensuring that each resident maintains the highest optimal level of functioning. Guided by our Core Values, which reflect the facility's history, mission and beliefs, employees at Madonna are passionate about caring for our residents.
These values: Collaboration, Hospitality, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and Teaching, serve as our foundation of service. We recognize the importance of each value independently and as part of the whole.
Long Term Care Knowledge
Our expert interdisciplinary team includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, nursing associates, social workers, registered dietitians, physical, occupational, speech and recreation therapists, psychologists, an MDS coordinator, restorative aides and spiritual care advisors as well as many people who serve in support roles such as food service, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance.
At St. Jane de Chantal, direct care staff is trained using the "Best Friends Approach to Care." This approach is most commonly used with members of the St. Jane family with Alzheimer's or dementia, however, its basis is universal. A "Best Friend" is a family member, friend or member of the resident's care team who empathizes with the resident's situation, remains loving, positive and dedicated to ensuring the resident has a sense of security and value. Staff members get to know each resident's life story, preferences and interests in order to better enhance and personalize the
Long Term Care Joy
St. Jane offers a welcoming atmosphere filled with warm, abundant light. High ceilings and many windows draw natural light and create a space which brings the outdoors in. Each of the spacious rooms has a large picture window with scenic views of the campus and courtyards. Wide hallways and large community areas create environments perfect for engaging in social interactions.
Peer and community involvement play an important role in a fulfilling life at St. Jane. Residents share stories, participate in group activities and enjoy a meal in our seven, well-appointed, communal areas. The Nebraska Room is specially designed as a gathering place for recreation activities and family-style dining with select menu options. Daily activities are designed with each resident's needs and interests in mind. Each day begins with an optional exercise class. Residents and recreation therapists collaborate to organize special events, group activities and community outings.
Long Term Care Comfort
St. Jane is more than just long term care facility to its residents -- it's home. The expansive campus of the adjoining Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital provides the expertise of rehabilitation professionals. In addition, Madonna features an on-site lab and pharmacy, chapel with daily Mass and weekly ecumenical services, salon with beauty and barber services, therapy pool, coffee shop and gift shop. Transportation services are provided for group outings and can be arranged for medical appointments. Professional nursing care is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and gathering rooms for reunions and/or parties are available to residents and their families at no additional charge. Assitive technology is available to help residents with limited mobility or muscle function increase their computer skills. Extracurricular activities are as limitless as the imagination. From games of bocce ball, bowling and beach volleyball to the meetings of the "Pink Hats Society," the Residents' Choir, and the Residents' Council, there is sure to be activities for all to enjoy.
Long Term Care Respect
Seeking quality and trustworthy care can be an overwhelming task. Family members have told us that until they learned about St. Jane de Chantal Long Term Care Services, they didn't feel like a well-informed decision could be made. While some care centers claim to provide similar long term services, St. Jane de Chantal is the only facility with the history, exceptional skilled care and compassion of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
Selecting a reliable and excellent care setting for your loved one is a difficult decision. St. Jane de Chantal Long Term Care Services promises to be straightforward about what you can expect to pay for our services and will make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed.
The following services are available:
For more information, contact:
Jodi Blowers, Admissions Coordinator
St. Jane de Chantal Long Term Care Services
2200 So. 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68506