From Guyana Christian Charities October 2016 Newsletter
The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, in collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy, have identified a dire need for the provision of a resident care home for senior citizens and have embarked on the conversion of an existing Convent building in Pere Street, Kitty, to what will be known as the Mercy Resident Care. It will provide accommodation for thirty two (32) elderly persons and is scheduled to be opened in November of this year. The Resident Care facility will be designed for persons who can no longer live alone or care for their own personal needs, such as dressing, bathing, personal care, cooking and housekeeping. It is anticipated that the facility will also cater to those who have chronic medical needs requiring daily attention by a registered nurse. It will be a place where the elderly are honored, respected and empowered to make decisions that affect their lives. It is anticipated that activities will be planned for the residents so that their days are filled with purpose and meaning and not loneliness and boredom. The elderly will enjoy freedom, independence and privacy when they choose it — security, companionship and support when they need it. Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc. is happy to add this Home to the list of charities that we support. In our next Newsletter we will publish a list of items that are still needed for this facility. In the meanwhile, if you would like to make a monetary donation we will arrange for it to be assigned to this charity to assist in its ongoing operation.