“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
-Constitution of the World Health Organization
To restore the quality of life of our residents by providing holistic health care services in a nurturing, understanding environment. We want to do more than minimize suffering, we seek to create well-being for each member of the underserved urban core.
In 2017, 79-year-old Mr. Johnson arrived at Swope Ridge with numerous medical and mental health diagnoses, including aggression and resistance to daily personal care activities. During his stay, we provided a safe and compassionate environment, high-quality medical interventions, direct support and a listening ear from our administration and staff - even engaging him on a personal level by nurturing his love of history and passion for classical music.
Over time, our team’s concerted efforts led to his medical stabilization and improved mental wellness, and he became an active member of the Swope Ridge family. Although we knew he would be greatly missed, we were thrilled to see him progress.
At the end of 15-months, Mr. Johnson* was able to successfully discharge back to an independent living setting and restore his quality of life as a contributing member of his community.