Villa St. Francis Announces New President and CEO: Rodney Humpal
The Board of Directors of Villa St. Francis is very pleased to announce the hiring of Rodney Humpal as the next President and CEO of Villa St. Francis, effective January 6, 2023. As was shared back in November, the Board of Directors was dedicated to hiring “the right next leader for our Villa St. Francis community”. We feel strongly that after a period of due diligence and discernment that Rodney is that leader.
Many of you might already know Rod, for he has served the last ten months as the Director of Marketing/Community Relations for Villa St Francis. Like many of you, the Board recognizes Rod’s commitment, passion, and living out of the Villa’s Mission and Felician Franciscan Core Values.
Rod has nine years of professional experience in older adult services. He principally held positions in business development and marketing in multi-facility organizations. Those organizations managed senior living communities providing assisted living, memory care, and independent living. During the seventeen years prior to that, Rod served as a manager for medical diagnostic imaging centers and in sales for medical devices. The University of Wisconsin awarded Mr. Humpal a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association certification and holds a license as an Assisted Living Administrator in the State of Wisconsin.
Rodney will be succeeding Michael Ross, who has been serving as the Interim Administrator. We want to recognize Michael for stepping in during a critical time as we conducted our search for a permanent president. We are grateful for all the efforts and talents that Michael has brought to the Villa during his time here. We wish him the very best in his next engagement, which is closer to his home and family in Michigan.
Please also welcome Dawn Minesal, MSN, RN, as our Director of Nursing. Dawn has 30 years of Nursing experience, including skilled rehabilitation, assisted living, and memory care. Dawn has already made a positive impact on the Health Services Department at the Villa. She has a wealth of skills and knowledge that will certainly be a benefit to all she serves.
Below you will find the contact information for both Rod and Dawn. Also, attached is a flyer for our Resident & Holiday Party on January 12, 2023. Families and visitors wishing to join your loved one, please sign up for the Holiday Party by January 5, 2023.
Finally, on behalf of the Felician Services Board, we are particularly grateful for your ongoing dedication and support to the Villa St. Francis mission of “continuing the ministry of Jesus by providing person-centered services to meet the contemporary needs of aging individuals and their families.”
With best wishes for all the Blessings of Advent and the Christmas Season,
Villa St Francis President/CEO
Dawn Minesal, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
I do admit that as I write this, it is November 10, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today, it was sunny as can be and the temperature hovered around 70 degrees.
Maybe a bit early for that quote, song, and musical, however, this is the time of year when we are privileged to put an extra emphasis behind the Values we live at Villa St. Francis.
Let me explain.
A warm blanket gently rolls over a senior living facility in the months of November and December. Perhaps it is the anticipation of time off with family and friends that we endear. It is more than that. At Villa St. Francis, I firmly believe the feeling most of us are engulfed with is the saturation of the Holy Spirit.
For those of you who are in a place of pain, anguish, or otherwise suffering, we empathize with you. Here at Villa St. Francis, we are Compassionate and we strive to help you. We travel beyond empathy and show our compassion in how we listen to you, care for you, and serve you. We feel your suffering in our hearts and suffer with you. We become part of your pain and suffering, but more importantly an antidote for that.
For those in need, we stand in Solidarity with you. Our Solidarity goes beyond our words, we show our solidarity in feeding you, clothing you, and bringing His word to you. We collect as a group and transfer our resources to you. We pray together with you because you are not alone. We stand in Solidarity with you.
We do not lose appreciation for you, but we continue to Respect you. Though life throws you a curveball, we know in our hearts that our lives are diagrammed differently. We respect you and show this through a gentle smile, a soft touch, and a listening ear. We are with you.
While under the kingdom of God, the word judgement does not exist. Yet on our journey through our lives on earth, not all receive fair treatment. Many live a life of turmoil that is not caused by themselves but by an outside human force that projects an unfair circumstance on you. We stand with you and advocate for you because under the kingdom of God, there only exists peace. We project Justice and Peace by challenging norms that cause chaos, enduring hardships with you and living a life in Him and through Him.
Lastly, just as the wine and bread transform to the body and blood of Christ, so does our spirit continue to transform to be more like Him. We understand yours and my spiritual Transformation is never-ending. We recognize everyone’s transformational path is nonlinear, so we show our understanding in how we listen to you, encourage you, and pray for you. No transformational action is too small are too large, but we recognize our bodies and minds continue to move closer to Him. Through Him, we understand that pain is not always predeterminant for growth. Regardless, we are with you through it all.
While we strive to live our values day in and day out, we, at times, will stray from it. The Christmas season is a warm reminder to allow us to reapproach and show you how we live our values.
Perhaps it is the most wonderful time of the year.
Real Life Respite – Villa St Francis Assisted Living, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Real Life Respite – Villa St Francis Assisted Living, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Just like on airplanes where they say to put your own oxygen mask on before others, take care of your needs first to ensure that you stay healthy so you can take care of another. Juggling a family, a job, and being a caregiver to another is difficult. That is why it is vital for your health, well-being, and familial bonds that you set limits. It is very important for all caregivers to have an occasional rest period, where they can do something just for them. Respite care can help. Short-term respite stays are offered at Villa St Francis Assisted Living, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Whether your loved one needs additional rehabilitation after hospitalization, you need a break, a vacation or are just plain exhausted. Here are tips on how to prepare for a positive respite care experience:
Tour Villa St Francis to Learn About Respite Care
Pay a visit. Tour our campus. Ask questions. Learn about the availability of medical care, daily activities, meals, and the registration process. Weekends and holidays book up quickly. Organize health information including history and physical, medications, food and drug allergies, tuberculosis testing requirement, and advance directives. Collaborate on care with our staff. Share emotional state, ability to understand and communicate, and assistance needed in walking, eating, toileting, and bathing. Help our staff get to know your loved one. Tell them about personality, likes and dislikes, family and friends, pets, hobbies, favorite foods, taste in music, routines, sleep habits, personal and work history, military service, and achievements. Arrange emergency contacts in case you can’t be reached.
Start small. Make a packing list. Essential items include labeled clothing and underwear, personal toiletries, medications, slippers or grip socks, and an overnight bag.
Respite is also good medicine for the caregiver receiver as well. Having someone different providing care gives the person a chance to develop a new friendship. Care receivers are then better able to work with their family members who serve their daily needs. For additional information, and details and to schedule a visit, contact Villa St Francis Assisted Living, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Visit www.villastfrancis.org or call 414-649-2888.