Symphony of Lights
Each year, Caretel Inns St. Joseph lights up the holiday season with our Symphony of Lights drive through experience. Combining a dazzling electrical display with the philanthropic spirit of the holiday season, Symphony of Lights provides both smiles to our community and an annual donation to the local homeless shelter. In 2020, visitors donated adult mittens to our mitten tree and helped keep the community warm. Don’t miss the annual tradition each holiday season!
Spotlights on St. Joseph
“I have been a resident of Fullerton House at Caretel since late 2018. I originally moved in with my husband, but he unfortunately passed in 2019. I feel that the “lockdown” for all Caretel residents during this horrific pandemic has been a good one. Overall, it has kept everyone very safe. All residents who chose to, have already received the first vaccine, and we are expecting the second vaccine in about a month! For the most part, everyone has received their flu shot as well, along with being tested for Covid-19 multiple times. Yes, it has been a “headache,” but as I said above, we are safe, and that is the most important consideration. Activities and life have gone on as normal as possible. I am grateful for all that Caretel has done to keep us safe this year. Thank you!”
– Beverly Louise
“My mother LOVES the staff, the food, the atmosphere! I would recommend Caretel to anyone who is looking for in-house rehab.”
“My mom was there for 5 years and she would always brag about the care team.”
– Roger T.
“What a wonderful experience. Care team were very professional.”
– Clara R.
“There were activities with fun things to do every day.”
– Evelyn W.
“…even the food was great!”
– Joyce P.
MEET OUR TEAM
“I enjoy seeing our guests enjoy the best life possible while working with our team of caregivers who share the same goal.”
Director of Health Services
“The most rewarding part about being a nurse at Caretel is making a positive difference in the lives of others.”
Assiste- Living Director
“It feels good to be able to help those who may not be able to help themselves. Bringing a smile to their face is what it’s all about.”
Donald Wolfram, md
“Great patients. Great staff. Great facility.”
Susan Heistand, CNP
Medical Director Team
“Working as an LPN in a long term care facility early in my career is what made me fall in love with seniors. I enjoy working directly with the aging population!”
“I enjoy helping others with their decision on choosing assisted living and interacting with the guests and their families.”
Director of Rehabilitation
“The best part about my job is witnessing the rehabilitation process work. There is great joy having a role in helping patients return to home with their loved ones.”
“I love being creative and innovative with my culinary skills when preparing meals for our guests. Our guests look forward to their meals and it feels amazing to prepare a menu they enjoy.”
“It brings me such joy to serve our guests delicious and nutritious meals every day.”
Life Enrichment Director
“Working directly with guests and their families fills my heart with joy. It’s a pleasure knowing that I’m making a difference in their transition whether it’s to skilled nursing or assisted living.”
Social Services Director
“My favorite part of my position is positively impacting the lives of our seniors. It is truly the most rewarding work that I have ever done.”
Transitional Care Coordinator
“My favorite part about my position is working with a stellar team who help guests prepare for their next step after rehabilitation.”
“My favorite part about my job is working with a dedicated team that strives to provide great care to our guests.”
“The best part of my job is providing our guests and staff with a safe and clean environment.”
“I enjoy working with seniors. It warms my heart to know that I am making a difference in their lives.”
“I feel very fortunate to work in a such beautiful environment with great co-workers and wonderful guests!”