BISHOP NOA – THE PREMIER CHRISTIAN HOUSING AND HEALTH CARE FACILITY IN MICHIGAN’S BEAUTIFUL UPPER PENINSULA
The Catholic Diocese of Marquette established the Bishop Noa Home, owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, in 1963. The former Bishop, Thomas Noa, invited the Sisters to the Upper Peninsula to establish a religious order of Sisters that would have their headquarters in the Upper Peninsula. Bishop Noa envisioned a health care facility that would minister to the aging priests.
The Sisters began their nursing ministry in the United States by converting the former Delta Hotel on Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba into a facility encompassing a Nursing Home and Home for the Aged. The Bishop Noa Home operated on Ludington Street until 1992 when it relocated to its beautiful new facility at 2900 3rd Avenue South.
Daily religious services and ongoing pastoral care are important dimensions of the program offered to the residents by the Sisters and lay staff. Residents can move through 3 levels of care should their needs change: 1) Senior Apartments, 2) Home for the Aged, and 3) Nursing Home. Respect for each person’s privacy and dignity is apparent in the family-like atmosphere that prevails throughout the facility.
Mission Statement for Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens
The Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens was established by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres to provide quality individual nursing care for its senior residents. This care is planned and provided according to individual physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each resident in order to provide the resident with an opportunity to function and live at his/her maximal potential, despite advanced age or illness. The spirit and example of Jesus Christ lead and guide the ministry of the Home.
We believe in the dignity of each person as being created in the image and likeness of a loving God. Because each person is special, justice and charity, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, financial status or human condition are our guiding principles.
We believe that caring for the aging and dying is an integral part of the Church’s mission and that our care is an extension of Christ’s love and mercy as exemplified throughout the Gospel.
We believe that each person has the right to die with dignity in a Christian atmosphere of genuine respect, support and compassion.
We believe that through the lived ideals of service, sharing and caring, we always strive to be a model of care for the elderly and ill.
We believe that a working Christian atmosphere that exemplifies fairness to employees will stimulate an attitude of service, growth and concern for the well-being of all.
Based on the above philosophy, the Bishop Noa Home is guided by gospel values and is dedicated to bring the healing and loving care of Jesus to all.
Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact:
Elsie Stafford, Administrator and Section 504 Coordinator
Telephone number: 906-786-5810
TDD or TTY State Relay Number: 1-800-432-5413