We’re Committed To Our Mission Of Serving Our Residents
Kahl Home Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide the highest quality services to our residents and employees. Our actions are guided by our philosophy of care that promotes an attitude of teamwork, dedication, and leadership. Every day we are committed to acting openly, equitably, and lovingly in our pursuit of uncompromising quality care.
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Kahl Home Has Been Serving The Quad Cities For Decades.
In 1954, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport, Iowa asked Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, O. Carm., founder of the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm to consider providing long-term elder care in a substantial family home that had been donated to the Davenport Diocese.
Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm welcomed its first residents on March 18, 1955. At the time, Kahl Home had 21 female residents. As time continued, so did the need for more space. In 1963, our facility expanded to house 128 residents, male and female.
In 2012, Kahl Home finished building a state-of-the-art senior living facility in northeast Davenport. The facility was designed to promote community living, devote more space to rehabilitative services and provide more opportunities for residents to maintain an active lifestyle.
At Kahl Home, Our Christian Faith Guides Us.
Promulgated by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) for Catholic Health Care Services function as a normative guide for Catholic-sponsored health care systems like Kahl Home. The ERDs provide Kahl Home with authoritative guidance and instruction on matters central to Catholic health care ministry. The ERDs are used by Kahl Home team members as a guide throughout decision-making processes.
The ERDs is made up of a preamble, introduction and six parts, each with an important theological introduction, followed by numbered directives. Some themes from the six parts are:
The Social Responsibility of Catholic Health Care Services
- Human dignity and sacredness of human life
- Rights of the human person, including right to adequate health care
- Biblical mandate to care for the poor, including social advocacy
- Advancing the common good and stewardship of resources
The Pastoral and Spiritual Responsibility of Catholic Health Care
- Community of healing and compassion
- Embracing physical, psychological, social, spiritual dimension of the human person
- Spiritual care as encompassing a full range of spiritual services
The Professional-Patient Relationship
- Interpersonal relationship requiring mutual respect, trust, honesty and confidentiality
- Rights and responsibilities
- Participation in informed decision-making
Issues in Care for the Beginning of Life
- Sanctity of human life from conception to natural death
- Care of women and children
Issues in Care for the Dying
- Compassion and care for the dying
- Pain management, spiritual care, respect and love
- Christian meaning of life, suffering and death
Forming New Partnerships
- Maintaining integrity of mission
- Providing witness to religious and ethical commitments
- Advancing care for the poor and responsible stewardship
For the full text of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, click the link below.
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