The Jeanne Jugan Residence in San Pedro will proceed to function as a senior dwelling facility below a brand new proprietor, the Little Sisters of the Poor introduced Might 26.
Grace S. Mercado, who operates three different nursing houses and a house for disabled kids in California, will take over as proprietor and operator of the residence.
In February of 2020, the Little Sisters of the Poor introduced that they might be withdrawing from the residence. On the time, the sisters pledged to discover a “mission-driven sponsor” to proceed their work and permit residents and workers to stay.
In a press release, the sisters stated that “Grace’s personal deep religion will permit the House to take care of the non secular wants of the residents, which provides us nice comfort.
“Whereas it’s all the time troublesome for the Little Sisters to withdraw from any of our Houses, figuring out that the residents will proceed to obtain excellent care does present us consolation.”
In deciding to go away the residence, the sisters had cited points maintaining with ever-changing authorities laws round elder and end-of-life care, and an absence of vocations. When the choice was introduced, seven sisters lived on the Jeanne Jugan Residence, caring for 97 residents with totally different ranges of bodily and psychological well being wants.
The sisters have resided and operated the residence since 1979. The house has served the aged since 1905.