35 Holy Family Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-532-3246

Welcome to MissionCare at Holyoke

Jessica DeRing

Jessica DeRing

Administrator

Dear Residents and Family Members, 

It is my pleasure to announce and welcome you to MissionCare at Holyoke.  Formerly known as Mount Saint Vincent Care Center and the successor to the Farren Care Center program, MissionCare at Holyoke is now part of the iCare Health Network and is a specialized long term care center; the only one of its kind in Massachusetts.

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MissionCare cares primarily for residents with a dual diagnoses of mental illness and a major medical condition as well as residents with other stigmatizing factors who may be difficult to place. Residents are referred to the center for long term care from around the Commonwealth and region. MissionCare’s clinical and behavioral programming is tailored to individuals with these diagnoses and needs.     

The MissionCare at Holyoke campus was designed to create a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere that contributes to each resident’s ability to enjoy his or her continuing life experience. Located atop the Ingleside section of Holyoke, overlooking the Connecticut River, every floor offers contemporary, comfortable resident rooms along with dining rooms, lounges and activity spaces. Residents also can enjoy the Center’s recreational areas and a large, secure outdoor space. A large community room, hair salon and cafeteria also are on site. Continue reading…

 



iCare Health Network Blog

All the latest news, discussion, and updates from the iCare & Touchpoints Rehab team.

  • February is designated as American Heart Month to bring attention and awareness to the prevalence and severity of heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans in the United States. The team as Touchpoints at Bloomfield wore red on February 3, 2023 for National Wear Red Day, the first Friday of every February.  Some iterations of National Wear Day are to promote awareness of heart disease in women. This is because, according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease …
  • January 23-27 is National Activities Professional Week with a theme of “Adventure Awaits”. On this week we celebrate all of iCare’s Therapeutic Recreation and Activities Professionals as they bring enrichment, fun, engagement and fulfillment to our residents’ lives.  According to the National Association of Activities Professionals Website, these teams are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities.…
  • On January 20, 2023 a group from East Culture Arts Group performed traditional dances and songs in celebration of Chinese New Year.  According the their materials, East Culture Arts seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Chinese and other country’s cultures; promoting cultural exchange through singing, dancing and other activities involving the arts. China is home to 100 dance styles, representing fifty-six different ethnic groups, including the Han. Every dance has its own dis…
  • There are so many deep and meaningful quotes attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that resonate strongly for those in healthcare and in daily service to others. But it is important on this day to remember what a life of service to others means. That loving one another is even more important in times of strife, discord and division. That words alone will not solve problems or save lives, but it is in your actions, big and small that you legacy and impact will be decided.  Today, go forward…
  • Parkville Care Center was in the holiday spirit this year with festive attire all month long. The month of December was full of special outfit and attire days like Cozy Toes, Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, Rudolph Red Wear, Jolly Jeans and more.  Santa came to visit the residents, passing out gifts to all. Meanwhile staff enjoyed a tasty holiday lunch with music, raffles and plenty of merriment!  Now dash away all!
  • Chelsea Place held its annual Holiday Decorating Competition where staff and residents participate in decorating the units on which they work and reside.  This tradition started over ten years ago and visitors, vendors and supporting staff do the judging and the winners win a pizza party for staff and residents!  Staff and residents really enjoy this annual tradition, spending time decorating together but also the holiday cheer that comes about from the entire care center being decorated. …
“I moved my mother here in December 2021 after a brief stay in the Boston area. I have been incredibly impressed from my first interactions with Nicole in Admissions (and throughout the admissions process) to my tour with Kyle where it was clear that there is a good, positive energy to this facility (staff was smiling and seemed happy to be there – a great feat, in my opinion, considering all that healthcare workers have been through in the past few years). I continue to be impressed by all of the receptionists, nurses, activity staff, social workers, business manager, etc. Everyone is so on the ball and willing to help…and quickly, when needed. I would highly recommend MissionCare to anyone looking for a safe, positive environment for their loved one.”
~ Wendy K. Slate Berman (March 2022)