Marillac Residence is a Religious Level IV Rest Home for
Women Religious. It opened in November
of 1999 and has 76 beds licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is a full service facility that meets all
state requirements for clinical and supportive services to its Residents. It is a Catholic institution owned and
operated by the Sisters of Charity (Halifax).
Marillac Residence is named in honor of St. Louise de
Marillac, a name chosen by its first residents.
Louise de Marillac was born in France in 1591. She was a wife and mother and a widow at age
34. She was a woman of action and
courage, who was dedicated to helping the sick and the poor. With St. Vincent de Paul she founded the
Daughters of Charity, a congregation which has spread throughout the world. She was declared a Saint in 1934 and the
Patroness of Social Workers in 1960.
The philosophy of Marillac Residence is to provide safe,
quality care and to encourage and support each resident to achieve and maintain
independence within the health and wellness model of care. The role of the staff who work at Marillac
Residence is to support the independence and flexibility of the older person’s
lifestyle as long as possible. It is
essential that each staff member be competent to perform the job for which s/he
is hired and to be respectful and caring to the Residents and to one another.