Dear St. Paul Hermitage Families,
Today was our first full day without your visits. You were missed, not only by your loved ones, but by all of us who make up the St. Paul Hermitage Community. I want to make sure that you feel connected to your loved one. I know that you cannot physically be present at this time, but there are other ways we can connect. Below are some ways that you can connect with your loved ones.
We are now equipped for you to connect with your loved one through skype. To connect with your loved one through skype follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Download the Skype
Depending on which device you plan to use, you'll download a specific version of Skype. To download click the following links and select your device type:
Step 2: Create your username
Come up with a username and password you can easily remember.
Step 3: Set up your contact list
Once you've given out your Skype username, you can easily add St. Paul Hermitage’s account after logging in by clicking the Contacts tab on the left-hand side, then the "Add Contact" button in the top right-hand corner.
Our two skype for St. Paul Hermitage are:
Step 4: Schedule your Skype Time
We have set up dedicated times for skyping for 20 minutes per resident per day so that all our residents can communicate with their families. They will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am- 4:30 pm. You can set up a time for skype by calling the Health Care Desk at 317-786-2261 ex. 248
Step 5: Select your call type
After creating your contact list, you'll be ready to make your first Skype call. Select a family member or friend to call by clicking on his or her picture. You'll then see a series of buttons and you'll decide which kind of call you'd like to make. You can choose between:
Video calls - Click the video button if you want to communicate face-to-face.
Phone calls - Click the phone button if you want to make a call without using the webcam.
You'll notice a "+" button as well, which allows you to add other loved ones to the conversation. This is especially convenient when you're trying to get the whole family together on the call!
You can speak with your loved one on the phone by calling 317-786-2261. We are experiencing a high call volume. If you have difficulty reaching the health care or residential desk, please call my extension at 224. I will help you connect with your loved one.
Care Packages and Letters:
You can drop off care packages and letters at our main entrance. Ring the doorbell and we will deliver your package and letter to your loved one.
We will be starting the rosary each day with a prayer written by Sr. Susan Marie. Our monastic community will be praying it each day. I invite you to join us in prayer.
Thank you for entrusting us with your loved one’s care. Please reach out to me if I can do anything to help ease your fears, worry or concerns.
May God continue to unite us through the above modes of communication.
Sr. Heather Jean Foltz, HFA