“For over 50 years, The Village of St. Edward’s healing ministry has provided a continuum of care that values the sacredness of life and the dignity of each resident, whatever their stages of life.”

This commitment to not only a continuum of care but a healing ministry is what distinguishes The Village of St. Edward and is evidenced from the moment one steps foot on their campus in Fairlawn. We were invited to The Village of St. Edward last week to learn more about the care they provide to their residents throughout all stages of life as well as the impending addition to their campus of an Assisted Living Memory Care Unit.

“We talk a lot here about aging with dignity. When our residents walk through our doors they make this place their home and they are invited to stay with us for the rest of their lives, this becomes a community and a second family for them. In keeping with our Catholic values if they ever run out of funds they never have to leave, that to us is a continuum of care,” said Annette Walters, Director of Marketing and Admissions at The Village of St. Edward.

The Village of St. Edward offers this continuum of care through its independent living, assisted living and nursing care services. Today, the Village campus serves more than 270 older adults and has served over 2,000 patients and residents, touching the lives of thousands of family members and friends. Along with an abundance of amenities and services provided to their residents, The Village is also committed to serving their family members and friends. They do this primarily through the lens of education by offering workshops on Alzheimer’s and dementia to teach family members how to cope with their loved ones memory loss. In addition to this they offer caregiver sessions and host an annual wellness expo all designed to minister and inform residents and family members alike. They are also a registered memory screen testing site.

Their upcoming Assisted Living Memory Care Unit will be two levels and will accommodate 28 residents. “Our staff, designers and architects have put a lot of thought into the design of this new building. Before construction began our architects sat down to discuss things like, what will our future residents need? What will progress their quality of life? And what will help them maintain their memory? The design of the building came secondary to asking these questions and everything from the décor and lighting is based on them,” said Annette Walters. She added that, “We’ve already begun preparing our staff for the memory care unit with mandatory staff education for memory care and we have seven employees who have become Certified Dementia Practitioners.”

The Village of St. Edward is, “A place to belong, to befriend new pals, believe together and become your best.” If you or a loved one is interested in their services, stop by and pay their campus a visit, learn what they are all about and be welcomed into their healing ministry.

To schedule a visit or if you have questions, call 330-668-2828 for Independent or Assisted Living, or 330-666-1183 for Nursing Care, or visit them online at www.vased.org.