Types of care
Selecting long-term senior living homes and senior care services are very personal choices.
Independent living offers a desirable choice for seniors who are still self-sufficient but no longer want the hassle of managing a home on their own.
Assisted living provides a good option for seniors who want to maintain some semblance of independence but require additional help with basic tasks.
Nursing homes and specialty care facilities are available for seniors with more involved medical needs. These can include short-term and long-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, memory care, respite services, and hospice care.
Things to consider
Senior living communities offer a broad range of services to give seniors a safe place to live while receiving the assistance needed to thrive. Many of these services are standard, regardless of the location or level of care. Common amenities include prepared meals, housekeeping, help with daily living skills, and social and recreational activities.
Individual priorities are important in choosing what type of senior living environment is best for you or your loved one. Considerations like budget, proximity to family and friends, and access to hospitals and other medical professionals are among the many factors that may influence your decision about what type of senior living community best fits your personal circumstances.
Uniqueness of Catholic Senior Living
A commitment to spiritual wellness and faith-based care can elevate the environment in a senior living community to one that feels more like home.
There are several local options for seniors and their families who are interested in faith-based living communities that integrate Catholic beliefs into their continuum of care. What makes them unique is that residents’ spiritual needs are addressed in tandem with physical accommodations.
Catholic senior living communities provide faith-based care where residents benefit from being part of a like-minded community of Catholic caregivers and peers. Depending on the community, spiritual amenities may include:
- Regular Mass
- Praying the Rosary
- On-site chapel
- Organized prayer groups or Bible study
- Confessionals with a priest
- Eucharistic ministries
Choosing to live in a Catholic senior living community is an excellent way for seniors to make faith an integral part of every day.
Partners Offering Senior Living Ministry Options
Light of Hearts Villa
283 Union St, Bedford, OH 44146
(440) 232-1991 • lightofheartsvilla.org
Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living through compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven, and person-centered care. Through a broad range of activities and social interactions, residents are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest according to their own individual pace.
Mount Alverna Village
6765 State Rd, Parma, OH 44134
Mount Alverna Village provides quality senior living and health care services rooted in compassion and servant leadership. Their mission is to celebrate life and serve with joy by reflecting on God in everything they do.
Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center
21800 Chardon Rd, Euclid, OH 44117
(216) 531-7426 • mountstjoseph.net
The mission of Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center is to serve their residents with compassionate care in a state-of-the art facility.
Regina Health Center
5232 Broadview Rd, Richfield, OH 44286
(330) 659-4161 • reginahealthcenter.org
Regina Health Center provides exceptional care through a range of services in a unique setting featuring a faith-based, compassionate environment.
St. Augustine Health Ministries
7801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 634-7400 • staugministries.org
The mission of the St. Augustine Health Ministries is to continue the healing ministry of Christ by promoting the quality of life and independence of each person entrusted to their care. They promote the sacredness of life in a community that celebrates purpose, individuality, companionship, and well-being.
The Village of St. Edward
3131 Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333
3813 Fortuna Dr, Akron, OH 44312
880 Main St, Wadsworth, OH 44281
The Village of St. Edward supports and enriches lives with compassionate, Christ-centered care. They promise to treat every resident as Jesus would—with kindness, humility, and empathy.