Catholic Health Care in New York
New York has some of the most comprehensive Catholic senior programs in the country. From basic help like home-delivered meals to skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, the Archdiocese of New York and local Catholic Charities chapters provide options for virtually any senior need. Case management, health care plans, and hospice care are also available.
Inclusive programming at Catholic senior centers
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) operates two dozen senior centers and special programs within its two boroughs. All the centers host fitness classes and opportunities for social time with friends. Other offerings at each center are tailored to the neighborhood. For example, at Bayside Senior Center, weekday kosher lunches and weekend karaoke in Cantonese bring neighbors and guests together, while ballroom dancing and an on-site thrift store draw visitors to the St. Charles Jubilee center. Specialized centers run day programs for seniors with dementia and offer screenings and referrals for depression and substance abuse.
Catholic Charities provides help for homebound New Yorkers, too, including meal delivery, case management services, wellbeing-check visits, and support groups for home caregivers.
Comprehensive senior services from ArchCare
ArchCare is the Archdiocese of New York’s network of health and social services for seniors. Among its offerings are 3 health plans for seniors who require skilled nursing care, long-term home care, or who want the freedom to age in place even if they need skilled nursing later on. ArchCare’s home care division serves the city and Westchester County with home health aides, skilled nurses, respiratory and other therapists, and medical social workers.
ArchCare also operates 5 skilled nursing facilities for short-term stays and long-term care, each tailored to the neighborhood’s needs.
Carmel Richmond on Staten Island has the borough’s only car-transfer simulator, to help family caregivers of short-term rehab patients learn to move their loved one to and from their car after rehab is done.
Mary Manning Walsh Home on Manhattan’s East Side offers old-school elegance to its skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients. The home’s amenities include an on-site coffee shop, lounge, and salon.
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC) is a large facility on the edge of Central Park that can accommodate nearly 500 long-term care residents, 130 short-term rehabilitation patients, and 50 patients receiving specialized care for pain management, Huntington’s disease, HIV and AIDS, and other complex diagnoses. Residents can enjoy field trips around the city, walks in the TCC gardens, and visits to the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park.
Ferncliff Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center serves the Hudson Valley with long-term care and short-term rehab facilities, including a new gym to help patients recover tone, balance, and range of motion. The center, housed in what was once a home belonging to the Astor family, sits on 36 acres and offers activities like gardening, pet therapy, and outdoor exercise courses.
ArchCare offers an online care finder tool to guide seniors and their families in the right direction. Parishioners in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx can also contact ArchCare’s Parish Health and Wellness Network to explore their Catholic care options.
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