If you are a Buffalo senior, you don’t need to go far to find quality Catholic health care. Local charities provide assistance to seniors living at home, while Buffalo’s world-class Catholic hospital system provides both inpatient and outpatient care for the city’s residents.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo provides social and emotional support to families living throughout Western New York. The organization is involved in educational initiatives, counseling and mental health programs, immigration assistance, and senior services. Project HOPE (Helping Older People Excel) and the Comprehensive Care program help seniors over the age of 60 to live independently at home by offering individualized care planning services. The Telephone Assurance Program (TAP) is a free volunteer service that reaches out to isolated seniors by phone and provides wellness checks along with regular opportunities for socialization.
Caregivers can turn to Catholic Charities services for support and guidance when it comes to managing the challenges of eldercare. A Gathering Place is a social program that supervises at-risk seniors during the workday so that their primary caregivers can take a short break. The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative provides counselling services, support groups, education and training programs, and respite care options for family members that care for a relative with dementia.
The Buffalo Catholic Health System (CHS) is a premier provider of health and social services for seniors living in and around the Diocese of Buffalo. Five hospitals, one urgent care center and numerous other medical facilities coordinate with each other to provide the best possible care for the residents of Western New York State.
If you are a senior living independently at home, you may find yourself having trouble with daily living activities, errands, or housekeeping. CHS hires out home health aides that are able to help seniors with household tasks and day-to-day personal care routines. The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides more extensive long-term care for housebound individuals with chronic or degenerative health conditions.
Seniors who cannot live safely at home can look into one of four skilled nursing facilities managed by the CHS. Whether you are recovering from a surgery or dealing with a lifelong illness, trained staff will help you to manage your condition with compassion and professionalism.
Father Baker Manor is located in picturesque Orchard Park and offers both assisted living and skilled nursing care options for seniors. Residents can enjoy their own private deluxe room or save money by bunking with a roommate.
McAuley Residence is conveniently located on the Kenmore Mercy Hospital campus and provides both short-term rehabilitative care and long-term care for seniors with chronic conditions.
St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center is located on the Sisters of Charity Hospital campus on Main Street in Buffalo and offers long-term senior care options along with an adult day care program. Patients without reliable transportation can easily access the facility via bus or the metro.
Mercy Nursing Facility at the OLV Senior Neighborhood provides skilled nursing care for up to 84 residents at a time. Each patient lives in their own room while sharing a communal kitchen, dining room, living room and spa with other seniors on their floor. Residents also enjoy amenities such as TV, Internet, and a working fireplace.
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