Cleveland is a diverse melting pot of culture, and one of the largest groups in the city are Catholics. Through the Diocese of Cleveland and the Cleveland chapter of Catholic Charities, seniors have access to an array of programs to assist with their physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Whether you’re looking for transportation, social gatherings, health or emergency care, or skilled nursing services, there is a Catholic-friendly option available in the city. Services include something as simple as a hot lunch for seniors, or as complex as a social worker helping you to determine your care plan, and are all available in Cleveland.
Catholic Charities of Cleveland funds dozens of programs in the community, with a special emphasis on enriching the lives of seniors in Cuyahoga county. They run senior programs at the Fatima Family Center, St. Martin de Porres Family Center and the Hispanic Senior Center that can include a variety of actives including socialization, bible study, and in some cases will provide meals and transportation for eligible seniors. Seniors can also participate in the Catholic Charities program, The Illuminating Arts and Culture Project. Participants take introductory dance and music classes, participate in performances, and take a field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Cleveland seniors have access to many health care options, including the Sisters of Charity Health System, with one of their hospitals, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, located in the city. They administer their mission of Catholic health care through a range of services, including inpatient emergency and outpatient medical care. They’ve won numerous awards and are best known for their pioneering research and success with bariatric surgery in the region.
Catholic independent and skilled nursing care is plentiful in Cleveland. Here are a few options that seniors can choose from to meet both their medical and spiritual needs: Seniors ages 55 and older looking for an independent living community for Catholic Seniors should explore Emerald Village Retirement community run by Catholic Charities. The maintenance-free community includes many amenities, including social programming like wellness seminars, crafts, community outings, and meal service.
Also run by Catholic Charities, St. Augustine Manor in Cleveland is a skilled nursing facility that provides 24-hour care for chronically ill seniors on a long-term or short-term basis. Through St. Augustine Health Ministries, residents can access a full continuum of care services, including in-home care, skilled nursing care, and hospice care services.
Holy Family Home and Hospice is a unique, Catholic-sponsored hospice service that provides comfort therapies as well as support for the patient and their loved ones as they work through the end-of-life process. Services are available in-home or at one of the Catholic Charities residential care facilities.
Seniors searching for the right living solution for their needs should further explore their options on SeniorAdvisor.com. Here, you can search by care type, location, and read the reviews of residents and family members to find the best fit for you.
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