Louisville is home to a comprehensive assortment of senior programs for Catholics. Whether you're searching for the basics like meals delivered to your home or rehabilitative and skilled nursing care, the Archdiocese of Louisville and the local chapters of Catholic Charities offer programs that serve many senior needs. Health care plans, case management, and hospice care services are also available in Louisville.
Catholic Charities administers numerous services in the area, and specific to seniors they support the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program in Louisville. Designed to meet the needs of Catholic seniors in nursing homes in the state, the program helps to educate seniors on their rights and provide advocacy for their care in nursing homes.
A number of additional organizations offer programs for seniors in the area, including Metro Parks Seniors Services. The programs include things like fitness and aqua classes, card games, social times, and field trips. Specialized programs are also available, like the Elder Program which is a partnership between Catholic Charities and the Kentucky Refugee Program where seniors have a chance to connect with other refugees in the community. Churches in Louisville also offer specialized programming for seniors, like the mission trips and bible studies you’ll find at St. Margaret Mary or the Senior Enrichment Program at Holy Trinity.
Catholic seniors have several options when it comes to their healthcare in Louisville. Whether you’re searching for a hospital, doctor, skilled nursing, or long-term care facility, you have faith-based options in your area. Mercy Health, who was formerly known as Catholic Health Partners, operates over 23 hospitals and more than 450 care locations throughout the states of Kentucky and Ohio. KentuckyOne Health is another major provider in the area. The system is a combination of the Jewish Hospital, St. Mary’s Healthcare, and Saint Joseph Health System, as well as the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. They operate out of over 200 locations in the state to provide faith-based care to adults, families, and seniors.
Through each health-care system, you’ll find resources for social services, including long-term care, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and in-home care providers in the area.
Seniors searching for nursing home and long-term care options can contact Catholic Charities of Louisville for assistance with finding the right option for you. Their volunteer staff can guide you through the process of how to ask the right questions to find the right placement for you or a loved one.
They can also recommend faith-friendly housing options in Louisville like:
Nazareth Home who offers short-term, long-term and memory care options at the facility and provides senior residents with an opportunity to attend mass daily and take communion both in the chapel or for those unable to attend in person, in your private room.
Sacred Heart Village provides rehabilitative, personal, and skilled care as well as independent living options and adult day care for seniors.
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