Catholic Assisted Living
Catholic assisted living communities offer long-term care for
seniors who require assistance with everyday activities, such as
meals, medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation.
Some assisted living facilities resemble apartment buildings, while
others might be built on multi-acre campuses or even be refurbished
mansions. Residents can expect 24-hour supervision and security,
basic housekeeping, social programs and activities, and access to
In Catholic assisted living facilities, residents can expect
medical care that centers on the health needs of the patient and
keeps with Catholic traditions.
Religious Programs Often Include
- Daily Holy Mass
- Holy Communion (distributed to residents unable to attend
- 24-hour chapels
- Access to a local Catholic church
- Events, classes and workshops (typically on spirituality, life
transitions and scripture)
Cost of Catholic Assisted
- A Place for Mom Catholic senior living
communities: 4,500 (approx)
- Average cost: $3,022 a month for assisted
living; $230 a day for nursing homes (national median)
Finding Catholic Senior Living
If you're looking for a senior living facility that adheres to
Catholic beliefs, you'll find one in most communities and every
state. In fact, according to the
Catholic Health Association of the United States, assisted
living and skilled nursing are core components in the continuum of
Catholic health care. And Catholic facilities welcome people of all
religious beliefs and backgrounds.
In addition to your loved one's health and spiritual priorities,
your search for a Catholic assisted living community or Catholic
nursing home should consider your overall sense of the facility. It
should feel warm and welcoming, with a compassionate staff.
Residents should be gracious and have good things to say about
their home. Those feelings and that experience are what you'll want
for your loved one.
Deciding on Catholic Senior Living
Finding a Catholic assisted living facility or Catholic nursing
home takes careful consideration and research. Spend time touring
your top assisted living choices. Meet with staff, ask questions
and talk to residents if you can. The right assisted living
facility will offer the care, amenities and comforts your loved one
needs, and it will feel like home.
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