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Caritas House Assisted Living Information
Caritas House Assisted Living provides care and assistance to seniors 62 and older who require help in performing daily activities and can no longer live independently. The monthly fee is $4,650, which equates to $155 per day for 24-hour care
Caritas House provides elders with a residential assisted living community, with supportive services and personalized assistance with activities of daily living, including meals, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Medication management, housekeeping, laundry, recreational and social activities are also provided. A full-time registered nurse is on call 24/7, providing oversight and assessing the residents as required.
Residents of Caritas House enjoy a warm, caring, comfortable home environment in which they feel respected and valued. They enjoy two fireplaces, an enclosed garden and a community dining room. The social, mental, physical and spiritual well being of our residents is at the core of our mission. We offer a nurturing pastoral care program. This program can assist residents and their families through the transition to a new home and with any of their spiritual needs. We also offer daily Mass, weekly Ecumenical services and pastoral care visits.
This is a non-smoking assisted living facility. Residents are not allowed to smoke in the building or on the grounds. Residents may not have smoking material or matches in their rooms.
Caritas House Assisted Living is part of the Jenkins Senior Living Community, a long-standing senior community set on a scenic hill overlooking Baltimore. It is a 60-unit studio apartment community located off Interstate-95, next to St. Agnes Hospital.
In addition to the 60 resident rooms (each with private bath), we offer:
- Large, sunny dining room in which residents eat their meals and can invite guests to join them
- Five living rooms (two with gas fireplaces) on three floors
- Private dining room for gatherings or parties
- Activities/multipurpose room
- Laundry Services
- Beauty shop
- Enclosed patio
- Resident-run gift shop
- Emergency response system
- Keypad accessible building
- Twenty-five-acre campus set on a scenic hill overlooking Baltimore
- Pastoral care services
- Rehab gym
• Three nutritious meals served daily
• Medication administration by Certified Medication Technicians
• Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and other daily activities as needed
• Weekly laundry, linen and housekeeping services
• Daily trash removal
• Access to a full range of healthcare services, including an on-site geriatrician
• 24-hour access to nursing staff via a pendant call system
• Full-time nursing staff available on-site
• 24-hour security and emergency call system
• Social and recreational activities
• Pastoral care
• Individual Resident Service Plans
• Resident Council meetings
Pastoral Care Activities
• Mass is celebrated daily at St. Elizabeth’s Chapel and weekly at Caritas House.
• Protestant Services are held on Wednesdays in the Chapel.
• The Rosary is said in the Chapel each Wednesday.
• Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held each first Friday of the month.
• Ecumenical services are held in the Chapel during Advent and Lent.
• The Stations of the Cross are held in the Chapel each Friday in Lent.
• Reminisce, Reflect, and Pray is held weekly.
• “Hour of Faith” is a weekly discussion of scriptural and spiritual topics of interest to elders.
• Spiritual support and guidance are available for elders, their families and staff.
• Reconciliation Services are held in the Chapel during Advent and Lent.
• The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on request.
• Mass of Anointing of the Sick is held each month.
• Anointing of the Sick is also provided for those who cannot attend the chapel service.
• Memorial Services are held three times during the year for elders who have passed.
• Advent, Christmas, Lenten, and Easter celebrations are held in the Chapel.
Choosing the Best Assisted Living Facility
Choosing the best assisted living facility for your loved one is an individual decision to be made by the elder and her/his family. When you visit an assisted living home, ask about the quality of services provided, especially services of special interest to you and your loved one, such as:
- Physical setting
• Types of apartments available
• Religious preference
• Special Needs: dementia services or memory care (link to memory care at St. E page), special diets, accommodations for couples, etc.
• Activities offered
• Medical services offered: availability of a physician, transportation to medical appointments, nursing staff available, etc.
• Other services available
• Available amenities
• Fees – note that some assisted living facilities have a base rate and add-on for many of the services while others have a flat fee.
Most assisted living facilities invite you to visit the facility months before the move is likely to take place. It is usually easier for the potential resident to make the decision over a period of months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the Veteran’s Administration will pay for two days a week at an adult medical day program. There are a few things you’ll need to do first. Call Jacqui Steuerman at 667-600-2683 or email [email protected] and she can assist you.
Yes, the staff is able to assist with toileting needs and can also bathe your mother for an additional charge of $10.00.
Yes, the staff at St. Ann has experience dealing with confused participants and are able to manage episodes of agitation as long as they are sporadic and do not occur on a daily basis. Participants may be discharged from the center if they become a danger to themselves or others. St. Ann is a locked facility which is perfect for those who wander because they can walk as much as they want but cannot escape from the center.
Medical Assistance will pay for adult day care if the senior qualifies financially and meets the requirements for a nursing home level of care. Medicare does not pay for adult day care. Some long-term care insurance policies will pay for adult day care. There are also subsidies available through the Commission on Aging for Baltimore City for City residents and through the Baltimore County Department of Aging for those seniors who reside in Baltimore County. Please call Jacqui Steuerman at 667-600-2683 or email [email protected] and she can assist you.
Yes, St. Ann offers wheelchair accessible transportation to and from the center to those seniors living within our catchment area. Please call Jacqui Steuerman at 667-600-2683 or email [email protected] to see if transportation is available for your dad’s area.
Yes. Mass is celebrated weekly at St. Ann. Bible Study is held on Wednesdays. Spiritual support and guidance is available for elders, their families and staff. Reconciliation is available upon request.