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Caritas House Assisted Living Information

About Us

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 $5,050, which equates to $163 per day for 24-hour care.

Caritas House provides your loved ones with a residential assisted living community, with supportive services and personalized assistance with activities of daily living. Included in our offerings are meals, assistance with personal care, medication management, housekeeping, laundry, and social activities. A full-time registered nurse is on call 24/7, providing oversight and assessing the residents as required. Our healthcare team for the community is also available for emergent situations.

Residents of Caritas House enjoy a warm, caring, comfortable home environment in which they feel respected and valued. A few comforts of our home include: two gas 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.

The Amenities

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
  • Library
  • Private dining room for gatherings or parties
  • Activities/multipurpose room
  • Laundry Services
  • Beauty shop
  • Enclosed patio with garden
  • Emergency response system
  • Keypad Accessible Entry
  • Twenty-five-acre campus set on a scenic hill overlooking Baltimore
  • Pastoral care services
  • Embedded therapy services and rehab gym

Our Services

  • Three nutritious meals served daily
  • Medication administration by Certified Medication Technicians
  • Assistance with personal care 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
  • Pet Therapy
  • Salon services
  • Outside Specialty providers such as podiatry, dermatology, psychiatry, dental, palliative and hospice care

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.

Admissions Process

In most cases completing the medical and financial evaluations will take place simultaneously. The medical evaluation generally includes:

• Resident assessment tool used by all assisted living facilities in Maryland. Ask your physician to complete the form and give it to you.
• Activities of daily living form, which asks about the amount of assistance the future resident needs. We request that someone who knows the potential resident well complete the form and send it to us with the Physician’s Assessment.
• Individual Nursing Assessment: Like most assisted living facilities, we will want their delegating nurse to assess the potential resident before acceptance.

Apply to Live at Caritas House

Our application has three parts:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

  • Assisted Living Manager’s Assessment (PDF)
    We ask that the family member who best knows the applicant complete this form. When we have received all three parts of the application, we will invite you to meet with our delegating nurse for a final assessment. If the nurse feels that we can care for the applicant appropriately, we will invite them to set a move-in date and select a room. If there are no rooms available, the applicant will be put on the waiting list. Please contact our office at 667-600-2660 or [email protected] if you have any questions about this application process or if you need help with any of the parts of the application.

Financial Information

There are several ways to fund the cost of assisted living:

  • Private pay
  • Long-term care insurance

If the resident or resident’s spouse served in a war, the VA may also help

Moving In

Specifics: What you need to know

The following items are needed for move-in:

  • Proof that the future resident is free of TB
  • Prescriptions
  • Copy of Medicare, other insurance and Social Security cards
  • Signed forms indicating choice of primary care physician and pharmacy

Apartment Floor Plan

All residences are private and include one room with a private bathroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    No. We welcome all regardless of their belief system.

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    Residents pay the flat monthly rate with their personal resources. For those who qualify, Medicaid Waiver is accepted for those pending bed availability. Veterans Benefits are accepted.

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    Since this is the resident’s home, visiting times are flexible. We ask that you keep in mind the resident’s schedule and plan your visits accordingly. Most visits occur between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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    Of course. You are more than welcome to take your loved one out of the building. We ask that you let us know when you are leaving and when you expect to return so that we may properly plan for the resident’s medications.

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    The idea of moving to an assisted living facility can be uncomfortable for the family and the potential resident. A visit to see what we have to offer can often be a great help in the decision-making process. Please contact us at 667-600-2660 or [email protected] to arrange your tour.

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    The time required varies greatly. Some potential residents need months to prepare for the move. Others need to move in fairly quickly. Depending on room availability, it is possible to move in within two weeks of completing the application. See the Admissions Process above.