Catholic Retirement Communities

Catholic Retirement Communities may be the perfect place to call home for many Catholic senior citizens.

This type of community meets not only the everyday needs of the retiree but also the spiritual needs. Catholic retirement facilities provide daily rosary prayers along with weekly masses for the residents.

Organizations That Help Sponsor

These individual faith-based communities are run by Catholic groups or organization - depending upon the location and the type of community. Some of the organizations that might sponsor a Catholic retirement facility are:

  • Individual Catholic Archdioceses
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • The Alexian Brothers – an apostolic Catholic order
  • Catholic Charities

Many of these communities are subsidized helping to make them affordable homes for senior citizens.

Type Of Care Offered

The retiree can choose between independent living, assisted living, dementia care, and full nursing care. Many of the communities are Lifecare or Continuing Care facilities, which are for active, independent seniors who want to plan for the future.

Most of the communities offer apartments with floor plans ranging from studio apartments to three bedroom apartments.

The apartments include meals, housekeeping services, and 24-hour security.

By living in one of these communities, the tedious everyday tasks of home ownership are taken care of. Allowing more time to pursue new interests, hobbies, and travel.

Searching For The Right Community

To find the community that is right for you:

  • First decide what your daily needs are. Do you still lead an active lifestyle or do you need some assistants?
  • Make a list of the things that are most important to you in a retirement community.
  • Contact your local Catholic church for information on retiree homes in your area or in another area of your choice.
  • Look on the internet. Many of the larger communities are listed by state and city.
  • After you narrow down your search, visit each facility.

There are many great retirement options today and one that satisfies your religious beliefs may just be the perfect new home for you.

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