Jenkins Senior Living Community
3308 Benson Ave

Jenkins Senior Living Community

The Jenkins Senior Living Community is Maryland’s first senior community to offer options to low and moderate income individuals for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, and medical day care.

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The Jenkins Senior Living Community is located on 25 beautiful acres in southwest Baltimore City and is home to more than 400 seniors. Our community includes two senior apartment communities with services; St. Joachim House and DePaul House; St. Ann Adult Day Services; Caritas House Assisted Living; St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center; and Answers for the Aging, a free telephone information and referral service. 

Over the years, our dedicated staff, friends, families, donors, and volunteers have played a vital role in helping us provide innovative quality care with compassion, excellence and integrity. An important element of our success is our focus on person centered life, which encourages elders to make choices in every aspect of daily living.  We have created a home here in the Jenkins Community, offering a harmonious and pleasant life for the elders who live in our neighborhoods, for the staff who work here and for the family members who visit.

Founded in 1927, the Jenkins Senior Living Community includes both residential and health care services that address the changing needs of seniors as they age. Our goal is to give seniors the opportunity to “age in place” by providing an array of services.  All of the programs in the community are linked by enclosed connecting hallways. Pastoral care is available at all the Jenkins facilities.  

A board-certified internist and geriatrician as well as an adult nurse practitioner have a practice on the campus to provide primary care to interested residents. The Jenkins Senior Living Community is Maryland’s first and only senior living community to offer a full continuum of senior care for those of low to moderate income.

DePaul House and St. Joachim House together include 199 rent-assisted one and two-bedroom apartments for seniors capable of living independently or with minimal supportive services. Residents may enroll in the Senior Support Services program which provides housekeeping, meals, and personal care at minimal cost.

Caritas House Assisted Living provides a secure, homelike environment for residents unable to live independently. Residents have 24 hour access to nursing staff, complete meal service, housekeeping, assistance with activities of daily living, a complete program of recreational activities and access to physicians’ services.

St. Ann Adult Day Services is available for older adults who, for health and safety reasons, cannot remain home alone during the day. Open five days a week, the program provides structured, fun, stimulating activities for seniors as well as medication management and transportation. A full-time nurse and social worker are on duty as well as an experienced and dedicated staff.

St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a 162-bed facility providing high quality long and short-term nursing and rehabilitative care. Services include geriatric rehabilitation, long-term care, a 30-bed memory care program, and a Hospice program, as well as a full recreational program.

Our care and concern for the needs of seniors and their caregivers includes a free telephone information and referral service - Answers for the Aging.

Our Stories

Young at Heart Nearly 100 seniors from the Jenkins Senior Living Community celebrated their “Senior Prom” with fun activities including dancing and karaoke.

Tuesdays with Mr. Fecher From their first meeting, Mary Ellen Cote and Caritas House resident, Mr. Fecher, seemed to hit it off. They exchanged phone numbers and set a date for their next meeting.


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