How Catholic Charities Helps Older Adults
Catholic Charities senior services are built on traditions of excellence, dignity, and respect which provide a spiritual base for our care. We are a leading provider of affordable senior housing and life care options for seniors in the Baltimore region. Our compassionate care is provided through a full continuum of services available to people of all faiths. Our apartment communities include a full range of services for low-income seniors. Specialized care is available through our adult day services, assisted living, rehabilitation and nursing care programs. Our free information and referral service helps you to make decisions about what is best for you or your loved one.
Needs in Maryland
- Approximately 710,000 Marylanders are over the age of 65. This is more than 12% of the total population. It’s important to note that this age group, with its very specific needs, will increase by 112% by 2040.
- The number of seniors over the age of 85 will also increase dramatically. In 2000, there were about 66,000 Marylanders over 85. In 2010, there are more than 117,000, and by 2030 there will be more than 250,000.
- 20.3% of Marylanders over age 65 are working. They represent 6.5% of the labor force.
- 87% of those over age 65 receive Social Security.
- Over a third of Social Security recipients rely on Social Security for 50% of more of their income. Some (about a fifth) rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.
- 7.7% of older adults live below the federal poverty level. 6% received food stamps.
- Affordable rental units for seniors are in demand. Twenty-five percent of older adults are renters and the majority of these renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent.
- The total volume of service that skilled nursing facilities provided in 2009 is estimated at 9.2 million patient days; on a typical day, the facilities cared for almost 25,000 people.
- There are an estimated 920,000 family caregivers in Maryland whose contributions to caring for older adults are valued at $6.6 billion.
How Catholic Charities has helped this year
- Senior Housing Communities helped people to live independently in more than 1,700 affordable senior housing units in 22 communities.
- St. Ann Adult Day Services provided medical adult day programs for more than 100 older adults.
- Caritas House provided assisted living services to about 80 frail elders with low and moderate incomes.
- The Neighborhoods at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center provided long-term care, skilled rehabilitative care, memory care, and pastoral care for 437 elders in a home-like environment.
Catholic Charities Services for Older Adults
Answers for the Aging is a free telephone information and referral service as well as a telephone based caregiver support program.
Caritas House Assisted Living offers an array of assisted living services to seniors who can no longer live independently but who do not need a skilled nursing facility.
Cherry Hill Senior Center offers seniors a safe, pleasant place to spend time doing activities of interest to them.
The Green House Residences at Stadium Place opened in the Spring of 2012. The residence contains four new new homes based on the Green House®model of elder centered rehabilitation and long term care.
Jenkins Senior Living Community The Jenkins Senior Living Community is located on 25 beautiful acres in southwest Baltimore City and is home to more than 400 seniors.
The Neighborhoods at St. Elizabeth is a 162-bed nursing center that provides person centered care to enable each resident to achieve his or her highest potential.
Senior Community Service Employment Program helps low-income individuals who are age 55 and older with their search for employment.
Senior Housing Communities provides affordable owner-built and managed senior apartment communities that are conveniently located throughout the Baltimore region
Senior Support Services provides residents of Catholic Charities senior housing buildings with meals and assistance with housekeeping, laundry and basic activities of daily living.
St. Ann Adult Day Services provides seniors with a fun, stimulating day with medically supervised activities that reduce the likelihood of premature nursing home placement.