For over 60 years, Ave Maria, a non-profit agency, has been providing for the spiritual and physical needs of active seniors, as well as the frail and elderly in a Christ-centered environment in the Memphis and surrounding areas (mission). In 1951, the Ave Maria Guild purchased property in a residential neighborhood in Bartlett, Tennessee to open a home that would provide long-term care for men and women of all faiths and economic backgrounds.
Current programs include our Green Houses® Home, licensed for skilled nursing, and offering private apartments and community living; Assisted Living with a specialized dementia unit (St. Luke’s Cottages); and an Adult Day Program. The Adult Day Program serves a growing number of elders who wish to remain in their homes, but who need some assistance with daily living skills.
For those needing support with daily activities, assisted living may be the answer. Ave Maria offers assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication administration, as well as a full array of services such as housekeeping, transportation, and activities. Through a formal evaluation, Ave Maria will develop a personalized plan of care to meet you or your loved one’s individual needs and desires.
There are unique qualities about Catholic healthcare facilities. All Catholic health and elder care facilities are committed to meeting the needs of the under-served. Ave Maria provides pastoral care and mission related services. Our employees take pride in carrying forth the mission of Catholic healthcare as evidenced by letters from family members and residents. Catholic healthcare facilities are committed to serving those who need care regardless of their financial situation. Therefore, the Ave Maria Foundation of Memphis was begun to fund those programs and services at the Ave Maria Home.
Ave Maria’s vision is to be the Mid-South’s premier, Catholic long-term care community providing the highest quality of inpatient and outpatient programs, in a faith-based environment, that are enriching, offer different levels of care, allow seniors to age in place, and encourage seniors to live life to the fullest. For residents who outlive their financial resources, the Ave Maria Endowment will offer peace of mind and security in the future.