Promoting health, building community
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

As part of its mission to honor human dignity and to care for the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP), Cincinnati, has made a systemwide commitment to address housing needs in the communities it serves. A priority for the system is providing safe, affordable housing options for the low-income elderly. CHP's approach goes beyond "bricks and mortar," however. The system aims not only to provide a home for senior adults but also to enrich their lives. Through various activities and support services, CHP's senior living complexes in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee offer residents an opportunity to live in a vibrant community. CHP facilities have developed a variety of initiatives to enhance residents' lives. Among these are: spiritual care services, nurses who serve as a resource to low-income elders, a short-stay shelter for seniors in transition, a service referral program, and therapy to help elders remain independent. In order to offer these comprehensive services to senior adults, CHP relies on partnerships with a variety of organizations and on funding from both the federal government and private investors. Especially as the nation's population ages, CHP continues to make its housing ministry a strategic priority.

Author(s): 
Artis, Bobby
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Health Prog
Publication Date: 
2005-04
Publication Year: 
2005
Pages: 
27-31
Volume: 
86
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0882-1577
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 15807065

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Bobby Artis. 2005-04. "Promoting health, building community." Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.) 86: 2: 27-31.

Wikipedia Citation

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