St. Catherine’s Village receives CARF accreditation
as continuing care retirement community
St. Catherine’s Village has once again been issued accreditation from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. This outstanding achievement is an indication of the Life Plan Community’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people it serves.
The five-year accreditation acknowledges that St. Catherine’s Village has conformed to a set of internationally recognized standards set forth by CARF. According to survey results, residents, families and staff have expressed high levels of satisfaction with the Life Plan Community, describing a family-like atmosphere. CARF identified the following strengths for St. Catherine’s Village:
St. Catherine’s Village is in a beautiful pastoral setting in central Mississippi. The 160-acre campus is a mixture of both formal and informal outdoor spaces. There are multiple ponds that are used frequently by residents, staff, and occasionally family members, for fishing and other outdoor recreation. Walking paths are available and accessible for all. Views of the lakes from resident spaces are maximized as much as possible.
◆ Residents are highly involved in the life of the community and are supportive of each other. New residents are welcomed through a variety of activities and offerings of food, practical advice, and companionship by existing residents. The Village News, provided by staff on a regular basis, and the Villager, a resident publication, communicate activities and information in a timely manner.
◆ Healthy and delicious meals are served in a variety of dining venues. There is ample space for residents to gather in both small and large groups. Resident feedback is routinely reviewed and acted on by the food committee. Catering services are provided for private gatherings, and residents report a high level of satisfaction in these offerings.
◆ Activities are provided to residents throughout the continuum by a creative and dedicated staff. Staff has made exceptional efforts to keep residents engaged and connected to family and friends. Residents and staff are looking forward to getting together again to play bridge, bingo and croquet, as well as to attend club meetings, dine together, and fish in the ponds.
◆ Residents appreciate the safety and security provided at all levels of care. The gated entrance is manned 24 hours a day. In interviews with residents, many expressed never feeling the need to lock their doors. The daily check-in for residents living in the garden homes and apartments adds another layer of security for residents and their families.
Madison’s preeminent all-inclusive Life Plan Community, St. Catherine’s Village is the first retirement community in Mississippi to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. Living options include independent living in apartments and garden homes, assisted living in Marian Hall, memory care in Campbell Cove, and skilled nursing in Siena Center, Tuscany and Hughes Center.
For more information, visit StCatherinesVillage.com or call 601.856.0123 to schedule a tour.