The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Roman Catholic religious institute for women created in 1839 to care for the elderly. Today, they are throughout the world, in 31 countries, with over 2000 members and 234 houses. They are one of the largest religious institutes for women in the Catholic Church. Their closest establishment can be found in Warrensville Heights, where they have been for the past 145 years.
Last year, the Little Sisters of the Poor announced that they would be leaving Cleveland and their home at Sts. Mary and Joseph Home for the Aged on Richmond Road due to insufficient numbers. While the Little Sisters of the Poor will no longer occupy the 14-acre campus, they have not left the property abandoned. As of this year, the Altercare at St. Joseph Center, Inc. has taken over where they left off.
Altercare at St. Joseph Center is a family-owned company that will pick up where the Little Sisters of the Poor left off. They offer care for both male and female patients and supply the following:
- Short-term rehabilitation
- Skilled Nursing
- Long-term care
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Hospice and Palliative Care
Altercare at St. Joseph Center operates 19 care centers in Ohio and Michigan.
The Little Sisters of the Poor will continue to operate throughout the United States and other countries, but have downgraded the larger campuses for smaller housing. In the state of Ohio, they still have satellites in Toledo and Cincinnati.
If you would like to find out more information about the history of the Little Sisters of the Poor or Altercare at St Joseph Center, please contact the Kabb Law Firm at 216.991.KABB (5222).