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“Love Made Visible”at Catholic Memorial Home

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ucked amid the beautiful landscape along Highland Avenue in Fall River, Catholic Memorial Home is a skilled nursing facility founded in 1939 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River, and is one of five skilled care centers operated by the Diocesan Health Facilities group. With a mission to “deliver state-of-theart care with heart and soul,” Catholic Memorial Home serves 272 adult men and women through its many comprehensive health services. Administrator Tom Healy said their non-profit mission-based organization is “dedicated to helping adults of

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all ages maintain the highest quality of life possible by addressing their physical and emotional needs, while fostering spiritual well-being.” “Our holistic approach embraces the signature beliefs that life is precious, that each individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and that the professional care we provide be defined by its compassion and attention to a higher purpose,” said Healy. Catholic Memorial Home’s rehabilitation services help individuals regain functionality following an illness, accident, hospitalization, or surgery and is the focus of the

goal-oriented rehabilitation services they provide. They offer a mix of short-term and extended care rehabilitation programs to help people get back to their best. “Our dedicated team of rehab professionals will work with you or your loved one each step of the way along the road to recovery,” said Healy. “Whether the goal is to improve mobility, address the activities of daily living, or to improve communication skills, our physical, occupational, and speech therapists are ready to help.”

Care & compasssion

The patients, whether short-term or

The South Coast Insider - February 2017  

The staff at Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River cares for its residents by practicing the idea of “love made visible.” To learn what this...

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