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Dedicated to Caring

Ave Maria
Community Care

Ave Maria Community Care Homes located in Richford, Vermont are dedicated to surrounding our residents with a setting that is caring and comfortable.

We have created an environment that is safe, loving and family oriented, and designed to maintain high levels of independence and dignity.

Experience an environment focused on supporting an active, independent lifestyle for our assisted living residents and providing familiarity, comfort, and engaging activities for our memory care residents.

Three Residential Care Homes

Offering the highest level of senior care in Vermont since 1989.

Ave Maria Home is recognized for its ability to nurture the elderly with quality care. We have created environments that are safe, loving and family oriented, and designed to maintain high levels of independence and dignity.

Our residents truly are our “Extended Family.”

Memory Care at Saint Josephs

The decision to place your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, or any form of dementia, in a Care Home is not always made as a result of a sudden crisis. It often comes about as you gradually realize the consequences of mental decline.

The person who lives alone, but forgets to eat, does not keep clean, leaves the stove turned on, neglects to pay the electric bill, wanders, goes out and becomes lost, obviously cannot continue to live alone.

Assisted Living at Ave Maria

Ave Maria Home is recognized for its ability to nurture the elderly with quality care. Ave Maria has a relaxed, homey, warm, clean, and bright environment.

Residents may choose a private or companion room, with a private bath. All share dining rooms, lounge areas, and sun decks.

Assisted Living at Our Lady of the Meadows

Our Lady of the Meadows provides a bright, clean, friendly atmosphere. This home is located in a rural setting, and is perfect for relaxing in the fresh air, gardening, and short walks. It also offers 25 private rooms with bath, a chapel, a fully equipped salon, piano lounge, whirl pool tub, central court yard used for barbeques and activities.

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Loving, Safe and Family Oriented

Our residents and families love our community!
Here’s what they’re saying about their experience.

Hello B.
I would like to thank all for the beautiful card. Very thoughtful.
I can’t express enough how grateful I am to you and your entire staff, for the compassion care you had given my mom. I only wish it had been for a longer period.

The kindness that you all gave to myself and my sister while we were there the last days of Mom’s life was amazing.

Take care everyone.

Thank you again for the bottom of my heart.

G.A. - S.K

Dear Our Lady of The Meadows, Staff and Family,
We are so thankful for your care, love and kindness, especially during mom’s final days and hours. Your gentle touch and words soothed both mom and us. We are grateful for ALL of you.

D, P, S, L, M and L

“First of all I can’t thank you enough for the love and care given to my mother. When it seemed there was no place for her to go you took her in, kept her fed and safe. Our Lady is a truly wonderful place. My thanks can’t be adequately into words.”


We wish to express our deepest gratitude for the wonderful care you gave our Mother during her stay at your facility. She truly felt at home there and spoke often of how wonderful the girls were to her. A special thank you to SG who made us feel so welcome during Mom’s last days. We all felt your staff showed professionalism tempered with compassion which allowed us to rest easy while she resided with you. Again, thank you so very, very much from the depth of our hearts.

From the family of EH

Thank you so much for the care you gave my mother the past 8 years. When I was looking for a facility for my parents, I found out about “Our Lady,” visited it and looked no further. I have never been disappointed.

The support I was given this last week was wonderful, and I was so impressed with the way my mother’s person and body was respected and honored as she approached death and after as well.

Thank you for the beautiful nightgown and blanket she was wearing. It meant so much!!!
Love you all,


I am so happy to be here. You are all the greatest group of people I ever met. You are the kindest and found me the greatest room. I love it. I just love being near my Honey, R. (her husband). Thank you all so very much.
You are wonderful and I love you.

A.& R.

“To all the staff who took such good care of my mother, your kindness will always be remembered. Also the kind words said to me to help me process what was happening and what to expect. I miss my mother very much and think of her every day. I am grateful for all you did for her and myself.”


Would you like more information?
The Doe Family would like to thank you for your interest in our homes.

For questions or to schedule a visit please call us at 802-848-7106 or if you prefer, send us a message.