Welcome Home to the Ave Maria Community Care Homes
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.
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.
Loving, Safe and Family Oriented
Our residents and families love our community!
Here’s what they’re saying about their experience.
Dear OLM staff,
The tenderness and sensitivity you all showed our mother throughout the years and at the end of her life will never be forgotten. Thank you for the comfort you gave her as well as the insight, knowledge, and emotional support you all showed our family.
Watching someone you love make the transition from this life is a difficult thing, but your comfort helped us navigate this challenging time.
Thank you all so much for all you do and have done!
M&R & family F
“I want the donation to go to Ave Maria where Uncle F. resided.
Used for an activity fund or what ever is really needed there. The girls were wonderful to Uncle F. and did their job with a lot of patience, professionalism, love and caring.
I couldn’t have had him in a better place.”
To B. and entire staff,
We wanted all of you to know how grateful we are for the above and beyond care that you all have given our mother N.R.
It’s such a comfort to know that she is safe and getting excellent care and kindness.
We most definitely chose the very best memory care home.
B.Q and family
I wanted to send our thanks for taking care of our aunt, N.R., to the funeral of her husband and also for transporting her to see her husband while he was at the Respite House.
I must say that was amazing for the facility at Our Lady of the Meadows to assist the family in this most saddest time,
Again, I just wanted to express my appreciation. There needs to be more places like this.
Thank you again for the bottom of my heart.
To whom it may concern,
Please accept this donation in memory of my treasured friend, GB. My visits to your wonderful facility gave me confidence that my friend received the love and quality care that she deserved. Thank you for your excellent care.
I would like to thank you all for the beautiful card. Very thoughtful. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to you and your entire staff for the compassionate care you had given my Mom. I only wish it had been for a longer period of time. 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 from the bottom of my heart.
GA & SK
Dear Care Givers,
It is with profound gratitude that I write on behalf of my family to thank you for your commitment and compassion over the last ten years in the care of my mother. Thanks to you and all your team, my mother was able to live out her final years under the best possible circumstances, develop meaningful friendships, and be active in the local faith community.
I would not hesitate to recommend your care and facilities to others seeking some dignity and peace of mind as they confront aging or illness.
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
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.
“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.”