Dedicated to Caring
We strive to make the transition into residential care less stressful and even enjoyable.
Ave Maria Community Care Homes 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. Our residents truly are our “Extended Family.”
We welcome your inquires. Call our office anytime with any questions you may have; or make an appointment to speak with one of our office personnel about what our homes have to offer.
We encourage you to spend some time at our homes. Take a look around, visit with our residents, and get a feel for the atmosphere. We will schedule a tour any day of the week. We think you’ll find that our environment is just what you are looking for and will meet your every need.
The Doe Family would like to thank you personally for your interest in our homes.
We understand that selecting a home is not just about the physical structure, it’s also about the professionalism and care you receive throughout the process. We want you to know that we greatly respect your time and your needs.
We are proud to say that we’re family owned and operated and have been offering quality care for over 25 years. Our goal is to provide you with the most courteous and knowledgeable attention as you explore your options. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to understand your needs as you contemplate moving into a new home.
Again, thank you for your consideration. We look forward to serving you.
With highest regard,
Claire, Loren, Steve and Christina
Owners of Ave Maria C.C.H., Inc.
Our residents and families love our community!
Here’s what they’re saying about their experience.
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.
Good Morning, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to you because my Aunt, RH was a resident at Ave Maria and has just passed away. My family and I would like to take this opportunity to make sure that you know just how outstanding your staff is at this facility. My Aunt has always been a very capable, strong willed, independent individual. However, she decided she wanted to go to an assisted living facility because her husband had recently passed away and she couldn’t live alone anymore. We live in the Swanton/Saint Albans area and hadn’t really considered Richford as an option, however we are all so very glad we did. My Aunt would tell us that all the staff and residents were very nice and that she got along with them all. We enjoyed every visit and all your staff are so friendly and the living area is so clean, that may seem like an odd compliment but it is hard to find! Your mother, Claire was pleasant to converse and meet with from the beginning and throughout. You both have been very pleasant and helpful as well. Terri and Chari are informative and helpful nurses with kind souls, something that is very much a requirement for their profession. While we haven’t met any staff at night, everyone during the day/evening has been everything we could hope for. Sue, Marlene, Linda, Joanne, Michelle(I know there are more) play integral roles in these folks’ lives and they perform their duties with the utmost dignity and they are a pleasure to interact with. My Aunt has taken care of my brother and I since we were just six weeks old so it was important to us that she was taken care of as well. We never had to worry about her since she moved to your facility. These last couple of weeks we are so thankful that my Aunt got her wish to go back and stay at Ave Maria while on hospice, as it became her home over the past year. You have a winning team there and you should be very proud of the work that you all provide for the folks that live at Our Lady of the Meadow as well as Ave Maria. We will miss going to visit and felt that it was important that all your work be recognized, the surrounding communities need more facilities like yours. We thank you and your staff from the bottom of our hearts and I know that Aunt R does too. God Bless you all.
CB, CW, TW
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
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.
“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.”