Opened in 1952, ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home is noted for its superiority in meeting the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of its long- and short-term residents. The elegant Home is served by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. Pacesetters of eldercare philosophy for many years, the Sisters' development of the "resident-centered care" model has become the standard for excellence.
Skilled nursing is available to all residents according to their needs. There is a nursing station near the middle of each floor and a geriatric attendant that is assigned to help residents.
The building's many public spaces, including an outdoor terrace on the 7th floor, host activities to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for socialization. While the concourse level coffee shop is a favorite meeting place for family and friends, many residents are most fond of the Walsh Home's Emerald Lounge where many gather for cocktails and companionship each evening. Events calendars are posted at nurses' stations, in elevators and in the main dining room. With the help of an active Family Circle and a strong volunteer program, the Walsh Home is able to offer its residents highly satisfying activities to fill their days.
The home also offers a barber shop and beauty parlor, a gift shop, newspaper subscriptions and a notary. Laundry can be done on-site by the home's staff and a number of professional dry-cleaners are in the area for residents who would prefer to send their laundry out.
"I've been working at ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh for over 40 years now. I like working here mainly because I like working with the elderly. I found my niche here and I feel that I am needed every single day. It gives me a sense of purpose to work here, it is like a real home; residents are treated very well."