Catherine Kasper Life Center Management Agreement

Monday, 17 April 2017

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ are pleased to announce that Catherine Kasper Life Center is entering into a management agreement with Trinity Senior Services Management, Inc., a management subsidiary of Trinity Senior Living Communities, Inc. a Michigan nonprofit corporation.   

The Catherine Kasper Life Center, comprised of Maria Center apartments and Catherine Kasper Home, is a Continuing Care Retirement Community sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, that provides customized care options including independent-living, a skilled nursing care facility and a secured memory unit.

The Life Center, located in Donaldson, Indiana, also offers spiritual care, rehabilitation, recreational programs, and educational enrichment opportunities. The dedicated staff provides a high level of consistency in care, receiving the maximum five-star rating from Medicare & Medicaid Services, and has a reputation for quality care.

The Catherine Kasper Home began in 1970 as a retirement home for Poor Handmaid Sisters. In 2002 the Catherine Kasper Home was remodeled, licensed by the State of Indiana and began welcoming all people. In light of the state licensing and remodeling, the Catherine Kasper Home and the Maria Center became known as the Catherine Kasper Life Center.

Catherine Kasper Home, an 81-bed facility, will soon be adding a Hospice Suite in memory of Sister Nola Weiner, PHJC and a couple’s room. Future dreams include expanding the memory unit.

Catherine Kasper Life Center Board of Directors, along with the Administrative Team, did their due diligence with a three-year study before making the decision to enter into a management agreement with Trinity Senior Services Management, Inc.

Sister Judith Diltz, PHJC Provincial said, “We want to continue providing the best care for our residents both today and for tomorrow amid the many challenges that exist in long-term care.  This agreement with Trinity Senior Services Management, Inc. positions us for future success and provides opportunities that as a stand-alone we don’t have.  Trinity’s Gospel focus on being a compassionate and transforming healing presence is a fit with the values we live by.  They bring a lot of vision, new ideas, professional skills to the table.” 

Like the Poor Handmaids and Catherine Kasper Life Center, Trinity Senior Services Management, Inc. is committed to serving the poor and underserved. Formed in 2013, it is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. In the regional five-state area, Trinity cares for 35,000 residents in 37 communities. In Indiana, these include St. Joseph Health System, Visiting Nurse Association and senior living at Holy Cross, Trinity Tower and St. Paul’s in South Bend.

Consultants from Trinity will provide assistance to the Catherine Kasper Life Center with services such as finances, mission integration, marketing, human resources, clinical nursing, dietary, and plant management.

The Poor Handmaids will continue to sponsor Catherine Kasper Life Center and its Board will continue to provide governance. Changes will be implemented in mid-April.