For more than 120 years, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and Franciscan Ministries have fulfilled the desperate need of the elderly and underserved. The Gift of Care program is one of the ways developed to provide additional support to residents and patients of Franciscan Communities and programs that do not have financial resources. Long-term care is very expensive and many will not be able to pay for senior living residences, in home supportive services, or any other necessary services out of his or her own income and resources. That’s where the Gift of Care can help.
The Gift of Care program is a commitment by Franciscan Ministries to underwrite all or a portion of a resident’s care for a specific period of time, based upon specific financial criteria.
As a not-for-profit organization, Franciscan Ministries promotes and cares for the interests of older adults in senior living residences and the community in an environment of dignified living, caring and companionship. In the spirit and tradition of the Catholic Church, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and our foundress, Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, we have been of service to the needy and the poor for over 120 years. This program is one of the ways we reach out specifically to those who need us most.
Each Franciscan Community strives to provide the Gift of Care program for applicants or existing residents, who desperately need financial assistance with the expenses associated with our compassionate services.