CHELSEA – Legacy Lifecare has started providing management, operational development and consulting assistance to the Sisters of Charity-Halifax’s campus in Wellesley.
Sisters of Charity-Halifax is a nonprofit Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based congregation of Catholic religious women, which began its ministries in health care, education and social services in 1849, according the organization’s website. The Sisters have served in schools, hospitals and parishes in Canada, Massachusetts, New York, Peru and the Dominican Republic.
The congregation’s retirement residences in the United States are the Marillac Residence, a Level IV rest home with 76 beds, and the Elizabeth Seton Residence, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation residence with 84 beds. Both are part of Mount Saint Vincent retirement community in Wellesley Hills. The residences were built for sisters in need of nursing care.
In 1980, the Elizabeth Seton Residence opened its doors to the public when it was granted a license to operate a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, while the Marillac Residence, a former rest home for religious women, was granted a license to open to the public in 2017. Both residences welcome people of all religious traditions, cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
Legacy Lifecare is a nonprofit management resources collaborative that manages Chelsea Jewish Lifecare of Chelsea and Peabody, JGS Lifecare of Longmeadow, and Deutsches Altenheim in West Roxbury. Legacy Lifecare began providing management services to the Wellesley campus on Jan. 1.
“We are excited to partner with Legacy Lifecare,” said Sister Margaret Fitzpatrick, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity-Halifax, in a prepared statement. “By joining a network of nonprofit elder care organizations, we are better prepared to deal with today’s increasingly complex healthcare landscape while retaining our mission and community focus. We are confident this collaboration will strongly benefit our residents, employees, and surrounding community.”
With this partnership, the Sisters of Charity-Halifax (Wellesley) will oversee branding, strategic planning and fundraising, while Legacy Lifecare will provide executive leadership, day-to-day support, and general management services. Both residences are highly regarded in the Greater Boston area.
“Like all our members, Sisters of Charity-Halifax (Wellesley) is committed to providing the highest possible caliber of care,” said Adam Berman, president and CEO of Legacy Lifecare, in a press release. “We are thrilled to partner with this esteemed nonprofit organization. I look forward to working with their talented leadership team, headed by Lori Ferrante, administrator of the Elizabeth Seton Residence, and Sister Judith Breen, administrator of the Marillac Residence.”