Since 1965, the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm have served in ministry at Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, the only multi-level Catholic senior care facility in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Today they provide sophisticated, state-of-the-art care in a home-like atmosphere which reflects Christ’s compassion, love and concern for the elderly.
The Marian Dementia Care Center within Garvey Manor offers its residents the unique sensory stimulation program in its “Serenity Rooms” where multi-sensory equipment is used to interactively engage cognitively impaired people via their senses.
Garvey Manor is one many members of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association continuing the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, begun over 2,000 years ago in Galilee. This ministry is carried out by hundreds of highly qualified health care professionals and caregivers in award winning hospitals, nursing facilities, hospices, related health care organizations and residences across the Commonwealth.
Catholic health care in Pennsylvania plays a vital role in caring for our citizens, ministering especially to the poor, uninsured and vulnerable. The PCHA and its members give witness to gospel values in public affairs in Pennsylvania.
Over 3 million Pennsylvanians are assisted at Catholic hospitals each year, and hundreds of thousands more are helped at homes for the aged, health care centers, social service centers and other facilities.
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