The mission of caring for the elderly began in 1929 when Mother Angeline McCrory founded the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. In 1999, the Sisters formed a non-profit corporation known as the Carmelite System for the Aged and Infirm, Inc. In 2010, renamed The Carmelite System, Inc. it was headquartered in a new building on the grounds of the Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The Carmelite System is a not-for-profit health system consisting of facilities located in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Dublin, Ireland where senior care services are provided, including skilled nursing, assisted-living, independent living and post- acute care.
The Carmelite System is unique in its focus to the elderly, following in the tradition of Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm. The Carmelite System fosters the healing ministry of Christ in Catholic health care by proclaiming the value and dignity of the aged and infirm, and providing collaborative ways to meet the needs of today’s elderly. The hallmark of programs and services rendered is a commitment to compassionate, loving care of the highest standards, with wise stewardship of resources.
The System staff are committed to assisting member facilities to achieve quality care in long-term care and short-term rehab within a homelike and dignified setting. Not only do they zero in on the important components of clinical services, but they also promote the collaboration of services such as mission effectiveness and quality improvement. The Carmelite System provides financial and business services, management of information services, strategic planning, public policy, and education.
“We want our homes not to be better, but the best.”- Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa