Mount St. Joseph

Mount St. Joseph

Mount St. Joseph is an intermediate care facility for women with intellectual disabilities in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Owned by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, Mount St. Joseph provides a full range of medical care, therapy, and psychological services to its 90 residents. It is a not-for-profit facility.

The women who live at Mount St. Joseph range in age from 26 years to 96 years. The resident population is composed of all four intellectual disability categories: profound, severe, moderate, and mild. Physical disabilities range from severe to minor. As an intermediate care facility with 24-hour nursing and direct care staff, Mount St. Joseph meets the needs of all in a safe and nurturing environment. Individual care plans are designed to foster as much independence as possible. Mount St. Joseph is equipped to care for individuals throughout the stages of their lives, so residents can “age in place” without disruption.

Five spacious residential cottages form a connected network on the 160-acre campus. A lovely chapel, a large gymnasium, and swimming pools are part of the campus. When the weather is nice, residents enjoy walking on the beautiful grounds or relaxing in one of the outdoor gazebos. On weekdays, residents participate in day training programs, which afford opportunities to learn, explore, interact, and engage.

Families and guardians participate in decision-making and are regarded as partners in the care of the residents. Many residents join their families for monthly “Home Visits” and extended stays during holidays. Families are welcome in the cottages at any time.

Mount St. Joseph offers a full and exemplary quality of life for women with intellectual disabilities.  Each individual is cherished by the housemothers and the compassionate, professional staff.  Each resident is given opportunities to grow, practice daily living skills, and forge deep friendships in a safe environment.

Mount St. Joseph is indeed a remarkable setting which provides the best life possible for each of its beloved residents.