Mission & History

Mission and History

Our Mission:

Saint Anne Communities offer residents a culture of self-respect and dignity in a Christian atmosphere. Each resident is offered individualized, high quality health care that encourages freedom and independence while preserving their dignity and uniqueness as creations of God.

Our History:

In 1960, The University of Notre Dame conducted a study of the aging population in the Fort Wayne-South Bend area. The study found that the elderly had critical housing needs that were not being met. Saint Anne Home was envisioned as a partial solution to this problem. The vision became a reality due to the generosity of Mrs. Geneva Davidson who was dedicated to the needs of the aging population, especially those without family support. Upon her death, Mrs. Davidson left the majority of her estate to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend with instructions that the money be used to build a home for the aging. Since opening in 1967, Saint Anne Home has become the benchmark for high-quality healthcare in Fort Wayne. Starting as a nursing home, over the years, Saint Anne’s has added 95 apartments to its campus and 16 rehab suites. Currently, we have 161 nursing home beds and 95 apartments to serve our community! In our beautiful and spacious chapel, residents and their loved ones can celebrate daily Mass or weekly Protestant services.

A 3500 square foot rehabilitation gym was opened in 2002, and sixteen rehabilitation suites were opened in 2005 to accommodate those needing short-term stays. The Courtyard Club Adult Day Program opened in 2010 in response to the growing needs of the community. The Club offers a friendly and safe environment for individuals living at home to stay active and enjoy socialization.

In 2012 Grace Pointe Randallia was added as an assisted living area specializing in memory care. Grace Pointe is comprised of 14 individual apartments surrounding a family room and offers 24 hour staffing and specialized activities for those struggling with the effects of mild to moderate dementia. Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community is constantly expanding to meet the needs of the population we serve.

In July 2015, Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community became known as “Saint Anne Communities” with the addition of a second location: Saint Anne Grace Pointe. The Grace Pointe concept developed in 2012 now has an entire building dedicated to the needs of those struggling with the effects of mild dementia. This addition was made possible by a partnership with Catholic Charities.