The Fox River Apartments are located on five acres of property just north of Olney Central College. This 30-unit apartment community provides meals, housekeeping, social activities and other daily assistance to the frail elderly 60 years of age and older. Low to moderate income seniors from the surrounding community receive this assistance through a contract with the Illinois Department on Aging. Referrals are made to various outside resources to help the overall health of each resident. The management and staff of Fox River Apartments have done an outstanding job in maintaining the quality of service to the residents and the quality of the facilities as a whole.
As the “Baby Boomer” population continues to age, the elder care role is expected to become an even greater responsibility in the years to come, especially here in Southern Illinois where we have 16 of the poorest counties in the state. Many in our population will likely not have the means to sustain their livelihood in their senior years and will require affordable/subsidized care facilities. Caritas Family Solutions sees it as a response to our mission to step up and increase its presence in varying communities in Southern Illinois to provide this type of care.