Overview & History

The Lourdes Difference

In 1948, the Dominican Sisters of Oxford began caring for the elderly in their previous motherhouse nestled along the shores of Scott Lake – a stunning location reflecting the beauty of God’s creation.

Today, more than 60 years later, Lourdes Senior Community, a non-profit, continuing care retirement community, has grown into a neighborhood of 250 seniors living in four distinct residences: Fox Manor on the Lake independent living, Mendelson Home assisted living, Clausen Manor for those living with memory loss, and Lourdes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for long- and short-term care.

Lourdes Senior Community has a long history of quality healthcare and programs, now sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, formed in 2009 when the Dominican Sisters of Oxford and six other religious congregations became one. In 2014, for the second consecutive year, Lourdes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center was named one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The overall community was selected Best of the Best for senior living for the eleventh year in a row in 2018 by readers of the Oakland Press, a suburban Detroit daily newspaper. In addition, Clausen Manor and the Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center have received Michigan Governor Care Awards, and each year our facilities pass state surveys with exemplary records.

Lourdes serves residents with four Core Values: Dignity, Service, Spirituality and Compassion. Dignity respects the uniqueness of each individual; Service provides high quality care to meet each person’s needs; Spirituality brings the loving presence of Jesus Christ to people of all faith traditions, and Compassion sustains an environment in which residents experience peace and understanding in their lives.

We invite you to explore this web site to learn more about Lourdes, its history and vision. You will see why Lourdes Senior Community is A Great Place to Call Home.