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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Light of Hearts Villa (LOHV)

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 440.232.1991.


Why do people choose Light of Hearts Villa over other facilities?

There are many senior living options out there, but what makes Light of Hearts Villa the right choice? LOHV has a respected reputation for providing outstanding premier senior services since 1989. Our foundation is built upon a mission to provide premier senior residential living and community outreach services. Through our faith-based values, we affirm the integrity of each person and encourage them on their journey of aging. Our caring and companionate staff (some who have been with us since our inception), are dedicated to the fullness of life that each and every resident deserves. Our Person-Centered care plan is designed specifically for you. With LOHV, you have options.


When and why was LOHV established?

LOHV welcomed its first residents September 1, 1989. LOHV is housed in the former Lumen Cordium High School building. Lumen Cordium (Latin for Light of Hearts) was an all-girls Catholic high school from 1963 to 1987. When school enrollment began declining in the mid 1980s, the Vincentian Sisters searched for those whose needs were not being met. The search resulted in the decision to serve seniors who could no longer live alone, but who did not require nursing home care. They transformed the high school building into an award-winning, senior residential living and community outreach services facility. LOHV includes 90 apartments, a large dining room, chapel, multiple gathering areas, spacious activity center and beautiful grounds.


Who sponsors LOHV?

Light of Hearts Villa is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. LOHV’s administration handles daily operations with dedication and expertise. LOHV is a Catholic facility open to all, without regard to religious preference.


Is LOHV only for members of religious communities or the clergy?

No. LOHV serves the communities in Northeast Ohio, and welcomes all seniors needing independent and assisted living, short-term respite stays and memory care who want a faith-based environment.


What memberships does LOHV have?

LOHV is a member of the Ohio Assisted Living Association. This membership offers support and opportunities to grow in excellence in order to provide the best quality health care possible.


Why is LOHV a not-for-profit organization?

LOHV is a mission-driven organization that devotes its resources toward creative and quality care for residents. Not-for-profit communities are well known for their fine reputation of serving people whose needs are addressed as a priority.


What amenities does LOHV offer? 

LOHV provides a wide array of services and amenities, including:

  • Mass five days a week and daily Rosary in the LOHV chapel
  • Spiritual care through our Pastoral Ministry Department
  • Activities and special events
  • Regular resident outings
  • Hair salon
  • Cozy Corner gift shop
  • Library
  • Campus gardens
  • Spacious parlors
  • Private dining room
  • TV/recreation room with Nintendo Wii games
  • Computer lab
  • Large event and party rooms
  • Pet visiting
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • On-site rehabilitation
  • Laundry and housekeeping services

What health care services are available?

LOHV can meet a variety of health care needs, with services that include:

  • Wellness
  • Assistance with daily activities of living
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Emergency services include 24-hour emergency response by health professionals
  • A supportive environment for individuals with memory loss
  • Respite stay services

Does LOHV allow pets?

Family pets are permitted to visit. There are also therapy dogs that visit on a regular basis.

Can I entertain guests?

Family and friends are welcome to dine with you at LOHV. A reasonable guest meal charge will be assessed. You may also reserve a private dining room for special celebrations.

Does LOHV have security or an emergency call system?

All rooms are equipped with emergency-pull cords. All residents are also provided with a wireless nurse-call pendant. Nursing staff is on duty at all times.

Are there guest accommodations for any out-of-town visitors?

Yes. Guest suites are available for family or friends. There is a charge for overnight stays and meals.

What kinds of activities are available at LOHV?

LOHV provides a wide variety of activities for all residents. Our monthly activity calendar notes the various activities, outings and special events.

Do you provide transportation?

Yes. LOHV provides transportation for scheduled resident outings, as well as shopping and sightseeing excursions. Personal transportation is also available for medical appointments for a fee.


All praise and glory are Yours, Lord our God. For You have called us to serve you and one another in love. Bless our sick today so that they may bear their illness in union with Jesus' sufferings and restore them quickly to health. Bless those who have grown old in Your service and give them courage and strength in their faith. Lead us all to eternal glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.