Live Life to the Fullest at Florence Home
Housed in Florence Home, Midwest Geriatrics (www.omahaseniorcare.org) is the proud management team for Florence Home Healthcare Center, Royale Oaks Assisted Living, House of Hope Alzheimer’s Care, House of Hope Assisted Living, Senior Health Foundation, and Gerimed and Unimed Pharmacies in Omaha.
Founder Reverend Charles Savidge had a vision: to enhance the lives of seniors by providing quality, affordable care. While many things have changed since then, including the buildings, the neighborhood, the staff, the residents, and the families, one thing remains the same—the mission: “To inspire the individuals we serve to live life to the fullest.”
1977 – Florence Home Healthcare Center opened at 7915 N 30th St.; the original building became Florence Home Assisted Living and was in operation until 2011.
1989 – Midwest Geriatrics, Inc. was established as a management team to provide vision, direction, strategic planning, and management services for its affiliates.
1990 – Gerimed Long-Term Care Pharmacy & Unimed Community Pharmacy opened inside Florence Home Healthcare Center.
1995 – Senior Health Foundation began offering computer classes to area seniors. More than 15,000 individuals attended classes before the program ended in 2010. Senior Health Foundation continues to support the healthcare family of Midwest Geriatrics through fund raising and advocacy.
1997 – Royale Oaks Assisted Living was purchased, adding a second campus to the organization at 4801 N 52nd St.
2003 – House of Hope Alzheimer’s Care opened on the 52nd Street campus and became the state’s largest dementia-specific assisted living community.
2005 – Transitions Adult Day Program was opened in House of Hope and remains the only adult day program in Omaha that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2011– House of Hope Assisted Living was opened to meet the growing need in Omaha for traditional assisted living apartments. Florence Home Assisted Living was closed due to age.
2012 – Transitional Care at Florence Home was opened to accommodate individuals needing a short rehabilitation stay.
Today, Midwest Geriatrics is striving to inspire the individuals they serve to live life to the fullest as they age. Offering long-term care, rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, adult day, respite, long-term care, and community pharmacy services, they look forward to serving many more seniors in the Omaha community for years to come.
A Touching Testimony
“I had to put my mom in a nursing home at the age of 88. It was even twice as difficult because mom was deaf from birth and only communicate through American sign language. On mom‘s first day there, the staff at Florence Home asked me what they can do to make it easier to communicate with mom besides writing it on paper and pencil all the time. Within a few days, they had made up flashcards for mom to use and had ASL video available on some of the computers for the staff.
From the kitchen service worker who made sure mom had chocolate ice cream for lunch to the hard-working nurses and CNA’s on the third floor, they all showed nothing but respect for mom. They also have activities for the residents and they encourage everyone to participate. They always asked mom to come join them even if she didn’t want to, and I’m sure mom ended up having a good time
She passed away unexpectedly after only four months and some of the staff were even at her funeral. I think this says a lot about the Florence Home. Their staff is very caring to their residents. I was there almost on a daily basis and saw them interact with some residents who I probably would have difficulty dealing with, but they did it all with kindness and gentleness and understanding. What amazing people they are.” – Claudia J.