On behalf of everyone at Midwest Geriatrics, Inc., thank you for your interest in our healthcare family.
Midwest Geriatrics, or MGI, is an Omaha-based, nonprofit organization. Housed in Florence Home, we are 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.
So, even though you are considering just one of our communities, you are really considering becoming part of a much larger family.
If you have questions or comments about our senior living communities, please call Florence Home’s main desk at (402) 827-6000
Our 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 – our mission; “To inspire the individuals we serve to live life to the fullest.”
- In 1906, Reverend Charles Savidge realized his dream to serve those in greatest need by opening the doors of a cottage at 1713 California Street. He named the building “The House of Hope.” The structure reportedly accommodated three to four people. A short time later, the neighboring home was purchased to make room for even more people. The total cost of both buildings was $4,000.
- By 1908, residents were moving from California Street to 958 North 27th Avenue where a big, beautiful home would allow Reverend Savidge to continue the mission and serve more people in the process. And while that was good, Reverend Savidge knew it could be even better. He mapped out plans for a new ‘home’ in Florence. News spread so quickly and was accepted so enthusiastically that people began making pledges to help support it.
- Unfortunately, his original plan was not to be. In 1913, a tornado ripped through the area destroying buildings and in the process, Reverend Savidge’s dream. He may have given up if it hadn’t been for the moment when he heard a vivid message from God telling him not to give up any part of his work and plans. Reverend Savidge pledged, “I will therefore go forward by God’s grace and help ‘til I place this beautiful building and grounds free from debt in the hands of the Board of Trustees to use forever for suffering humanity.”
- In 1916, a modified structure was built at 7915 North 30th Street. Growth prompted additions in the 20’s and 30’s and a name change officially took place.
- On January 11, 1929, House of Hope filed an Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation changing the name to Florence Home for the Aged.
Many changes have taken place since those humble beginnings:
- 1977 – Florence Home Healthcare Center opened at 7915 North 30th Street; 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 North 52nd Street.
- 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, we are striving to inspire the individuals we 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, we look forward to serving many more seniors in the Omaha community for years to come.
Midwest Geriatrics, Inc. will provide vision, direction, strategic planning and management services for its affiliates.
Florence Home Healthcare Center, Royale Oaks Assisted Living, House of Hope Assisted Living, & House of Hope Alzheimer’s Care will inspire the individuals we serve to live life to the fullest as they age.
Senior Health Foundation will support the healthcare family of Midwest Geriatrics through fund raising and advocacy.
Gerimed Long-Term Care Pharmacy will provide quality pharmacy services to the residents of our healthcare family and other nonprofit care communities.
Unimed Community Pharmacy will provide quality pharmacy services.
Inspired to Serve
The culture of the Midwest Geriatrics Inc. healthcare family is to provide dignified service to people by expert individuals who lead with respect and vision in order to create an environment of excellence.
At Midwest Geriatrics and its affiliates, our mission is to inspire the individuals we serve to live life to the fullest as they age. Our two most important resources in fulfilling our mission are our staff and our residents. To serve both, all employees are committed to dignified service to others demonstrated by respect and vision in order to achieve excellence. Doing so requires incorporating specific behaviors into every encounter, every day…core values that describe specific expectations based on our mission.
We uphold the trust individuals and families place in our organization and services by demonstrating honesty in our actions as well as ethical and responsible business practices.
We hold a deep regard for the dignity of each person. Respect is engrained in everything we do.
As care providers, we have been called to serve others with compassion and empathy.
We are actively engaged individuals working together as a team to achieve excellence in mission driven service to others.