"In 25 years of service to the community, we have established ourselves as the facility of choice for Mason and southern Tazewell counties."
In 1984, a group of Mason City residents discussed how they could bring more industry into town. The topic of building a nursing facility came up. From that point on, sheer determination led to the realization of that dream. Residents of Mason City and many of the surrounding towns raised over $700,000 to build our nursing home. Mason City Area Nursing Home opened in 1989 with just six residents. It was projected that it would take four years to fill the facility; however, in just one and a half years, that goal was realized. Today, we are a community-owned, 97-bed facility offering three levels of care - shelter, intermediate, and skilled. We are also Medicare/Medicaid certified and managed by Heritage Enterprises.
"The work of our staff and their emphasis on resident care if reflected in our five-star rating and survey history," says Administrator Christine Banks.
We are very proud of our facility - quietly tucked away in a beautiful, rural setting. However, once you step in the front doors, you will see that we are abuzz with activity. We have a very large, active group of volunteers. Many of our staff members are related to our residents or share other ties with them from the community. Thus, there is a natural, strong feeling of family.
Our facility offers a wide array of services including - buffet services, nursing, housekeeping/laundry, hair salon/barber shop, hospice care, respite care, transportation, and security. We also offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis.
We are also proud to offer Shelter Care at Mason City Area Nursing Home. Shelter Care is a healthcare living option for seniors that allows them to live in a small community of other seniors who also enjoy a more independent lifestyle but have the security of knowing that if they should need additional assistance, the resources are nearby. Nurses are available to help in emergencies, and assistance with daily living tasks is available.