About Holland Home

Our Mission

 

In fulfilling God’s calling to serve others, we will:

Serve with love and compassion.

Commit to excellence.

Follow Christ’s teachings and example in all we do.

Holland Home is called by God to be of service to others, and, in our efforts, we will constantly seek God’s guidance.

We will provide services with love, compassion, and excellence, and, through our efforts, our residents and clients will feel love, comfort, and peace of mind.

We will provide a broad and flexible range of services and housing options that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals both within our facilities and in the community.

Managing our resources carefully allows us to fulfill our commitment to Christian benevolence. And, we will always remember that we serve in Christ’s name.

Holland Home was formed in 1892 by Reverend Adrian Kriekard of the Third Reformed Church and a small group of men and women seeking to provide shelter for the elderly members of their congregations. The first Holland Home, located on the corner of Michigan Street and College Avenue, was home to eight people.

As the need grew, so did Holland Home. Fulton Manor opened in 1912 and over subsequent decades, was enlarged several times. By 1922, Holland Home had committed to life care for its residents.

In 1973, construction began on Raybrook Manor, and the Raybrook campus expanded to include Raybrook Estates I in 1987, Raybrook Estates II in 1992, Raybrook Homes in 1998 and Raybrook Estates III in 2005.

Holland Home added a third campus in 1990 with the purchase of Breton Manor (now called Breton Rehabilitation & Living Centre). In 1997, Breton Manor began offering residential hospice care along with rehabilitation and skilled nursing. The campus expanded in 1999 with the construction of duplex, triplex and fourplex homes and the addition of Breton Terrace, a large, congregate living building, in 2002. Breton Ridge, another independent living building, opened on the campus in October of 2008.

Holland Home expanded its services into the community with the establishment of HomeCare of Holland Home in 1987 and the creation of Hospice of Holland Home in 1995. Hospice of Holland Home was renamed Faith Hospice in 2006, and Trillium Woods, the Faith Hospice residence, opened in Byron Center.

Holland Home is now Michigan’s largest non-profit provider of senior services and was the first registered Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the state. Holland Home employs over 1,100 people and serves more than 2,500 daily.

Milestones in Holland Home’s History

 

 

1892

Holland Union Benevolent Association is formed.

 

Holland Union Benevolent Association purchases the Barnard Estate on the northwest corner of Bridge Street (now Michigan Street) and College Avenue.

 

First residents take occupancy at “Het Eerste Huis” – “the Holland Home.”

 

1894

 

Property to the west of the original building is purchased. An addition joins the two structures allowing for a total of 48 residents.

 

1912

 

Fulton Manor opens at 1450 East Fulton Street.

 

1917

 

Fulton Manor is expanded to accommodate 83 residents.

 

1922

 

Holland Home commits to “life care” for its residents.

 

1941

 

The name of “Holland Home” is officially adopted, and the organization is incorporated.

 

1950

 

Holland Home exchanges property with neighboring St. Thomas Church.

 

1951

 

An additional 75 resident rooms and a lounge are completed at Fulton Manor. Holland Home is now home to 253 people.

 

1961

 

Holland Home dedicates an addition to the southeast of Fulton Manor comprised of four floors and a new dining room, storage and equipment rooms and a nursing unit of 74 beds.

 

Holland Home begins an occupational therapy program.

 

1966

 

A crumbling 54-year old section of Fulton Manor is taken down and is replaced by a new building providing 150 resident rooms, lounges and recreation rooms.

 

1969

 

The first chaplain joins the Holland Home staff.

 

1971

 

Phase IV of the Fulton Manor building project provides 65 resident rooms, a chapel and offices. An elevator is added as well.

 

1973

 

The Holland Home Board of Trustees identifies a site near the intersection of the East Beltline and Burton Street for construction of another building that will become Raybrook Manor.

 

1975

 

Raybrook Manor is dedicated.

 

1982

 

Brown Home, across from Fulton Manor, is acquired and becomes an assisted living facility.

Crestview Manor, on 36th Street between US131 and Clyde Park Avenue, is acquired.

 

1984

 

Crestview Manor is sold.

1985

 

The Holland Home Foundation is established.

 

Construction begins on Raybrook Estates I.

 

 

The Volunteer Services department is established and the first director hired.

 

1987

Construction is completed on Raybrook Estates I adding 75 independent living apartments to the Raybrook campus.

 

Home Health Care Agency of Holland Home is established. The name is subsequently changed to HomeCare of Holland Home.

 

 

The first Holland Home Foundation Golf Outing is held.

 

1990

Holland Home purchases the Christian Nursing Center, 44th Street near the intersection with Breton Road, and renames it Breton Manor. Breton Manor offers skilled nursing care, residential hospice care and a residential rehabilitation center.

 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates the opening of Raybrook Estates II which adds 108 apartments, activity areas, exercise room, health center and library to the Raybrook campus.

 

1992

Holland Home celebrates its one hundredth year. Michigan governor, John Engler, signs a “Certificate of Special Tribute” for Holland Home, and Grand Rapids mayor, John H. Logie, declares the week of March 29, 1992 “Holland Home Week.”

 

Holland Home adopts a new logo featuring a stem and four leaves.

A generous donation by Jay and Lois Mol allows for the construction of the Verblaauw

 

Alzheimer’s Center at Fulton Manor.

 

1993

 

HomeCare of Holland Home expands to include a mental health program.

 

1995

 

Hospice of Holland Home is created.

 

1996

 

Wing E of Raybrook Estates II adds 25 new apartments.

 

 

Residential hospice care is offered at Breton Manor.

 

1997

Rehab Dimensions is established to offer outpatient services to residents as well as community members.

 

1998

 

Raybrook Homes opens on the Raybrook campus. Triplex and fourplex homes with attached garages offer a new style of independent living.

 

The Van Andel Pavilion is constructed at Fulton Manor with funds donated by the Van Andel family. The Van Andel Pavilion serves patients in the final stages of Alzheimer’s.

 

Through a donation from the Mol family, the Lendick Center is constructed at Fulton Manor to accommodate memory care patients in an assisted living setting.

 

 

Rehab Dimensions moves to Breton Manor and is incorporated as a subsidiary of Holland Home.

 

1999

VanDyke Center is established at Fulton Manor to provide living for memory care patients.

Construction begins on the first of the single, duplex, triplex and fourplexes known as

 

Breton Homes. Work commences also on Breton Terrace, the new congregate living building.

 

2000

 

HomeCare of Holland Home adds a rehabilitation program to its roster of services.

 

Holland Home corporate offices relocate to their present location at 2100 Raybrook Street.

 

 

2001

 

Four apartments are added to Raybrook Estates II following the move of the corporate office.

 

Brown Manor is sold.

The residential hospice center located within Breton Manor moves to its own facility, the Peter C. and Pat Cook Hospice Center. Breton Manor is renovated allowing for the care of a total of 73 residents.

 

The 23-bed Grace Center is opened at Fulton Manor to provide living for mid-stage memory care patients.

 

2002

The first phase of Breton Terrace, comprised of 81 apartment homes and a community center, is completed and residents move in. Completed Breton Homes now number 53.

 

Construction begins on the south wing of Breton Terrace.

Holland Home’s new mission statement is revealed:

In fulfilling God’s calling to serve others, we will

  • Serve with love and compassion.
  • Commit to excellence.
  • Follow Christ’s teachings and example in all we do.

2003

 

Holland Home partners with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in developing and piloting a specialized worship ministry model, Evening Star, for use with memory care patients in a long-term care setting.

 

 

Construction begins on a four story addition to Raybrook Manor providing more space for nursing residents.

 

 

2004

Ground is broken for the construction of the north and east wings of Breton Terrace.

 

2005

Ground is broken for what will become the new hospice residence center, Trillium Woods.

 

 

New Cook Center addition opens on the Raybrook campus.

 

Five buildings, located across from the Raybrook campus, are purchased and remodeled. They become Raybrook Estates III, adding 40 independent living apartments.

 

Raybrook Chapel is renovated.

 

Residents move into the north and east wings of Breton Terrace.

 

 

Hospice of Holland Home becomes Faith Hospice.

 

The new Faith Hospice residence center, Trillium Woods, is dedicated, providing 20 hospice beds.

 

2006

The PACE program (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), known as Care Resources, opens at Fulton Manor in partnership with HHS Health Options, Metro Health, the Grand Rapids Dominicans, and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.

 

Ground is broken for construction of Breton Ridge, the new congregate living building on the Breton Woods campus.

 

2007

 

Holland Home finalizes strategic alliance with HHS Health Options, a Grand Rapids based non-profit that focuses on linking seniors with services delivered in the community setting.

 

2008

 

A new initiative, The Center for Advanced Symptom Management, is launched. This program will provide palliative care to patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

 

Breton Ridge opens 75 apartments and the first residents move in.

 

2009

 

Masterpiece Living, a cutting-edge wellness initiative developed by the Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan and other experts on aging, is launched at Breton Woods. The program has been designed to help residents “live better longer.”

 

Holland Home adopts its current logo and launches a new website.

 

Breton Ridge opens its second wing with 48 additional independent living apartments.

 

Holland Home opens In-Home Helpers which is subsequently renamed Helpers of Holland

 

Home. Helpers provides both professional and non-professional services to seniors in their home.

 

2010

HomeCare of Holland Home adds lymphedema and decongestive therapy to its services.

 

HomeCare of Holland Home institutes the Heart Touch program which brings clients a continuum of cardiac care.

 

Faith Hospice receives approval for 12 Medicaid beds.

 

2011

HomeCare of Holland Home institutes Telehealth Monitoring.  The system monitors blood pressure, heart rate, weight, pulse/oxygen levels and blood sugar and transmits the data via a telephone line to a nurse manager in HomeCare.

 

Masterpiece Living launches on the Raybrook Campus.  Masterpiece Living is a cutting-edge wellness program designed to help people age successfully.

 

2012

Fulton Manor celebrates 100 years at its present location at 1450 East Fulton Street.  The time capsule buried in the cornerstone is opened.

 

Raybrook Estates I celebrates its 25th anniversary.

 

2014

REAL (Raybrook Enrichment Academy for Living) launched on the Raybrook Campus.

2015

Breton Manor becomes Breton Rehab & Living Centre and the ribbon is cut on the addition of a new therapy gym and Breton Extended Care. 

 

2016

Ground is broken for Breton Homes North—duplex, triplex and standalone townhomes on the Breton Woods campus.

REAL (Resident Enrichment Academy for Living) launches on the Breton Woods campus.

Vibrant Living program launches on the Raybrook and Breton Woods campuses.

 

2017

Breton Homes North first triplex completed.

HomeCare of Holland Home and Helpers of Holland Home join with Clark Home Health and Resthaven to form Atrio Home Care.  Atrio provides skilled care services and personal private duty services to clients in six counties in west Michigan.

 

Holland Home celebrates 125 years of serving!

 

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