Almost Home In the NEWS

September 21, 2021

Almost Home rally’s support for week-long celebration of assisted living

Almost Home joined tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country for the festivities of National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 12-18. Honoring this year’s theme, “Compassion, Community, Caring,” ... read more about this story here

November 2020

The Spirit of Giving is More Powerful than Ever

There's never been a better time to make an impact with your giving and join us in our mission to help seniors live well and age well ... read more about this story here, on page 15

July 2020

Almost Home Receives Superb Review from the State of Kansas on back to back state surveys.

The results are in and Almost Home has received recognition by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services for a zero deficiency State Survey in March 2020.  The news was followed by a second zero deficiency Survey on June 16, 2020 ... , read more about this story here, on page 8 or in the Great Bend Tribune here


Residents SPARK creativity during NALW!

Almost Home residents celebrated National Assisted Living Week (NALW) and this year’s theme, “A Spark of Creativity” with an art class Wednesday led by Phyllis Brack, owner of Dilly and Doc. Their painted coffee mugs will be great for morning tea or coffee on the front porch of Almost Home. The week-long celebration was observed by communities across the country, Sept. 9-14., read more about his story here.


Residents and families help us Celebrates 5 years of Quality Health Care!

The health of our residents and the peace-of-mind we give families are just two of the reasons why we do what we do at Almost Home. We are blessed to serve special people like Mr. Miller, read more about his story here.


Almost Home Celebrates 5 years!

Experience the difference of Almost Home firsthand–Join us and the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the 5-year Anniversary on Thursday, March 14 at 9 a.m. at the residence at 1919 Van Buren in Great Bend. More details here.


Family praises Almost Home during special month.

Justin Van Meter, Rozel, knew his wife needed more than he and their sons could give. She was facing the end of her life and the family needed hospice care. ...

Justin and his sons, Spencer, 19, and Harrison, 17, shared their Almost Home experience in observance of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month in November. 

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November 2018 -

A new resource for your 
health care questions 
to age well and live well


We know caring for a loved one or researching your options for added health care can be overwhelming and sometimes hard to understand. It's time to Ask the Expert ... With decades of experience and insight into health care, options, value, and services in the area ... Almost Home has partnered with KVGB 1590 AM to go on air LIVE the 4th Thursday of every month @ 8:35 a.m. to answer your questions, give advice and help you navigate the details of aging well and living well. Tune in live or online and get your questions answered!


Families' Memorials Fund Garden, Landscaping at Almost Home Inc.

The idea for a flower garden and other landscaping had been on the agenda for at least a year at Almost Home. But it wasn’t in the budget. Recently, however, two families suggested memorials to the short- and long-term-care residence in honor of loved ones. Now, Mother Nature is blooming in the backyard at 1919 Van Buren. Read more.


Almost Home Inc. Named Winner at First Ever Meeting for 100 People Who Care

Last month, Almost Home Inc. had the opportunity to present at the first meeting for the new 100 People Who Care group. The “home plus” assisted living and hospice facility was one of three charities nominated to speak at the inaugural gathering. Read more.


Hughes Donates Car to Almost Home in Memory of Brother

Rhonda Hughes, Great Bend, believes that her brother, Stanton Bergen, is probably tickled with the idea that his 2012 Kia Soul is being put to good use. Read more.


Almost Home Observes First Year; Family Expresses Gratitude

Marisa Struckhoff and her four siblings were like a lot of adult children – holding their breath while searching for an answer to an aging parent’s physical and emotional decline. But Jim Thurman’s kids were finally able to exhale when they found Almost Home, 1919 Van Buren. Read more.


Brother and Sister Donate Father's Memorial to Almost Home

Two local siblings wanted to donate their dad’s memorial fund to a place that would do the most good for families trying to do the best for their terminally ill loved ones. They found such a place at Almost Home Inc., 1919 Van Buren. Read more.