About Elim Care
Who We Are
From our clinical practices and dedicated staff to our impeccable campuses and welcoming décor, Elim Care has a proven reputation of excellence in senior care.
In the Bible, the book of Exodus talks about a place called Elim, a place of physical and spiritual renewal. Today, Elim Care strives to live up to its namesake by providing quality housing and healthcare to seniors.
At Elim Care, we constantly strive to achieve excellence in all of the senior care we offer. From our clinical practices and dedicated staff to our impeccable campuses and welcoming décor, these things and so much more contribute to our proven reputation of excellence.
Stroll through any of our skilled nursing homes, or assisted and independent living facilities and not only will you see quality care in a professional and supportive manner, you will see a better way in providing senior healthcare services in warm and supportive community settings.
We invite you to take a tour through any of our Elim campuses. You will see a better way in providing senior adult services.
At Elim Care, we constantly strive to achieve excellence in all of the elder care we offer.
Elder Care: Our Philosophy
In the Bible, the book of Exodus talks about a place called Elim. This place provided physical and spiritual renewal in a weary and arid land. In the same way, Elim Care serves the needs of seniors with compassion, excellence, and innovation in order to minister to their needs in this same manner.
At Elim Care, we constantly strive to achieve excellence in all of the elder care we offer. From our clinical practices and dedicated staff to our impeccable campuses and welcoming décor, the combination of these things, and so much more, contribute to our proven reputation of excellence.
Stroll through any of our campuses and you will see what we are talking about, and you will feel it too. We invite you to take a closer look at any of our Elim elder care facilities. Not only will you see quality care in a professional and supportive manner, you will see a better way in providing senior adult services.
Our staff and their work are driven by Elim Care’s mission of glorifying God by serving individuals and communities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa with a major focus on comprehensive ministries for the elderly and a commitment to compassion, excellence, and innovation as we demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
As outlined in our values statement, we also promise to:
SERVE the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with an eternal perspective.
MAINTAIN ethical practices consistent with God’s Word.
ASSURE honesty and integrity in all our relationships.
AFFIRM the worth and dignity of all whom we employ and serve.
HONOR the sanctity of human life.
GROW with focus and purpose based on sound financial management.
PURSUE innovation and excellence to meet the challenges of a changing environment.
Our Senior Care Services
As an organization dedicated to innovation, we realize that the best practices and services in senior care are ever-changing. We are committed to initiating those changes and we pride ourselves on the progressive care practices and programs we provide.
We also offer daycare/preschool services in some locations.
Through our service offerings, we strive to meet the healthcare and housing needs of senior adults, at whatever level of care they need.
New rehab therapies, computer technologies for residents, person-first care, restaurant style dining, spiritual programs, and the Eden Alternative are just some of the unique programs that work to complement our array of senior care services and enhance the health, independence, and quality of life of our residents.
New Name Announced for Augustana Care and Elim Care as They Join Together
When two organizations become one, they face the exciting and vital task of creating a name. Augustana Care and Elim Care especially wanted a name to reveal the values and mission of both nonprofit eldercare providers.
To make sure a wide range of stakeholders and employees were included, Varsity Branding was engaged. The new name, Cassia, conveys the preferences of a majority of more than 900 people surveyed during the past several months.
The name was inspired by anointing oil made from the bark of the Cassia tree and referenced in the Bible several times. It evokes both organizations’ commitment to healing, wholeness and our quest for solutions that help those we serve to live well. According to sources familiar with ancient oils, Cassia is said to symbolize the heart of a servant.
Dave Saemrow, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, reveals our new organization name; Cassia.
Our new logo was created to convey a drop of oil. Within the drop is the familiar form of the cross, which embodies the strong Christian heritage of the new organization. The stained glass colors and shading within the logo are also designed to reflect this heritage.
In addition, our name signifies our commitment to compassionate service to all people, as modeled by Jesus Christ. Cassia’s unique strength, according to CEO Bob Dahl, is the fact that by and large, the personal experience of staff members includes close connections to older adults as caregivers and family members. That experience results in employees who are passionate about the people they serve.
“Cassia is about helping the people we serve over hurdles so they can live fuller lives—and transforming the fear about what could happen into possibilities for joy and celebration,” says Dahl. “We seek that for everyone who walks in these doors, just as we seek the same possibilities for our own loved ones.”
Dahl believes Cassia leadership is about seeing each community as a laboratory for learning, where new ways to achieve excellence in care and service may be discovered. “We also believe deeply in designing environments that respect individuals and nurture their creativity,” he adds.
Cassia brings together 210 years of experience, touching thousands of lives in Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, Iowa and North Dakota. The united efforts of compassionate team members, volunteers, donors and churches have combined to serve older adults in numerous communities over multiple generations.
Augustana Care and Elim Care joined together in early 2018 to combine housing options, skilled nursing/health care and community-based services. As respected, well-known leaders in the eldercare field, Elim Care and Augustana Care voluntarily and proactively came together from a position of strength.
The partnership will reinforce both organizations’ missions and expand the number of people we can serve. The affiliation also provides more resources for creating new programs and growing existing ones.
Together, Elim Care and Augustana Care can identify more opportunities to partner with other senior care providers and health care organizations to address complex medical issues; provide more services; and attract more key leadership talent. The affiliation also allows us to connect to more resources to keep up with the expectations of current and future residents and changes in assisted living or health care regulations and respond to them.
Cassia 2018 Gratitude Report
In this first year of our affiliation, there are a lot of “firsts” to share! Welcome to our first gratitude report. We replaced the word “annual” with “gratitude” to remind us every day of how all this is even possible.
It is because of you, our supporters, that we can help those we serve. In these pages, you can read about the significant impact you made on older adults in our communities.
Another “first” was the decision to pay tribute to donors online, instead of within the printed report—which would have doubled its size. We hope you find the online lists more user-friendly and reflective of a wiser use of funds.