Thomas Rest Haven
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217 MAIN STREET, Coon Rapids, IA 50058
Care Types: Nursing Care, Assisted Living
Welcome to Thomas Rest Haven! Thomas Rest Haven has been providing quality nursing care since our founding in 1968. It is our mission to be a thriving health care community in which the individual needs and desires of residents direct and shape daily life.
Thomas Rest Haven, a 57 bed skilled nursing facility, was built in 1968 by the Thomas Foundation of Coon Rapids which included Charles W. and Bertha Thomas, Helen Thomas Galloway, Beth Thomas Lang, Marian Thomas, and Marjorie Thomas Hess and then gifted to the city of Coon Rapids. The facility was state of the art then and has had dedicated care and updating over the ensuing years overseen by an elected Board of Trustees. In its almost 40 years of operation, the facility has served residents of Coon Rapids and individuals from the surrounding communities. In 2001 a medical clinic and therapy room addition was completed to ensure that the community had access to medical services and outpatient therapy. Today, under arrangement with St. Anthony Regional Hospital, a full time family practice physician with X-ray and laboratory equipment provides services to the surrounding community. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available on an outpatient basis. Additionally the facility offers respite services to families and caregivers who might need to place a loved one for short periods of time. In April of 2005 a generous contributor provided the facility with a new handicapped equipped 12 passenger bus, enabling the residents to have increased access to area activities.
Thomas Rest Haven, as a result of prudent guidance and insightful leadership, has always been known for its excellent care. The facility’s reputation for providing care based on individual needs and desires was well established before the recent professional emphasis on “resident centered care”. In May of 2005 the facility was nominated by a resident and two other community members to receive a prestigious award from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals who is the regulatory agency for the nursing home profession. As a result, Thomas Rest Haven received the Governor’s Award for Quality Care, designating the facility as one of the premier long term care institutions in the state.