Our History

From the Desk of Mary Morrow:

ourhistoryHow grateful I am to see that my heartfelt desire to care for the elderly is still happening at the Morrow Home! The torch has been passed on to many willing hands and Morrow Home Community has grown by leaps and bounds!  This is how it began & where we are today….

1917:  Miss Mary Morrow established Morrow Memorial Home in Memory of her parents, Judge Joseph and Olive Morrow. The Home has grown considerably from its small beginning. Initially, a frame home was donated to the then West Wisconsin Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The first house served 12 individuals who had no home of their own; over time two other adjacent homes were added to care for others.

1938:  A new building was constructed; a 3-story brick facility where the residents lived and were cared for at Morrow Home.

1957-1993:  Morrow Home grew substantially through various additions to the 1937 building, providing modern rooms that serve as “home” to our residents.

1963: Chapel added to enhance the spiritual lives of our residents.

1988: New Nursing Home Dining Room, full basement, laundry, new kitchen, and enclosed courtyard constructed.

1994: Homestead, 24 Independent Living Apartments, with services began from the remodeled nursing home area, later approved for Assisted Living.

2001: Parkview, 22 Independent Apartments with services, was constructed north of the facility on the bank of Beaver Creek.

2001: Morrow Home became Medicare Certified to provide short-term rehabilitation care.

2004: Olive Branch Special Care opened to serve those with dementia.Later transitioned to BridgePath.

2005: MaryCrest, 24 Assisted Living Apartments, opened.

2006: Morrow Home “Meals in Motion,” began. Weekday noon meals delivered to seniors in the Community.

2007: Young at Heart Child Childcare Center opened its doors to accommodate families of employees as well as the community. Morrow Home was blessed for 11 years with Young at Hearth Childcare Center on campus until November 2018.

2009: Supporters of Morrow Home Auxiliary opens a resale shop in downtown Sparta called, “Mary Morrow’s Attic.”  All proceeds are directed to the Home and to the needy in the community.

2010: BridgePath-28 Advanced Assisted apartments with memory care was constructed to serve the frail elderly and the elderly with dementia.

2012: Bev Meissner Rehab Wing opens in the nursing home to serve residents who need short term care before returning home.

2020: In July, Morrow Home breaks ground for expansion and to replace Homestead and the west wing of nursing home.

the_cottageSince first providing care in 1917, Morrow Home Community has served many residents 24 hours per day, 7 day per week, 365 days per year for over 100 years.  Through the years, we have earned a reputation of providing affordable, quality Christian nursing care with superior service.

Today our services take on a broader role in continuity of care by adding independent living with services at Parkview Apartments and Assisted Living at Homestead and MaryCrest Apartments, and Memory Care at BridgePath Advanced Assisted Living.

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