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Presbyterian Homes & Services has enjoyed the trust of families for generations. In part, because we have offered freedom from the ordinary, by reshaping the landscape of senior housing and services. But that’s not the only reason. An unwavering commitment to your total well-being keeps our focus where it belongs—on giving you the freedom to live well.

History

Presbyterian Homes had its beginnings in 1946 when a committee, appointed by the Synod of Minnesota of the United Presbyterian Church, decided to investigate the matter of a home for the aged in Minnesota. Under the leadership of its chairman, Dr. Edwin Kagin, the committee recommended building a home for older adults. In 1953, Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota was incorporated, with Dr. Irving A. West being elected the first president of its board of directors.

In 1955, the first senior residence was built by Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota, the predecessor of Presbyterian Homes & Services, on 20 acres of donated lakeshore property in Arden Hills. 

Today, over 6,300 employees serve over 26,000 older adults through 43 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, and through Optage® the home and community services division of PHS.

Mission

To honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults.

Vision

To provide more choices and opportunities for more older adults to live well.

Values

Christian Ministry - Reflect the love of God
Ready & Engaged People - Create ownership & utilize strengths
Operational Integrity - Do what we said we would do
Service Excellence - Create an exceptional customer experience
Stewardship - Optimize resources and expand ministry

Resident Perspective: Why PHS?

With so many senior communities becoming available, why chose PHS? Hear from residents how the focus on mission and a calling to honor God by providing compassionate care differentiates PHS.

Mission-based Relationships Presbyterian Homes & Services maintains relationships with non-profit organizations that share our mission to serve older adults. These relationships include membership in associations, shared ownership of senior communities, joint ventures to establish and manage senior communities, shared staffing and programs for the benefit of residents and clients.
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