Address: 233 North Hastings Hastings, NE 68901 View Map
Phone: 402-461-3149
Email: mkohmetscher@kensington-evergreen.com
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About Us

Quality senior assisted living......A little help goes a long way.
 

Our spirited residences offer the choices, freedom and encouragement to live a more fulfilling life. Each one is a warm and supportive community; where people care about each other like family.

Our services are designed to help people live safely and with dignity. Provided naturally and respectfully with attention to all the details of everyday life, they must also adapt to meet changing needs. But services are just the means to an end. That end is to promote well-being and give people the freedom to pursue the things that matter to them.

Most importantly, our services are delivered with pride by devoted, happy and well-trained staff members; people chosen for their empathy and integrity. We genuinely want to know who you are, what you care about and where you came from. Because the more we learn about you, the better we can serve you.

Each one of our residences is as distinctive as the people who live in them. Common amenities such as private suites, well-appointed living areas and comfortable guest rooms are offered in all of them, with unique features in each. Service options may vary, depending on the licensure in each state.

The Best Choice When Staying At Home Isn't The Best Choice

People who need a little help with daily life have more options these days, including a spectrum of home-delivered services. In comparison, a senior living environment offers all those services plus three important advantages that are either very expensive or nearly impossible to duplicate at home:

  • Expert staff & security, on-site 24/7
  • Daily social interaction with peers
  • A variety of activity opportunities

What Makes Us Different?

We Treat People Like Family
What is it that makes any house a home? It’s when you belong to the family inside. And each one of our residences is home to a unique family, a circle that encompasses both residents and staff.

In the best families, members of all ages treat each other with respect. They encourage and listen to one another. It’s where we rejoice, play and grieve together; where individuality is appreciated; where we learn and grow together. Safe harbor and unconditional love are found there.

People thrive when they feel like part of a cherished family, knowing they’re surrounded by those who only want what’s best for them. It’s also a comforting, supportive and healing environment for those who are facing loss or illness.

Our ability to bring this philosophy to life depends entirely on hiring the right people. That’s why every staff person is hand-picked for their capacity to provide the kind of care we’d want for our own loved ones. We are united by this purpose.

The Importance of Choices

Every stage of life involves a significant struggle. Two year olds must develop a separate identity from their mother; some of us experience a crisis in mid-life when we question the path we’re on. So what happens in older adulthood?

First of all, we must deal with losses – of health, family members, friends – and other changes beyond our control. This can result in a fierce need to maintain as much control as possible.

Secondly, it’s a time of life review. As we sift through a lifetime of achievements, memories, and lessons learned, we come to some conclusions about what it meant and how we want to be remembered. This is a process of discovering and crafting our legacy, a humbling task.

As long-time providers of senior care, we understand these two most important concerns.

Our response to the need for control is to offer as many choices as possible.  want to help you do what you want to do; go where you want to go; and live the way you want to live. You can choose your own path.

An excellent example of this is our Bucket List program. In groups or solo, spirited residents have embarked on a wide variety of adventures. Some were amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game – at age 92. Other accomplishments are smaller yet no less personal, such as a pilgrimage to the family homestead or dancing in a Native American ceremony. And some are just plain fun, like tasting sushi for the first time.

In addition, we’ll help you concentrate on your legacy through life review activities that include story telling, intergenerational programs, volunteer opportunities and special family events.

Meaningful pursuits and granting wishes make living in one of our residences anything but ordinary.

Beatrice
105 North Sixth Street Beatrice, NE 68310
402-228-2000
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Why Choose Us?

More freedom, companionship and safety measures make a strong case for a senior living community. But then choosing the right residence can be an overwhelming experience. There are many choices and because pricing methods vary, it’s hard to compare costs. Most folks aren’t sure what to expect or even what questions to ask. We all just want the best for our loved ones.

That’s why our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly Family Service Coordinators stand ready to help explain the alternatives. From first contact they’re committed to finding the right solution for each person whether it’s in one of our communities or not. They have an arsenal of helpful resources and established relationships with area doctors, financial planners, realtors and other professionals. Above all, they’re really good listeners.

Like most senior living residences, ours offer basic services such as health care, personal assistance, meals, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance services. But we offer many services that others do not:

  • Expanded transportation; it’s free and available 7 days a week
  • Special events & support services for families, such as welcome dinners & guest accommodations
  • A choice of all-inclusive rates or base rates with added care charges
  • Signature LifeCycles wellness program & activity curriculum

The LifeCycles Difference Curriculum

The traditional approach to activities for seniors is often very stereotypical. It can feel stale or even worse, patronizing. So we set out to create something completely different, something that felt more like real life. After all, LIFE is an activity.

The result is LifeCycles, a 52-week curriculum in which each week is an immersion into a different topic or theme that everyone can relate to. It’s not just a program for residents. All staff participate, and activities may also include the families of residents or staff, neighbors, residents’ friends, volunteers, family pets, schools and many other community groups. Our aim is to strengthen the human connections between people of all ages through the universal experiences, growth milestones and seasonal rhythms we all have in common.

This integrated, more natural approach to “activities” has many benefits:

  • More spontaneity & less boredom
  • More companionship & less loneliness
  • More meaningful engagement & less helplessness
  • Residents relate to activities built around what they want to do, not the other way around
  • The Bucket List program adds an element of excitement & adventure
  • Higher job satisfaction & retention of good staff
  • Better, more relaxed family relationships
  • Good conversations & opportunities for residents to share wisdom
  • Interaction with children and animals generates positive energy
  • Less dependency on medication
  • More fun & laughter
  • Maximized whole-person wellness
  • A real feeling of belonging

We believe those who are not well are still capable of well-being.

That means quality of life is the moral and practical goal for every person, no matter what their state of health. The question is always, What does this individual need to enjoy life to the fullest, right now?