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Colonial Acres Nursing Home and Assisted Living is located in Humboldt, Nebraska. We are 45 minutes East of Beatrice, 20 miles Southwest of Auburn, 25 miles West of Falls City, 90 miles Southeast of Lincoln and 90 miles South of Omaha.We are a Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing facility with 49 Long Term Care beds and 14 Assisted Living Apartments. Assisted Living offers one bedroom and spacious studio apartments which have with individual bathrooms with showers, mini kitchens with microwave and refrigerators. We provide in-patient and out-patient physical, occupational, and speech therapy in our state of the art facility.

History of Colonial Acres

Colonial Acres began as a 66 bed nursing home. It is owned by the City of Humboldt and governed by a Board of Directors chosen by the City Mayor and Council. The city held a bond election in February 1968 to fund this $398,000.00 facility. A dedication service was held in July 1969 and Nebraska Congressman Robert Denny gave the main address at the dedication. The Administrators at this time were Mr. and Mrs. Reese Greaves. The first Colonial Acres Board of Directors consisted of Judy Stephenson, Jess Phillips, Barbara Outler, Lester Penkava, Dr. Harlan Heim and Wilber Boss. Don Herr was Mayor of Humboldt at this time. There have been several changes since 1969. In 1993, the north addition was added which includes a garage, shop, storage, physical therapy room, activity room, beauty shop, kitchen and offices.

In 2000, one of the three nursing home wings was converted to an assisted living. The Assisted Living houses 14 rooms with the ability to house 18 residents. At this time, the nursing home became a 49-bed facility.

In 2006, the Courtyard renovation began and is now a wonderful area to enjoy the outdoors, watch the flowers grow and the seasons change. The soothing sounds of the waterfall and fountain are very relaxing for our residents. Several wedding ceremonies and graduation pictures have been set in our Courtyard.

The current board consists of Pastor Jackie Hoy, Carolyn Blecha, Debra James, Jim Standerford and Rex Kappel. Dave Young is the Administrator; Susan Michels is our Director of Nursing and Rural Health Development Consulting manages the facility.

Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan & Forms

Colonial Acres of Humboldt operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint of discrimination by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form.