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Westhaven Community “A Ministry of the Evangelical Free Church” strives to be a premier Christ-centered facility with an emphasis on each individual’s spiritual care. Westhaven Community is dedicated to providing our residents the highest practicable quality care and services that allows each individual to feel loved and comfortable in a clean, homelike environment. We offer a holistic approach in which each resident will be treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity to his/her individual needs as a whole person.
Our story began in 1912 with the construction of a small two story building. The Free Church in Boone donated the site, the local chamber of commerce contributed $5,000 and money was gathered from our churches. Today, over 100 years later we are thriving retirement community with a 100 bed nursing facility, an assisted living, and independent living apartments.
In December 2021 we completed our annual inspection with the Department of Inspections & Appeals. This resulted in a deficiency free survey which places Westhaven Community within the top 5% of facilities nationwide regarding compliance with rules and regulations. There was also and infection and control audit completed due to new COVID regulations which resulted in no violations. In 2021 Westhaven Community had zero facility resident outbreaks of COVID.
Pastor Bryan Latchaw who was hired in September of 2019 continues to lead our spiritual mission of supporting our residents. We also continue to support other ministries around the World. Some of these include supporting 3 orphans in the Congo, the purchase of Bibles, EFCA Central district, ministries in Liberia and Guinea, etc.
The healthcare industry and in particular nursing facilities are experiencing a great deal of challenges. Regulatory we are in an ever changing industry with new rules and regulations being adopted almost daily. We also face challenges with the vaccine mandate that has been adopted for nursing facilities. Westhaven has an over 90% vaccination rate, which is far above the nationwide average of 60%.
Staffing challenges especially in the nursing field are a daily occurrence. At Westhaven Community we continue to meet those challenges and succeed at a time where many are struggling. We are blessed to have some of the best and most loyal staff. We also continue to receive an abundance of support from the EFCA Central district, our community, and the families of those we provide care to on a daily basis.
Westhaven Community believes strongly in education and opportunities for growth with our employees. Scholarship opportunities are available for staff to develop and grow in their profession.
Here at Westhaven Community we take great pride in providing the best quality of care to our residents and their families. We have developed a great reputation for high standards of care, and we look to maintain and improve upon that within our local community. With God guiding us we will continue our mission and vision into the future.
WestHaven Community Executive Director