My name is Faith Chmelka. I am originally from a small town called Prague, I started working in a nursing home in Wahoo as a Dietary Aide/ Cook. From there I moved to Elkhorn where I worked in many other places but during this time I was in college to become a Nursing Home Administrator.

I knew at a very young age, about 14 that I wanted to do something in the Nursing Home area for my Career. My Dad had bad experiences while living in a nursing home and passes when I was 14. My mom is a nurse and before she retired she was working in Nursing Homes for all of her career. I grew up with Nursing Homes part of my life and I never want anyone to worry if their loved one is being treated properly like I did. I want to be able to ensure the happiness and safety of residents and their family. I finally found how I could and went for it to make a difference in the Nursing Home community.


Ponderosa Villa

(308) 665-1224
Fax (308) 665-2450

Established in 1972, Ponderosa Villa is Crawford’s cornerstone for elder care.

Ponderosa Villa is a city owned, 35 bed, Skilled Nursing Facility approved for Medicare Part A & B, Medicaid, Private insurance and Veteran’s contracts. It maintains a professional staff of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and supporting staff.

Our dedicated staff provide quality care in a cheerful home-like atmosphere. Residents and their families are encouraged to participate in the development of the care plan.