Wauneta Care and Therapy Center
Wauneta Care and Therapy Center, purchased by the Village of Wauneta in July, was built in 1969 and opened in 1970 through the efforts of some very energetic townsfolk who saw a need and carried it through. Prior to the purchase, we were a Vetter Health Services facility, known as Heritage of Wauneta. VHS purchased the facility in 1982-83, but decided that the cost of installing a federally mandated sprinkler system was more than they wanted to take on – so our building and contents were purchased by the Village of Wauneta on July 1, 2012. Again…. through the efforts of energetic townfolk!
Through the years, we’ve renovated and remodeled and have had many compliments about our home-like atmosphere. Of course we can’t credit that entirely to nice furnishings and rooms – our staff is second to none! We pride ourselves on hiring only the most compassionate and caring people. We can teach anyone the tasks, but kindness and passion for caring for the elderly is a ‘natural’ trait that cannot be taught.
Currently, we are licensed for 36 beds and our census is holding its own at 30 and just above! We employ 60 staff members, give or take a few and take great pride in the fact we have not used agency or pooled labor in quite some time. Which means our staff personally knows each of our residents and not only meet their needs, but touch hearts as well.
Residents enjoy activities such as Bingo, Spelling Bees, Trivia, Crafts, Exercise and Bible Study. We have a first rate therapy department, offering physical, occupational, and speech therapies. We hope you drop by to visit us soon! We’d be happy to show you around!
427 W. Legion Street
P.O. Box 520
Wauneta, NE 69045
Phone: (308) 394-5738
Fax: (308) 394-5733