We are Holland Christian Homes, a community who cares. We are committed to providing a supportive, secure, caring and Christian environment that encourages independence, preserves each person’s dignity, and promotes a high quality of life for seniors. We offer a continuum of care from independent living apartments to assisted living to long-term care. We truly are “Here to Care”.
What makes it possible for us to care for each other? When tenants and staff work together, when lines of communication are open, when everyone understands what’s expected, it’s easy to call Holland Christian Homes, home! And yes, our staff team believes that attention to detail helps to make Holland Christian Homes a caring community. We care about every detail!
“Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.“ Philippians 2:4
To provide a centre of excellence in a caring Christian home for seniors, primarily of Dutch heritage.
Our Statement of Faith
Our vision to build a supportive, caring, secure community for seniors stems from our Statement of Faith.
In partnership with residents, tenants, their families and caregivers, we provide a safe, professional and caring community for seniors based on traditional Christian values offering a continuum of care and support while respecting their individuality and dignity.
Holland Christian Homes was established by a group of forward-thinking Christians who wanted to see their loved ones cared for in their senior years. In addition to their Christian faith, they shared common Dutch roots having come to settle in Canada–primarily after World War II.
Today, the second and third generations of those early pioneers are leading and driving HCH forward and pushing the organization towards even higher standards of quality, best practices and resident satisfaction. Holland Christian Homes has a strong and engaged membership base, a highly committed member-elected Board of Directors and is supported by a large team of faithful volunteers. Together with our medical professionals, care-givers, support personnel, dieticians, administrative staff and clergy, all members of the HCH team are totally committed to the vision and mission of HCH on a daily basis. We are all stakeholders.
Holland Christian Homes is Incorporated
Holland Christian Homes was incorporated in 1969 for the purpose of providing accommodation and care for Christian seniors, primarily of Dutch descent and of the Christian Reformed Church.
Our first building opened, providing 101 single bedroom apartments and four bachelor apartments on six floors.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Psalm 90:1
Hope Tower opened with 63 two bedroom apartments and 38 single bedroom apartments on seven floors.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4
Covenant Tower was built with 32 two bedroom apartments and 84 single bedroom apartments.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness Psalm 115:1
A two-floor 120-bed nursing home dedicated to the best of care for its residents was constructed. Faith Manor is a fully accredited health care facility providing 24 hour a day nursing care as well as meals, snacks, laundry, housekeeping and activation services.
Providence Tower was constructed, with 78 two bedroom apartments and 33 single bedroom apartments.
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for You have created all things. Revelation 4:11
King Tower was built, with Horizon Hall, on the south side of Kingnoll Drive. It has 97 two bedroom apartments and 15 single bedroom apartments. To link King Tower to the rest of the campus, an underground tunnel was constructed under Kingnoll Drive from King Tower to Providence Tower.
Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty, He is the King of glory! Psalm 24:8
Peace Tower was built, with 96 two-bedroom apartments. To complete the circle, a second underground tunnel was constructed under Kingnoll Drive linking Peace Tower to the atrium level to the Towers Nursing office, Faith Manor and Covenant Tower.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be withal of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Peace be with you. John 20:19
New Faith Manor Opens
In July of 2021, the new Faith Manor officially opened and residents moved in. The facility has five floors/home areas and is home to 160 residents.
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
Energizing Our Future
As a community of homes for Christian seniors, with six apartment buildings and two long-term care facilities providing housing and health, social and recreational programs for close to 1,100 older adults, HCH has accomplished much in recent years. With this in mind, HCH recently set out with the goal of creating an inspiring and focused Strategic Plan, that would build on its successes to date and set the direction for the future. This involved a comprehensive planning process.
Throughout the process, HCH conducted meaningful stakeholder engagement. Engagement strategies used to solicit input included focus groups, key informant interviews, and an online survey.
A Strategic Board Retreat took place on February 22, 2019. At this point, engagement results were reviewed and trends were considered. The delivery of high-quality Christian care remained the focus through a thoughtful consideration of the future of the organization. From this, our Board of Directors has established four strategic directions:
Creating a Centre of Excellence
Building our Health and Human Resources
Investing in our Infrastructure
These four strategic directions will serve to focus our work over the next three years. They are driven by our mission, and they speak directly to the challenges and opportunities before us. The Board believes these directions signal to all stakeholders invested in the success of HCH that this organization is ready and able to meet its future head on.
HCH is energized. The directions envision a future for HCH that is thoughtful, sustainable, and reflective of our commitment to seniors. These directions include the voices of our stakeholders; they are connected through meaningful relationships that inspire us each day.
Our new directions are focused on our foundation of providing a safe, professional and caring community for seniors, based on traditional Christian values.
Together we covenant to:
- Work together to ensure the effective stewardship of all our resources;
- Take personal responsibility for making Holland Christian Homes a safe place to live, work, and visit;
- Promote open communication and teamwork while allowing diversity;
- Treat each person and their living environment with respect and compassion;
Build and maintain meaningful partnerships in the community;
- Ensure that significant stakeholders have appropriate and timely input into the decisions that affect them.