The Calvert City
Convalescent Center, Inc. is a local, non-profit 95 bed, dually licensed, skilled nursing
Incorporated in 1972, the Center was unique to the State of Kentucky
being non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax exempt and self owned. A local
Board of Directors who volunteer their time is the governing
authority. Excess revenue generated returns to the Center's
general operation account. Presently, the center operates on a
yearly budget of almost seven million dollars. The economic impact to
the community and the surrounding area is tremendous. Jobs
provided for approximately 125 employees add additional funds and cash
flow for area business.
The Center has many active volunteers donating
their time and talents daily to the residents. The volunteer
program is coordinated through the efforts of the Center's
Activities Department. The Center prides itself on
quality care and relies a great deal on volunteers to supplement the
services not funded through traditional methods of reimbursement.
The Center also oversees the operation of Calvert City
Housing Corp. and manages Cox Manor Apartments, which provides
low-income housing to the elderly and disabled. The twenty-four unit
complex is adjacent to the nursing facility and gives rental
assistance to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 202/8 program.
It has been said many times that this organization is more
than facts and figures. It is like a family, loving, caring and
appreciating each other. It is a home, a house built by love.
The belief that, "In God's love, everyone is someone" truly challenges
our caregivers to fulfill the mission statement and provide the very
best care available to our residents.
The Calvert City Convalescent Center, Inc.
exists to provide a homelike atmosphere where the dignity and rights of
every resident are promoted and protected, and the best medical, nursing
and personal care available is provided by a team of cooperative and
friendly caregivers who are challenged by the belief that "In God's Love
Everyone Is Someone". The CCCC realizes that the process of
nursing facility placement can be a very difficult and emotional
experience. In order to assist you with the complex procedures of
placement and to ease some of the stress involved, an Admissions
Coordinator and a Social Worker is available to help you and your family.
On February 12th,
1973, 54 beds of the Calvert City Convalescent Center went into
operation and work proceeded on a 46 bed addition. The Center was
located on part of a 50 acre tract of land that was originally
designated for a hospital by Lee Cox, a Calvert City businessman who
died in the early 1950’s. However, establishing a hospital was not
believed to be feasible and the Convalescent Center resulted. An
added feature of the layout was that the city provide a park which
the residents and their families could enjoy. The facility was
uniquely set up as a local not for profit corporation to serve the
needs of the elderly in this community and surrounding area. All
income in access of operating profits was to be used to expand the
institution and services as needed. A future plan was to add
housing for the elderly, which materialized in February, 1982 as Cox
Manor Apartments, a 24 unit housing complex for the elderly,
handicapped and disabled.
the original plans for the nursing home and its’ costs became known,
many organizations and groups expressed a desire to help. The
Calvert City Woman’s Club was asked to act as coordinators of
community efforts to aid the Center. They also assumed the
responsibility for decorating the building. The completed Center
represented a million dollar investment of which the City of Calvert
has been extremely proud and supportive.
Many changes have taken place over the past 40 years……..walls have
changed colors, wallpaper added, decorations and furniture
rearranged, new equipment, new faces in staff and residents, changes
in administration……yet the Center has strived for and always
maintained a home like atmosphere full of love and concern for the
residents and families it serves.
Without the support IN THE BEGINNING of community leaders, churches,
volunteers, organizations, industry and many, many “friends”, the
Convalescent Center could not have began its’ much needed ministry.
The continued support of all these has kept this facility striving
for excellence and moving forward each day of operation. You know
when you enter the doors and walk the halls and see the residents
that this truly is a fulfillment of God’s plan to provide love and
care for His “Beautiful