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"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the needs of our community."
     - The Woodworth Family and Employees -


ElmHaven East is a skilled nursing health care facility that has been owned and operated by the Woodworth family since July of 1992. ElmHaven East is now a 45 bed facility in Parsons, Kansas that provides quality care for the elderly around the Parsons area.

We offer rehabilitation services for short and long-term care. Respite and daycare services are also available. Out-paitient rehabilitation is available through the facility. Residents are encouraged to be active in making decisions regarding their medical needs and daily care. We host a quarterly care plan meeting for each resident and family to attend. State surveyors visit our facilities annually. They look at resident care and review records. Their finds are for public viewing and we are happy to provide you with the Sate of Kansas Ombudsman phone number and/or other regulatory agencies upon request.

Develop new Friendships

Our residents have a monthly “residents council” meeting, discussion includes any concerns, events or ideas that residents would like to discuss. One example, the residents requested a salad bar, which they truly enjoy. Elm Haven East has many low care residents which provide a very enjoyable environment. Residents are involved with activities to provide them a foundation within the facility to build.

Special Care

Our nurses specialize in residents who require difficult medical care. We work daily with people who suffer from diabetes, respiratory problems, dementia, gastro esophageal dysfunction, LG tubes and a variety of other issues on a daily basis. Every day we work with doctors and residents' families to best meet individual needs. We also have developed good working relationships with outside companies such as dialysis, wound care, cancer treatment (such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy) and hospices. Our supervisory staff has more than 159 years combined, of long term care experience. Our goal is to help residents maintain their highest level of function.


We apply a team approach with all of our departments, dietary, social services, activities and nursing all work together toward one goal for each resident. We hold weekly care planning meetings with residents and family members. We are proud of receiving an Exemplary Care Award in 2008. You will find that we have an “open door policy” when you need us, as well as easy access to our staff. We also hold quarterly quality assurance meetings, which include all departments and our medical director Dr. Andrea Willhite.

Cozy and Relaxed

Please feel free to customize your room to suite your style and décor (paint, furniture, decorations). All residents’ rooms have individual heat/air controls; this allows you to set the temperature to your comfort level. Many of our private rooms have recently had wood laminate floors installed, giving your room a very home like feeling. Eight of our private rooms include a personal shower. We have a family room which is available for gatherings, meals or special needs. As well as several other large areas for residents and family to gather and spend time together. One of the resident’s favorite places is our covered porch and patio. It’s a shady place to sit and enjoy many beautiful plants and flowers.

Transportation Services Available

One of the services offered is group or individual transportation for our clients at no extra charge. Transportation is available to medical appointments, luncheons, shopping trips, parades, entertainment and community events.

Our transportation fleet includes one bus, one vehicle and three vans. Our bus can accommodate 12 to 14 individuals and two wheelchair passengers. The vans are walk-in wheelchair accessible which accommodates one wheelchair and up to three passengers. We also offer one vehicle for individual transportation needs. We encourage families to accompany their loved ones to appointments.


 Our skilled and compassionate staff proudly offers the best service around. Come stay with us and see for yourself!