Our story begins with Elderfire LodgesTM founder, Tom Hofmeister, witnessing his father's personal journey with Alzheimers. With this first hand experience he quickly became aware of the shortcomings of the adult care industry.
Statistics show that 85% of people who would benefit from residing in an assisted living community don’t want to.
Tom’s thought was, “Maybe someone needs to step up and fix that!”
So, he put together an experienced team, who ultimately posed two questions: *What if we created an environment that people will be proud to call home; a place their families and the community are excited about visiting and eager to join residents for community events?
*What if we created an assisted living culture where residents are respected and celebrated as accomplishers who are worthy to pass along wisdom, and share their knowledge and talents with this generation?
We stepped up! Welcome to Elderfire Lodges!
is “Elders Changing the World”
It is the Elderfire Team’s job to discover, complement, and encourage the sharing of lifetime accomplishments.
Our constant goal is to empower elders to change the World.
In order to change the industry from the inside out, we knew we'd have to design a senior care facility from the ground up. We spent several years asking questions, visiting care homes, interviewing industry experts, staff, residents and family members. We discovered what worked, and more importantly, what needed to be changed.
The next step was to create a warm, inviting place that residents would love to call home, and their grandkids would beg to stay a little longer. A place where the community would be invited in for supper and ice cream. A place where unconditional love of man's best friend (Mary Ann, -our resident dog) could be experienced everyday. A place where residents' are empowered to change the world.
As these goals are reached, the quest for improvement never ends and we look forward to discovering new ways to better serve our seniors. We continually meet and brainstorm with staff, collecting feedback, and acting on it immediately. We have a regular master-mind meeting we call "Mad Science" wherein we open up and create new ideas to improve and manage our life-filled facilities.