John George Home

By Realtor Magazine
Sunday, August 23, 2009

The John George Home opened its doors to the elderly population of Jackson in 1949. The facility had formerly served as the original hospital in Jackson, a tuberculosis sanitarium and housing for nurses and nursing students. After a fire damaged the third floor of the building in the mid 1940’s, the facility lay vacant for several years. In 1948 a group of local businessmen decided to rehabilitate and reopen the building as housing for low-income, elderly men. Today, as a licensed Home for the Aged, the John George Home is still offering the freedom of independent living while providing the comfort of a safe, well-structured environment. At full capacity, the Home can house 35 residents. Each gentleman is provided with a fully furnished private room, three meals and a snack everyday and weekly housekeeping and laundry services. Trained staff is present and available within the Home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is to continue upgrading the quality of life for our gentlemen in order to offer excellence in every aspect of resident life.

1501 East Ganson Street - Jackson, Michigan

The John George Home fosters a harmonious ‘home-like’ atmosphere where residents are free to come and go at will, while some maintain employment and volunteer activities in the community. The organization seeks to empower each resident to fully participate in their personal care plans, addressing their social, emotional, medical, financial and spiritual needs. Although there are numerous adult foster care homes in the community, the John George Home is the only one of its kind, offering a safe, nurturing campus - like facility. The services that are provided by this agency benefit the entire community by offering quality, affordable housing for disadvantaged, low-income gentlemen. Some of the residents lack support systems or have no family and rely on the comfort and dignity offered by the John George Home. In some cases this service prevents homelessness that further burdens the community.

The John George Home has recently added an elevator to allow the residents the opportunity to age in place. Some of the residents have lived in the home for over 20 years and do not have other options. It is the goal of the Board of Directors, to give them as much support as they need for as long as they choose. It has been a pleasure to serve the residents of the John George Home and we thank all the donors for their support over the last 60 years.

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