On July 6, 1867, the site of the present County Home was purchased for $13,600.An additional tract was purchased making a total of 365 acres.Currently, approximately 300 acres are leased.The tracts were set aside for a county dog pound, cemetery, and garden.The garden was farmed last by County Home residents and personnel in 1967.The CarrollCounty hospital (as it was called) was built in 1937 with county funds and opened for use April 1, 1938.By the early 50’s, it was difficult to keep the buildings in decent repair.A bond issues enabled the county to renovate the outmoded facility and add the new building which was completed in 1954.The County Home was named Carroll Golden Age Retreat in 1988.It has been operated continuously by the county as a residential facility and today the Home provides custodial care and assisted living for persons not requiring “skilled” nursing care.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be considered for admission to the Carroll Golden Age Retreat, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have established residence in CarrollCounty, lived and/or paid taxes in the County for 1 year.Out of County applicants may be considered for admission based on bed availability and 10% additional surcharge.Application for admission can be through the township trustees or direct contact with the superintendent.The final recommendation for admission is obtained from the Medical Director.
HOW IS THE FACILITY FINANCED?
The facility is financed through fees paid by residents and from the 1.4 mill operating levy.Fees are on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.Residents able to pay the full fee are required to do so and county residents are not excluded by an inability to pay all or part of the fee.The facility offers the community an option in long-term care, by being totally under local control.
CAN I VISIT THE GOLDEN AGE RETREAT?
Persons are welcome and encouraged to visit the facility and its residents.Information and tours are available by calling the business office at 330-627-4665, Monday through Friday.