On January 3, 1978, concerned citizens of Clinton County met to discuss the need to plan ahead for the care of the elderly and disabled population. Their determination was that there was a need for extended nursing care within the region. That very evening they formed a nonprofit corporation known as Clinton Area Care Center, Inc.
The vision of the Board of Directors was to build a modern long-term health care facility, now known as Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor (HIFCM). HIFCM opened in June of 1982 as a non-profit agency dedicated to providing quality nursing services and beyond to maintain and enhance the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of each resident.
After a successful fundraising campaign, in 1991 an addition to HIFCM expanded the building capacity by 56 percent, with a total of 157 beds available.
In 1985 HIFCM received the Facility Excellence Award from the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM). HIFCM received this same award in 1998 and 2002 making HIFCM the first long-term care facility in Michigan to receive this honor three times. In 1987, the Michigan Non-Profit Homes Association named HIFCM as its Facility of the Year. The Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services (MDCIS) honored HIFCM with the 2000 Governor's Quality Care Award in June. Historically, HIFCM's annual inspections have been outstanding. In 2009 as well as 2011 HIFCM received a citation-free survey. In 2011 Hazel Findlay was the only Sub-Acute Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Mid-Michigan that received a citation free state survey and a five star rating. Our desire to provide the highest quality of services to our residents during their stay promotes successful adjustment during this change in their life.
Today, HIFCM employs about 200 people from the Tri-County, Gratiot and Shiawassee counties. The departments they represent include:
As a leading provider of quality, compassionate long-term care and sub - acute rehabilitation and psychological services, our pledge to excellence and customer service is extended to each resident and family member.
With a strong commitment to our residents and the community, the administration and staff of HIFCM sets the standard in long term care. Our goal is to assist our residents in achieving greater independence.
Our desire to provide the lowest possible room cost with no hidden charges and the highest quality services to our residents during their stay plays an integral role in their successful placement as well as their adjustment and that of their families. We stand out from the rest because of our varied innovative services, our longevity of employees and satisfaction of our residents and families.