Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. The mission of PHS is to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults.
Presbyterian Homes had its beginnings in 1946 when a committee, appointed by the Synod of Minnesota of the United Presbyterian Church, decided to investigate the matter of a home for the aged in Minnesota. In1953, Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota was incorporated, with Dr. Irving A. West being elected the first president of its board of directors. In 1955, the first senior residence was built by Presbyterian Homes of Minnesota, the predecessor of Presbyterian Homes & Services, on 20 acres of donated lakeshore property in Arden Hills.
Today, 5,800 employees serve over 24,000 older adults through 41 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The PHS continuum of care reaches into the larger community through Optage® Home & Community Based Services. In 2013, PHS generated $295M in revenues and held over $1,100M in assets. PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve. – less