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Our History

For over 30 years, Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) has been providing home and community services to older adults within and beyond its senior living communities. Presbyterian Home Care was formed in 1980 to provide care to persons on PHS community wait lists, until such time as the person could move in.

As older adults looked for support to live as independently as they could in their own homes, Creative Independence was organized in 2008, offering home health, housekeeping and companion care.

Senior Dining Choices also began in 2009, as Creative Senior Dining, to meet the nutritional needs of mostly low-income older adults by serving in congregate dining sites throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Additionally, its innovative home-delivered meal program offered a broad range of meal options delivered weekly so that participants could enjoy eating what and when they chose.

Presbyterian Homes Hospice, launched in 2010, extended care to support individuals in the advanced stages of an illness. Built on the faith-based mission of PHS, the foundation of Hospice addressed the physical, emotional, educational, social, and spiritual needs of the terminally ill and their loved ones.

In 2011, these services were brought together to form Optage® home and community services. House Calls primary care was added to round out the array of comprehensive, coordinated services offered to build a bridge to optimum aging. Optage carries forward the Christian spirit of compassion and service that has been the hallmark of care offered by Presbyterian Homes & Services for over 50 years.