Colonial Manor of Elma
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Welcome to Colonial Manor of Elma

Quality of life for our residents is a prime goal for us at Colonial Manor of Elma. And so is peace of mind for their families and friends.

Our excellence has been reflected with various citations. In 2012, we were awarded the Governor's Award for Quality Care. In 2015, we became an ABCM Person Directed Care certified home after meeting 90 benchmarks set forth by the Corporation. For several years we have been a CMS 5-star rated home, and those findings can be read at This site provides rankings for all care centers to compare.

Colonial Manor of Elma is home-like with its décor and friendliness of staff, volunteers, and visitors. Residents are allowed to make choices in a wide range of matters including food and meal times, activities, and when to get up and go to bed- just like they would in their own home- following our Person Directed Care philosophy.

Our Services

We partner with our local health care professionals and hospitals to ensure the best possible care:

  • 24/7 admissions - Any time or any day of the week
  • Medicare & Medicaid certified
  • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies
  • Private Short-term rehab to home suites
  • Person Directed Care philosophy - resident & family input into resident care
  • Special early evening activities for Alzheimer's/dementia residents
  • Respite care up to 7 days to give care givers a break
  • Restorative nursing care to complement therapies groundwork
  • Healthy Living Home Care

Our many amenities will make you feel right at home:

  • Weekly religious services, word & communion
  • On site beauty/barber shop
  • Whirlpool spas
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free live webcam for long distance family visits or care plan conferences
  • A backside courtyard to enjoy the beauty of nature, picnics or just visits
  • Automatic doors to the front door and backside courtyard for handicap access
  • Handicap accessible van for medical transports
  • Evening and weekend activities
  • Three delicious meals served daily with resident-choice options
  • Therapeutic diets reviewed by a licensed dietician
  • Social services to provide counsel & support
  • Pharmacy services on demand

The town of Elma is nestled in the southwest corner of Howard County, Iowa. Many events occur throughout the year including Old Roundhouse Trail Days celebration in July, the Christmas Tree lighting in November, the Halloween Fireman's Dance, Memorial Day parade, summer ball games, golf and bowling tournaments, and social and vendor events. The Elma Locker has received several state awards for its processed meats, and it, Elma Express, Blue Bird, Backwoodz Steakhouse & Lanes, and Maple Heights Golf Course provide delicious food and entertainment. Several Mennonite families live outside Elma and have numerous businesses from woodworking to greenhouses, which draw customers from far as away as Des Moines.

Elma's Depot Museum and Schoolhouse Museum preserves the history of the area, and the Trailhead offers the start of the paved bike trail that extends more than five scenic miles past Lylah's Marsh to the former settlement of Acme.

By 2017, the Elma bike trail will be connected to the Riceville trail, which extends to the Minnesota border. This will provide more than 30 miles of pavement for biking, walking, and running.

Contact Us

Colonial Manor of Elma
407 Ninth Street
Elma, IA,50628
Ph :(641) 393-2134
Fax :(641) 393-2078

Tasha Steeve

Larina Heying
Director of Nursing

Sarah Brophy
Human Resources

Garry McGee
Marketing Coordinator

Care Liaison
Amy Clabaugh

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