Woodcrest of Decatur evolved from within the Decatur community as a place where local residents could retire in a comfortable rural setting. Located on over 100 acres, there is a 10 acre woods with trails developed by the local scouts for the enjoyment of the residents. There are also 2 ponds on the campus with one stocked for fishing. The ponds are also used for geothermal heating of the Campus Center and the Garden Apartments, a very efficient and economical heating system.
Started as a not-for-profit community in 1989 with 17 of the local churches of various faiths as the membership body, the community was sold to the Adams Health Network, a not-for-profit corporation, in 1992.
Starting with 3 residents in November of 1989 there are now over 250 residents who call Woodcrest their home and over 150 people who are employed here.
Woodcrest is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that offers various levels of living from total independent living through long-term nursing care and skilled nursing care.
Woodcrest is located in Decatur, Indiana, a community of 9500 residents and the county seat of Adams County. Decatur is about 20 miles south of Fort Wayne, located in northeast Indiana.
Being located in a small rural community is an advantage. Many people have their roots in communities much like Decatur. The open spaces, the quiet, friendly neighborhood, and the smell of clean air are nice to come home to. Woodcrest offers a dynamic and vibrant lifestyle in a magnificent natural setting.
Woodcrest of Decatur is a member of the Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
Adams Evergreen Assisted Living was a Nursing Home previously called Lakeside Manor. Adams Memorial hospital acquired the building and revamped it into apartments and named it Evergreen Court Apartments. The first resident to move into Evergreen was Rosemary Miller in August 31, 1996. Evergreen only had 3 residents until the end of 1996, and has grown to near capacity with their 34 apartments today.