Country Springs at Clarview | A History
With Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in it’s third decade of providing quality care and services to the community, we would like to take a moment and reflect back on our heritage.
In 1975, Clarview Rest Home, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation was established to provide improved medical services to the elderly of Clarion County while decreasing the financial burden on the county government. Through Clarview Rest Home, Inc.’s efforts, a plan for a new facility was created. This plan was realized as the doors to Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center opened the week before Thanksgiving in November 1979.
Since 1975 Clarview Rest Home, Inc. has proven to be very effective and has been financially independent of Clarion County ever since. The board of Clarview Rest Home, Inc. controls all their own finances and is also financially independent of any other entity.
Additional changes that have taken place include in 1996 the undertaking of a construction project, which included expansion of the dietary department, creation of a 2400 sq.ft. rehabilitation gym, and creation of a 24-room assisted living facility, Country Springs.
Country Springs offers an alternative to traditional retirement communities and other traditional adult residential options. The week Country Springs opened, the Big Flood of Clarion County hit, and Country Springs and Clarview were able to provide shelter and meals to flood victims. The residents of Country Springs enjoy living in an independent environment that offers assistance to each resident, which takes the danger out of living alone.
Through out the years, Clarview and Country Springs have had numerous outdoor area expansions and recreational areas created, as well as interior renovations. These include a Veteran’s Courtyard, a wheel-chair accessible fishing dock and several other areas.
In August 2015, the Clarview Rest Home, Inc. Board of Directors made the decision to purchase the adjacent property and site of the former county nursing home.
"The property is currently home to the Peaceful Valley Ashram Retreat and had been on and off the market over the past year," said Barbara Barger, board president. "We decided to embrace this opportunity and purchase land to preserve the beautiful setting that makes the Clarview and Country Springs campus so unique. With the aging “Baby Boomer” population, we also thought it prudent to keep our options open for any potential expansion to continue our mission of serving Clarion County and surrounding counties." – August 2015 Statement