Cassia in the News

Augustana Care and Elim Care Join to Serve More Older Adults and Others in Need

We are excited to announce that Elim Care and Augustana Care have agreed to join together to combine housing options, skilled nursing/health care and community-based services. We expect to develop our plans more fully in 2018-19.

As respected, well-known leaders in the eldercare field, Elim Care and Augustana Care are voluntarily and proactively coming together from a position of strength. The partnership will reinforce both organizations’ missions and increase the impact we can have daily on those we serve. With more than 200 years of combined Christian ministry and service to older adults of all faiths and traditions, EC’s and AC’s missions and visions are substantially similar. An affiliation will benefit those we serve by strengthening our focus on resident, patient and client care.

Together, Elim Care and Augustana Care can identify more opportunities to partner with other senior care providers and health care organizations to address complex medical issues; provide more services; and attract more key leadership talent.  The affiliation will also allow us to connect to more resources to keep up with the expectations of current and future residents and changes in assisted living or health care regulations and respond to them. Most importantly, dedication to the well being of residents, patients and clients will remain at the heart of our mission.

You may also contact Augustana Care at 612-238-5011 or Elim Care staff may be reached at 612-646-4523 or



About Augustana Care

Augustana Care was founded in Minneapolis in 1896 by a Lutheran pastor. Its mission is to serve God by fostering fullness of life for older adults and others in need through the provision of  healthcare, housing and other services in a Christian tradition. Augustana Care strives to be known as a national innovative leader of services for older adults, and operates as an affiliate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Guiding principles are to value older generations’ talents and experience; provide the care residents need, when and where they need it; connect residents to people and things that mean the most to them and to support residents and families with spiritual care that speaks to who they are.

 About Elim Care

Elim Care, Inc. was founded in 1927 to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative senior housing and healthcare in the spirit of Christ’s love. Elim Care’s vision is to provide  comprehensive ministries for the elderly and a commitment to compassion, excellence, and innovation while demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ. Elim Care is committed to the following values:

  • Serve the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with an eternal perspective
  • Maintain ethical practices consistent with God’s Word
  • Assure honesty and integrity in all its relationships
  • Affirm the worth and dignity of all whom EC employs and serves
  • Honor the sanctity of human life
  • Grow with focus and purpose based on sound financial management
  • Pursue innovation and excellence to meet the challenges of a changing environment