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Residents move into Almost Home; day-care, respite services popular too

CNA, prepares homemade brownies in the Almost Home kitchen. This is just one of the personal touches residents and visitors can expect.

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          Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.

          Her 82-year-old mother is one of the full-time residents at Almost Home Inc., the completely remodeled house at 1919 Van Buren. It is the first of its kind in Great Bend, and offers full-time residency, adult day care and respite care for families.

          Ely said her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago ...

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