When someone you love needs long-term care, you hope to find the best possible and close to home. For over 25 years people have come to expect that from Hill Top Home of Comfort. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” has been widely quoted when describing partnerships needed to be a successful community, church, school, and in this case, a home to individuals we love and care deeply for. It is through the many partnerships developed and support from area businesses, organizations and our donors, we are able to provide long-term care close to home.
Hill Top Home of Comfort is a nonprofit long-term skilled care facility. Although the official opening was held in November, 1988, the planning began four years earlier when land was donated to build a nursing home and neighboring park. Construction began in 1987 on a low rambling-style building and once complete an official dedication was held October 30, 1988. The facility features private and semi-private rooms and 24-hour skilled nursing service. Licensed by the North Dakota Health Department, Hill Top Home of Comfort is Medicare and Medicaid approved.
To ensure project success and funding for the future, the Hill Top Heritage Foundation was created as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors responsible for administering gifts on behalf of the Hill Top Home of Comfort, including estate gifts of money, real estate and mineral deeds and other assets.
In addition to estate planning and soliciting for donations, the Foundation hosts multiple fundraising events each year. The Golf Scramble, held the second Sunday every September, and Steak Fry and Auction, held late October, are the largest fundraisers coordinated by the Foundation. Proceeds from these events fund special projects with a goal to enhance and improve the lives or our residents and the staff that work here.
For the past two years, fundraising efforts have been focused on completing a Special Care Unit, and most recently, the purchase of several wheelchairs and bathing tub. Currently, fundraising efforts are focused on the completion of a new Assisted Living Unit with completion anticipated this fall. We are confident projects, like these, will enhance the lives of our residents and the individuals who care for them every day.
The Foundation Board of Directors play an important role in the overall success of the nursing home and the ability to fund future improvements and/or projects. The board continuously searches for new and innovative ways to meet and exceed the needs of the residents calling Hill Top Home of Comfort their home away from home.