In the early 1800’s, a young man in Louisville, Kentucky named John P. Morton became seriously ill with fever and found himself in need of prolonged personal and medical care. To his dismay, he learned that quality facilities were not available to him. During a long period of convalescence in “dismal surroundings,” he vowed that if he ever prospered he would ensure that others needing similar care would never have to endure his discomfort. Many years later, Mr. Morton, a prominent Episcopalian and successful book publisher, fulfilled his promise to build a quality home for convalescent and retirement living.
On November 1, 1881, the cornerstone was laid for the Church Home and Infirmary, later replaced by the present Episcopal Church Home. On November 2, 1884, Mr. Morton turned the original building over to trustees and issued them the challenge… “My work is done and yours begins!”
At the Episcopal Church Home, we maintain one of the most admired inspection records in the state of Kentucky. Copies of our most recent licensure survey results are kept in a notebook at the front entrance to our facilities for review at any time (also available at Medicare’s web site—see Links page under Find Out More). We are certified for participation in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and will assist you with filing any claims with private insurers, as well.
Furthermore, due to the generosity of supporters throughout our 134 year history, no resident of the Episcopal Church Home has ever been asked to leave because, through no fault of their own, they have outlived their retirement savings. That is the tradition of community service and caring ministry to which we remain deeply committed!