Inhance Corporation was originally incorporated as Fort Madison Nursing Care Center, Inc. In late 1969 after an effort was spearheaded by community minded citizens to build Fort Madison’s first modern facility for the care of the aged and infirm. Fort Madison Nursing Care Center opened as a bright, cheerful and modern 80 bed facility in January 1971.
In 1979, the corporation purchased the nursing home in Montrose. Montrose Health Center consists of 59 beds and is an important part of the community. It is the largest employer in Montrose as well as making it possible for many of its residents to remain in their community after they are no longer able to live at home.
In 1984 a need was seen to offer more extensive home health care for local residents who preferred to receive needed care in their own homes. This enabled many to reduce costs and remain in their homes, at least for a longer period of time. This organization became known as Mobile Health Care, Ltd. and was later changed to Mobile Nursing Services, Ltd. This was the areas’ first private home health care delivery system.
1990 the company purchased the Donnellson nursing facility consisting of 73 beds. Part of this facility was converted to a special unit for the care of persons suffering from cognitive disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease). The innovations in this unit have kept Donnellson Health Center in the forefront of providing specialized care.
In 1991 it was clear that the corporation had outgrown its origins and its name. It was reorganized and the name of the corporation was changed from Fort Madison Nursing Care, Inc. to Inhance Corporation. The nursing facilities were separately incorporated and became Fort Madison Health Center, Inc., Montrose Health Center, Inc., and Donnellson Health Center, Inc. These added to Mobile Nursing Services, Ltd. make up the four primary companies of Inhance. All are wholly owned subsidiaries of Inhance Corporation, but have separate board of directors who oversee the corporate functions.