Christian Care - 40 years of Excellence

By Lindsey Arrey
Categories: General, Independent Living, Assisted Living, In The News
Tags: Senior Living, Christian Care, 40 years of service, Fellowship Square Phoenix

This year marks Christian Care’s 40th anniversary.  Over the past 40 years, we have grown from one skilled nursing center in Phoenix, to six campuses state-wide, offering a full continuum of senior living and services. On September 21st, 2019, we will be hosting a reception at Christian Care Health Center to celebrate this significant milestone.

In this two-part series, we will look at the history of our organization, and hear from senior leadership as they reflect on our history and what they see for the future of Christian Care.

Part 1: Humble beginnings

In 1979, a group of Christians in the community saw an opportunity to minister to Arizona seniors, by offering affordable nursing care. Realizing this need, they formed a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and named it Christian Care. Shortly thereafter, they broke ground on a 20-acre piece of land on the west side of 19th Avenue, a few miles south of Cactus Road.

Photo of Ground breaking ceremony for Christian Care, June 25th 1978  

Photo of construction progress, Christian Care Health Center, taken in 1980


Christian Care Health Center opened its doors in 1980, offering 24-hour skilled nursing. Over the next 17 years, the Phoenix campus expanded to offer a full continuum of senior living services: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Supportive Services, and Subsidized Senior Living.

Development Timeline for Christian Care Phoenix campus

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