Colonial Manor of Elma

Colonial Manor of Elma

407 9th Street Elma, IA 50628

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  • CaLee Andera
  • 641-393-2134


Colonial Manor of Elma is a 57 bed licensed Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled care center located on the west edge of Elma. It opened in 1978 by a group of locals and in 1998 it was purchased by ABCM Corporation whose headquarters is in Hampton, Iowa.

Colonial Manor of Elma sets itself apart from other care centers in that they believe in the philosophy of Person Directed Care: residents choose when they wish to rise and to retire, when they eat their meals, when and how often they bathe, and many other choices as if they were in their own home. Among its many services and amenities, Colonial Manor of Elma also provides free transportation to medical appointments for its residents, and with their van and minibus, offers many outside activities.

The belief of “your day, your way” has resulted in Colonial Manor of Elma breaking away from tradition. In 2015, the home became ABCM Person Directed Care (PDC) Certified by meeting over 90 benchmarks set forth by ABCM Corporate. And in 2012 it received the Iowa Governor’s Award for Quality Care.

In 2000, ABCM built Afton Oaks Independent and Assisted Living which connects to Colonial Manor. In addition to ten unit apartments with walk out patios and an attached enclosed garage, Afton Oaks also houses Elma Therapy Center. The center provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services not only to residents and tenants, but to the children and adults of the general public.

Colonial Manor of Elma also offers short term respite stays. For those who choose to remain in their private homes but need assistance, ABCM Healthy Living Home Care is another service to provide help in one’s home. This includes an array of options from meal preparation and housekeeping to running errands and medication setup.

To learn more about Colonial Manor of Elma, feel free to visit their website at

March 2022-New faces at our facility!  MaKayla Westendorf is our new administrator and Whitney Dvorak has taken over Activity Director after the retirement of MaryJo Ries.

Colonial Manor of Elma offers a care center, assisted living and outpatient therapy center all under one roof and is a 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Quality Care. Owned and operated by ABCM Corporation, with over 70 full-time and part-time employees, has an annual payroll of over $1 million.

Colonial Manor of Elma

  • Licensed for 57 beds
  • Medicare and Medicaid Certified
  • Skilled nursing
  • Custodial care
  • Short-term rehabilitation suites
  • Full range of therapies-physical, occupational, speech
  • 3 nutritious meals with options served daily
  • Handicap-accessible van for doctor’s appointments and activities
  • Free Internet access for residents
  • Satellite TV

Afton Oaks Assisted Living

  • 10 one-bedroom apartments
  • On-site laundry
  • On-site beauty shop
  • Attached garage for tenant parking
  • 3 nutritious meals with options served daily
  • Handicap-accessible van for doctor’s appointment and activities
  • Satellite TV

Elma Therapy Center

  • full range of therapies-physical, occupational, speech

ABCM Healthy Living Home Care

  • Full-time or as temporary respite for families and other caregivers.
  • Homemaker, companionship and handyman services.
  • Personal care.
  • Servicing 25-mile radius from Elma.