Letter from the Administrator

Residents, Families and Responsible Parties,

Clearwater Community has some new changes coming in November. We will be owned and operated by Cornerstone Healthcare Solutions. Cornerstone will own and operate both Clearwater Village (Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Harbor Home) and Clearwater Nursing and Rehab effective on November 1st, 2019. Although we have enjoyed working with Preferred Care over the years, we are excited about the change and look forward to continuing to providing compassionate, quality care to all those in our community.

Cornerstone is owned and operated by Willie Novotny in Manhattan, KS. They currently own and operate 7 facilities in Kansas. Mr. Novotny and his team bring many years of long term care experience to improve quality and care outcomes for our community and the residents we care for.

Cornerstone is currently working with our leadership team and employees to ensure a smooth transition with as little change as possible. This means that all the employees will stay the same, the vendors that we use for supplies and contract services, such as therapy, pharmacy, housekeeping/laundry, food services, etc., will all be staying the same for the time being.

We hope that through this transition you and/or your loved ones will not be affected. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me via email or Heather Stapleton, Village Director at, Karen Farris, Director of Nursing at, or Jerry Paulsen, Interim Administrator at

Kira Robinson, LNHA

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