Welcome to the Cedar Lake Nursing Home website! My, how technology has changed since Doug Humble and I became owners of Cedar Lake 40 years ago.
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Administrator, Director of Operations
If we had been older and wiser, we probably would’t have had the courage to go for it. With no money down, no reserve capital, we signed three notes to make Cedar Lake ours. With a capacity for 30 residents and occupancy of around 20, it had never shown a profit. Suddenly it had to support itself and our young family as well. Somehow it did.
One of those first staff members, Frankie McCreary, age
99, is a resident in the nursing home. Charlene Owen, first as a nurse,
then as administrator, retired just last year. Charlene was such a vital
part of the success of Cedar Lake, she
deserves her own story.
In 1983 the home was full again, but instead of adding more beds, this time we expanded by opening our own home health agency. A few years later we added the hospice program. We are the only nursing home in the area that has its own home health and hospice. This is especially helpful to people to come to the nursing home for rehab. They know we’ll all get them home as soon as possible, and they can continue to be seen by Cedar Lake people, who already know their case, and who will continue with the exact same treatment plan.
Doug Humble has moved to Colorado now, and I have almost, sort of, retired.
I say sort of, because I’m here nearly every day. All three of our
children have grown up in the business, and still are a major part of the
operation. Doug III, a licensed nursing home administrator, is our administrator and operations manager. Tina is our head bookkeeper, and Liz works between the nursing
home and the home health agency, using her artistic talents keeping our
places beautifully decorated, and creating all our marketing materials.
The development of the Cedar Lake Nursing Home is the story of a real-life family who grew up with the healthcare industry and as they grew, found a number of ways to respond to the needs of their community. Seeking to give their patients the very best, they drew around them, a staff of excellent individuals to form an extended family of caring.
The Humble family has been providing health care services in East Texas since 1967. They have always known that one of the best things to do for the residents is to make them feel at home.
Meet our Staff
What We Do...
We provide short-term and long-term care with a complete range of therapies in one of the most complete and spacious rehab gyms in the area. From the beginning of your personalized therapy program we start planning for your return home. We are the only facility in the area that can have the same therapist provide follow-up home visits.
I love it, and I'm proud to work here. I work good with everyone, and they are glad to help me out."
-Ashley Smith, CNA
Cedar Lake nursing Home, owned and operated by the Humble family since 1967, is located on 12 wooded acres in Malakoff, in one of the newest on most modern facilities in this area. We are proud of our reputation for high-quality care given in a home atmosphere.