Yuma’s assisted living facility is under new ownership.

Parrish Care Center has been serving the needs of the area’s elder population since first opening its doors in 1991. Joyce Parrish has owned and operated the facility since its inception. She recently decided to retire after decades of owning and operating assisted living locations.

As of this week, it is now known as The Harmony Home as Parrish has sold the Yuma location to Scott and Kendall Rubottom of Sterling, who established The Harmony Home in that community in March 2017.

Corie Robinson, LPN, has been named administrator of Yuma’s Harmony Home. She has been working at the facility since last July.

The Rubottoms have three young children, Kenzie, Kalli and Sam. Kendall is a Kessinger who grew up in Akron.

“I am a small town girl,” she said. “I have a passion for community and being an active part of the community.”

Scott grew up in Gering, Nebraska, but has been in Sterling for about 20 years.

Kendall has 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, while Scott is a general contractor who owns and operates Sterling Handyman.

Kendall’s main experience as a RN is in acute care, and also did home health visits for three years. She also has a love for the geriatric population and contributing to the community.

With their nursing and construction backgrounds, the couple became interested in a former assisted living facility in Sterling that had been closed for two years.

“We started to brainstorm it and decided to give it a try,” Scott said.

Kendall connected with the previous owner, and the couple eventually purchased the facility, modeled and updated it, and opened for business in the latter part of 2017.

It has proved to be a popular and needed addition to the Sterling community.

Kendall and Scott Rubottom are pictured above in front of the main entrance to what is now called The Harmony Home in Yuma. (Courtesy Photo)

Kendall said she had visited with Joyce Parrish several times for advice and insight as the couple was going through the process of opening The Harmony Home in Sterling. Parrish ended up calling them recently when she decided to retire. The couple thought it over and decided to expand into Yuma.

“We just thought it would be a good community to invest in,” Scott said.

The purchase was finalized last week.

Eventually they plan on doing some structural updates. For now, though, they said their focus is on supporting Robinson as the new administrator, and the staff, as well as reaching out to the families of the residents.

The Rubottoms said they want to provide a home-like atmosphere with the very best and most competent caregivers, providing personalized care and assistance to the residents while still offering them their independence.

Each resident has a private room with a bath, safe and refrigerator. They are provided three home cooked meals per day, and residents can participate in activities, story times, games, or simply visit and watch television in the main common room.

Community members are encouraged to drop by anytime to have a look at what is offered at The Harmony Home in Yuma, located at 600 W. 10th Ave.