Our History


Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice grew out of the Humble family’s search for ways to meet the health care needs of their community. Seeking always to give their patients the very best, they surrounded themselves with a staff of excellent individuals to form an extended family of caring.

As a young couple with three young children, Douglas and Loretta Humble somehow scraped together enough loans to purchase the 30-bed Cedar Lake Nursing Home in August of 1967. They lovingly tended and grew it to its present 90-bed capacity. Cedar Lake Nursing Home is widely known for its homey atmosphere and excellent care. 

The Humbles always knew that an important part of excellent care was making their residents feel at home. In 1983 they took that idea further and established Cedar Nursing Services, in order to care for people in their own homes. They later purchased Vital Signs, a small, but excellent agency, in Corsicana.

They soon saw the need for a different kind of care for those with life threatening illnesses, and in 1993 formed Hospice of Cedar Lake in order to help patients live as comfortably and as fully as possible in the final stages of life. 

In 2010 the agency consolidate its name, and we are now known as Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice.

In our nearly 30 years of operation, we've seen a lot of changes, and we've made a few ourselves, but we remain the same family that were blessed to get into the business of caring three decades ago.