In 1942 Manchester Welfare and Nursing Association began providing health screenings, preventive medicine, rehabilitation and social
services to Manchester's children.
In 1967, when the Federal Social Security Act provided for medical care for those over 65, services for the elderly expanded. In 1973, the
name of the organization was changed to Manchester Health Services.
Over the last thirty years home care has been recognized as a viable
alternative to hospitalization or nursing home care and a dramatic increase in the demand for services has taken place. Predictions indicate that the growth in the need for home care services will continue to intensify.