Owensboro personal care homes founded on service

Owensboro is home to two personal care facilities that are part of the oldest and largest personal care chain in Kentucky. Fern Terra and Fern Terrace belong to a family of personal care homes founded by Jack Simpson in 1963, with service as the founding principle. Simpson, now 85, loved playing sports, especially basketball and tennis. He even incorporated sports into his motto: “Operating a personal care home is like…

Davco state’s oldest, largest personal care chain

In 1963, 28-year-old Jack Simpson opened his first personal care home — Davco at 2526 W. 10th St. His grandmother had cared for elderly people in her home when he was a boy. That's the way it was in the late 1930s and 1940s. But Simpson saw the need for something different. He had worked at Texas Gas Transmission, was athletic director at Brescia College for a time and, in…