Press Release

Columbus, WI (APRIL 13, 2019): Residents of Larson House Memory Care and Assisted Living Community returned back home after a four day evacuation due to flooding of the Crawfish River and closure of River Road in Columbus which displaced many in our community.  “There is no place like home,” resident Shirley exclaimed upon her return to Larson House.

The call to evacuate came Thursday evening and within a few hours Administrator Missy Bloomhuff, LPN, and House Manager Miindy Austin and their amazing staff, residents’ family members and countless volunteers safely relocated all residents to temporary housing.  Without their assistance and that of our tremendous community partners, it would not have been possible.  We would like to give a heartfelt shout out of appreciation to:

City of Columbus Emergency Management & Director Amy Sandow

Columbus Family Restaurant

Columbus Fire Department and Randy Koehn

Columbus Hospital

Columbus Library

Columbus Senior Center

Crossroads of Mayville

Dodge County Sheriff Department (MRAP)

Generations Hospice

Heartland Hospice

Hillside Hospice

Hillside Manor

Lamers Bus Company

Life Star Ambulance

O’Connell Pharmacy

Super 8 Hotel

The Old Barber Shop & Salon – Luey family


We couldn’t agree more with the family member who said, “Thank you to all the wonderful staff who took care of our loved ones during this time!  You are truly amazing!”   John Teresinski, Managing Director of Platinum Communities added, “We appreciate everyone’s efforts and the residents’ safe return.  Weare proud to be members of the Columbus community.”


Platinum Communities is a family-owned company that owns and operates six assisted living and memory care communities throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and cares for over 250 residents.  Locations:  Autumn Oaks – Slinger, Country View – Oak Creek, Golden Gardens – Milwaukee, Golden Harbor – Sheboygan, Larson House – Columbus, and River View – Watertown


Visit or call 414-214-8991.  Contact: Rod Humpal