About Us

Emphasis on Family

In 1972, Irma Schurman, an energetic and experienced registered nurse, had a dream. This dream lead to her climbing the ladder from the Director of Nurses at Courtland Manor then to Administrator, and eventually, owner.

In becoming the owner of Courtland Manor, Irma was able to do what she loved the most, helping people. Eventually, she realized that she needed some help too, so she brought aboard her sister, Edith Reedy, and her daughter, Sandra Schurman, into the nursing care field. Together, they began to build a bond with residents and their families, the staff, and the community.

In 1984, Irma was faced with a tough decision; dissolve the business due to private ownership of the facility or build a new home for their residents? They decided to build a modern, 78-bed state-of-the-art nursing facility. Opening its doors in 1986, Courtland Manor and its residents, staff, and equipment were moved to our current location at 889 South Little Creek Road in Dover, DE. Irma’s son, Dan Schurman then joined the staff to help run the newly located facility.

Today, Courtland Manor remains a family-owned and operated facility dedicated to providing skilled nursing care for long-term, respite, and Alzheimers/dementia residents. This model will carry on to the future as Irma’s grandchildren have joined the team. If you are looking for an excellent nursing care facility in Delaware for yourself or a loved one, come and tour Courtland Manor today!
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