Roo Lan Health Care is Lacey’s original skilled nursing facility. We’ve been caring for members of the Lacey community for almost 50 years, sometimes even caring for multiple generations of the same family. Our story begins in the late 1960’s when Mr. Root and Mr. Langdon, two longtime operators of nursing homes in the area, decided to open a new nursing facility along Carpenter Road. They took the first three letters of their last names for the name and, “Roo Lan Gardens” first opened its doors to residents on October 1st, 1971. Several years later in 1974, Roo Lan Gardens became the first nursing home in Lacey to be licensed as a skilled nursing facility. This allowed Roo Lan to change with the times and care for Lacey citizens on a temporary basis with the goal of eventually returning home.