Skilled Nursing Facility
Lutheran Home of Good Shepherd is a 74-bed facility with 4 semi-private and 66 private rooms available (6 of our former beds are now ‘Basic Care’). All beds are Medicare/Medicaid certified. Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd provides 24-hour nursing care by licensed nursing staff. Our team of experienced professionals includes:
- Registered/licensed nurses
- Certified nursing assistants
- Nutritional assistants
- Licensed occupational therapist and restorative aides who focus on providing quality services prescribed by physicians.
We strive to maintain an environment that accommodates the various levels of care needed by each individual. We are a large employer in a small rural community allowing us the opportunity to care for our relatives, friends, and neighbors which adds to our home-like atmosphere.
Occupational, physical and speech therapies are available as each physician orders. Therapy services are offered as often as 1 to 2 times per day, five days per week. Our therapy staff works together as a team to help our residents reach their highest potential, whether the goal is to return home or stay in long term care.
Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd has a very busy and well-organized activity program, providing a variety of activities from which to choose. The activity staff strives to meet the needs of each resident. We have many special events and programs throughout the year. Many residents are involved with crafts and hobbies. Our programs are designed for the three different levels of care we provide.
The Dietary Department promotes optimum nutritional status in accordance with physician’s orders and consistent with the resident’s individual needs. The meals are provided with alternative choices which enhance resident preferences. We have a consulting dietitian who ensures appropriate dietary interventions are provided and that the meals planned meet regulatory standards.
Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd employs a full-time Pastor who provides spiritual nurturing and support. Worship services are held every Sunday, a mass held weekly, with special services offered celebrating the different seasons of the Christian Church year. Devotions and Bible studies are held at various times during the weekdays. Ministers from all Christian denominations are welcome and encouraged to visit.
Social Services/ Admissions/ Discharges
A licensed social worker is available full-time to residents and families. We strive to assist each resident and their families in meeting their personal, social, emotional and environmental needs. The social worker also acts as a resident’s advocate, to ensure that high-quality care is given to each and every resident. All admissions and discharges are coordinated by the social worker.
Our business office is equipped to handle any questions you may have regarding your finances such as insurances, Medicare and Medicaid. We assist residents with postage needs, deliver the mail and take care of the resident trust accounts.
Housekeeping, Maintenance, Laundry
We endeavor to provide a clean, beautiful and home-like atmosphere for our residents. We provide laundry services for the facility as well as personal laundry services for all residents. Your first impressions are important to us.