Thank you for your gentle & kind care of our mother, Mildred, especially her last days.  We appreciated the many considerations given to the family.  The coffee, hugs, food, words of encouragement – given by everyone from dietary, chaplaincy, therapists and nursing.  Her passing was indeed beautiful, full of dignity, exactly what we prayed for.   Family of Mildred


My sister Peggy said the care she received at LHGS was exceptional and we feel she deserved it as she always gave full measure of herself to everyone during her lifetime.  Thank you so much       Ralph & Janice


Thank you for your kind and compassionate care for my mother Frances I while she lived at your nursing home.   My Dad and I deeply appreciate each of you for all that you did for Mom.  God Bless you!      Vickie & Mervin


We would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the amazing staff of LHGS who gave exceptional care to our loved one Ted Gathman while he was in the Joy wing.  Thank you for the pancakes, cookies, hot chocolate, ice cream, back rubs, and all the other extras that Ted so enjoyed.  We had staff who sat on Ted’s bed, holding his hand long after their shift had ended.  One staff member brought a salad for us to enjoy at our Easter dinner in the Coffee Shop.   All of you touched Ted’s life and the lives of all his family.  We will be forever grateful for the care and compassion that was shown to us.  So many of you became our lifeline during one of the most difficult times in our lives.  You should be very proud of your staff of social workers, nurses, CNA’s Chaplain, and employees in dietary, therapy, maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, and business offices who made Ted’s last months so pleasant.  Everyone went way beyond any of our expectations.  We will keep all of you in our hearts and always in our prayers.  Ted’s family.


My sincere gratitude to all of the wonderful people that work at LHGS.  Mom seemed to like all of the staff and I appreciate the kind and caring work that you all do for everyone who lives there.  A BIG thank you to the maintenance staff (Brett) for helping hook up the tv and helping load all of her stuff. Also my sincere thank you to Pastor Deb for all of her comforting words.  Cathy, Jeanette, Dana, Tori, Georgia, Alisya, and I’m sorry if I have forgotten some of the names.  You are all the very best and I thank you so much for everything you have done for Lois and myself.   Bless you all – Eva & Fran Schumacher


Thanks to the staff of LHGS for taking such great care of our Mother. Could not have asked for a better place for her to be.

Linda, Ron, Mona


Judy said she’s got only good things to say about LHGS. All the staff are so helpful and friendly, and I’ve enjoyed all the Christmas activities.   We enjoyed her helpful hints during our lefse making activity too.  Thanks for the kind words Judy!


Thank you for the excellent care you gave Doris during her stay at the LHGS.  She was very happy living there and especially enjoyed all the activities!

Doris’ family


“There are so many things to choose from!” Peggy stated, while in the Gift Shop.  She then continued visiting and said “this (LHGS) is a very nice place…..I would advise anyone to come here….it’s just a very nice place!!”    I asked if I could quote her on this and her reply was “Yes you can…I’m very happy here”!.    Thanks for the kind words Peggy 🙂


Thank you for the beautiful CD in memory of Ray, it is very calming.  Also thank you for taking such good care of him.  We are so very thankful that LHGS is close by and well run.

Ray’s family


Thank you for such quality of care that you give to friends and family alike.  You are appreciated.  God Bless you!       Jeff & Carla


Elma was recuperating at LHGS and said: “I can’t imagine being any place better than this!  They come and ask me what I want for breakfast, they keep me busy with activities, and there are always nurses around to help – introducing themselves each day…..you must have a lot of nurses on staff!   If I need to be in a nursing home again, I will definitely say I want to go to LHGS right away – there is no place better than here”.

Thank you for the kind words Elma, and for choosing LHGS.   It was our pleasure caring for you.



Just a note of thanks for the wonderful care given to Kevin, my brother, during his stay at Good Shepherd.  We are so thankful for the great care and safe place he was able to live in.  We know that he enjoyed his time there.     Brian J & family



We really appreciated all you did in the care of Daniel these past six months.   Your love and support really meant so much.   God bless you all!



I thank you for making my son a home for the time he spent in your facility/home.

M. Johnson



LHGS Staff:   Thank you ALL for the love and caring you gave to Semon.  We are so blessed to have our “Home” and it’s staff in New Rockford.  Every one of you were a blessing to him and us…housekeepers, maintenance, nurses, cooks, CNA’s, office workers…if you work there – THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts@   May our loving Father bless each and every one of you real good!

Semon’s family from ND and WA


The family of Lillie wrote:  A special thank you to the staff of the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd who cared for Mom with kindness and compassion.  You gave her family the gift of peace of mind, knowing she was well cared for and treated with dignity and respect.

Gratefully, The family of Lillie


The family of Dorothy wrote:  Special thanks goes to Pastor Deb for her kind words and visits to Mom; LHGS staff thank you for the wonderful care you gave Mom and for being so attentive to the needs of the family.


When Charlie was asked how the services at LHGS were he quickly said “very good!” “The food was good” and he was “very impressed with therapy!” He had expected to be here 4-5 weeks but they helped him more than he thought they would and made his stay shorter – allowing him to go home earlier than anticipated. “Staff are very good”.

Thanks Charlie!


We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful care and friendships our Mother received while a resident. We were so blessed to have this facility and staff while it was needed. Thank you all and God bless you for your love & caring for her.

Ethel’s family


Dianne spent some time at LHGS recovering from surgery. She says everything was great….wonderful! She also said there was lots of kindness and caring on the staff’s part. “Lots of positives”.
– Thanks Dianne 🙂


Facebook comment:
“Looks nice and clean. Really liked the patio. Activities posted..look like they like it.”
– Penny  Schafer


When Paul had been at LHGS after a surgery I asked him if he was here to see us because he missed us?  His reply was “no – because the therapy is so good….but don’t tell them that” he laughingly said:) He said ‘therapy is getting him on the road good’. As far as the nurses and CNA’s…he said “they are very good and 2nd best only to my wife…who is really good!” He said they’ve all been really nice to me, and overall staff have been very good. As far as Activities, he said he’s a bit too tired to participate much, but the music is good.

“Thanks Paul Hungness for all the nice compliments.” 🙂


Good Report

When recovering from surgery at LHGS, Eloise Lucht reported she had excellent care. She said she was very pleased with everything – therapy was excellent – she slept very well – the rooms are quiet and very comfortable.
Thanks for all the nice comments Eloise:)


When spending 10 days at LHGS while recovering and going thru rehab, Fred Allmaras said he was treated very well. He said Matt and Teri did a good job in therapy. Fred said he had no complaints, and only had good things to say about his stay at LHGS.
Thanks Fred!


To the Staff of Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd “Angel Road Wing”,

We are still in awe of the outstanding compassion, tenderness and love you had given to our beloved Father, Harold Otto Garske.  Even though our Father had a longer than expected stay, your facility continued to reflect heart felt care for him, for which we are eternally grateful.

This was a bittersweet time for our family however, Good Shepherd continued to provide Dad with excellent care and made our family members feel at home as well. Your facility truly provided excellent care and your amazing staff operated with such respect and professionalism.

Thank you again for reflecting God’s Love in all that you do. It’s refreshing to see that there are still people out there who have genuine concern in their hearts for others.

Sincerely, Bob & Martha Garske
Devils Lake, ND


“LHGS is still the “best” of all the places I’ve seen around the country.  How fortunate for the people in the area.”

Modesta Allmaras
Camano, WA


Darlene Ellingson:  “I cannot say enough good things about Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.  Everyone is so friendly, and everyone is so good to me. LHGS is homey, and if you ask for anything you always get a very nice reply. The meals are very good. I enjoy doing things and take part in everything – all the activities and going to church…everyone is so friendly and nice here and I just love it!”

Darlene was a nurse for many years working in nursing homes and hospitals, but says her preference was nursing homes saying ‘it was easier to get to know the people.’

Darlene says:  “I really like it at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd” and I feel like a queen here – I get the royal treatment every day.”



Dear Administration and Board of Director’s,

I have resided at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd since November 2, 2012. Prior to residing at LHGS I lived in Carrington where I was the County’s State Attorney and City Attorney for over 40 years.

I would like to take the time to compliment you on what a wonderful facility LHGS is. I have enjoyed residing on Grace Court. The improvements you have made to this facility have greatly improved the quality of care and overall experience of my stay at LHGS.

I highly commend all the staff of LHGS. You truly have top notch employees who care about the residents and this facility.

It is with some sadness that I will be moving to Fargo to be closer to my family. I have enjoyed my stay here and have nothing but a positive opinion of your facility. The Lutheran Home is an asset for this community and the surrounding area.

Fabian Noack, Your Friend