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Our mission is to provide for the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of our senior residents. Our intention to provide this care based on need regardless of race, creed, national or ethnic origin. Our goals are to assist each resident attain their highest potential through individualized and holistic care; a positive, caring and safe environment; spiritual and social programming; to enhance the dignity of each resident; and to work with other social and community health care agencies.

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Address: 7 Elliott Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Established in 1975 by 15 area Lutheran Churches, Bethany Lutheran Home is a 121 bed care facility, specializing in long term and rehab care as well as a special memory care area for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Bethany Lutheran Home also offers physical, occupational and speech therapy on site. A large open chapel offers worship opportunities for Wednesday Vespers conducted by area Pastors and Volunteers and Sunday Worship services conducted by our sponsoring churches on a monthly rotating basis. We also offer Bible Studies, discussion groups and a variety of daily activities for our residents. Bethany Lutheran Home also has a beautiful, large, secure courtyard and plaza area where families and friends can picnic or visit. We have many groups who come to Bethany throughout each month. Some groups provide musical entertainment while others share hobbies or programs of interest. We also have a wide variety of volunteers who come to visit with our seniors on a one to one basis.

Bethany Heights was established in 1991 to meet the needs and desires of individuals capable of living independently in apartments, but in a community-like setting. Social Activities, Transportation, Meals and Light Housekeeping are provided to individuals residing at Bethany Heights.

In 2008, Bethany Heights became certified as an Assisted Living Facility. Bethany Heights offers a full line of housing options and services designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing older population. All of the apartments are certified for Assisted Living, though an individual can live totally independent without additional services. Nursing care is available 24/7 with six levels of care offered. As a resident's needs increase, they continue to remain in their same apartment until their needs exceed what we can provide. In addition, a couple can remain together when one needs services and the other does not, or the level of care varies as provided in the Assisted Living Guidelines. All Tenants receive an Emergency Response Pendent that when pushed, sends a signal directly to the Nursing Staff at Bethany Heights for any emergencies.

Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights employ over 215 full and part-time staff and have been a leader in the community for many years. For the past six years, Bethany Lutheran Home has been voted by the local newspaper, the Daily Nonpareil's "Reader's Choice Best Nursing Home" and Bethany Heights has been voted in the top 3 "Best Retirement Community" by readers and the community. Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights are overseen by a 9 member volunteer Board of Directors, representing our sponsoring congregations throughout southwest Iowa.
The experience is both a give and take, and you must be willing to share your experiences with them but also be willing to listen to their stories. Each of you takes something away from the experience.
~Nancy R.

The skilled personnel attending to every need while supporting us through the difficult moments. Mom was treated with dignity and respect and for that I will be forever grateful to the wonderful staff. You are all truly angels. Thank you.
~Linda J.