Mission: The norwegian lutheran home association was founded in 1907 to serve the needs of the elderly population of their community. The bethesda home orginally opened with 19 residents. Major renovation and expansion programs since then have enabled bethesda home to provide care for an average of 80 residents within the community. The continuum of care at bethesda home includes independent living, assisted living, intermediate and skilled nursing care. Professional and supportive services required to address the needs of each resident are readily available either in-house or through contractual agreement.
Programs: Long-term and assisted living services for the elderly. Bethesda retirement home had a total of 29,207 patient service days in fiscal year 2014. Services provided include comprehensive, in-patient rehabilitation which includes physical, occupational, speech therapies, and respite care. Respite care stays can range from a minimum of one week to a maximum of four weeks. Respite guests receive the same services provided to nursing facility patients. Included in the above was 7,078 days of care for residents of public assistance.