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Lutheran Retirement Home

(866) 825-8549

700 10 Th St N, Northwood, IA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Hospice
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Lutheran Retirement Home
700 10 Th St N
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Lutheran Retirement Home is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 60 beds based in Northwood, IA. At last check, the facility had 47 residents indicating that it is 78% occupied which is about average within the state of Iowa. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Lutheran Retirement Home, was 5 stars. Only 18% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Iowa.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Lutheran Retirement Home with other senior care providers in Iowa. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is higher than average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 09/28/2012.
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Description of Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA

Built In 2003 , Number of Beds : 60

Lutheran Retirement Home, located in Northwood, Iowa provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Hospice, and Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. Lutheran Retirement Home has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Note that there are no hospitals within a 10 miles distance. The zipcode (50459) in Iowa, where Lutheran Retirement Home is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Lutheran Retirement Home can be found here.

Lutheran Retirement Home is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Lutheran Retirement Home is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Lutheran Retirement Home facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Also, Lutheran Retirement Home care provider provides hospice care. Hospice care is an infusion of home care and facility care provided to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families through their tough times.

Also, Lutheran Retirement Home is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Caring staff, safe secure facility, close to hospital, MD and nurse available.


Community Services
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Designated Family Visiting Area
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • TV/Media Room
Dining Options
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Family Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Ethnic Meals
  • Kosher Meals
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Fully Fenced Facility
Personal Assistance
  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7

Demographic Profile for Northwood, IA,50459


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
45.7 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

23% Below
Cost of Food
9% Below
9% Below
4% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
97 / 100
Water Quality
47 / 100
Superfund Sites
97 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes