Bethany Lutheran Home

(866) 871-1067

1901 S Holly Ave, Sioux Falls, SD


  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Bethany Lutheran Home is a large, not for profit, nursing home with 105 beds based in Sioux Falls, SD. At last check, the facility had 104 residents indicating that it is 99% occupied which is more than average within the state of South Dakota. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Bethany Lutheran Home, was 1 star, which is a lower rating than 89% of nursing homes in South Dakota. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 1 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Bethany Lutheran Home with other senior care providers in South Dakota. 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 about 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 02/01/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

Description of Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls, SD

Number of Beds : 65

Bethany Lutheran Home, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. Bethany Lutheran Home has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Accommodations at Bethany Lutheran Home, start at $4,300 a month. Bethany Lutheran Home has a very good hospital, Sioux Falls Va Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 97 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Bethany Lutheran Home's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. The zipcode (57103) in South Dakota, where Bethany Lutheran Home is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Bethany Lutheran Home can be found here.

Bethany Lutheran 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.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Bethany Home for the Aged was founded on October 15, 1950, by ten cooperating LCA churches in the local area.  Their objective was to establish a home where individuals could receive nursing care in a wholesome, caring Christian environment.
Bethany Lutheran Home's logo depicts two clasped hands symbolizing the giving and receiving of help.  Many hands have come together in making Bethany the home it is today.  Community and church groups have contributed in many special ways in the development of Bethany.  

The meaning of "Bethany" has particular significance for a nursing home.  The original place called Bethany dates back to the New Testament times.  It was located near Jerusalem and was the setting of several recorded events in the travels and ministry of Jesus.  Jesus found Bethany to be a place of refuge, refreshement and fellowship with friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  Bethany was the place from which Jesus made his "triumphal entry."  It also was the site of Jesus' final departure from his disciples.  Today, Bethany Lutheran Home provides a similar place of comfort, sustenance and purpose in life's journey.

In 2003, Bethany finished construction on a new senior living facility on donated land east of Brandon, South Dakota.  Bethany Meadows is an independent and assisted living facility that represents the best of senior living.

In 2009, Bethany proudly added an independent living option for seniors to its campus in Sioux Falls in the form of Bethany Houses.  Bethany Houses are designed for independent living seniors, yet benefit from their proximity to Bethany Lutheran Home.

We are proud of our Home, our heritage and our community spirit.  We invite you to learn more about what makes Bethany special.

"Caring for the Body and the Spirit"

What Makes Bethany Different
There are a variety of key attributes that makes Bethany Lutheran Home stand above all others when it comes to providing both senior care and rehabilitation services.

* A caring environment with well trained staff
* A 7-day a week rehabilitation program with licensed therapists
* Medicare and Medicaid certification on all 105 beds
* VA autorization so residents can remain in one facility for all their healthcare needs
* A Memory Care (Alzheimer) wing with extra security
Home cooked meals - see the link to our menu on the top right of this page
* 59 years of experience providing healthcare in a Christian environment
* Therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies
* Activities for residents and families - the activities schedule is posted along with the menus
* A full-time chaplain on staff who is available to residents and families
* Independent living Bethany Houses on campus

Bethany's Mission Statement tells the “why” of Bethany Lutheran Homes’ mission. . .

“Meeting the physical, social, and spiritual needs of individuals through comprehensive long-term and short-term health care.”

Bethany's Vision Statement tells “How” we will accomplish this mission . . .

We envision an organization dedicated to creating a “choice-centered” community for residents, where high value is placed on spirituality.  Bethany Lutheran Home’s vision for the future is to promise choices for our resident’s that allow for retirement and aging in place in a setting that fosters the greatest independence. We envision a community full of life and vitality in which all are welcome and everyone contributes to make the best-possible home for members of our community. 

Bethany's Value statement tells the “way” we will accomplish our mission . . .

We believe in the ministry of the “whole person,” the body, mind and spirit.  We value a safe, caring, friendly place where each resident’s dignity, privacy and respect are fostered by a working partnership and open communications between residents, families, and staff.  Together, we create an atmosphere that promotes personal growth through honesty and compassion to each of the members of our Bethany family.


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Demographic Profile for Sioux Falls, SD, 57103


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
36.8 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

18% Below
Cost of Food
5% Below
17% Below
1% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
97 / 100
Water Quality
20 / 100
Superfund Sites
69 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes