Embracing the aging experience with Christian compassion
Since 1914, the Luther Park Community has been providing quality residential healthcare services for maturing residents with compassion for the physical, spiritual, social, and psychological needs of every individual.
Aging in place
As our loved ones age, degrees of one’s difficulties increase. Luther Park Community offers a continuum of attention with progressive levels of care because we know that aging is a process. At Luther Park, you and your loved ones age in place with the level of care dependent on the services needed. This makes the transition smooth from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Memory Care and end of life support. Keeping our residents in a familiar, safe, and comfortable living situation with progressive skilled care helps us improve the quality of life and care each and every individual receives.
Our mission is to provide quality care for persons now in the aging process, including housing and other related facilities necessary to meet the physical, spiritual, social, and psychological needs of such persons in a manner that supports their continued health, security, happiness, and usefulness and otherwise provide for their well-being in keeping with Biblical and Christian principles.
History of Luther Park Community
With its origin back in the early nineteen hundreds, the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church identified the need for a home for retired pastors, their spouses, and widows. In 1914, The Church constructed Valborgsminde Lutheran Home in loving memory of Christen Larsen’s daughter, Valborgsminde.
Central Iowa Lutheran Homes for the Aged
In 1975 ownership changed for the Valborg Lutheran Home to the Iowa Synod of the Lutheran Church in America and it was renamed Central Iowa Lutheran Homes for the Aged (CILHA) in the same year.
Years of Growth
In 1977, the organization built a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Facility named Luther Park Health Center followed by a 105-unit independent living facility known as Luther Park Apartments along with a Community Center. This enabled Luther Park Community to deliver a diverse continuum of care from independent affordable living to catered living to dependent care.
From CILHA to Luther Care Services
In 1989, Central Iowa Lutheran Homes for the Aged changed names to Luther Care Services. This allowed the organization to develop and drive a mission that was focused on the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical wellness of the residents.
Responding to needs
Due to the growing need for Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Luther Park Health Center converted its first floor (60 beds) into Chronic Confusion or Dementing Illness (CCDI) Units in 1993. The process was completed in 1998 and to reflect the vision, the facility was renamed Trinity Center at Luther Park. Expansion continued in 2005 and 2006 with the addition of Rose Glen Apartments, a 47-unit Independent Living residence and The Gardens, an Assisted Living facility. In 2009, a portion of the facility was designated as a memory care unit and named The Lindens.
In response to the evolving needs of seniors, the Adult Day Center was established in February 2016. The mission of the Adult Day Center is to provide creative programing that engages adults diagnosed with dementia and other cognitive impairments.
Since 1904, the Luther Park Community has been evolving to meet the needs of our residents, the community, and the healthcare industry. From building beautiful, safe homes to creating lasting experiences, our residents become our families. We continually strive to find cutting edge healthcare solutions, hiring the best professionals, and building a community of residents that thrive or are comfortable and well cared for in the later years of their lives. You can count on us as we are: Embracing the aging experience with Christian compassion.