The Mary Jane Brown Home, operated by Good Samaritan Society, is a seventy-bed intermediate care facility for the elderly. This facility if Medicare certified. The staff provides 24-hour nursing services by trained and licensed nurses, dietary services, housekeeping, laundry, speech, occupational, physical therapies, social services, and activity programs for all residents according to their needs. A congregate care facility is also a service associated with the Good Samaritan Society.
In December of 1997, the Mary Jane Brown Home extended its services and opened The Oaks. Across the street from its health care facility, The Oaks provides 28 spacious one and two-bedroom senior living apartments. Housekeeping, linen laundry, scheduled transportation and noon meal service are just a few of the amenities included in the monthly rental fee. Spacious, beautiful grounds surround the apartments, where people live independently. Common areas provide community dining, lounge space, a library, activity room, beauty salon, exercise room and laundry facilities. Residents of The Oaks may participate in scheduled programs, activities and outings as they desire. Someone is on staff during the day but 24-hour care is not provided. Individual apartments and beautiful rooms provide a relaxing and maintenance-free retirement.
Assisted Living: Poplar Creek
Poplar Creek is a 24 unit apartment complex that gives residents independent living as well as more help than they would get on their own. The new building is directly connected to The Oaks. Assisted Living provides its residents with 24-hour supervision along with medication assistance, and 3 meals a day. This was created for residents who needed more then what The Oaks provided but did not need the full nursing home care of the the Mary Jane Brown Home. The beautiful apartments will provide a relaxing assisted living environment.
The Vets Home provides skilled nursing care for honorably discharged veterans (or spouses of veterans) who entered the service from Minnesota or who are residents of Minnesota. The facility in Luverne is equipped with 85 nursing care beds and provides services such as: an Attending Physician, Medical Director, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Annual Dental Exam, Laundry, Housekeeping, Recreation, Dietary Services, Nursing Services, Social Work, Transportation to Appointments, Medications, Medical Supplies, and Chaplain Services. In May 2008, the Vet's Home finished an expansion of their Alzheimer's unit. They added a 3-car garage and a 1,500 square foot day room complete with a kitchenette, activity room, fireplace, and a big screen TV.
"Luverne Community Residential Facility" and "Luverne Community Living Alternatives Facility" provide the mentally and physically handicapped housing facilities. There are currently seven houses in Luverne. RAI is the only one that is state certified. The other six are named after their address, Oakley, Fairway, Jackson, Walnut, Pine and Christensen.
For additional details, call Ginger at (507) 283-1859 or stop in the HSI Office at 123 W. Main Street, Luverne. Rock County Opportunities also is a licensed day trainer and habilitation provider. For more information, contact RCO at (507) 283-4582.