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SocialButterfly November 17, 2011
I visited this facility
I volunteered at this facility years ago to provide additional companionship to the residents. This is a beautiful facility and would be my first choice should I need to place my mother in care someday. The grounds are meticulously maintained and beautiful. One aspect that really struck me during my visits was how beautiful the flowers and bushes were. Many residents enjoy going out and about in the spring and summer. They seemed to really enjoy the outdoors that is available to them right on the grounds. The indoors were just as well kept and pleasing to the eye as the outdoors. There's quite a home-like feel to this facility, which is always one of the goals of a facility such as this. Their staff were amazing people and genuinely seemed to care about the residents and their well-being. The staff members were there to address any concerns or ideas that the residents had. For example, a few residents thought it would be a great idea to have a craft group once a week. This was implemented into the schedule and the residents really seemed to have a lot of fun with it. They also engaged in Bingo night. Additionally, they had an exercise group that was open to all residents, accepting of limitations individuals might have. Also, they were able to have access to mental health services should they develop a need or an interest in such services. I also found it good that they had their own transportation buses that would take them wherever they needed to go. We had a really fun time riding around and viewing the beautiful displays of lights during the holiday season, which they do every year. I would recommend this facility highly!
From Good Samaritan Society - Davenport
On a spring day in 1960, the Rev. August "Dad" Hoeger of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society came to Davenport in search of a site on which to build a nursing facility for the frail elderly. What he found was a special property unlike any other. The Forest Park Sanitarium in west Davenport had recently been closed, and "Dad" saw within it the nursing home he envisioned. Not only would the site serve well as a nursing facility, but it was in an extraordinary setting, secluded in the beautiful woods of Schuetzen Park.
After fundraising and renovations to the historic 1927 sanitarium building, the 40-bed Davenport Good Samaritan Center was opened in 1962. Through the years, the Center has become respected as one of the Quad City area's leaders in senior apartment living, healthcare, Alzheimer's care and rehabilitation. The picturesque campus now includes four residential buildings, with 205 nursing care beds and 44 senior living apartments. It features the area's most complete geriatric rehabilitation center and the area's premier Alzheimer's special care facility. And, the surrounding woods continue to become more scenic with each passing season.
The Center's senior apartment building is called Heritage Court at Schuetzen Park. Its name is derived from the role of the Thrivent Heritage Properties Foundation in financing the project and from the site on which the building is located - the former Schuetzen Park. The living environment offered at Heritage Court is called "congregate" living -- a blend of independent living with services and amenities which enhance comfort, convenience, security and social relationships. It is not assisted living and does not include health care services, assistance with daily living skills or 24-hour staffing. Minimum age is 62, and rental is on a month-by-month basis, with no limits on income or assets.
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