Often, it is difficult to make the transition from one stage of life to another. We all value our health and independent lifestyles, but as we age we may need to seek additional housing and healthcare options. Selecting senior housing for yourself, spouse, family member or friend is no easy task. Navigating the numerous choices and terminologies can be daunting. It is important to understand the options available to today's senior citizens. The St. Luke Campus of Spencer, Iowa, offers a wide variety of services at our Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). These explanations will help you better understand which type of arrangement might be right for you or a loved one. We invite you to visit our campus and take a closer look at any of the residences.

Independent Living Residence

If you or a loved one... 

  • Can live "independently"
  • Would like additional security - both physical and emotional
  • Would prefer to live with others for social activities
  • Would like someone to prepare meals on occasion
  • May have minor health concerns
  • Would like to avoid maintenance issues of homeownership

South Ridge Heights The Highlands

Assisted Living Residence

If you or a loved one...

  • Needs assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, eating
  • Requires medication reminders
  • Would like the security of 24-hour staffing
  • May have difficulty walking without assistive devices
  • Has special medical considerations
  • Is confused or forgetful with mild Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease

Riverview Terrace

Nursing Home Care

If you or a loved one...

  • Requires 24-hour nursing care and is unable to ambulate without the assistance of a wheelchair, walker, or person
  • Cannot perform activities of daily living on his or her own
  • Needs therapeutic or rehabilitative services
  • Is afflicted with a long-term or chronic illness

St. Luke Lutheran Nursing Home