Bethany Lutheran Home

Bethany Lutheran Home


Rehab to Home

Long-Term Care

Memory Care

Our Story

Since 1975, Bethany Lutheran Home has been dedicated to helping people meet the challenges and enjoy the blessings of aging. Bethany Lutheran Home was founded and sponsored by 15 area Lutheran churches in 1975. Today we embrace all faiths.

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Rehab to Home

Occupational Therapy (OT): OT focuses on maximizing level of function and safety with daily activities through modification of task or environment, use of adaptive equipment and compensatory strategies. OT can help address deficits in upper extremity strength or coordination, activities of daily living (dressing, toileting, self-feeding, grooming, etc), wheelchair positioning, and safety awareness.

Physical Therapy (PT): The goal of PT is to promote mobility and function. PT works directly with residents to help increase mobility and decrease pain. PT can help address deficits in lower extremity strength, ambulation, functional transfers, stair negotiation, balance, pain, contractures, and activity tolerance. PT also can assist with assistive device training including use of walker or cane.

Bethany is proud to partner with Blue Stone Therapy Solutions to provide you with the best therapy experience.  An Iowa based company Blue Stone Therapy Solutions is celebrating its 10th year in business.

Speech Therapy (ST): ST can help residents with many types of communication and swallowing disorders. Treatments can enhance the resident’s quality of life by improving swallowing and communication. ST can help dress deficits in speech intelligibility, swallowing, voice quality, auditory comprehension, expressive language, problem solving, and safety awareness.
  • IV Treatments
  • Wound Care
  • Physician Visits
  • Medical Director
  • Transportation Services
  • Pharmacy Consultant for Med Review

Skilled services are based on approval process and/or the discretion of clinical abilities within the facility.

Long Term Care

Long term care at Bethany Lutheran Home in Council Bluffs is imperative for those who are recovering from illness, treatment, or living with other health complications. It might be the best option for seniors who would like regular assistance with everyday activities as well. We offer a wide variety of long term care services that can be tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Stop in or give us a call to learn more today!

  • Longevity of staff
  • Skilled services (PT, OT, ST, and Nursing) in a newly remodeled wing including private dining room
  • Activities such as Special Outings, Historical Education Programs, and Cooking Classes
  • Comfortable living environment
  • Gathering rooms for family time, relaxing scenic areas for reflection and relaxation
  • Secured outdoor courtyard
  • Transportation services (free for all medical appointments within Council Bluffs)
  • Transportation for all medical appointments outside the Council Bluffs area $26.75 round trip
  • Open dining environment
  • Newly remodeled rooms
  • Private rooms available


  • Whirlpool
  • Heated shower rooms
  • Laundry services
  • Hair salon

Interested in Long Term Care? Contact Denise Carle.

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The skilled personnel attending to every need while supporting us through the difficult moments. Mom was treated with dignity and respect and for that I will be forever grateful to the wonderful staff. You are all truly angels. Thank you.

Linda J.

The experience is both a give and take, and you must be willing to share your experiences with them but also be willing to listen to their stories. Each of you takes something away from the experience.

Nancy R.

You learn something every day from other people. As a deaf person, they respect me and are patient with me. Activities keep everyone busy and social so they aren’t confined to their rooms. All staff are all really good to me and friendly. I don’t have anything negative to say about staff.

C.S. Bethany Heights Tenant

I have worked at Bethany Lutheran Home for 17 years and have chosen to work in the Memory Care unit, which is a big enjoyment for me. The memory care unit is very busy. You work with these people every day and you form a bond with them. I have enjoyed working in the unit and learning about different behaviors. I have formed bonds with these people and would not have it any other way!


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