Christian compassion

Luther Park Community grew out of an affiliation with the Lutheran church more than 100 years ago, and Christian compassion remains an integral part of who we are today. We have an ongoing relationship with 32 Lutheran congregations in central Iowa whose members participate in the Luther Park Auxiliary, support fundraising initiatives, and assist in selecting our Board of Directors. We employ a full-time chaplain to meet the spiritual needs of our residents, families, and employees. Although Luther Park is affiliated with Lutheran churches, individuals of all denominations are welcome.

Benefits of non-profit senior living

Luther Park Community has served central Iowa for decades and is a trusted provider of senior housing. Board members volunteer their time and talent to represent the interests of the community. We focus on providing high-quality service, including continual upkeep and improvements of our buildings and grounds for the enjoyment of generations to come. Rather than answering to a corporate office, as an independent organization we can be flexible and innovative in serving residents of our community.

All levels of care

When planning for the future, it is important for individuals and couples to anticipate how their changing healthcare needs may affect their living arrangements. By offering independent and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, Luther Park Community can meet those changing needs. Couples have the opportunity to reside together, or if individually they each need a different level of care, they can continue to enjoy the comfort and benefits of living within the same community.

Specialty in dementia care

In the 1990’s, Luther Park leadership recognized a growing need for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Consistently high occupancy rates are a reflection of the high demand for this specialized care. Ongoing education is crucial for staff members providing care to those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and Luther Park employees participate in a minimum of eight hours of training annually.

MUSIC & MEMORY® Certified Care Organization

Luther Park Community completed MUSIC & MEMORY® Certification Training on August 27, 2019. MUSIC & MEMORY® is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of individuals through digital music technology. Luther Park staff members received training on how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods/MP3 Players and related digital audio systems; enabling those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
  • Musical favorites tap deep emotional recall. That favorite song brings joy, eases pain, reduces stress, and can facilitate social connection. For family members, sharing a loved one’s music can enhance visits and deepen relationships that may have seemed lost, especially to dementia. For staff, personalized music provides an entryway to more meaningful relationships with those in their care, as well as a way to ease transitions and avoid challenging behaviors.
  • Luther Park Community is one of 19 organizations in the state of Iowa to complete MUSIC & MEMORY® Certification and reflects our continuing effort to provide the highest quality, person-centered care.