About the Good Samaritan Society
How we can help you
Many companies provide senior care, senior housing and support services. What makes the Good Samaritan Society special is why we do this work.
Our services are driven by faith, love and compassion. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and empathy.
We hope you’ll find comfort and support with the Good Samaritan Society. Because no matter what you’re here for, we’re here for you.
When you’re ready to learn more about us, browse our informational library, read about the people who make our organization unique or find a location near you.
We’re so grateful you’re here.
Whether you’re looking for housing, skilled nursing care, help in your home or someone to pray with, our team can help. The Society is committed to helping you feel loved, welcomed, valued and at peace.
We’re committed to continually growing and evolving our services to provide the support you need, when and where you need it most.
The Good Samaritan Society is an affiliate of Sanford Health. Sanford Health is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit rural health system in the U.S. dedicated to the work of health and healing.
The Good Samaritan Society team
The heart of our organization has always been people. Our team consists of caregivers, leaders, volunteers and supporters, all of who believe in our mission. Together, we’re committed to sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort.
You’re part of this mission, too. Our residents and their loved ones are what we’re most proud of. When you join us, you become one more extraordinary person we’re honored to have as part of the Good Samaritan Society family.
Get care as unique as you are
As a valued member of our team, we’ll listen to your concerns, discuss your unique situation and help you find exactly what you need – even if it’s not with the Good Samaritan Society. As a not-for-profit organization, you won’t feel pressured to accept services you don’t need.
We don’t pretend to have the perfect solution for everyone. But we’re committed to being there for you. We promise to listen to you, pray with you and provide care where and when you need it. With us, you’ll always be in control and make your own decisions.
Our shared faith
The Good Samaritan Society continually strengthens our commitment to our mission. We do this by reaffirming a church relationship through our Affiliation Agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
The Society and the ELCA share a common faith. The Affiliation and Recognition agreements provide a framework for greater expression of our shared faith, the exchange of knowledge and the support of common ministries.
The Society’s desire to operate as an independent organization was a major consideration in drafting the Affiliation and Recognition agreements. Under the agreement, the Society is neither owned nor operated by the ELCA. We continue to function as a separate corporation.
Up to six of the Good Samaritan Society’s 16-member Board of Directors are subject to church approval. Once elected, these board members are free to vote on matters of Society business without instruction or direction from the church.
We're a Christian organization
The Society is first and foremost a Christian organization. We seek out and hire leaders who are committed to our mission of sharing God’s love in word and deed. Because Christ is at the center of all that we do, the Society requires location administrators and other leaders to be active members of a mainline Christian church. They are not required to attend a Lutheran church.
Church membership is not mandatory for employees at our locations. However, we provide opportunities for interested staff members to grow in their Christian faith. We offer ways for employees to witness with coworkers and residents and to serve in our spiritual programs.
The Affiliation and Recognition agreements strengthen the bonds between Lutheran congregations and Good Samaritan Society locations. Although congregations are not required to support Society centers and programs, we hope that many will choose to do so. Congregational support from all denominations – through prayers, volunteer efforts and donations – is vital to our ministry.
We also seek the involvement of clergy and leaders from various mainline Christian denominations to help us provide spiritual ministry at our locations.
The Good Samaritan Society serves people of all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds.
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