About the Good Samaritan Society
How we can help you
If you're looking for a new place to live, we offer several kinds of senior housing options.
If you need skilled care — whether it’s recovery after a hospital stay, around-the-clock nursing care, or specialized services for Alzheimer’s and dementia — our locations nationwide can provide you with what you need.
If you're not ready to move yet, we have in-home and respite services that can help you stay as independent as possible. If you're just here to research options, we've got informational articles to help educate you, and inspirational stories to let you know you're not alone.
And if you feel overwhelmed and just want to talk with someone, we're here for that, too.
What makes us special
There are a lot of companies out there that provide senior care and support.
What makes the Good Samaritan special is why we do this work.
We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity and compassion.
Whether you're looking for a new home, medical care, help around the house or someone to pray with, we strive to make sure you always feel loved, welcomed, valued and at peace.
And because we're a not-for-profit organization, you won't feel pressured into agreeing to services you don't really need.
As you age, what you and your family need may change.
We're committed to continually growing and evolving our services to provide the help you need, when and where you want it most.
Who helps us live out our mission
We've built an amazing team of caregivers, leaders, volunteers and supporters who all believe in our mission — to make sure you always feel loved and cared for.
You're part of living out this mission, too. The feedback you provide, the suggestions you give us, the insights and personal stories you offer all help us strive to be the best we can be. Because you deserve nothing less.
The heart of our organization has always been people. And it's what we're most proud of — the extraordinary people we're honored to have as part of our Good Samaritan family.
You can find support and comfort from this family, too.
Where to turn if you don't know what to do
Feel overwhelmed with options?
Not sure if you’re making the right decision?
Reluctant to take the first step in asking for help?
Call us toll-free at (866) 928-1635, or send us a message here.
We’ll listen to your concerns, talk about your situation with you, and help you find exactly what you need, even if it’s not with the Good Samaritan.
Because what’s most important in these decisions isn’t us — it’s you.
We don’t pretend to have the perfect solution for everyone
But we will strive to be there for you every day by listening to you, praying with you, providing care where and when you need it, and helping you remain in control of decisions about your life.
Our hope is that you’ll find comfort and confidence in the Good Samaritan. Because no matter what you’re here for, we’re here for you.
When you’re ready to learn more about us, you can visit any of our locations nationwide, or explore more right here on this website.
We’re so grateful you’re here.
Our common faith
Today, the Society continues to strengthen its commitment to its mission and reaffirm a church relationship through its Affiliation Agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its Recognized Service Organization status with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).
The Society, the ELCA and the LCMS share a common faith. The Affiliation and Recognition agreements provide a framework for greater expression of our shared faith, for the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and for the support of common ministries.
A major consideration in drafting the Affiliation and Recognition agreements was the Society’s desire to operate as an independent organization, as it has since its inception in 1922. Under the agreement, the Society is neither owned nor operated by the ELCA or LCMS and continues to function as a separate corporation.
Up to six of the Good Samaritan 16-member Board of Directors are subject to church approval. Once elected, however, these board members are free to vote on matters of Society business without instruction or direction from the church.
Our spiritual diversity
The Society is first and foremost a Christian organization. We seek out and hire leaders at our locations 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 administrators and other leaders at our locations to be active members of a mainline, Christian church, though not necessarily a Lutheran church.
Church membership is not required for staff members at our locations. However, the Society provides opportunities for interested staff members to grow in their Christian faith, to witness with fellow staff members and residents, and to serve as partners in the Society’s spiritual programs.
The Affiliation and Recognition agreements provide an opportunity for strengthening the bonds between Lutheran congregations and Good Samaritan locations. Although congregations are not required to support Society facilities and programs, it is hoped that many will choose to do so. Congregational support from all denominations — through prayers, volunteer efforts and finances — continues to be vital to our ministry.
The Good Samaritan Society serves people of all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds. In addition, the Society seeks the involvement of clergy and lay people from various mainline, Christian denominations to assist in providing spiritual ministry at our locations.