Good Samaritan Society - Woodland

(218) 829-1429

100 Buffalo Hills Lane E.,
Brainerd, MN, 56401

Senior care and services in Brainerd, MN

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing an unprecedented level of quality service, compassionate care and range of amenities to ensure our residents enjoy a care-free, fulfilling lifestyle that is tailored to their needs.

Our lush, park-like setting offers you the independence you desire along with the security you need. Our community is located in a quiet area among the Brainerd Lakes of north-central Minnesota. You'll enjoy accessible walking paths and year-round wellness, cultural and entertainment activities.

Our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to enhancing your life, bringing you joy and creating opportunities that care for your whole person - body, mind and spirit.

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Silver National Quality Award Recipient 2023

The Silver National Quality Award for 2023 symbolizes our commitment to going above and beyond for our residents. This achievement motivates us to continue embracing new technologies, practices, and ideas to deliver the highest quality of care.

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Gift Shop

Find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or treat yourself to something nice at the gift shop.


Explore a new hobby in the woodshop.


Stay looking your best at the salon.


Join us for weekly services in the chapel.

Senior living options on this campus

Senior Living Apartments

Good Samaritan Society communities strive to offer a variety of amenities to help create a fulfilled, stress-free lifestyle. Our comfortable, smoke-free apartments offer convenient services including utilities, internet, basic cable tv, maintenance, housekeeping, meal programs, central heat and air, emergency response systems and transportation. We want you to feel at home in your new apartment. It is yours to decorate any way you wish with your own furnishings, wall hangings, and things that are special to you.

Included in housing fee:

  • Private Apartment with lockable door that can be personally furnished and decorated
  • Spacious floor plans including furnished kitchen appliances (includes refrigerator, range and window coverings)
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Basic utilities (water, sewer, refuse collection, recycling, electricity, heating and cooling) (telephone not included)
  • Coin-free community laundry rooms with unlimited use
  • General maintenance to the building, grounds and furnished appliances (includes snow removal and lawn care)
  • Interior individual mailboxes located near entrances to the apartment building
  • Uncovered parking space (based on availability)
  • Controlled security access
  • Access to in-house rehabilitation and therapy services
  • Access to amenities:
    • Fitness room
    • Convenient marketplace (café and gift shop)
    • Beauty & barber shop
    • Comfortable guest apartment
    • Chapel services
    • Inviting gas fireplaces in common areas
    • Library
    • Walking paths for your wellness and enjoyment

Included in base services fee:

  • 24-hour awake staff
  • Cable television services*
  • Wireless internet access
  • Light housekeeping once per week
  • A la carte meal plans available
  • Tray service for temporary illness
  • Limited scheduled local transportation provided to local shopping and entertainment locations
  • Scheduled spiritual ministries, recreation and well-being opportunities available and communicated by activity calendar

*For effective cable TV service, resident TV must be digital

Additional base services for those electing healthcare services (included in base fee):

  • Emergency response pendant
  • Regular safety checks
  • Homemaking services daily (trash removal, bed-making)
  • Two scheduled loads of personal laundry per week
  • One scheduled linen service and bedding change per week

Find the right care for your senior living needs


  • Does senior living feel like home?

    Senior living should provide more than a place to live. It should offer a sense of comfort and safety. A sense of control. Most important, it should provide a true feeling of community. If you’re an avid bird-watcher, you may want a birdfeeder outside your window. Maybe you simply enjoy sitting and reading in your favorite chair. No matter what it is that makes home feel like home, your senior living community should provide those same comforts.

  • What kind of care should I expect in senior living and care?

    Selecting a senior living community can be a difficult decision that often happens after a stressful event such as a fall, a surgery or a lifestyle change. The place you choose should treat you or a loved one as an individual, someone with a unique story. You should feel confident that the staff has experience helping people in similar situations and will treat you with compassion and patience.

  • What payment options are available?

    It’s important to find out beforehand if services or care can be paid through your private pay, Medicare or long-term care insurance. Some offer other payment options depending on your unique situation. Be sure to make an appointment and talk with someone in the business office to determine your best options.

  • What services are provided?

    Many senior living options provide a wide variety of services and amenities. These services should help you enjoy a relaxed, comfortable lifestyle. They should also meet your changing health and physical needs. From activities and lawn maintenance to meal programs and transportation, it’s important to select a senior housing community that provides the right services for you.

  • Will I lose independence?

    Many people fear that they’ll give up their freedom when they move to senior living. In reality, a senior living community should offer more freedom. By helping make daily activities easier, you should have more flexibility to do the things you truly care about.

  • How do I get more information or get a tour?

    Each of our locations has specific services, amenities and options for touring our campus. Contact us to learn more.