The first Good Samaritan Society center opened in a rented six-room house in Arthur, N.D., in March 1923, designed for those with a physical or mental disability. It was soon discovered that services were needed for the elderly in addition to those with disabilities, which prompted the organization to expand it’s services. Today in addition to long-term care centers, the organization services include: telehealth and home healthcare, subsidized housing, senior housing, assisted living, post-acute care, therapy and rehabilitation services, hospice care, and specialized care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
In 2019, The Good Samaritan Society officially combined with Sanford Health. The Good Samaritan Society continues to evolve to meet the needs and desires of the residents, staff members and communities it serves. SDAHO welcomes our newest member, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.