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SDAHO Welcomes Newest Member: Dow Rummel

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is excited to welcome our newest member and partner, Dow Rummel Village of Sioux Falls.

Dow Rummel Village is the only Life Plan Community in the Sioux Falls area that offers all levels of care under one roof. Residents who call Dow Rummel home along with their loved ones have peace of mind in knowing that all care needs can be met under one roof.


The story of Dow Rummel begins with Jacob Rummel and Emilie Dow who both envisioned a new type of community to serve the needs of those advancing in years. Dow Rummel, a non-profit organization, was Sioux Falls’ first retirement home, with its story beginning in 1958. After the death of Jacob Rummel, the Rummel Memorial Home was incorporated by five trustees named by Jacob Rummel. On January 3, 1960, the trustees elected Wayne Sutherland to design and supervise the construction and operation of the retirement home. The building was opened in 1963 and a year later the United Church of Christ partnered with Rummel Memorial home. In 1966, the Baron and Emilie Dow Home was incorporated as a bequest from Emilie Dow and an additional wing was added. It was agreed upon that both the Dow and Rummel boards would have permanent representation on the Board of Trustees and thus becoming Dow Rummel Village.


Through the years Dow Rummel has seen many expansions to better serve residents and loved ones.

    • 1988: Skilled nursing home opens
    • 1992: First independent living apartments on a retirement campus in Sioux Falls, Village North opens.
    • 1997: Added the Halladay-Peterson chapel
    • 2003: Added more independent living apartments, Village West.
    • 2004: First retirement community in Sioux Falls to offer a Main Street concept and a Wellness Center with a pool
    • 2005: Added Assisted Living and Memory Care
    • 2010: Became Medicaid/Medicare certified in Skilled Nursing. Also added Home Health program.
    • 2019: Added Enhanced Assisted Living and Enhanced Memory Care. Also added an expanded Main Street to include a golf simulator, workshop, art studio, movie theater, coffee shop, and expanded salon.

In 2023 Dow Rummel Celebrated 60 years of service to seniors! Sharing its story with the community, “Dow Rummel has a rich history in Sioux Falls and we are proud to be a long-standing member of the community and look forward to continuing our commitment to quality and excellence.” Josh Hofmeyer, CEO, Dow Rummel

Today’s residents can choose from a variety of lifestyle options that include independent living, assisted living, enhanced assisted living, enhanced memory care, skilled nursing, and home health care. Every person has unique care needs and situations, so Dow Rummel Village offers a full range of in-home health care services to provide seniors with the right amount of support at home. Josh Hofmeyer, CEO of Dow Rummel says their mission is to enrich lives by providing extraordinary senior care. Through a full continuum of care, residents have access to the support they need when they need it. “Our dedication to excellence in living and working environments reflects our commitment to serving the current and future senior community with compassion, dignity, and respect.”

Residents can choose from a variety of Life Enrichment options at Dow Rummel, allowing them to stay active and engaged. Dow Rummel understands the importance of having an in-house technical support team to help residents stay connected as they explore their technological journey. Link Technology Services provides on-going support to encourage and support residents to live their ‘most connected’ and independent lives possible. Also available, a Main Street At Dow Rummel, which allows residents to take a stroll down this main street concept that offers amenities arranged along one pedestrian promenade. This walkable space encourages social activity as it welcomes residents and members of the extended community alike. A few of the things the main street includes:

  • Wellness Center and pool
  • Bank
  • Restaurant and Deli
  • Library
  • Computer lab
  • Coffee shop
  • Golf Simulator
  • Work Shop
  • Art studio

Being Recognized

Over the years, Dow Rummel has earned numerous awards for providing quality service, including the National Quality Award, Best Nursing Homes, and most recently the Local Best. The Local Best recognition is voted on locally for top businesses in over 200 categories. This year, Dow Rummel received the #1 vote for Best Retirement Community and Best Memory Care in the Sioux Falls area.

Tammy Hatting, COO, SDAHO says she is excited about the partnership between Dow Rummel and SDAHO.  “We are excited to welcome Dow Rummel to the SDAHO family, and we look forward to providing their staff with the most-up to date and trustworthy information, education, and advocacy support to help their facility flourish”.  In addition, Hofmeyer says, “The SDAHO organization has a great team full of expertise and knowledge that will be very advantageous for us to have access to. This partnership will open the doors to a lot of resources we have not always had access to as a stand along, independent CCRC.”

To learn more about Dow Rummel, visit their website at dowrummel.com

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