Avera Sister James Care Center
Avera Sister James Care Center is a 114-bed skilled nursing facility where residents enjoy highest level of professional care available. At the Avera Sister James Care Center, we strive to ensure that our residents’ lives remain satisfying and meaningful by providing care rooted in our Benedictine values: hospitality, dignity of work, respect, stability, stewardship, and justice.
A comprehensive plan of care is developed and reviewed for each resident. Our professional staff work to help many of our residents resume their former life-styles and assist others to become as independent as possible, allowing them to have quality of life. At Avera Sister James, wholistic health care is our foremost thought and primary goal for each resident.
Avera Sister James Care Center is licensed by the South Dakota State Health Department, Medicare, Medicare, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Small neighborhoods, each with 38 or fewer residents, serving kitchen and dining space along with two lounges with fireplaces that provide an intimate living environment where residents can enjoy a beautiful bluff setting.
- Private Resident Rooms with carpeting
The Eden Alternative
Avera Sister James Care Center follows the Eden Alternative Philosophy.
We are committed to grow away from the institutional settings that nursing homes have become and transform into a home with energy, vitality, spontaneity and love of life.
The core of The Eden Alternative is a commitment to infuse long term care facilities with huge numbers of companion animals, indoor plants, gardens, and children while at the same time reorganizing the management of the "home" around the needs of the Elders rather than bureaucratic priorities.
This concept is strikingly simple. We must teach ourselves to see the environments as habitats for human beings rather than facilities for the frail and elderly. We must learn what Mother Nature has to teach us about the creation of vibrant, vigorous habitats.
The Eden Alternative creates habitats for people who live and work in long-term care facilities.
Our goal is to help people weave together the philosophy of The Eden Alternative with the real world of daily practice.