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Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

In 1960, Bert Gissler, president of Osceola Chamber, asked community residents what was a major need in Osceola. Many community members responded with a home for the elderly.  A committee was formed and plans began for the construction of a 50 bed nursing canter that would be operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The community’s obligation was to raise 1/3 of the cost to build the center; in which the funds were raised in two months. In February 1962 construction began and by September 1962 the Osceola Good Samaritan Center was completed. In 1967 an addition was added on to the center and in 2000 the Ridgeview Assisted Living was built. Today the centers are a vital asset to the Polk County Communities.


GSS-Osceola is a 47 bed skilled nursing center designed to provide 24/7 skilled care for post-acute rehabilitation services hospitalizations and long-term care to those who require assistance with fulfilling daily living needs. It is this special attention to each individual that makes our center the preferred choice of many healthcare professionals and families. Current services offered are post-acute rehabilitation services, Medicare/Medicaid certified, daily recreational activities, wander protection system transportation to appointments and private and semi-private rooms.

Ridgeview Heights Assisted Living is an 11 unit that offers all the comforts of home without the hassles. Our assisted living community offers the perfect blend of independence and support for individuals who can live on their own but need just a little bit of help. Our floor plans offer a choice of various size apartment homes that fit your lifestyle. The dining room provides a spacious setting for socializing during meal times. A private sitting room allows entertainment in a more intimate setting. Current services offered are 24-hour staffing, emergency response system, home cooked meals and snacks, medication and health supervision, weekly housekeeping, scheduled transportation, weekly laundry services, paid utilities and other additional services upon request.


We invite you to experience the loving, homelike atmosphere of the Good Samaritan Society-Osceola. Whether you are considering the center as a place for short-term recovery or as your new residence, we are eager to meet you. We are proud to be of service to the Polk County Communities. No matter what level of care, we will always be there.


Contact us today at Good Samaritan Society-Osceola: 402-747-2691 or Ridgeview Assisted Living: 402-747-2273