From its beginnings in a six-room rented house in rural North Dakota to becoming the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society has always been guided by its mission of sharing God’s love in word and deed.
Founded by the Rev. August “Dad” Hoeger, the Good Samaritan Society was incorporated on Sept. 29, 1922. The Society’s first center, a small home in Arthur, N.D., opened in 1923. Two years later, the newly formed Good Samaritan Society had purchased property on the north side of Arthur and constructed three buildings: one for men, one for women and one for disabled children.
Throughout its history, Dad Hoeger’s belief that the Society hold true to its Christian mission has served as the organization’s foundation. And the Good Samaritan Society’s goal for serving residents and clients is expressed in its motto, “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”
Today, the organization — headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D. — serves more than 27,000 people in 240 locations nationwide. Its services have broadened from traditional skilled nursing care to include senior living apartments, home health, assisted living, hospice care, inpatient and outpatient therapy and specialized units for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Our Mission & Vision
To share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”
To create an environment where people are loved, valued and at peace.
Home is a place where you should feel respected, valued, satisfied and free to be yourself. We are honored that more than 27,000 people of all beliefs and faiths call us home. Over the past nearly 95 years, we’ve become the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, with more than 240 centers across the United States.
We're looking for people who want to be part of a team of caregivers. And caregivers aren't always just certified nursing assistants and registered nurses. They work in dietary, maintenance, administration... every aspect of our organization. Caregivers work to fulfill the most basic of human needs, the need to feel loved, valued and at peace with oneself. And there’s no better way to accomplish that than experiencing God’s love firsthand through the care of another person.
As a Good Samaritan Society staff member, you will work with some of the finest health-care workers in the long-term care industry and do meaningful work caring for people who need your help and support.
Good Samaritan Society centers offer numerous opportunities for employment in settings that range from home care to skilled nursing care. Whether you work in nursing, dietary, housekeeping or activities, you will be involved in some of the most meaningful work you can find.