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Welcome to Heritage Care Center

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Bronze National Quality Award

Welcome to Heritage Care Center, a long-term skilled nursing facility where it is not where you live, but HOW you live that matters most. Our mission is providing “Dignity in Life” to all who enter our doors.

Heritage Care Center is located in Iowa Falls in north central Iowa. It is known as the Scenic City, and is a picturesque, progressive town with the beautiful Iowa River running through it. We have beautiful parks and our Scenic City Empress boat provides tours on the Iowa River. Iowa Falls has a small town atmosphere, but offers unique shopping and many tourism attractions. It is also home to Ellsworth Community College. We also have the advantage of larger cultural and entertainment within 50 miles in all directions from Iowa Falls. Iowa Falls is large enough to provide variety and small enough so that community members still greet each other by name.

Heritage Care Center is a 66-bed skilled nursing facility which provides long-term nursing care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapy, and Hospice care. We have private and semi-private rooms, an enclosed courtyard, a fountain, a beautiful dining area and chapel. Please feel free to stop by for a tour and a cup of coffee.

We offer extraordinary services to exceed our customer’s expectations. Our care is personable and individualized for each resident’s needs. Our Life Enrichment department does just that – enriches the lives of our residents by offering activities such as: making bread & butter, chatting about books, bowling and gardening. We are also known in the community for our soft-serve ice cream that is available to all residents, families and staff. Our staff transports residents to several outside activities, such as lawn chair nights in the community and our county fair. We offer a homelike, warm environment where our residents and families can enjoy life-long, wonderful memories. Family appreciation meals are held quarterly residents and their families. It is a wonderful opportunity to socialize, enjoy a delicious meal from our dietary department, and perhaps win one of our door prizes.

We are owned by Vetter Health Services, Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska. We invite you to view The Vetter Way video on our website which highlights the importance of quality care for our residents. You can just feel the Vetter Dignity in Life mission when you enter our facility. We treat every individual as the most important person in our life.

Here are some comments from our residents and families: They treat us wonderful here… The staff is friendly and helpful…It smells wonderful in here… We love the food choices we have here…The food is better than in any restaurant. They even have a salad bar…This facility does not feel like a nursing home. It is warm and homelike…I’ve visited many nursing homes and this is the absolute best…My family member loves it here because they really care…I love that you have pets in the facility…

To see a resident’s smile and their gratefulness makes us realize the important role we play in their lives. We are Family Serving Family. We know at the end of our day that God smiled on our efforts to provide Dignity in Life to our residents.