On April 10, 2011, ground was broken for Bethany Home – Brandon, on the Bethany Meadows campus. This new skilled-care facility admitted its first residents on August 13, 2012, which began a new chapter for Bethany Home. Bethany offers a full continuum of senior care, including independent living, assisted living and nursing care, on both campuses (Sioux Falls & Brandon).
Bethany is sponsored by six ELCA churches, including Beaver Valley Lutheran. Twenty members of Beaver Valley serve on the the Bethany Association and Board. Pastor Robert Hansen leads the Bethany Home worship service in a rotation with the other churches. The original founding churches are:
Augustana Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls
Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, Valley Springs
Benton Lutheran Church, Crooks
Nathanael Lutheran Church, Alcester
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls
Salem Lutheran Church, Salem
Beaver Valley Members of the
Bethany Home Association 2012-2013:
The meaning of “Bethany” has particular significance for a nursing home. The original place called Bethany dates back to the New Testament times. It was located near Jerusalem and was the setting of several recorded events in the travels and ministry of Jesus. Jesus found Bethany to be a place of refuge, refreshement and fellowship with friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Bethany was the place from which Jesus made his “triumphal entry.” It also was the site of Jesus’ final departure from his disciples. Today, Bethany Home provides a similar place of comfort, sustenance and purpose in life’s journey.