Elkader Care Center - Skilled Nursing

At Elkader Care Center, our facility offers access to a wide range of services.  These services are available to individuals recovering from an illness or surgery, as well as those who have chosen to make this their home.  Some of the specialized services require a physician's order.  We can assist you with making arrangements for payment for these services, either through direct payment, Medicare/Medicaid or your personal insurance.

The facility also has two spacious sitting areas for family visits and socializing.

We offer a wide range of activities and recreational programs that promote physical and emotional well-being, as well as providing a sense of belonging.  Residents are encouraged to participate in activities.  We strive to create an environment allowing people the freedom to initiate activities of their choice.  Our programming includes both spontaneous and scheduled activities.

Regular activities include:

  • Games
  • Hobbies
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Informal Fellowship
  • Religious Services
  • Music Appreciation
  • Group Physical Activities
  • Life Skills
  • Quiet Relaxation

We are proud of our dining service and provide meals that not only look good, but also taste good.  Our registered dietitian ensures that meals are nutritious and the food service staff is trained in preparing special diets, as well as honoring personal preferences.  Meals are served family-style for a pleasurable dining experience.

Elkader Care Center - Dining Area

Friends and family members may join the resident at any time to dine together with a minimal meal charge.  Simply let us know you are coming and we will do all the rest.


  • Restorative Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Hospice/Terminal Care:

Hospice care provides comfort and supportive medical care to terminally ill residents and their families.  We work simultaneously with area hospice programs to supplement care and provide for a loving, sensitive and private environment for residents and their families.

Respite & Short-Term Care:

We offer respite care as a break for those who need temporary relief from the demands of providing care for a friend or family member.  Whether it is for a vacation, a weekend or even during inclement weather, we can take over for you when you need us.

Short-term care provides temporary healthcare for people recovering from an illness or surgery.  Our emphasis is to return individuals to their homes when they are able to do so.

Comprehensive Services:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Lab Service with Central Community Hospital
  • Wellness programs & Restorative Therapy
  • Culinary program offering 3 delicious, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks
  • Life Enrichment Program daily with a wide selection of events
  • Housekeeping and Laundry services daily
  • Equipment offered – oxygen, wheelchairs, walkers, whirlpool
  • Beauty and Barber Services available weekly
  • Transportation
  • Wound Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Respite Care
 Elkader Care Center - Private Room  Elkader Care Center - Double Room
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Each resident room is furnished with a bed, bedside dresser and closet.  We encourage all residents who reside here to personalize their rooms with pictures, mementos and other items to make for a homey atmosphere.

Elkader Care Center | 116 Reimer Street SW | Elkader, IA 52043
ph: 563.245.1620 | fax:  563.245.2198

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