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Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community: Expanding

Adding 12 independent living apartments at Orange City senior care campus

Orange City Area Health System announced plans for expansion of Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community, with construction expected to begin this spring. Landsmeer Ridge, located on 13 acres of the health system’s senior care campus on the north edge of Orange City, was built in 1999. It consists of 24 independent living apartments and 28 assisted living apartments. The expansion will add a total of 12 new independent living apartments, 10 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom units.

“Landsmeer Ridge has served the needs of seniors (age 62 and above) in our region with quality independent living arrangements without the hassles and expense of single home ownership,” reported Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “Our desire with this expansion is not only to help meet the demand, but also to ‘free up’ much needed housing in our community, which helps provide for the overall economic health of the region we serve.”

Landsmeer Ridge, which is owned and operated by the health system, is “dedicated to assisting its tenants in maintaining an active, independent, and healthy lifestyle,” according to Char Ten Clay, Director of Senior Care. The “home for seniors” features spacious sitting areas, pleasant and professional dining services, an ice cream parlor, hair salon, library with computers, exercise room, whirlpool, billiards room, and a “motel room” available for tenants’ guests to rent for brief stays. With the addition of the 12 new apartments, the dining area will be expanded, and a new seven-stall garage constructed for tenants’ vehicles.

According to Guthmiller, Orange City Area Health Foundation is financing this project, which will include a USDA rural economic development loan. Expected completion of the addition is early 2016.

For more information about Landsmeer Ridge,

Visit or contact Rob Gotto, Manager, at 712-737-8947.

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.



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