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Life at Prairie Ridge

The typical nursing home in the United States has planned activities five or six afternoons a week – perhaps some some in the morning and some in the evenings. At Prairie Ridge Care Center the host/hostess leads planned activities in the Cottage every morning, afternoon, and evening, 365 days a year. Residents don’t “go home for the weekend,” so neither do our activity staff!

Four times a week residents go “to town” – to the Village – for large group activities at the Community Center. On Sunday afternoon the Community Center converts to a chapel, making the space a more worshipful atmosphere.

Spontaneous activities happen throughout the days and evenings. Our specially-built trolley provides transportation to concerts in the city park on Wednesday evenings during the summer, fishing trips, casual drives around town, and other special excursions. On occasion we rent a large wheelchair-accessible bus to take out-of-town trips such as to see the Christmas lights in nearby Maurice or to have a treat at the LeMars Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor.

Find out what’s happening in each of our cottages by clicking on the monthly activity calendars below.
Countryside Cottage October 2020
Grandview Cottage October 2020
Pheasant Run Cottage October 2020
Sunrise Cottage October 2020

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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