Caring Living Environment
- Resident Computer Portal/ Internet Access- We have wireless internet access available in all resident's rooms, dining room and lobby. Resident's are responsible for purchasing their own computer and wireless card if they choose to have a computer in their room. The maintenance staff will assist in setting up the system.
- Here our residents can communicate via email with family and friends.
- Our Activity Personnel assist when needed.
We recognize that the overall comfort and security of our residents depends on our ability to create an environment that is conducive to caring. That is why our resident accommodations are comfortable and attractive and why our staff is committed to providing personal and compassionate care. We believe our residents respond better in such a caring environment. Meeting our residents' expectations also means balancing their needs for privacy within socialization opportunities. Some of the amenities available to our residents include:
The beauty salon is located on the basement floor of Morningside Care Center across from the activities office. The beauty salon operates Tuesday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Residents may have their hair styled or cut during these hours. These services are billed to either the resident's account or the responsible party. The beauty salon is open to the public.
Mail / Newspaper
A resident's mail is delivered to his/her room unopened the same day as it is received from the Post Office. If a resident wishes to have mail sent out, it should be brought to the Business Office where stamps can be purchased. Local newspapers are readily available in our lobby.
Resident's are encouraged to establish a trust fund for all monies which will be maintained by the office. The business office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Cable TV is available in all resident rooms, the front lobby and in our main dining room at no additional cost. Phone jacks are in each room allowing a resident to have own personal phone at their expense.
Our front lobby is a congregating area for staff and visitors. One reason the lobby is so
popular is the bird aviary.
This is a favorite of residents and visitors alike. The birds are
interesting to watch and when it is quiet, one can hear their chatter. They are changed every
90 days, and the caretakers remove the babies that have been born, and give us different
birds. Children especially enjoy this area.
Our new chapel was constructed when we remodeled. We have really enjoyed the quiet place
to worship that it affords. It is decorated by families in memory of loved ones. We have a
regular Thursday afternoon worship service that is provided by members of the Alcester
Ministerial as well as other ministers who have residents in our facility.
We offer Rosary, Chatholic Mass and Bible Study
every week. The chapel is a place where families can be alone together in serious
times. Sometimes a resident will just need some quiet time. And, the chapel is available for
Local Area Churches
- Peace Lutheran Church- Alcester SD
- Big Springs Baptist- Rural Alcester, SD
- Union Creek Lutheran Church- Rural Akron, IA
- Lands Lutheran Church- Rural Hudson, SD
- United Church of Christ- Alcester, SD
- Nathanael Lutheran Church- Alcester, SD
- Alcester Baptist Church- Alcester, SD
- Roseni Lutheran Church- Rural Beresford, SD
- St. Teresa’s Catholic Church- Beresford, SD
- Christian Reformed of Hawarden- Hawarden, IA
A courtyard has been created west of therapy hall for those residents who would like to sit
outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, be it spring and summer greens, fall hues, or winter
wonderlands.The area was designed by Edie Dekkers of Hawarden, Iowa. The plants have
been donated by friends of the facility. This is an area to be enjoyed by residents and visitors
We have transportation available for activity trips and for doctor’s appointments for those who
need then for all residents, families and members of the community. Call the Care Center if you have questions.
There are a number of positive opportunities for family councils. Family councils can provide support programs for family members, assist in volunteer activities, share information about the residents and patients, and coordinate advocacy activities. Family councils help achieve the results we all want: quality of life and care in health facilities, comfort to families, and fair public policy at the national and state levels. We invite you to join a family council. We believe that together we can make a difference in the care of our family members and friends living in long term care facilities.