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Holy Spirit Retirement

About Holy Spirit Retirement

We provide a "Continuum of Care" services, ranging from independent apartments, assisted living with supportive services, to medical supervision with assistance in daily activities.

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More About Holy Spirit Retirement

Holy Spirit Retirement Community is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1968.  We provide a "Continuum of Care" services, ranging from independent apartments, assisted living with supportive services, to medical supervision with assistance in daily activities.

Our community provides access to all aspects of senior living, in one environment, all in one location.   We at Holy Spirit understand the impact that a resident and family undergo when placing a loved-one in a health care environment.  Our staff is here to provide residents with the assistance needed to improve their quality of life, that each person deserves, in a warm, secure, home-like atmosphere with Christian principles. We operate our facility guided by our values and we are dedicated to provide emotional, physical, social, and spiritual support.

In the Nursing Home
Holy Spirit's nursing home offers twenty-four hour care provided by a professional staff of nurses, aids, therapists and many other supportive staff.  Care is based on each resident's individual needs, with the goal of attaining their optimal level of functioning.  The resident, their family, their physician, along with a team of nurses, therapists, social workers, dietary and activity personnel design a care plan customized to the resident's needs and wishes.  Private and semi-private rooms are available giving residents the option to determine what personal furniture and possessions they bring with them.

In Assisted Living
Our Assisted Living Units provide assistance based on each resident's individual needs while maintaining an independent lifestyle.  Meals, nursing, laundry, housekeeping, activities and many other services are provided.  Residents enjoy the privacy of own units with the luxury of participating in group activities should they choose.  A special area is available for those with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia-related illnesses.

Independent Apartments
One and two bedroom apartments are available.  All are equipped with an emergency call system, 24-hour security, maintenance, housekeeping, grocery shopping, one daily meal, along with other supportive services.

Other Services - What Makes Us Special
Phone and Cable Television, Chapel and On-Site Chaplain, On-site Transportation, Daily Activities, Therapies, Beauty Shop

Our Mission
Holy Spirit Retirement Home, under the guidance and with the assistance of that same Holy Spirit, support the beliefs and goals of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City to reach out in assistance to the elderly, the poor, and the disadvantaged.          We earnestly strive and wholly dedicate all of our energy and available  resources towards providing a living environment that provides spiritual, physical and emotional comfort, and environment that offers  personal independence whenever possible and always insures utmost personal dignity and respect to those we serve.


Our History
Groundbreaking for Holy Spirit Retirement Home took place Tuesday, September 24, 1968, on the beautiful hills overlooking Sioux City, Iowa.  Thirteen months later, in October 1969, the first residents began moving in to their new home.  What was originally a small nursing home, Holy Spirit has grown into a large complex, featuring the nursing home, assisted living apartments, assisted living Alzheimer Center, and senior independent apartments, all on one complex.  Not far away, Holy Spirit partners with The Evergreen Terrace Apartments Complex, providing income-based housing for seniors. Located at 25th & West Streets, the original cost of the first building was $604,000.  Although sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City, Holy Spirit serves people of all faiths from throughout the region, while retaining its religious origins in the Catholic Faith. On May 5th, 1969, the "Laying of the Cornerstone" Service, pictured above, took place.  Sister Elizabeth Pfeiffer, right, Superior of the local Holy Spirit Community, displays a parchment scroll that would be placed in a sealed cylinder that would be encased in the cornerstone.  In addition to the parchment, other objects included a brief history of the community, medals, a 1968 Kennedy half-dollar, representing the year construction began, a German Mark, dated 1950, representing the year the community was founded in Germany, and a copy of the May issue of the community publication, VENI..    Also pictured is Bishop Joseph M. Mueller, D.D., center, and Msgr. L.J. Hoffman, left, chancellor.      Present for the ceremonies were Eugene Olson, architect representing William Beuttler Architect and Associates, and Robert McCline, representing Chris Hansen Construction Co. Inc. The parchment scroll sealed in the cornerstone reads....

 "In the year of our Lord 1969, under the reign of our sovereign Pontiff Pope Paul VI, when his Excellency the Most Reverend Joseph M Mueller was Bishop of Sioux City - in the year of his golden jubilee - and his Excellency the Most Reverend Frank H. Greteman was Auxiliary Bishop of Sioux City and Rector of the Holy Spirit Community; when Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America, Robert D. Ray Governor of Iowa and Earle E. Grueskin, Mayor of Sioux City, on the 5th day of May the corner stone of this building was blessed and laid in honor of Holy Spirit."  


 Holy Spirit Retirement Home respects residents privacy and will do everything possible to protect their privacy.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) provides the guiding principles in which we attempt to maintain residents' privacy.  If you have any questions about privacy, please contact Deb Beringer, Social Worker.

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