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A nurse with a mask sits outside in a chair facing an interviewer in another chair

Good Samaritan Society caregivers: ‘Everything has changed’

Staff at Sioux Falls Village love residents and hurt for their families
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read
A green mailbox stands on red posts with the words Cornerstone Kids! alongside a red flag

Need inspiration to help generations connect? Here’s some

The Green Mailbox lets kids add cheer to lives of long-term care residents
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 6 min read
An elderly person lies in bed with headphones on, looking at a digital tablet with a worker helping, in an example of hospice visits

As a key way to connect, hospice visits adapt to pandemic

Virtual visits and writing notes help families connect with their loved ones
Aubrey Gilbert Aubrey Gilbert 4 min read
Nate Schema of the Good Samaritan Society sits in a chair across from Courtney Collen with Sanford Health News for a Facebook Live Q&A about operations during the pandemic

COVID-19 Q&A: Pandemic operations at Good Samaritan Society

Leader Nate Schema is inspired by stories of how communities rally around sites
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 4 min read
Darlene Colwill sits in a hospice house chair with a striped, knitted prayer shawl over her shoulders.

Prayer shawls and blankets bond Sanford volunteers

Committed volunteers once knit in person, now keep knitting shawls from home
Mick Garry Mick Garry 12 min read
Randy Bury and Courtney Collen sit with a table in between as they film a Facebook Live Q&A about long-term care

COVID-19 Q&A: Randy Bury on long-term care setting

Good Samaritan Society president says relationships persevere in pandemic
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 4 min read

Good Samaritan focuses on safety and well-being of residents

CMO answers questions about COVID-19 protections via Facebook Live
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
An older man who resides at a Good Samaritan Society location looks at his daughter via FaceTime on a cellphone. Technology is helping visitors who can't see their loved ones right now.

Staying in touch when you can’t visit patients, residents

Messages can be hand-delivered at Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 4 min read
Dr. Greg Johnson, CMO of the Good Samaritan Society

How the Society keeps seniors active while keeping them safe

Good Samaritan CMO outlines plans including medical supplies, communications
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor sign in a native plant garden out in front of a nursing home building.

Long-term care facilities limit visitors to protect seniors

Good Samaritan Society focused on preventing cases of COVID-19
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 3 min read