Two homes in one senior community

When Shirley Lebo learned her husband Tom was going to reside at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine, she knew exactly where she would call home, KingsPath Senior Living.

“When I found out he was being discharged [from the hospital] to Belle Plaine, I thought ‘I should move to Belle Plaine,’” she said.

Shirley and Tom at Valentine's Day lunch at The Lutheran Home: Belle PlaineEvery afternoon, Shirley spends several hours with Tom. In the past, she was driving more than 10 miles. Now her trip is less than two miles. 

Tom, who has Parkinson's disease and struggles with memory loss, currently resides in the long-term care community. In addition to long-term care, The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine offers transitional care, wellness and rehabilitative therapies, memory care and respite and adult day programs.

“Tom is doing well there,” Shirley explained, “He can stand up holding onto his walker for three or four minutes, which is very good for him. I watch him walk and he is picking up his feet again.”

Shirley has been settling into her new home at KingsPath Senior Living, The Lutheran Home Association’s (TLHA) newest care community.  KingsPath is an independent living senior living apartment community physically connected to the new Ridgeview Health Campus in Belle Plaine.

“I like the building really well,” she said, “I like my apartment, it’s the best one I’ve ever had.”

Although she chose KingsPath for the location, Shirley has been able to enjoy several aspects of her new home and town. 

Shirley at KingsPath“All the residents are nice and I’ve liked the different events from craft fair to the Bible studies. I’m looking forward to upcoming events, too.” she said, “I ate at Donuts and Deli in Belle Plaine yesterday for the first time and loved it. The food was excellent.”

In two different TLHA’s care communities, Shirley and Tom have been able to find homes that are the perfect fit for each of their different levels of care.

“Being a part of the greater care community makes KingsPath unique and different from other senior apartments,” said Barb Weicherding, property manager at KingsPath Senior Living. “From our onsite relationship with Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic to the continuum of care available at The Lutheran Home Belle Plaine Campus, our residents can take advantage of the many amenities.”

Are you an active senior independent in all your cares and needs but desire comfort, convenience and peace of mind in your home? KingsPath Senior Living could be the perfect community! For more information or to schedule a tour visit, call (952) 873-5800 or email