Who are we?
Ave Maria Village is a care facility which specializes in skilled rehablilitation, nursing and healing. We have 100 licensed skilled nursing beds, 10 of which are in private transitional care suites, catering to patients who come to the village for short-term therapy and/or recovery, and subsequently discharge back to their own home, or lesser care setting. Ave Maria Village is the only skilled facility in the area that has full-time, on-site physical, occupational and speech therapists. Ave Maria Village is a not-for-profit, faith-based care provider, sponsored by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, and serves individuals of all faiths. Its mission is to provide care and services in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Ave Maria Village has a skilled professional staff of more than 180, which includes a full-time chaplain, and offers a variety of opportunities for spiritual and religious expression for all. It is certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, is licensed by the North Dakota State Department of Health, and is a contracting facility with the Veterans Administration. Ave Maria Village also manages an adjacent 58-unit licensed assisted living facility, Heritage Centre of Jamestown.
Central Dakota Nursing Home was founded in 1962 through the efforts of many in the local community who saw a need for a facility to provide care for aging and disabled individuals in a Christian environment. For many years our facility was owned and operated by Lutheran Hospitals and Homes Society of Fargo, North Dakota, later known as Lutheran Health Systems. With the construction of the Heritage Center of Jamestown, a complex of independent living apartments for older adults, on our property in 1991, Central Dakota Nursing Home became Central Dakota Village. In the late 1990s, CDV and all other Lutheran Health Systems properties in North Dakota became a part of Banner Health of Phoenix, Arizona. In 2008, CDV because Ave Maria Village.
In 2002, ownership of AMV and four other long-term care facilities was transferred to SMP Health System (SMPHS). SMPHS is sponsored by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation of Valley City, North Dakota, with corporate offices in Fargo. It is a small, not-for-profit health care system dedicated to helping communities provide quality health care services in an atmosphere of healing hospitality.
We continue to provide long-term and end-of-life care to our residents. In addition, we have remodeled ten of our rooms to become rehabilitation suites. Following surgery or a short-term hospital stay, individuals often need a longer period of recuperation and rehabilitation prior to returning to their own home or a lower level of care. These suites provide a much-needed service to our local community and surrounding area.
Heritage Centre Assisted Living
Heritage Centre of Jamestown is a 58-unit licensed assisted living community. It is a local not-for-profit organization and is managed under agreement by Ave Maria Village, on whose campus it is located. Heritage Centre offers seniors an opportunity to be as independent as possible, while receiving the supportive care and services needed to maintain their personal health and well-being. The facility features one- and two-bedroom handicap-accessible apartments with full kitchens and bathing facilities. Many apartments also include hookups for washer and dryer. Attached garages are available for rental. Two meals a day and snacks are included in the monthly fee, along with weekly housekeeping service, 24-hour staff availability, transportation, and emergency response services. Additional services can be purchased, including a third meal each day, medication monitoring and administration, medication set-up, laundry services, additional housekeeping, and assistance with bathing and dressing. Many recreational and spiritual activities are available on-site, and at Ave Maria Village, where religious services are offered regularly for individuals of all faiths. Barber and beauty services are also available on-site.