About Us

For six decades, Good Samaritan Home has been focused on one thing… care.

Since its inception, Good Samaritan has continued to grow and evolve into a highly regarded Continuing Care Retirement Community. Our goal is to accommodate your way of life and personal needs. You can have the level of service you need now, with the security of knowing you can change services as your needs might change in the future.

The dream of Good Samaritan Home began in 1925, as Mrs. Bastert and Mrs. Gerdes envisioned a Home for older adults which would provide Christian caring and a secure environment. That dream became a reality in 1957 when we welcomed our first residents as an affiliate of the United Church of Christ. Quickly expanding from the original 34-bed unit, within 15 years had expanded to include three additional levels of nursing care and cottages for independent living.

Good Samaritan Home completed its latest major revitalizing project in 2014, with $20.7 million project that renovated nearly every corner of the main facility and constructed a new, state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s Unit, added Assisted-Living services, and created a short-term, Medicare-approved rehab facility. The home currently houses over 200 residents at all levels of nursing care. It also features 180 cottage between the Harrison Campus and the Cherry Lane expansion. Through these expansion efforts, Good Samaritan Home has remained steadfast to its mission of providing the fullest possible life for our residents.

Mission Statement:

Superior Christian service in a charitable community

Vision Statement:

We will serve our residents, their families, staff and the greater community through compassionate care. We aspire to demonstrates Christ’s love, goodwill and charity in all we do.

Value Statements:

Spirituality: The center of our community is faith. We demonstrate God’s Spirit through service. We treat each other with kindness and respect our differences.

Community: We strive to make a home for all. Our attitude of inclusion and acceptance creates warmth that families of God experience. We embrace an integrated approach to living, healing and grieving, in its time.

Professionalism: We encourage leadership, innovation and creativity. The diversity of our background and experience is a source of our organization’s strength. We support personal and professional growth.

Growth through Innovation: We embrace new ideas, methods and opportunities. As a Life Plan Community Leader, we adapt to a rapidly changing culture.

Service: We emphasize service to others with dignity, respect and compassion.

Stewardship: We will carefully and responsibly manage our time, talents and resources in the interest of our internal and external stakeholders.

Board of Directors

Steve Wavering, President
Jerry Jackson, 1st Vice President
Andrew Cashman, 2nd Vice President
Randy Riley, 3rd Vice President
Jeff Spear, Secretary/Treasurer
Gary Blickhan
Laura Ehrhart
John Heidbreder
Paul Kemner
Rob Overholser
Alok Patel
Larry Shepherd

Auxiliary Representatives:
Billie Menke
Janet Scheneeberger

Uncle Sams Representatives:
Richard Bowman
Robert Young

Illinois Conference UCC Representatives:
Sharon Higgins
Mike Oberdahlhoff
Raymond Scheiter