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Prairie Pointe to transition Rehabilitation Suites to 48 Assisted Living and Memory Care Suites

Posted 8/9/2022

In Altoona, our local skilled nursing and rehabilitation provider Grace Lutheran Communities-Prairie Pointe and River Pines announces transitions of care on their Altoona campus. The transition kicked off in July and is anticipated to be completed this Fall. When complete Prairie Pointe will dedicate 48 rooms to provide Assisted Living and Memory Care services to Seniors. Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation services will continue to be offered on the campus at River Pines.

Grace Lutheran Communities CEO Amy Duhr said, “We are very excited about this change to provide additional services for seniors at our Prairie Pointe facility. We continue to focus on adapting to meet the diverse and changing needs within our surrounding community.”

In our Oaks Assisted Living, we will offer support to those who may benefit from a little extra care in a home-like environment. The compassionate staff will ensure your loved ones have personalized care guided by individualized care plans which reflect the needs of each resident.

Our Aspen Memory Care Suites were designed to allow those living with dementia to live their best life. Premier technology ensures safety and security while caring for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. These suites provide a safe and peaceful outdoor setting, along with specialized sensory rooms to stimulate positive engagement and assist with improvement in cognitive functioning.

Amanda Balow, Administrator added “For five years I have served as House Manager and am excited to move into this position as the Administrator of our new Assisted Living and Memory Care. This addition to the campus completes the continuum of care on our Altoona campus and allows us to use our expertise in rehabilitation to create a truly unique Assisted Living experience for our area.”

Residents will enjoy the comforts of their modern apartment along with numerous services and amenities:

  • All-inclusive pricing model – cable and wi-fi included
  • Spa with Whirlpool and Shower 
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Qualified, highly trained staff on-site 24 hours a day with access to a licensed nurse
  • On-site Physician Services, Skilled Nursing and Pharmacy Services
  • Access to skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • A variety of social and stimulating activities with community outings
  • Amenities: On-site Chapel, Salon, Lounges, and secured Outdoor Patio

Visit us for a tour and join the list to be ready for your loved one to move this Fall.

Contact Amanda Balow, Administrator at 715-598-7812 or via email at

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