Over 120 Years of Care

What started as a small Christian welfare program for orphaned children in 1895, has evolved into a unique retirement community based on the contemporary continuum-of-care model.

The History of Bethany Home

Today, Bethany Home is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Its corporate members include 27 area Lutheran Churches, two Episcopal Churches, one United Methodist Church, one Presbyterian and one Catholic Church.  

Our license currently includes:

  • 100 Skilled Nursing Home Beds
  • 49 Assisted Living CBRF Rooms
  • 40 Assisted living RCAC (Studio, 1-Bedroom, and 2-Bedroom) Apartments
  • 41 Independent Living Units
  • 1 Shadow Lake Retreat House

Our Community Faith Partners

Bethany Home is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but is pleased to have a voting membership, or Member Congregations, that includes all denominations. Bethany and the Member Congregation partners share a similar vision of Christian housing and services for seniors, and disabled persons, who live on the Bethany campus, and also for those that serve in the community.

  • Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville
  • Farmington Lutheran Church, Waupaca
  • First English Lutheran Church, Appleton
  • First Lutheran Church, Poy Sippi
  • First Lutheran Church, Ogdensburg
  • First Presbyterian Church, Weyauwega
  • First United Methodist Church, Waupaca
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Plover
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Larsen
  • Hitterdahl Lutheran Church, Iola
  • Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fremont
  • Mount Morris Lutheran Church, Wautoma
  • Nelsonville Evangelical Lutheran, Nelsonville
  • North New Hope Lutheran, Rosholt
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Iola
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Amherst
  • Scandinavia Lutheran Church, Scandivavia
  • Saint John Lutheran Church, Saxeville
  • Saint John Lutheran Church, Weyauwega
  • Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Waupaca
  • Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Waupaca
  • Saint Olaf’s Episcopal Church, Amherst
  • Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weyauwega
  • Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Wautoma
  • The Lakes Church, Waupaca
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, New London
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Stevens Point
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Waupaca
  • West Holden Lutheran Church, Wautoma
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Appleton
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Manawa

Directing Bethany Home’s Future

The Board of Directors shall have general control and general management of the Corporation as limited by vote of the Corporation or by law. They will have full responsibility for the budgetary and fiscal management of the Corporation. They shall possess all the powers which could be exercised by the Corporation at meetings duly called for the specific purpose.

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to transmit proposed changes in the facility’s mission statement, or proposed amendments to its articles of incorporation, constitution, or by-laws, affecting corporate membership, nonprofit status, dissolution clause, board elections, and board membership criteria to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for review and comment.