Sanford Health Announces New Full Continuum Senior Community in Sioux Falls

February 22, 2024
Senior Living

Good Samaritan Society - Founder's Crossing will offer all services under one roof.

In the spring of 2024, will break ground on , a first-of-its-kind senior living community in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Designed in partnership with žžƵ, the full continuum of care campus expands access to high-quality care close to home by fulfilling a growing need for senior services on the east side of Sioux Falls.

“The Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health are reimagining how care and services are delivered, simplifying the health care experience and helping older adults live healthy and fulfilling lives,” said Nate Schema, Good Samaritan Society president and CEO. “Good Samaritan Society – Founder’s Crossing will offer a new level of comfort and convenience that Sioux Falls has never seen before. Imagine a safe, supportive community that offers everything you need to thrive without having to leave the place you call home. Our newest senior campus is truly designed to meet the comprehensive and evolving needs of our community today and into the future.”

žžƵ’s design for the leading-edge campus incorporates comprehensive health and wellness services under one roof, including independent living apartments and villas, assisted living and memory care services, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, home-based services, life enrichment programs, and a direct connection to a future Sanford Health clinic and Lewis Drug. Once complete, the community will offer residents priority access to higher levels of care on the campus or at any Good Samaritan Society location in Sioux Falls.

A rendered aerial view of the future Good Samaritan Society – Founder's Crossing campus.

"Good Samaritan Society – Founder's Crossing represents a shared commitment to the future of senior housing and care, where every element of design prioritizes resident experiences through health, wellness and social engagement," said žžƵ Architect and Principal Mitchell Elliott, AIA. "We're thrilled to partner with the Good Samaritan Society on this groundbreaking project and to see all the ways it positively impacts the Sioux Falls community."

Future development on the campus also includes a Sanford Health clinic and Lewis Drug, which will be open to the public and provide seamless access to those living on the east side of Sioux Falls, in addition to those who call Good Samaritan Society – Founder’s Crossing home.

The project will be completed in phases against the following anticipated timeline:

Grand opening in spring/summer 2026

  • First of 146 villas

  • 120 independent-living apartments

  • 32 assisted-living apartments

  • 32 memory care assisted living apartments


  • Short-term rehabilitation and long-term care center

  • Additional villas

  • Sanford Health clinic

  • Lewis Drug


žžƵ the Good Samaritan Society
The Good Samaritan Society is one of the largest not-for-profit providers for senior care and services in the United States with more than 200 locations in 17 states. Its services include senior living, long-term care, rehabilitation therapy, home-based services and more. For 100 years, the organization has been dedicated to sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort. Learn more about the Good Samaritan Society at.

žžƵ Sanford Health

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system inthe United States, is dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience and providing access to world-class healthcare in America’s heartland. Headquartered inSioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 201,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 46 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, 186 Good Samaritan Society senior living centers and world clinics in nine countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan ator.

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director