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Long Term Care

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Long Term Care Leadership & Care Providers:


Pete Edis



B. “Niki” Kirkland

Director of Nursing – Good Shepherd Home


Tammra Peterson

Assistant Director of Nursing – Good Shepherd Home


Sarah Skarda, LBSW

 Social Worker – Good Shepherd Home


Kristin Rhone

Activities Director – Good Shepherd Home

Watford City, ND Long Term Care Services:

The Good Shepherd Home is a faith-based organization providing skilled nursing care in a state-of the art, home-like setting. At the Good Shepherd Home, we are committed to putting the needs and dignity of our residents, first. We have proudly served McKenzie County and the surrounding area since the early 1960s.

At the Good Shepherd Home, we offer quality healthcare in a rural setting with all of the comforts of a larger community setting. Our property is attached to the McKenzie Health Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, and Specialty Clinics, which provide our residents with access to specialists, in-house lab services, and on-site x-ray and scans. We provide access to a wide range of services, amenities, and activities as part of resident living, with a person-centered care approach. At the Good Shepherd home, your family is our family. We look forward to living with you.  

We Can Help With

  • Keeping your loved ones cared for in Watford City
  • 24/7 Nursing Care
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Short and Long Term Stays
  • Continued Daily Care
  • Meal Service
  • Transportation Services
  • Community Activity Interaction
  • Emergency Medical Attention

Local Option for 24-hour medical care, FULL-SERVICE 

McKenzie Health aims to offer our region full service long term care options in Watford City, ND.

We have a fully qualified staff available to provide nursing care, social services, physical therapy, laundry, housekeeping, beautician services, and activity programs. Our professional nursing staff provides compassionate, loving care.



Levels of Skilled Care, MEETING ALL NEEDS

Each resident’s level of care is set by the Department of Human Services in Bismarck, ND. This level of care is determined by information sent to them by our Minimum Data Set Team at the nursing home. This team consists of several department managers. They send information to Department of Human Services on the physical, social, and mental condition of the resident to set the resident’s level of care.

Long Term Care Options

Placement, availability, and needed services questions can be answered by Sarah Skarda. 

Call 701-444-2331


Common Questions about Long Term Care 

What do I need to bring?

Our team will show you everything in the room that is included and provide a list of the most common items you can bring such as a mini fridge and reclining chair. 

What are the visiting hours?

We do not have scheduled visitation and no set visiting hours. Visitors can visit for as long as they want at the resident’s discretion. 

What meals are provided at the Good Shepherd Home?

We offer 3 full and balanced meals each day, 7 days a week. In addition, we have snacks available 24/7 to adhere to specialized diets within the facility. Residents are allowed to have food brought in by a loved one at their request.

How does one get to appointments?

We provide transportation to all local appointments as well as out of town appointments up to 200 miles (Bismarck). 

What do you offer for chapel and activities?

We post a monthly calendar, and this is placed on the whiteboards in residents’ rooms. We add seasonal events, too, as Christmas is a huge time of year for activities with lots of fun stuff going on. Chapel is 4 days a week with an ELCA affiliated SAM (Synodically Authorized Minister). We offer spiritual counseling, Bible Study, and individual chapel services as well.

Where can I apply to live for Good Shepherd Home?

Start the process here, and then download a copy of this application to have ready when you meet with a Good Shepherd Home representative.


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