Story County Premier Care

Welcome To Bethany Life

"I believe that Bethany Life is the best skilled nursing facility in Story county and surrounding counties"
Diana Egan • Ames Iowa

Due to the risk to our residents related to Coronavirus:

Bethany Life will be restricting visitors until further notice per recommendations made by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. Bethany Life includes the Households of Bethany, Cedar Place, and Timberland Village.

Unless approved, visitors will not be accepted. This is temporary but a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our community

We appreciate your understanding during this time and will keep you updated. If you have any questions please call or visit our Coronavirus page on our website.

Family Visit Information During COVID-19:

At this time all family visits need to be scheduled.

Our Conversation Corner is now set up in the library. All visits need to be scheduled online.  Schedule a Visit

We also have our Compassionate Visits. These visits only occur when your loved ones condition changes significantly.  If this change is temporary and your loved one returns to the health status they were experiencing previously these compassionate care visits will stop at that point. As much as we want you to visit your loved one we are guided by regulations and the absolute desire to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible.  Click here for more details on compassionate visits.  

Our Communities

Bethany Life offers a variety of care options for older adults including assisted living, independent living, and long-term care. Located in Story City, Iowa, Bethany Life has been a part of the community since 1914. Our continuum of care serves Story, Hamilton, Hardin, Boone and Marshall Counties.

Click the images below to learn more about our wide range of community options

Nurse with a patient

Wellness Matters

Antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria. Antibiotics work by targeting and killing harmful bacteria.

Normally, your immune system helps control the bacteria you have. But, sometimes bacteria grow so quickly that your immune system can’t keep up and then you may develop an infection that needs to be treated.

Antibiotics are important for treating you when you definitely have an infection, but unneeded antibiotics can do more harm than good. Improving the way we use antibiotics for our residents is one way we can protect your health and ensure the safety of your care.

Ask your doctor or a nurse about the benefits and risks of taking an antibiotic.