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

Physical Therapist with Bethany Life resident

Wellness Matters

Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a vital process of change and growth toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Everything that we think and do impacts our state of well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. There are six key dimensions of wellness as defined by Dr. Bill Hetler of the National Institute of Wellness (NIW): occupational, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual. So what does wellness really mean as you age? It means that whether you are on your own or are part of a senior living community with a wellness program, you can find ways to nurture every aspect of yourself. Doing this can help you get healthier, be happier, and enjoy life to the fullest.

At Bethany Life, we offer our residents opportunities to be more social, be active, and promote a healthy lifestyle within our community for a better quality of life. Some of our noteworthy wellness offerings include: an open exercise space, warm water therapy pool, nutrition programs, hydration stations, full time chaplain, social and mentally stimulating activities 7 days a week, and educational events. Look for updates with more information about each dimension of wellness and tips to live well!