Currently there are over 300 Oglala Sioux that live in nursing homes off of tribal land. A major goal of the tribe is to bring their elders home and be close to family and friends by constructing a new 50,000 square foot facility that provides skilled nursing services in a comfortable setting. The nursing home is a 60-bed facility offering 48 semi-private rooms and 12 private rooms. The design incorporates space for a future 20-bed memory care wing. Residents and families can enjoy a large stone fireplace in the café, visit in one of the six lounges throughout the building, or take in a movie in the 20-seat movie theater.
The nursing home boasts a multi-purpose room lit by 2-story glass windows for large gatherings and ceremonies. A state-of-the-art physical therapy suite allows residents to work with their therapists without having to leave the facility.