Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community: Assisted Living

Landsmeer Ridge Assisted Living

The Assisted Living area of the building offers tenants independence with a little extra help. There are two types of Assisted Living apartments – studio alcove and one bedroom, carefully designed for freedom and convenience:


16 Studio: 333 square feet

12 One bedroom: 462 square feet

Each apartment has individually-controlled central heating/air conditioning and emergency call stations. Apartments are unfurnished but have kitchenettes equipped with a small refrigerator, sink, and microwave. Each apartment has two closets with an additional storage cupboard provided for those with studio apartments, down the hall.

Th assisted living apartments offer the comfort of home with the support needed to remain independent and active. Three nutritious meals daily, cable TV, wireless internet, hallway handrails, handicapped assistive features, weekly light housekeeping, weekly flat linen service, 24 hour awake staff, in-apartment emergency call transmitters, an RN in the building weekdays, scheduled transportation, and scheduled activities are all provided. Also available is assistance with, dressing, bathing, taking medication, bed-making, personal laundry and general household tasks.

What would preclude a person from living in Landsmeer Ridge Assisted Living?
Four things would indicate that Landsmeer Ridge Assisted Living is not an appropriate living situation for someone: 1) the potential tenant is not able to get to and from the dining room independently or with the assistance of their spouse. Canes, walkers, wheelchairs and scooters are all acceptable means of providing mobility support. 2) the potential tenant’s inability to handle his/her own incontinence care. 3) inappropriate behaviors or dementia that results in a tenant wandering to other tenants’ apartments or out of the building unsafely. 4) the potential tenant’s need for a specialized diet. Landsmeer Ridge does not provide any “modified diets” other than cutting up a tenant’s meat.


Tenants in Assisted Living are provided with three hot meals daily in the common dining room. Housekeeping, bedding change, and flat linen laundry services are provided weekly. Personal laundry service is also available* although the Assisted Living area has a laundry room with a washer and dryer available to tenants at no charge.

Scheduled van transportation is provided at no charge for all LRRC tenants at two set times each week to various locations throughout the community. City taxi service is available to all citizens of Orange City five days per week.* Twenty-eight garages with openers are available* for tenants of either Independent or Assisted Living although they are located at the Independent end of Landsmeer Ridge.

For those in Assisted Living, assistance is set up on an individual need basis during an assessment visit and the creation of a Service Plan with the Manager. Service plans may include such things as supervision of medications, help with dressing and bathing and other specific day-to-day living needs. A whirlpool tub is available and may be used with or without assistance.

Caregiver providing Medicine to Patient

Common areas include:

Living/fireside room

Reading and visiting areas

Dining room and private dining room

Treat Shoppe

Billiard room

Library with computers

Community room

Hair salon*

Guest room available for overnight guests*

* Available on a fee-for service basis

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of 19 family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience.