Darlene Opperman retires from Wadena Fire Department

Congratulations to Darlene Opperman and her husband on their retirement from the Wadena Fire Department. Thank you for your many years of service! We are … Continue reading

New Medicare Cards Needed

Be sure to bring in your loved one’s new Medicare cards, so that we have copies for their files! … Continue reading

Wedding At Gernand Retirement Village

Mike and Elaine Crosby were married in the yard outside Gernand Retirement Village on August 1, 2018.  Elaine is the niece of Gernand resident, Dot … Continue reading

Upcoming Events at SPLH

August 21 at 2:00 p.m. – Family and Friends Support Group in the Gernand Atrium August 22 at 10:00 a.m. – Legislative Forum in the … Continue reading

News from Tracey Romig, Life Events Supervisor

Hello All! We have been very busy here at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home! Our gardens are providing us produce and we are enjoying the … Continue reading

Introducing Lori Eastlick, Director of Nursing

  Hi, I am Lori Eastlick RN. I am the new DON here at SPLH.  I have 4 children and 17 grandchildren.  Some live in … Continue reading

From the SPLHC Kitchen – S’Mores Bars

Ingredients Graham Cracker Layer 9 graham cracker sheets approximately 5.4 oz., crushed 6 TBSPs of unsalted butter, melted 2 TBSPs granulated sugar Cookie Layer 1 … Continue reading

2018 Summer Parade Fun!

SPLHC’s Float in the Edgewood Days Parade … Continue reading

Family and Friends Support Group

We hold a monthly support group for family and friends who have a loved one in a long term care facility. The meetings are scheduled … Continue reading

Thoughts from Director of Operations, Cathy Mills

The summer is flying by and it is that time of year when the kids are getting ready to go back to school.  What a … Continue reading

3rd Quarter thoughts from SPLHC Executive Director, Cheri Leachman

I am very pleased to share with all of you that the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community has been selected to receive a 2018 Bronze-Commitment … Continue reading

August SPLHC Birthdays

We wish everyone in the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community celebrating a birthday in August a happy day and year! … Continue reading


The Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community is a multi-faceted campus providing a broad spectrum of living arrangements for retired individuals and those in need of assistance or nursing care.
OUR MISSION The Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community is a Christian home that promotes a quality of life which encompasses dignity,respect and compassion for those who live and serve here.



pebler-webPebler Point Care Center, formerly known as The Strawberry Point Nursing Home, is a long term and skilled nursing facility. Nurse and Certified Nurse’s Aides are on 24 hour duty.  Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Massage Therapy are located on the site to aid in restorative services. To complete the team of professionals, a medical director, chaplain, social worker and activity coordinator are on staff to serve the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of each resident.

gernand-logo2The Gernand  Village offers a lifestyle for tenants to maintain their independence while enjoying support services available within the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community.  Tenants are active members of the community, who have chosen the Gernand Retirement Village as their home for comfort, convenience and service.


The Swales Assisted Living Facility offers private apartments with personal assistance to help maintain the health and independence of the residents.  Services include 24-hour staffing, three daily meals, medication assistance, housekeeping, social activities and much more.


Memory Care Manor – is a comprehensive care facility including nursing, recreational and support services.  Our program aims to meet the healthcare and daily living needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  Memory Care Manor provides a calming environment in which freedom is provided in a secure setting.


S.T.A.R. Out Patient Therapy Clinic is located on the Strawberry Lutheran Home campus.Area residents are welcome to use the therapy service provided by Northern Iowa Therapy at the muliti faceted, Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.