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Senior Living

We know that the care and well being of your loved one is very important to you. We want you to know that we will take excellent care of them and ensure their needs are being fulfilled.

Long Term Care

Avera Maryhouse

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Admissions: 605-224-3436

General Information: 605-224-3163

Contact a Resident: 605-224-3163

Avera Maryhouse, our 80 bed long-term care facility, emphasizes human dignity daily with its residents, staff and families. Emphasis is placed on each resident's physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our meals and schedules accomdate individual lifestyles. Those who live and stay at Avera Maryhouse are at home, cared for by people who are their friends and family. We are family taking care of family.

Our Residents

Our residents are our neighbors, our friends and our family. Our staff is specially trained to care for your loved one as though he or she is a member of their own family.

At Avera Maryhouse, we understand that the golden years should be a special time in a person's life. We plan meals and schedules that allow for individual lifestyles. We put emphasis on caring for our residents' mind, body and spirit. Along with quality nursing care, our residents are treated with dignity and respect. We are a leader in South Dakota in resident centered care.

We care for people from all walks of life. Avera Maryhouse embraces diversity and works hard to incorporate opportunities for people to share their experiences with one another.

Caring Staff

Avera Maryhouse staff takes pride in caring for our residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The staff are caring professionals and genuinely enjoy their work. They’re like family, like friends, and they go the extra mile to care for the residents as individuals.

Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care currently has 4 administrative employees, 20 RN/LPN’s, 40 Certified Nursing Assistant’s and 11 Medication Technicians. In addition, Avera Maryhouse employees a fine group of social workers, housekeepers and maintenance staff.


Your highest priority is selecting the right long term care home for your loved one. This is not an easy decision so we are here to assist you through this process. For admissions information please call 605-224-3435.

Contact Us

If you should have any questions regarding Avera Maryhouse, any feedback regarding the care of your loved one or any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may give us a call at 605-224-3163 or visit us at 717 East Dakota Avenue in Pierre, South Dakota. You are always welcome at our home.

Transitional Care Unit

Transitional Care Unit

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Phone: 605-224-3220

The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is a 23-bed nursing care unit, which includes two hospice suites. TCU is Medicare/Medicaid Certified and designed to meet the needs of patients who no longer meet the requirements for an acute care facility (hospital), nor are able to return to their home.

The Transitional Care Unit can also accommodate those residents who choose to stay, because of their condition, on a private pay basis.

Caring Staff

The TCU is staffed by Nurses, Certified Nurse Aides, social workers, spiritual care providers, therapists (physical, occupational and speech) and activities coordinators to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the patients.

Treatment Options

The length of stay for patients who stay in the TCU can vary from just a few days to a month or more, depending on the patient's needs.

Patients at TCU do not require treatment as intense as those patients who are in the hospital, therefore care is provided in a more cost-effective manner. Avera St. Mary's TCU promotes optimum levels of function for each person by recognizing and intervening to meet their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs by collaborating with a team of professionals.


TCU is on the fourth floor of Avera St. Mary's Hospital, adjacent to the Rehabilitation Department. The nature and length of stay in this unit require large, comfortable and more home-like rooms that accommodate visitors. All rooms are private, have in-room showers and are tastefully decorated. There are two hospice suites that include private, large, comfortable patient rooms and an attached family room.


Visitors to TCU can access this Unit from the main entrance in the North Building. Patient/visitor parking is available in the north parking lot between Avera St. Mary's Hospital and Sioux Avenue, on Dakota Avenue, and other surrounding parking lots and streets. 

Independent Apartments

Avera Parkwood

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Location: 400 Avera Parkwood Drive (off of Dakota Avenue in Griffin Park)

Phone: 605-224-3183

Avera Parkwood is an apartment complex for seniors consisting of 57 one and two bedroom apartments which provide all the comforts of home, plus safety, security, and many cultural, recreational, and social amenities. Avera Parkwood offers easy indoor access to the Avera Maryhouse Chapel where residents can access daily Mass or a number of non-denominational services or spend time in quiet prayer and reflection. Those living in Avera Parkwood enjoy comfortable independence along with wonderful companionship.

Floor Plans

Avera Parkwood tenants enjoy the beautiful setting along the rolling hills of the Missouri River and overlooking Griffin Park.

View floor plans for our one and two bedroom apartments:

  • One Bedroom Floor Plan
  • Two Bedroom Floor Plan 

What's Included

Included in the monthly rent is a noon meal served every day, all utilities, weekly cleaning of the kitchen and bath areas, cable TV, and limited transportation in the Avera Parkwood van. Avera Parkwood has a beauty/barber shop, an exercise room, on-site banking, Bible study and exercise groups. Avera Parkwood tenants have the ability to access the Avera Maryhouse Chapel at any time. This is a Catholic Chapel with daily Mass and non-denominational services on Sunday. All apartments have emergency pull cords to summon help should an emergency arise.


You'll always find something going on at Avera Parkwood -- it may be a lively pool game, card games, or it could be that someone is playing some old favorites on the grand piano found in the Commons area. There are jigsaw puzzles to work on or books in the library to read. Tenants enjoy the cheery sun room which looks out onto the tennis courts, or they tend to the vegetable garden or flower planters. Many take walks in Griffin Park, which is right out the back door. In the winter, the tenants enjoy visiting by the fireplace as they watch the Avera Parkwood staff scoop the snow (something most don't miss doing). Special activities are planned throughout the year.

Medical Services Close To Where You Live

Avera Parkwood is connected to Avera St. Mary's Hospital where a wide variety of quality medical services are available at a moment's notice. It is also located next to Avera Maryhouse Nursing Facility. The entire healthcare facility is nestled along the rolling banks of the Missouri River, beside beautiful Griffin Park. Shopping is just minutes away.

Whatever your dreams are for the golden years, you'll find them at Avera Parkwood.