Our Services & Amenities

Top 5 Qualities That Place Ellen Kennedy Living Center Above the Rest

• Excellence in Care Managed by MercyOne

This close association means “peace of mind” and top-notch training opportunities which are not always available at stand-alone independently owned facilities.  Emergency response and staff are available 24/7.  Our staff is available when you need us; and rest assured our local MercyOne Medical Center, Dyersville, is located adjacent to our facility.  

• Longevity of Staff

We have many long-term employees in administration and care staff who develop lasting friendships with tenants and families.  We provide compassionate care and treat you as if you are a member of our family.  Staff are responsive to the unique needs of our tenants; they are observant and quick to recognize changes in health status.

• Reputation with the state as a leader of the care facility industry

Ellen Kennedy Living Center is recognized time and again as a leader in the field and one of the state’s premiere facilities.  Our director, Kari Wittmeyer, has been with EKLC since before it’s opening in 2002 and is frequently relied upon for her professional experience as a speaker or resource for other professionals and facilities who value first rate care.

• “The food is GREAT!”

This is a consistent sentiment among our tenants.  Let’s face it, when we talk about quality of life, meals and food is one of the first topics.  Most of our delicious fare is homemade and ALL of it is prepared in our on-site kitchen.  Because of this, we are able to offer the unique service of providing meals to independent living tenants for a nominal fee.  Three meals per day is provided as part of the assisted living program.

• Follow Through

When something needs to be fixed or be completed, we take care of it!  We are proud of our beautiful facility and our ability to provide comfortable, home-like care for you.  Our standards are high, and we couldn’t do it without our trusted staff!  In addition, our maintenance staff are here for you, being on call 24/7.  If a problem should arise, we take care of you!

Here are just some additional features

• 2nd person reduced rates
• Private control of heating and A/C
• Handicap accessible facility
• Sprinkler system
• Emergency response 24/7
• Spacious common areas, fireplace
• Washer/dryer hookups
• Security camera and entrance features
• Reading room
• Well-equipped exercise room
• Internet Access on a Centralized Computer

• Below ground parking in a heated garage
• Full-sized bathrooms
• Multiple outlets for utilities
• Private mailbox
• Staff available 24/7
• Many activities, programs, outings, social opportunities
• Laundry facility (free of charge) on site
• Beauty Salon/Barber
• St. Rose Chapel
• Spiritual Programs &  Services

Ellen Kennedy Living Center Residential Floor Plans

Assisted Living Apartments

29 one-bedroom, 1 two-bedroom, 2 studio

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Independent Living Condominiums

19 two-bedroom, 7 one-bedroom

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