History

  • 1939 - The Bethany Rest Home was organized in and operated at 607 7th Street South in Fargo for four years.
  • 1942 - Bethany purchased the Fargo Sanitarium at 1333 3rd Ave South and moved to that location.
  • 1960 - American Lutheran Homes, Inc. was created. Construction on the present site began.
  • 1963 - Bethany Towers I was completed.
  • 1968 - An intermediate care facility opened.
  • 1979 - Bethany Towers II was built, along with the second nursing facility building.
  • 1986 - Bethany Home Health Care was formed. Bethany Foundation was also incorporated to provide philanthropic support for Bethany Homes.
  • 1987 - The Mavis Whiting Chapel was dedicated.
  • 1995 - Cares II building undergoes major remodeling.
  • 1997 - Bethany completes construction of a memory care unit to care for residents with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia. Administrative areas were also remodeled.
  • 2001 - Bethany purchased the former Kinder Apartments, located one block to the north of the "Bethany Block" and Renovation work prepares the building for independent living.
  • 2003 - Towers I undergoes major renovation.
  • 2004 - Towers II receives structural and operational upgrades. Bethany Home Health Care transitions to Bethany Personal Care Services.
  • 2009 - The name changed to Bethany Retirement Living. Most buildings on University Drive campus renamed. 
  • 2010 - Bethany on 42nd opened.
  • 2014 - Skilled care addition completed at Bethany on 42nd