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4916 North Washington Street, Bismarck, ND 58503

About Us

Enrich Your Life With Our Help

The idea for our cutting-edge facility sparked to life when local Lutheran congregations and community leaders came together to answer a growing need for healthcare services.  We incorporated as Missouri Slope Lutheran Homes, a non-profit organization in 1962.  After years of fundraising and construction, we finally opened our doors in 1967.  We provide long-term care, memory care, assisted living, adult day care and therapy services to the residents of Bismarck, ND and surrounding communities.  Our governing board is selected by our corporate members: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bismarck, Faith Lutheran Church of Bismarck, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Bismarck, Lutheran Church of the Cross of Bismarck, Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Bismarck, First Lutheran Church of Bismarck, House of Prayer Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bismarck, First Lutheran Church of Mandan, and Sunne Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilton.


Missouri Slope has been designated as a Social Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).


Our Mission is: founded in Christian faith, we enrich lives with love and compassion.


Our Vision is: to become a care center of learning and innovation.


Our Values are:

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Quality
  • Compassion
Experience peace of mind at our facility

From humble beginnings, Missouri Slope has expanded to become a well-known and widely-respected healthcare facility in Bismarck, ND. As the largest nursing facility in six states, we provide elderly care to over 250 individuals. We’re also a large yet tight-knit assisted living community with 64 apartments.

We transcend the nursing home stereotype. Residents at our long-term care facility enjoy beautifully designed and decorated interiors, sunny courtyards, lovely views of Missouri River Valley and outstanding care.

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Total Nursing HPRD (Average 4.77)
Home Cooked Meals Served Each Day
Successfully Rehabbed Back to Home in the Last Year
Tenant Satisfaction Rate

May 1959
First Meeting to discuss plans for a Lutheran residence for the elderly

November 1965
Ground breaking for Missouri Slope Lutheran Home

July 6th, 1967
First Resident Admitted

September 1968
M-50 Club Organized

April 1973
MSLH Adult Day Care Program began (1st in ND)

September 1973
West Wing addition of 40 nursing home beds (Total beds now 120)

June 1980
East Addition of 100 beds and 13 apartments (220 total beds)

September 1987
Missouri Slope Lutheran Home now Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center

January 1988
MSLCC Foundation Articles of Incorporation issued

June 1992
Ground breaking for Valley View Heights Independent Living Units

June 1993
Valley View Heights began accepting tenants

April 1997
Open house and dedication for new Chapel and expanded dining area

April 2002
Ground breaking for new special care unit and new laundry area

March 2003
M-50 Club changed to M-Club

November 2003
Valley View Heights now licensed as a 30 unit assisted living facility

September 2006
Ground breaking for 34 more assisted living units at Valley View Heights

March 2008
Valley View Heights II began accepting tenants (Now 64 Assisted Living Apartments)

April 2017
Purchase agreement signed for Good Shepherd North property for a north campus

October 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony for Missouri Slope North Campus, Phase 1: 192 bed skilled nursing facility and town center

November 2021

  • First Residents admitted to North Washington Facility.
  • New Nursing Facility Certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

May 2022

  • Received a grant from Lutheran Services in America to develop Missouri Slope at Home program.