The original idea for what would become Bethel Lutheran Home was first discussed at a district meeting of Lutheran congregations within the South Dakota District of the American Lutheran Church. Twenty-five congregations in east central South Dakota came together to form the non-profit corporation in 1959. Bethel Lutheran Home was built in 1961 and opened as a 58-bed nursing home on March 30, 1962.
Since that time, Bethel Lutheran Home has grown and expanded its ministry to include:
Since 1962, Bethel Lutheran Home has been known for providing quality, Christian care to all who are served, and maintaining high occupancy in each of the programs operated within the Bethel Community.