St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson is entering into a cooperative agreement with the North Dakota State Hospital to provide psychiatric care to geriatric patients. The new 20-bed geropsychiatric unit would be the only one in western North Dakota.
None of the current nursing home residents will occupy the unit, and those currently residing in that space will be relocated throughout the building. Current patients at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown will fill the beds.
Etherington said they may also make referrals for patients at other psychiatric hospitals.