We are a family-oriented health care provider, dedicated to excellence, whose mission
is to enhance the lives of those we serve by providing quality care with respect,
dignity and kindness.
Strategically located in the Northern Rocky and North Central Plains regions to
cover rural areas in need of care, Lantis Enterprises manages the operations of
a network of rurally based healthcare providers that offer quality care to seniors
and individuals needing care either in their home or at specialized locations such
as rehabilitation clinics, assisted living residences, and long term care facilities.
Our range of services offered includes personalized home maker care, nursing and
therapy services in the home, facility-based assisted care services, personal care,
adult day care, respite care services and hospice services in long-term care facilities,
special care programs and living for memory impaired individuals, as well as sub-acute
services including rehabilitation programs.
What We Do
Friendship Villa, our goal is to
give each of our residents the support he or she needs to become as independent
and safe as possible everyday, functional activities. From short-term rehabilitation
to longer, more involved care, we strive to make every stay with us as comfortable
and useful as possible. Our commitment to treating each of our residents with respect,
dignity, and kindness make our facility feel more like home, and our top-notch staff
and ever-expanding set of services and features make sure you and your loved ones
get the exceptional level care that you depend on.
Interdisciplinary Team Approach
We specialize in team care planning for our residents. Drawing on the combined input
and skills of the resident, family members, physicians, nurses, therapists, departmental
staff, and professional consultants, we approach the well-being of our residents
from every possible angle.
Because we take such a hands-on approach to care, the quality of our staff is as
important as anything in delivering on our promise. Our residents tell us we have
some of the best people around, so take a second to get to know one of our staff
members, and see if you agree with them.
When we say we serve our community, we mean that in more ways than one. A big part
of feeling "at home" is feeling like you’re part of the neighborhood,
so we always try to give our residents opportunities to participate in and add to
the lives of those around us. Take a look and see for yourself how we’re always
trying to be a positive influence on the local community.
Our History and Founders
Will Lantis, the founder of Lantis Enterprises, was a modern day pioneer - veteran,
rancher, politician, family man, and businessman. Through his experiences as a chemical
and maintenance supply salesman for senior living organizations, Will came to believe
that the elderly were not receiving quality care. He believed they deserved to be
treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and that one way to do that was by providing
them a home away from home.
In 1972, Will and Mary Ellen Lantis purchased their first long-term care facility
in Bridgeport, Nebraska, founding Lantis Enterprises, a tax paying entity. After
that, they started purchasing troubled facilities throughout Nebraska, and eventually
throughout the Midwest. Will completely rebuilt their structures, management, residential
care, and reputations from the ground up.
After 25 years of living in Kearney, Nebraska, Will and Mary Ellen's love for South
Dakota’s Black Hills prompted them to move the corporate headquarters to Spearfish.
The office opened with 3 employees, all based out of the basement of the Lantis’
cabin. Through years of hard work and dedication, our growth has outpaced our space,
as we marked our 10th Year Anniversary in Spearfish by doubling our office space
on Colorado Boulevard.
Lantis Enterprises Corporate Office houses the support services for 21 long term
care centers, 6 Alzheimer's Units, 14 personal care/assisted living centers, and
5 home health agencies. We provide research, development and management expertise
through our accounting, finance, operations, human resources, home health, medical
nursing, marketing, and rehabilitation departments. Our local office employs over
40 full-time professionals with almost 2000 staff members in the field.
Family has always been important to Will & Mary Ellen. The employees are an
extension of their family, as are the residents and the communities in which they
live. Will & Mary Ellen committed themselves to creating a place of healing
and professional growth in a high-tech sophisticated health care network.
In August 2006 Will Lantis was taken from us suddenly in a one-car automobile accident.
Mary Ellen and the rest of the "Lantis family" will continue the legacy
in the spirit of our beginnings. Mrs. Lantis, who previously had focused mainly
on maintaining the “at-home” feel of the facilities, has since assumed
the primary leadership role.
As a tribute to Will, our co-founder, we will continue to service our community
with a new theme "Western Hospitality with a Smile".