Edgewood Vista in Spearfish

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Welcome to: Edgewood Vista in Spearfish

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Enjoy life overlooking the beautiful Black Hills at Edgewood in Spearfish, with the ideal combination of living spaces, care and amenities. Built in 2004, Edgewood expanded and upgraded in 2011 with more space, a movie theater, activity room and new dining area. It is now home to up to 98 assisted living residents and 15 memory care residents.  


Visit Us!

Come see how you or your loved ones can make Edgewood home. We’ll give you a tour, discuss options and of course have complimentary coffee.

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living: Help When You Need It

Assisted Living at Edgewood is an ideal combination of housing, healthcare and lifestyle for individuals who may require some additional assistance with daily living but do not need skilled medical care.

Although each apartment has a kitchen, there is a full service dining facility. Your apartment opens to a large main hallway; no more icy sidewalks. Everyone has a mailbox in the beautiful lobby, and there are many activities and events going on for residents to paticipate in.

Edgewood's health care professionals, nurses and other staff members are dedicated to your well-being. We provide or can arrange:

  • Fine dining with three homemade meals daily
  • Private apartments with showers and kitchenettes
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Social, community, daily recreational activities and shopping trips
  • 24 hour staffing
  • Registered nurse on staff
  • Ongoing assessments for health care monitoring
  • Emergency pull cords, Intercoms, and nurse call system
  • Light housekeeping and linen service
  • Resident laundry room
  • Fire sprinklers and system
  • Full service hair salon
  • Coordination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, home health, labs, and hospice

You or your loved one will enjoy life fully, and when you need us we'll always be there. That's our promise to you.

Memory Care

Memory Care: Specialized For Those With Alzheimer's

When someone you care about is experiencing memory loss, dementia, or possibly Alzheimer’s disease, it’s overwhelming to prepare for the challenges you and your family now face. We understand.

Edgewood has created an environment completely focused on providing familiarity, compassion, appropriate support and care. We invite you to visit and meet our caregivers. You’ll see how we can help you and your loved one live both safely and comfortably in a home-like environment.

Edgewood Memory Care Residents Receive

  • 24 hour staffing with nurse coverage
  • Safe, secure environment with secured doors and fenced courtyard
  • Care from staff members with specific training in Alzheimer’s and memory care
  • Three nutritious, home-cooked meals and snacks daily
  • Group & Individualized activities
  • Assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Incontinence Care
  • Medication Administration under nurse supervision
  • Consultation with physicians and other care providers to continually assess abilities and needs
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Arranged transportation to medical appointments
  • Access to Barber/Beauty Salon services

Designed For Balance

Edgewood has special expertise in creating an environment and providing care for residents with Alzheimer’s’ and other types of memory loss. Our caregivers, activities and services positively impact cognitive functioning and improve quality of life through love, support, patience and encouragement.

Edgewood understands dementia and other types of memory loss. We are dedicated to providing memory care services that positively impact cognitive functioning and improve quality of life.

Attention to Detail

Living space is integral to balanced living for Memory Care residents. Edgewood’s Memory Care residents live as independently as possible within a smaller, more comfortable environment specifically designed to decrease anxiety, confusion and depression. Residents share home cooked meals and stimulating activities in the family-style dining room with adjoining kitchen. The adjacent great room has a cozy fireplace for visiting, reading, games or even a nap. There are soothing room colors and décor throughout.

Residents choose from studio or shared apartments. Each features an open closet and handicap accessible half-bathroom. Residents are encouraged to bring their own special pictures, furniture and treasures to make their apartment home. Furnished apartments are also available.

Memory Cue Cases next to each resident’s room are decorated with personal memorabilia for visual cue to the location of each residents room.

Secure, Safe – and Active

Edgewood’s Memory Care environment helps residents participate in daily living through structured routine activities that integrate each resident’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional wellness.

Residents can participate in organized daily exercise, walking outdoors in the courtyard, games occasional outings, music and other activities. We also tailor one-on-one activities to meet individual needs.

Edgewood Understands

Alzheimer’s and memory loss affects each individual differently. Our staff members have ongoing training to understand the conditions and challenges associated with this illness. Our staff to resident ratio allows us to provide more personal attention and help residents maintain daily living skills.

As people lose the ability to learn new things, Edgewood staff members reaffirm what residents do remember to help improve self-esteem and reinforce positive experiences. Residents may assist in activities such as meal preparation, cleanup, folding laundry and other tasks.

The best testimony to our success comes from the residents, who routinely show increased interest in life, participate in planned activities and recreation, and make new friends.

You or your loved one will enjoy life fully, and when you need us we'll always be there. That's our promise to you.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan Assisted Living
Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Floor Plans

Memory Care Manager (LPN) - Do you love working with seniors and caring for others in a home like environment? Edgewood Spearfish is seeking an experienced Memory Care Manager to join our team. The position, under the guidance of our Clinical Services Director and the Executive Director, is responsible for the overall implementation, delivery and coordination of resident care services. Must have a current LPN license. Experience in geriatrics a plus. We provide excellent pay and benefits, a flexible work schedule and great work atmosphere.

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Rich Ostert, Senior Executive Director,

is responsible for the overall business operations and leads the management team at Edgewood Vista. He is also involved with special projects for Edgewood within the state of South Dakota. He grew up in Deadwood, SD and joined the Navy in 1982.  After serving in the Navy for over 21 years, he retired in 2003. While in the Navy, his duties consisted of working as a Hospital Corpsman, Pharmacy Technician, Emergency Medical Technician and Acting Chief of the Naval Medical Clinic in London, England. He finished his career in the Navy by overseeing the medical department of a Military Entrance Processing Station in Fargo, ND. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. His first position outside of the Navy was as the Operations/Project/Marketing Manager for a 17-physician owned specialty medical clinic in Spearfish, SD. Rich has been with Edgewood Vista since 2008. He is married to Cindy McGrath and they have four children. A couple of Rich’s hobbies are 8 & 9-Ball Pool and motorcycle riding.

Email: Rich Ostert (605) 642-2977

Katie Sickler, RN, Clinical Service Director,

graduated from Presentation College of Nursing in Aberdeen, SD in 1971. She has worked in various nursing areas including Neonatal Nursery, Emergency Services, and ENT Clinic, Dialysis, and has experience with employee health, risk management and trauma services. She joined the Edgewood team in 2007. She has always been a patient/resident advocate and is very passionate about their cares. Crafting, quilting, Pinterest and spending time with her grandchildren are the highlights of her life.

Email: Katie Sickler, RN (605) 642-2977

Joy Atyeo, LPN, Memory Care Manager,

has been with Edgewood Vista since 2008, enjoying the interactions with Edgewood's memory care residents. She grew up in Pierre, SD and has lived in Watertown, Clear Lake and Sturgis, SD. She graduated from the Pierre School of Practical Nursing and has enjoyed over 43 years of nursing in a variety of settings encompassing acute care, clinic nursing and geriatric nursing. She is married to Bill Atyeo who was raised in Clear Lake, SD. They have two grown sons and two wonderful grandchildren. Joy enjoys reading, gardening, camping, and outdoor activities.

Email: Joy Atyeo, LPN (605) 642-2977

John (JD) Deverman, Marketing Director,

was raised on the family farm in Greenview, Illinois. He was a Law Enforcement Specialist in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years, with a background in private and corporate business with 25 years of management experience. John is responsible for the marketing and promotion of Edgewood Vista. His management Philosophy is to be selfless, stay humble and act generous. Good or bad, success should always be determined by effectiveness. He is married to Merida and father to Zachary and Benjamin.  John is a devoted fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and enjoys running and general fitness, traveling, playing golf, fishing, boating and jet skiing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Email: John (JD) Deverman (605) 642-2977

Michelle Krueger, Business Office Director,

is directly responsible for organizing Business Office operations and procedures, preparing payroll and controlling invoicing and receipt processes.  She also maintains clerical functions and drives employee recruitment, retention, orientation and training. Michelle grew up in Parkston, SD and is married to Kelly Krueger. Together they have two children, Spencer and Zachary. Michelle attended Dakota State University, where she received an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Record Technology.  She has managed the office administration and medical record technology areas at Lead Deadwood Regional Hospital, Lead Deadwood Regional Medical Clinic and Black Hills Physical Therapy.  She also co-managed the Collections Department at Premier Bankcard in Spearfish, SD. Michelle’s hobbies include camping and fishing at the Missouri River, scrap-booking and spending time with her family. She is an avid volunteer for the Lawrence County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.  She has been with Edgewood Vista since 2011, working in both the Marketing and Business Office areas.  

Email: Michelle Krueger (605) 642-2977

Tim Johnston, Dining Services Director,

served in the United States Air Force for four years. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in Travel Industries Management with emphasis on Food Management from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Tim devoted 26 years of professional dining service and catering experience as the Dining Service Director at Black Hills State University. He was responsible for meal planning, preparation, food safety/sanitation for 21,000 meals per month and managed a budget for four eateries, one coffee shop, one catering service, and a cafeteria with revenue in excess of $1.2 million per year. Tim served in the South Dakota National Guard for 25 years as the Senior Food Operations Sergeant. While serving, he supported State Emergency Operations at the Jasper Fire, and was awarded State and Regional Connelly Awards. He also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded NCO of the Year, 842nd Engineer Company. Tim has been employed as the Dining Director at Edgewood Vista in Spearfish since 2008. He is responsible for dining services operations, menu management and production, supervising dining staff and assuring excellence in hospitality and guest services.    

Email: Tim Johnston (605) 642-2977

Les Murra, Environmental Services Director,

is responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of day-to-day functions of maintenance and environmental services including: buildings and grounds, housekeeping and vehicle operations for the community such as heating, A/C, plumbing, electrical and repair. He is also responsible for the Safety Program at the community. Prior to joining Edgewood, he had a 30 year career with Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, SD where he spent 25 years underground doing contract mining, with five of those years doing surface operations. He graduated from West Central High School in Hartford, SD. He married Delores in 1971, and they have 3 grown children. Les enjoys camping, traveling and ATV off-roading in the Black Hills. Les has been a part of the Spearfish Management Team since 2004.  

Email: Les Murra (605) 642-2977