The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Care Center provides a home for those that need assistance in recovery or a place to live. The center is composed of 3 wings, each with 14 resident rooms. A ceremonial space is located at the heart of the facility for all residents to use. A spa is located within each of the wings. Constructed of concrete these spaces double as a storm shelter should the need arise. Each wing also has social resident areas such “Fire Side Rooms” (libraries) and fenced in outdoor spaces with gazebos for taking in some fresh air.
Home touches surround the residents breaking away from any sense of an “institutional” feel. The serving kitchens within each wing are smaller in scale and provide an intimate setting. LPN’s and Aids will even take the time to step into the kitchen area and make cookies or other treats to share with the residents, while they participate or socialize with each other around the table.