Wheatcrest Hills Healthcare Community

Wheatcrest Hills Healthcare Community by Welcov Healthcare
  • Silver Quality Award 2015
  • Bronze Quality Award 2009
  • Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award 2014, 2015, 2016,
  • CMS 5-star Facility
  • SDHCA Social Services Council Award 2014
  • SDHCA Administrator of the Year 2008
  • Comms Elite Care Program
  • Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Accreditation 2015 and 2016
1311 Vander Horck Street
Britton, SD 57430
Fax: 605-448-5583

Features & Activities

We pride ourselves on creating a homey environment for our residents. Because we’re such a small community where everyone knows everyone, Wheatcrest has a relaxed and familial feel. And like most families, we enjoy doing things together, from fishing trips on the nearby lakes to our annual fish fry celebration. Of course, even close family members like having their own space. That’s why we offer four large suites with private bathrooms and individualized heating and cooling. Other services and amenities include:

  • Private room options
  • 3 nutritious meals a day
  • Social & recreational activities
  • Transportation services
  • Free wireless internet
  • Computer access
  • Designated smoking area
Our Community


Located in the beautiful glacial lakes region of northeast South Dakota, Wheatcrest has been serving Britton and the surrounding area since 1968. Whether you need transitional care following a hospitalization or require long-term care because it’s no longer safe to stay at home, we offer a peaceful retreat and place of healing.

Many of our staff members have deep roots in the community, so there’s a good chance we’ve known you long before you came to stay with us. And if you don’t know us yet, our friendly and compassionate staff will soon have you feeling at ease and at home.

Our Approach

Working closely with your physician, family and other healthcare providers, our team creates your individualized care program. Once you’re here, our medical director, primary physician and their teams visit frequently, assessing your current health status and adjusting your care plan as needed.

Our medical capabilities and services include:

  • Adult day care
  • Aegis therapies
  • Bariatric
  • Behavior Services/Patients
  • Bipap
  • Brain injury services
  • Chest tubes
  • Central lines with PICC lines
  • Complex disease management
  • Diet management
  • Isolation/Private rooms
  • Inpatient & outpatient therapy
  • IV therapy/IV push – depending upon RN staffing
  • MDRO
  • Music & Memory certified
  • Orthopedic specialty
  • Ostomy care
  • Pain management nursing program
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • PICC line
  • Pleurx cath
  • Post-surgical care
  • Psychology/Psychiatric services
  • Physical, occupational & speech therapy
  • Respite care, by the hour
  • Sepsis & infection care
  • Skilled nursing
  • TPN – depending upon RN staffing
  • Trach
  • Wound vac therapy
  • Tube feedings

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Client Stories
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"Therapy was very easy to work with, they scheduled appointments around my schedule, not theirs. Staff was very kind, courteous and always there to answer questions. They made it a pleasure to go to therapy."
— Cindy Schilling
Outpatient Therapy
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"They treat you just like you were one of their own. The staff is so friendly, they're quick to get anything for you - it doesn't matter what time of the day or night. The therapy staff also did a tremendous job on me. They all really work with you to get you better so you can go home."
— Roger Ormand
Transitional Care Patient
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"When I came here I was so shaky and weak, but it just got better from there. Now I can walk with my walker, and sometimes I don't even use it. Everyone was so friendly - you feel like they really care."
— Pam Jones
Inpatient Therapy
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Although I have ataxia, I managed to live many years by myself. But eventually, I needed more help, so I came to Wheatcrest. Everybody is very good to me here, and the therapy and rehab has made me stronger. In fact, I was able to stand for the first time in eight years! The staff is fun and personable, and enjoy joking around with me. I’ve made friends here. I highly recommend it—especially if you’re from the area. So many of the staff and residents are locals—so you’ll know everyone.
— Sherry D.
transitional-care patient
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I came here from assisted living because I need a little more help these days. The staff here is very good—they know me personally and know what I need. They always treat me like a lady. Therapy is much better than I expected, even though I don’t like to exercise. I love my room. It’s a nice big suite. I love the food, too. They have a lot of activities here, but I prefer to read. That’s because after raising six children, I enjoy a little quiet time to myself. Wheatcrest makes it so easy for families, too. All of my boys are pleased with the outcome.
— Amy R.
long-term care resident
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I came here after a hospital stay and the care was very, very good. The therapists were always cheerful—demanding, but gentle. They helped me a lot. They run a good ship at Wheatcrest. Britton is very lucky to have a facility like this in town.
— Irl H.
transitional-care patient
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