Admissions procedures

We know the admissions process can feel overwhelming, so we want to walk you through what to expect if you or your loved one is interested in becoming a resident.

At Village Northwest, we have a step-by-step admission procedure designed to make the process as smooth as possible. This includes touring our facility, submitting an application, and going through an approval process. And if accepted, we'll also help you identify funding sources like Medicaid.

Get started today by contacting Jerry Postma, Director of Admissions, by phone 712-324-5403 or e-mail

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Criteria for admission

Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have an intellectual and/or developmental disability, or a brain injury
Must not be a danger to self or others
Must be medically stable and not require 24-hour nursing care
Must have a funding source to pay for services

TestimonialsWhat people are saying

Residents have seen amazing improvements in self-esteem, confidence, community involvement, and pride. Just read this testimonial from John Swoyer about the positive impact Village Northwest has had on his life!

“We have noticed a lot of change in Chris since he has become part of the Village. Purpose, Privacy, and Dignity have done much to improve his self-esteem and confidence in his life. He speaks with great pride, joy, and enthusiasm about his new community involvement activities as well as his community work.”
— John Swoyer