Napoleon Campus: A Continuing Care Retirement Community

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Rehabilitation, and Skilled Nursing Care in Napoleon, Ohio

The Genacross Lutheran Services-Napoleon Campus, formerly known as Lutheran Home at Napoleon, offers a warm and welcoming place for seniors of all faiths to call home. The quiet, scenic campus features paved, lit walking paths and garden sitting areas. A wide range of social activities and outings create opportunities for residents to socialize and have fun — which means there’s always something to do and people to do it with.

The Napoleon Campus recently was named a bronze Employer of Choice by LeadingAge Ohio for 2019-2020.  This is the second consecutive year they have received this honor. The award recognizes providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement. Furthermore, it acknowledges the importance of treating employees – those who serve our residents and clients – with similar care and consideration that we want them to provide to others.

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, the Napoleon Campus offers a full continuum of residential and health care services, including independent living at Bavarian Village, assisted living at Alpine Village, and medical care and therapy services at the Health Center. When you choose the Napoleon Campus, you will have peace of mind in knowing your needs can be met right here in the community you call home — and  that you will receive priority admission to higher levels of care should your needs ever change. 

A picturesque campus, an active, welcoming community, and peace of mind for the future. It all adds up to an ideal retirement at the Napoleon Campus. 

Spiritual Support

Offering spiritual care to those living in our communities and to their families is an essential part of what we do every day at Genacross. Available 24 hours a day, our chaplains are specially trained to provide for the emotional and spiritual needs of older adults and their loved ones. Our Napoleon Campus also offers a beautifully renovated chapel for worship, reflection, and services for many faiths.

  • Campus Location

    Located in Henry County, just south of Napoleon and directly across the street from the county fairgrounds, the Napoleon Campus reflects the friendly, rural tone of the local community and the area’s strong Germanic heritage.

  • Bavarian Village Independent Living
    Bavarian Village, located on the back part of the Napoleon Campus, offers homes for seniors who wish to live independently without the worry and care of maintaining a home. Imagine the freedom of never having to change a lightbulb, fix an appliance, mow the lawn, rake leaves or shovel snow. As a resident here, you’ll also enjoy all the privacy you desire, as well as peace of mind in knowing care is available right on campus, should you ever need it. 

    Bavarian Village is composed of 14 one-story, twinplex units. Each condominium includes the following features:

    • Two bedrooms
    • Full kitchen with major appliances
    • Full bath with safety bars
    • Washer and dryer hookup
    • Carpeting over wood floors
    • Attached one-car garage with opener
    • Private patio
    • Sheltered entrances
    • Individual heat and air conditioning controls
    • Small pets are welcome

    The following services and amenities are included in the monthly maintenance fee:

    • All exterior and interior maintenance
    • Four-season grounds care
    • Trash removal
    • Individual utility meters
    • Access to chapel and services
    • Use of community room

    Individuals purchase their condominium using our Life-Lease plan, which allows residents to purchase an interest in the facility. When it comes time to move, Genacross will handle the sale. That way, residents have fewer hassles dealing with realtors and showings. Once sold, a portion of the sale price is returned to the resident or his or her estate.

    For current pricing and availability, please call 419.592.1688.

  • Alpine Village Assisted Living
    Alpine Village on the Napoleon Campus provides just the right amount of assistance surrounded by warmth, caring, and compassion. The assisted living services at Alpine Village are available at one of the lowest rates in the four-county area (Henry, Defiance, Fulton, and Wood counties). In 2012, Alpine Village was recognized by the Ohio Department of Aging as placing among the top 25 assisted living facilities in the state for resident satisfaction, and our commitment to caring and resident satisfaction has never wavered. 

    he goal of our professional staff is to help each resident maintain his or her highest possible level of independence in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere. Common areas are tastefully appointed and residents are encouraged to decorate their apartments with the personal touches and furnishings that make it their own.

    Who should choose assisted living?

    Assisted living is most appropriate for those who are not able to live alone, but who also do not require constant care. Alpine Village assisted living offers varying levels of care — from moderate to more comprehensive assistance — with each resident receiving the support of professional staff to ensure he or she remains as active and independent as possible.

    Depending on individual needs, care may include assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, walking, laundry, housekeeping, medication, and more. This arrangement helps bridge the gap between independent living and nursing care.

    Person-centered care

    We are committed to person-centered care and creating an atmosphere in which residents have choice and flexibility in their daily routines, dignity, privacy, and companionship that creates an overall sense of well-being. Upon admission, an individual service plan is developed to understand each resident’s unique needs. Service plans are updated regularly to ensure appropriate assistance is provided as needs change.

    A full calendar of activities gives residents opportunities to interact and enjoy the company of others.

    Alpine Village features 40 affordable, private apartments in a choice of studio or one-bedroom, single-level floor plans.

    Each apartment includes:

    • Combination living room, dining room, and kitchenette area. Kitchenette includes a sink, microwave, and mini-refrigerator.
    • Large, handicap-accessible bathroom with safety rails and a seated shower
    • Individual heat and air conditioning controls
    • Emergency call system
    • Sprinkler system and smoke detectors

    Additional services and amenities:

    • 24-hour staffing
    • Daily monitoring
    • Three nutritious meals served restaurant-style from a selected menu
    • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
    • Paid utilities
    • Interior and exterior maintenance
    • All apartments are fully wheelchair-accessible
    • Wellness clinic and health maintenance program
    • Scheduled transportation
    • Planned and supervised activities seven days a week
    • Chapel and chaplain services
    • Personal care assistance*
    • Medication management*
    • Therapy services*
    • Beauty shop*

    *Additional fees may apply.

    We are certified by the Ohio Department of Aging to provide services under the assisted living program. We are currently accepting individuals who are enrolled in the assisted living program.

     For more information on rates and services, please contact Admissions at 419.592.1015.

  • Health Center

    Compassionate, professional, person-centered care is the hallmark of Genacross Lutheran Services. At the Napoleon Campus, our dedicated staff provides a wide range of medical care services. Whether the need is for short-term, post-acute nursing care and rehabilitation or for long-term care, our team of professionals places you and your needs at the center of everything we do. In 2012, the Health Center was recognized by the Ohio Department of Aging as placing among the top 25 nursing home facilities in the state for resident satisfaction. 

    Our care center team includes a medical director, partnering physicians, a nurse practitioner, and 24-hour staff with registered nurses. These health care professionals have the opportunity to spend quality time with each individual to get a complete understanding of his or her unique situation. We combine advanced nursing competency with a genuine desire to serve and create individual care plans that promote independence and lead to better outcomes.

    The Health Center environment is designed to be inviting and comfortable, with warm colors, spacious lounge areas, abundant natural light, and wood accents. This inviting feel has been enhanced recently through the ongoing interior renovation of public areas throughout the Health Center.

    In addition, we are committed to person-centered care and creating an atmosphere in which residents have choice and flexibility in their daily routines, dignity, privacy, and companionship that creates an overall sense of well-being. All these factors work together to create an atmosphere that helps residents — as well as their friends and family members — feel at home. 

    Medical care services at the Napoleon Campus include: 

    Skilled nursing care — Caring, professional residential nursing care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse aides. The excellent staff-to-resident ratio makes for an optimal level of care, and the dedicated, caring staff helps residents and patients truly feel at home.

    Short-stay transitional care — For individuals who require short-term placement following a hospital stay, our experienced nursing care staff collaborates with our Therapy Department to provide the care needed to help patients heal and return home. Our clinical team coordinates with patients’ medical doctors to develop a specialized plan of care to meet all of the patients’ health care needs. We provide on-site case management services and home assessments prior to discharge to home.

    Complex medical care — Specializing in wound care services, our skilled nursing staff is experienced in wound VACs, pin care, surgical wound care, and pressure ulcerations. These services include a wound care-certified nurse practitioner who visits bi-weekly and as needed. We also support many other complex medical needs, including:

    • Cardiac care and rehabilitation
    • Enteral/parenteral nutrition and other complex nutritional care
    • IV therapy (including most types of central lines)
    • Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
    • Orthopedic injury/post-surgical care
    • Pain management
    • Tracheostomy care

    Chronic disease management —
    For people suffering from a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured, our staff is trained to work with patients with chronic illnesses. We develop and manage chronic disease care plans in conjunction with physicians and other clinical specialists to prevent exacerbation of the disease process and re-hospitalization. We provide comprehensive chronic disease programs, including:

    • Diabetes management
    • Dialysis management
    • Pulmonary and respiratory care management

    Memory support —
    When memories of bygone days eclipse the immediate past, home becomes more than a place. For those affected by dementia and memory loss, home needs to evoke a feeling of warmth, security, and unconditional acceptance. The Napoleon Campus provides care for individuals with mild to moderate memory loss. We provide therapeutic environments, creative activities, and well-trained staff members who help residents feel secure and valued. 

    Palliative and hospice care — When end-of-life care becomes necessary, staff members work with area hospice providers to supply the medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources required by people who are in the last stages of a serious illness. Palliative and hospice care focuses on relieving pain and other symptoms to enhance the quality of remaining life by keeping patients as alert and comfortable as possible in a familiar environment with family and friends. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one.

    Respite care — When you care for someone at home, the Napoleon Campus can offer you a break by providing a safe, enriching place for your loved one to stay for a few days, or sometimes longer. Our respite care services provide your loved one with engaging social activities, healthy meals, medication management, personal care, and more.

    Napoleon Campus services and amenities:

    We offer many support services and amenities to complement our medical care services:

    • Large private and semi-private rooms
    • Telephone access and flat-screen TV in each room
    • Individual climate control in rooms
    • Nutritious meals, snacks, and supplements
    • Therapeutic diets and dietician services
    • Laundry and housekeeping services
    • Chapel with chaplain on staff
    • Two sunroom visiting areas
    • Restorative therapy, including physical, occupational, and speech components
    • Daily recreational and therapeutic activities
    • Social services
    • Podiatry, dental, psychological, audiology, and optical services
    • Laboratory services
    • Pharmacy services
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
    • Health and wellness programs
    • Beauty shop*

    *Additional fees may apply.

    The Napoleon Campus accepts most major insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. For more information on rates and services, please contact Admissions at 419.592.1688.

  • Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation at the Genacross Lutheran Services-Napoleon Campus is an important part of our commitment to wellness and is especially designed for patients recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery that has resulted in a loss of strength or function. Our rehabilitation goal is your goal: to help you get better and back to your active lifestyle, doing the things you love. 

    We think a stay with us is the best decision you’ll ever make, but why just take our word for it? Hear directly from our patients:
    “I was a little apprehensive at first, but after the first day I knew that Genacross Lutheran Services in Napoleon was the right place for me to rehab after surgery. The staff was great, and the maintenance department also helped make my stay comfortable when they brought me an extra shelf and adjusted my bed. I reconnected with friends whom I haven’t seen in a long time who are also here, and I would certainly come back if I ever needed to. Thank you to the staff for making my stay better than I could have imagined.”
    – Bonnie Sasaki, Rehab Patient
    To hear more from our residents and patients, browse through some of our favorite Napoleon Campus testimonials here to see why serving seniors is our mission.

    Therapy is a key component in helping you maintain your highest level of independence. We take a multi-faceted approach that helps you become stronger, improve your muscle tone and increase coordination. We also focus on the goals of self-management and prevention.

    We provide both inpatient and outpatient therapy services in our newly remodeled therapy gym. Our multidisciplinary team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists will evaluate your needs and plan an individualized program designed to restore function, reduce pain, prevent further injury, and improve your quality of life.

    Our staff:

    Our experienced nursing care staff teams with therapy staff to provide a comprehensive, short-term rehabilitation experience. We have a medical director, several partnering physicians, a nurse practitioner, and 24-hour staffing that includes registered nurses.

    We support many complex medical needs, including:

    • Cardiac care and rehabilitation
    • Diabetes management
    • Dialysis management
    • Enteral/parenteral nutrition and other complex nutritional care
    • IV therapy (including most types of central lines)
    • Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
    • Orthopedic injury/post-surgical care
    • Pulmonology rehabilitation
    • Tracheostomy care
    • Wound care

    Services and amenities:

    • Private rehabilitation/recovery suites
    • Nutritious meals served from selected menus
    • Flat-screen TV in each room
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
    • Individual climate control in rooms

    Case management and home assessment:

    We offer on-site case management services and home assessments prior to discharge. If more support is needed once you leave our facility, Genacross can help you arrange for home health care that will ensure your return home is a successful one.

    Insurance: The rehabilitation services available at the Napoleon Campus are typically covered by most major insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. A referral from the patient’s physician is required in order to receive inpatient or outpatient services. 

    Hours: The therapy clinic is open Monday through Friday and as needed on weekends to accommodate patient treatment plans. 

    For more information on rates and services, please contact Admissions at 419.592.1688.


Genacross Lutheran Services adheres to federal law which forbids discrimination in housing or services, directly or indirectly, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, or disability. Alleged violations may be referred to a HUD regional office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.