The first residents began moving into the Lutheran Sunset Home in March 1955 and the official opening was held on June 11 of that year. Located at 1212 Osler Street in Saskatoon, Lutheran Sunset Home offered retirement living in a Christian atmosphere for 58 "guests." Rev. Knut Bergsagel served as the first Superintendant and Chaplain.
Recognizing that aging residents required increasing levels of care, the capacity of Lutheran Sunset Home was increased by 63 beds, including 43 for nursing care. This was the beginning of the LutherCare Communities "Continuum of Living," as it allowed residents to remain within the familiar and supportive community at Lutheran Sunset Home, even as their needs changed.
After years of planning and fundraising, and overcoming legal challenges, the 22-storey, 195-suite Luther Tower opened at 1223 Temperance Street, Saskatoon.
Luther Seniors Centre opened in the former Richmond School on Alexandra Avenue in Saskatoon, providing a pioneering day program for adults with dementia.
An 80-bed addition to Lutheran Sunset Home was built on the former site of the Lavik Centre. The home now became known as Luther Special Care Home.
Health Services operations, including Luther Special Care Home and Luther Seniors Centre, became affiliates of Saskatoon District Health.
The 33-suite Luther Place opened in Outlook.
The organization adopted the operating name of LutherCare Communities to reflect its growth in terms of services and geographic locations throughout Saskatchewan. Lutheran Sunset Home of Saskatoon remains the legal name.
LutherCare introduced Home Help, providing personal care and support on a fee-for-service basis.
LutherCare Communities' Seniors' Housing and Community Services divisions received a full three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). LutherCare’s services are now fully accredited, as the Health Services affiliated with the Saskatoon Health Region are accredited through Accreditation Canada.
LutherCare Village at Stonebridge, Saskatoon’s most elegant senior’s residence opens. 159 suites complete with full kitchen and in-suite laundry.
The 27 room LutherCare Village Intermediate Care Home opened in Stonebridge.