Our Mission is to offer housing, health care, and rehabilitation services that provide a high quality of life for the people we serve.

Jenkins Living Center

Jenkins Living Center is a South Dakota State licensed, 162 bed skilled long term care facility that offers a complete rehabilitation program for inpatient and outpatient care. Since the inception of Jenkins Living Center, the day to day goals were to serve the disabled and elderly and are still going strong today. The Jenkins Living Center mission is “to offer housing, health care, and rehabilitation services that provide a high quality of life to the people we serve. Jenkins Living Center is also both “Medicare and Medicaid certified.”

Jenkins continues to be committed to the change that our “customers” residents expect, deserve and desire. We hope that Jenkins Living Center provides a home-like atmosphere where our residents and their families feel confident, informed and love of staff and residents. At Jenkins Living Center we empower our employees so they are able to meet our customers’ needs everyday.


  • Activities

    Jenkins offers unique-engaging activities which include happy hour, bingo, baking and more.

  • Comprehensive Therapy/Rehab

    COMPLETE on-site Therapy Services to include: Physical, Occupational, Speech and Vision Therapy

  • Enhanced Dining

  • Mainstreet

    • Main Street Mercantile Gift Shop
    • Old Fashion Soda Fountain
    • Chapel
    • Bandstand
    • City Park
    • Fireside Private Dining Room
    • Looking Glass Beauty Salon
    • Old Fashion Hand-Painted Mural (depicting uptown Watertown)
  • Support Groups

    • Host Site to Support Group Meetings
    • Host to Mary Drake Resource Alzheimers Library for the Public

  • Technology

    • WiFi available throughout the facility
    • SKYPE Technology
    • Wii Exercising and Gaming
    • Electronic Kindles
    • Private in-house TV Channel in each room.
    • Two computer stations

Additional Amenities

  • State-of-the-Art Whirlpool Spa Rooms
  • Beautiful courtyard and patio with water pond

With nearly 250 dedicated, loving employees, Jenkins Living Center makes an economic impact on the city of Watertown while also making an impact on hundreds and hundreds of lives!