The CountryHouse memory care residence team

The heart of CountryHouse really shines through in our people. Our team members understand the difference between caring and giving care, and they’re committed to infusing our philosophy of treating people like family into everything they do.

Our team is handpicked for their natural empathy, then given best-practices dementia care training. At CountryHouse, our team learns each resident’s story –
their likes, their dislikes, their values, and their past – and use that knowledge to customize care and make meaningful connections with each resident we serve. Since our care is so personalized, we offer a higher staff to resident ratio.

Cheryl Lantz, Executive Director of CountryHouse at Dickinson

Cheryl Lantz

Executive Director

Born and raised in Dickinson, Cheryl Lantz graduated from the University of Utah, obtained her Masters in Rural Health Nursing from the University of North Dakota, and earned a PhD in Nursing from UND. She served as Associate Professor of Nursing for 15 years at Dickinson State University and is also certified in Nursing Management.

Cheryl believes in a holistic approach to care, especially for those with dementia. She says, “I am very passionate about respecting the dignity of human life at all ages and stages. All people deserve to have the highest level of living.”

Cheryl may be contacted directly at

Meet Our Executive Director

Jeannette Blackstone stepped into the role of Director at CountryHouse in 2018 after working in senior advocacy, health care education, and as an assisted living director. A certified administrator and support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Jeannette is a strategic problem-solver who brings strong organizational and leadership skills to the team.

Her personal experience in caring for a loved one with dementia has given Jeannette great empathy for what family members are going through. She says, “I’m committed to treating every resident as I’d want my own mother to be treated – with love, dignity and respect.”

Jeannette is very involved in her church and women’s advocacy programs, and loves to spend time with her family and rescue dog, Zara.