The CountryHouse memory care residence team 

The heart of what we do really shines through in our people. Our CountryHouse team members understand the difference between giving care and caring, and infuse that philosophy into everything they do … truly treating our residents like beloved family members.

Each member of our team has been handpicked for their natural empathy and is expertly trained in best-practices dementia care. Then, our team learns each resident’s story—their likes, their dislikes, their values, and their past—so we can make meaningful connections. This allows us to provide the highest level of personalized care possible. To provide an even greater level of service, we offer a higher staff-to-resident ratio than most communities.

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

Nicole Stratton serves as the Director of CountryHouse as well as the neighboring building, The Kensington.

She discovered her passion for senior care while working as a CountryHouse caregiver, and then left to earn a nursing degree. After gaining experience in long term care, Nicole returned to work as a Nurse at The Kensington for one year before taking the helm as Director for CountryHouse in 2014.

“I have found my calling. I’m committed to giving the very best care to our residents and families, and helping our residents experience joy each and every day. I want to be there in all times of need — whatever it may be.”

Nicole enjoys hiking with family and spending time with her three daughters. She volunteers for Relay for Life and fundraising for local women’s shelters.