Saturday, September 13, 2014
Fall 2014 Newsletter is now available for viewing.
Happy 111th birthday to our oldest family member!
Read her story on JSOnline.
Lutheran Home Recognized for its participation in the Wisconsin Quality Coalition.
Lutheran Home Carnival – Save the Date!
September 11, 2014 ● 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us in the Lutheran Home Courtyard for a bounce house, carnival games, pets, popcorn, cotton candy. Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be for sale.
Lutheran Home Staffing Ratios Recognized in the Business Journal
The Lutheran Home was recently highlighted by the Business Journal for its patient-to-nurse ratio. See where we rank.
Matthew Burow and Wayne Wiertzema Join Lutheran Home Foundation Board
The Lutheran Home Foundation appoints two more high-profile leaders from the community to its board. Read more about Matthew Burow and Wayne Wiertzema.
TRANSFORMATION TOWARD CARE
How Lutheran Home realigned around its mission to secure the company’s future
Scott McFadden, President & CEO, was featured in this quarter’s MERITmatters. Click here to read the article.
Keith Trafton Joins Lutheran Home Foundation Board
WAUWATOSA, Wis., May 1, 2014—The Lutheran Home Foundation recently appointed Keith Trafton to the board of directors, citing his leadership, local relationship management skills, hospitality expertise and customer focus. Read more about Keith Trafton.
Lutheran Home Foundation Board Member, Stephanie Chedid, named a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
As president of Cleary Gull Advisors Inc., Chedid has led the growth in the division with a focus on the health care sector. Her contributions as part of the Cleary Gull senior management team have helped the firm grow exponentially over the last decade. Chedid’s leadership extends beyond Cleary Gull and into the Lutheran Home Foundation Board where she works to grow awareness and financial support for the needs of older adults. Read more
A culture of “chalance” spoken in the words of our President/CEO
Lutheran Home Foundation Receives $125,000 Grant from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation!
The Lutheran Home Foundation received the wonderful news that the Siebert Lutheran Foundation will be giving a grant of $125,000 to upgrade the Lutheran Home’s chapel in 2014! In our grant application that was submitted on August 1st, we described this special project as below:
“The Lutheran Home Chapel was originally built in 1976 and was designed for a younger average age resident population; the space is dark, the acoustics within the chapel are not ideal, and the orientation of the altar make worshipping more difficult for our much older, frailer residents of today. Each week nearly 125 residents, their families, volunteers and guests enjoy worshipping together at the Lutheran Home; in addition, the service is broadcast throughout the building on a private channel expanding the number who participate weekly to well over 200. We would like to update the space with new finishes, improved lighting, better sound equipment and transmission, new camera equipment for clearer viewing in the chapel and on the units’ and residents’ televisions and a new position for the altar which would make the Pastor more visible by reducing the glare from a large skylight which is currently located over the altar.”
The donations we received at the Monarch Ball for the chapel’s audio/visual technology (totaling more than $51,000) will be combined with this generous gift. We are very grateful for this mission-focused gift that will greatly enhance the worship experience and comfort of each resident and all who use the chapel. WHAT A BLESSING!
Congratulations to the Children’s Center at the Lutheran Home on receiving accreditation from the NAEYC!!
Lutheran Home Foundation Receives $300,000 Grant to remodel 2nd Floor
The Lutheran Home Foundation has received a grant request of $300,000 which is fully funded by City of Wauwatosa’s Community Development Block Grant. This grant will fund nearly 100% of the expense to update the interiors of the resident living space. Receiving this grant award is the result of a lot of hard work and prayers! What a great combination!
Memories in the Making Program
Lutheran Home is now 1 of 14 organizations in southeastern Wisconsin trained to offer the Memories in the Making® program.
“Alzheimer’s dementia brings with it a constant reminder of failures and losses. The Memories in the Making® Art program uses art to express trapped emotions and feelings inside. The ensuing sense of accomplishment brings renewed joy and self-respect to the patient or resident.”