Caregiver and Spiritual Support
We are all faced with moments in our lives where we rely on the support and guidance of those around us. At the Lutheran Home and Harwood Place we provide this support to our residents and families through our Spiritual Support team (Chaplaincy) and Director of Caregiver Support.
The Lutheran Home and Harwood Place serve people of all faiths with compassionate spiritual care that honors individual preferences within a supportive community. You may contact Chaplain Derek in the Chaplaincy Department at (414) 258-6171 x 349.
CHAPLAIN DEREK WOLTER
Phone: (414) 258-6171 x349
Lutheran Home and Harwood Place chapels provide a variety of worship opportunities Sunday mornings and during the week. Sunday morning services at the Lutheran Home are simulcast to rooms through the in-house TV network.
Spiritual Support Groups
Bible studies, prayer groups, and Rosary groups are available during the week to support mental, physical, and spiritual health.
DIRECTOR OF CAREGIVER SUPPORT – STEPHANIE LEANES, CSW
Phone: (414) 258-6171 x726
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00a-4:30p Stephanie.Leanes@thelutheranhome.org
Stephanie graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in social work with a focus in gerontology. She has worked with seniors with various forms of dementia as well as behavioral challenges for over 25 years. Stephanie’s primary role within the organization is to provide support, resources, education and opportunities for respite to caregivers. Prior to her current role, Stephanie was the administrator of memory care. In addition to her caregiver support role, she oversees the adult day center and early memory loss program which serve as respite opportunities for caregivers. Working with seniors and providing support to caregivers is what she enjoys most about her job.
Volunteers receive training to offer emotional and spiritual support through one-on-one visitation with residents in their rooms.