A program of Lutheran Social Services A quarterly publication of the Lutheran Home of SouthburyLutheran Home Spring 2009 Lutheran Home Welcomes New Administrator Lutheran Social Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Gaertner as the new administrator of the two residential elder care programs at the Lutheran Home of Southbury. Gaertner’s primary responsibility will be the supervision of the organization’s 120-resident skilled nursing facility, which cares for persons with Alzheimers and other memory related disor- ders, those requiring traditional long-term nursing care, and those in need of rehab services. “My passion as a nursing home administrator is the develop- ment of person-centered communities in which residents and their family members are actively involved in the quality and social development of the community,” states Gaertner. “The team at the Lutheran Home will continue in its endeavor to provide great quality care and a great quality of life for all members of the community.” In addition to caring for people in the organization’s nursing program, Gaertner will be responsible for the Lutheran Home’s independent living community, Parley Manor. This 14-resident community offers people three meals per day, 24-hour atten- The Lutheran Home of Southbury is a program of dants, laundry, and housekeeping services. Unlike most assisted Lutheran Social Services, one of the largest living communities, Parley Manor accepts both private payment human services organizations in New England. and Medicaid reimbursement for services. For additional information on the Lutheran Home ofSouthbury’s residential services, contact the Admissions Gaertner earned an MBA at the Thunderbird School of Interna-Department at 203.264.9135 ext. 322. For information tional Management in addition to completing his state licenseon the organization’s community-based services, please requirements to work as a nursing home administrator. Prior to contact LSS In-Home Care at 203.267.5375. joining the Lutheran Home, Gaertner served as the administrator For online information, visit www.lhsouthbury.org. of Gardner Heights Health Care Center in Shelton. Like the Lutheran Home, Gardner Heights is a nursing home that special- izes in Alzheimer’s /dementia care and rehabilitation services. LHS Annual Guild Fair! An advocate for improving the quality of life for nursing home Saturday, June 13th residents, Gaertner also leads the education committee of the Food, Shopping, and Fun. Connecticut Culture Change Coalition. This committee is com- posed of nursing home providers, state agencies, and eldercare Join is for a great day! advocacy groups that work together to advance the quality of nursing home care in Connecticut. Complementing his strong background as a nursing home ad- Lutheran Home of Southbury ministrator, Gaertner feels a special calling to serve at the Lu- theran Home of Southbury because of the organization’s faith-990 Main Street North based mission, which it shares with its parent organization: “InSouthbury, CT 06488 response to Christ’s love, Lutheran Social Services serves andPhone: 203.264.9135 cares for people in need.” A life-long Lutheran, Gaertner, alongFax: 203.262.6714 with his wife Cindy and their two daughters, is a member of St.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Lutheran Church in Bristol, Connecticut. In addition,www.lhsouthbury.org Gaertner and his family know the Southbury area well, as hisIn response to Christ’s love, wife was raised in Woodbury and visits family still residing inLutheran Social Services Woodbury often.serves and cares for people in need.
We can help you or your loved one stay at home safely. “Call me for a free consultation.” - Frank Malgrande, LSS In-Home Care Program Director Caregivers trained at the Lutheran Home to care for older adults, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory related disorders. Companionship • Respite care • Light housekeeping Medication reminders • Meal planning & preparation Transport to appointments • Errands - shopping, etc. 203.267.5375 Lutheran Home of Southbury 990 Main Street North Southbury, CT 06488 Don’t miss the LHS Guild Fair Saturday, June 13thMeet the new administrator of the Lutheran Home of Southbury...See details inside. To donate a gift, please tear off the section below and mail to: LHS, 990 Main Street North, Southbury, CT* Enclosed is my (our) tax-deductible gift for: Your Name:___ $50 ___ $200 ___ $500 ___ $1,000 OR $__________ ______________________________________ Address:Please apply my gift to: ____ Purchase new electric beds ____ General resident care & facility needs ______________________________________My gift is in Memory or in Honor of (circle one if applicable): ______________________________________Please make checks payable to Lutheran Home of Southbury. Email/Phone: _____________________________To donate with a credit card, call 203-264-9135 x 301 or x 205.Or visit www.lssne.org.Also... Thank you for your financial support.Please remember the Lutheran Home in your will. The Lutheran Home of Southbury is programThis is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for LHS of Lutheran Social Services. and your desire that it continues to develop and grow.Your estate gift will impact resident’s lives for decades “In response to Christ’s love, Lutheran Social Services and your gift will be counted towards the Tree of Life! serves and cares for people in need.” Appeal #2009 LHS NL SpringThank you!