Director of Nursing Newsletter-Fall 2014

Sep 25, 2014 No Comments by

Proper hydration is key to a body’s performance for a variety of reasons. Without proper hydration, the body loses it’s ability to digest food, blood cannot properly transport nutrients and oxygen to all cells of the body, joints are not properly lubricated, waste cannot be carried out of the body, and body heat generated during […]

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And the Beat Goes On

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments by

In my years of working with seniors of all ethnic, socioeconomic, educational and vocational backgrounds, I have noticed a resounding theme.  Music can get even the most reserved toes tapping.  I was first introduced to The Merrymakers Association when I worked as the Activities Director at The Rose of Des Moines.  When I made the […]

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Iowa State Fair at Luther Park

Aug 07, 2014 Comments Off by

The Iowa State Fair is coming to Luther Park!  Every Iowan can relate to the agricultural focus, the carnival atmosphere, and let us not forget the butter cow.  With the Iowa State Fair being one of the leading summer attractions in the nation, we are glad our residents get to participate on our campus.     […]

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Thank you to Teepa and Unity Point

Aug 06, 2014 Comments Off

Who is Teepa Snow? Teepa is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and seeks to change and improve life for everyone involved. A resident of North Carolina, Teepa travels the Nation […]

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Denny Garland, 1947–2014

Jul 30, 2014 1 Comment

Loved and respected for his vision by his family at Luther Park Campus, Denny will be truly missed by our community and the Des Moines community as a whole. For more information on Denny’s life, please visit Hamilton’s Funeral Home’s page by clicking below: In Memory of Dennis “Denny” Dean Garland To leave condolences, please […]

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Luther Park Celebrates 35 Years with Lorrie Little

Jul 10, 2014 Comments Off

Lorrie has been with Luther Park Campus for 35 years!!  In 1986, Lorrie was working as a certified medication aid at the Valborg Lutheran home which is now Luther Care Services.  Over the years Lorrie has played many roles, each role has always been taken with the upmost devotion, honesty and sincerity that anyone could […]

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Luther Park Donates beds to Tanzania Hospital

Jul 10, 2014 Comments Off

Luther Park Campus has always been mission oriented, extending their mission beyond their campus into the community whenever we can. It has been our pleasure to extend their mission globally, by helping a hospital in Tanzania. Through connections in the church and the community, Luther Park has connected with a hospital in Tanzania, who are […]

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New Fixtures in Trinity Center

May 21, 2014 Comments Off

As you may recall, we had a fundraiser to raise money for new fireplaces and a waterfall fixture in Trinity Center. Those fixtures have been installed, and look great.  Here are some images of our new indoor landscaping, thank you to all of those who helped make these a reality for our residents.   [Show […]

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National Nursing Home Week

May 18, 2014 Comments Off

Popeye provided the nursing staff to a treat for our Mardis Gras party on Monday, May 12th. Thank you Popeye’s!!!    

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Hats and Horseshoes was a Success!

May 12, 2014 Comments Off

Thank you to everyone who participated in Hats and Horseshoes this year.  We sold all of our tickets, all of our hats, and our all of our baskets went as well. A big thank you to Scratch Cupcakery for donating cupcakes for our Cupcake Donation Table. We have already started planning next year, and set the date […]

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