The community is invited to an open house, showcasing the newly renovated sub-acute rehabilitation center at Lutheran. The event is Tuesday, July 23, from 4-7 p.m. at 715 Falconer St. on the Lutheran Campus.
Staff will be on hand for tours of the new patient rooms and rehab area. Visitors will have an opportunity to interact with the rehab staff and try out some of the assistive devices they use to help patients regain their strength and independence. Light refreshments will be served.
"This is a good time for caregivers and anyone who knows they will need rehab in the future to come and meet our staff and check out the facility," said Tom Holt, president and CEO. "We'd love to have some of our previous patients come back to see the improvements.
"We learned a lot in the seven years since we first opened the rehab unit. We've taken the great ideas we received from staff and patients and created a whole new experience."
The patient rooms are now located closer to the rehab area.
All rooms are single rooms with modern furnishings and a private bath. Free WiFi and cable are available as well as a wall-mounted flat screen TV.
The new dining area has been designed specifically for the short-term rehab resident.
In addition to a schedule of activities, patients can enjoy the gift shop, beauty salon, barber shop and Sunday church service in the chapel.
"The renovations bring the facility in line with the warmth and compassion of our employees," Holt said. "We've created a family friendly atmosphere where our patients can focus on recovery and get back to the things they enjoy."
The Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center downsized from a 254-bed facility to a 148-bed facility and expanded other services.
"Our vision is to be the go-to resource for seniors by providing a wide range of services that will help people remain independent," Holt said.
In the last few years, Lutheran expanded assisted living, added a medical-model day care program and the new 14-unit Smartment building.
"We're serving more people but in ways that enhance their quality of life," Holt said. "There will always be a need for the nursing home, but we believe nursing home stays will be shorter as seniors have other options available to them."
For more information about Lutheran or to access senior services call 665-4905 or log onto www.lutheran-jamestown.org.