Lutheran Life Villages, a premier retirement-living provider in northeast Indiana, is expanding its services to include Home Care, a new division.
Set to launch this month, Home Care will provide non-medical, personal-care assistance to seniors in their current place of residence—whether in a home, retirement center, or assisted-living apartment.
“Home Care is both a natural extension of our current retirement-living services in Fort Wayne and Kendallville—as well as an important next step in preparing for the new wave of baby boomers entering the retirement-living market,” says Bruce Blalock, president and CEO of Lutheran Life Villages. “Many consumers want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and Home Care will help them do just that.
Lutheran Life Villages Home Care will be available throughout northeast Indiana and offer a host of services, including:
• Help with meal planning, preparation, and clean up.
• Light housekeeping.
• Assistance in bathing, dressing, and grooming.
• Grocery and other shopping.
• Laundry and dry-cleaning services.
• Event and trip planning.
• Organizing and cleaning closets.
• Care for pets and houseplants.
• Medication reminders and much more.
“Home Care is a great way to extend seniors’ independence while keeping them safe and healthy,” says Bonnie Wacker, Home Care director. Wacker, a certified senior advisor, brings more than 20 years of experience in long-term care for seniors, including a nine-year stint as regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association in Colorado. Wacker most recently served as director of Interim Homestyle Services in Fort Wayne.
Founded in 1931, Lutheran Life Villages is a premier provider of independent-living, assisted-living, and nursing-care communities for older adults on its campuses in Fort Wayne and Kendallville. The organization also offers early-learning, child-care, and intergenerational-interaction opportunities at its two Children’s Villages in Fort Wayne and Kendallville.