- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
Our Nursing Facility is designed for residents who require 24-hour care and supervision by nursing staff. Our facility is licensed by the State of Iowa and is certified to accept Medicaid and Medicare. Resident care is available on either a short or long term basis. We have accommodations for 61 residents; 19 of these beds are in our Memory Care Unit.
This level of care is available for residents who require assistance with various daily living skills. Residents may receive help with bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, and/or feeding. The nursing staff administers all medications and communicates with physicians on the resident’s behalf.
This level of care includes rehabilitative care such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Generally this type of care is for those who have had a stroke or fractures, and individuals who need strength training following an acute illness. Residents requiring new tube feeding, diabetic care, and some IV treatments are also accepted. Often times this level of care is obtained for a short time and the resident may return safely and comfortably back to his or her home.
This level of care is for those residents who are living with a terminal illness. We are able to keep the individual as pain free and comfortable as possible in a warm and compassionate setting.
The nursing facility features a Memory Care Unit for those afflicted with Alzheimer/Dementia type illnesses. The Memory Care Unit provides a safe, caring, supportive, and low stimulus environment to appropriately meet the needs of each resident. The staff is specially trained and is continually working to help the residents feel good about themselves.
Dementia care is one of the most valued areas of human care, but requires very high levels of ability, creativity and insight- recognizing the unique way in which each person deals with his or her world- all characteristics of the specialized staff serving our residents in the Memory Care Unit. In addition to nursing services, residents enjoy a full range of services such as nutritious, made from scratch meals, housekeeping, laundry, a broad range of activities, barber and beauty salon services, and social services including pastoral care.
The Assisted Living Apartments were developed to provide living accommodations to individuals who were finding the daily responsibilities and tasks of life more complex and burdensome. We believe that if senior adults continue a normal lifestyle and continue to make their own choices with minimal assistance, they will continue to thrive, live with dignity.
Most services are included in the monthly rental fee; however, some specialty services require an additional charge. All services are provided by a specially trained team. These individuals are trained and qualified to promote the independence and dignity that each resident deserves. Each resident is able to receive as much assistance as desired.
We have eighteen apartments, with three sizes to choose from. We have:
Each cozy apartment is furnished with amenities much like you would find in the comfort of your own home. A stove and refrigerator as well as cable television are provided. Each apartment features individual heat and air control, fire sprinkle system and safety features. In addition, a 24-hour emergency-security system is provided. Residents also have the use of a personal laundry facility within the apartment complex, and an elegantly furnished main lounge for visiting.
Lutheran Home Health Agency
The Lutheran Home Health Agency’s overall goal is to help clients regain or retain their ability to live safely in their own home. We provide services ranging from telephone checks, housekeeping to Skilled (Medicare) services.
The Lutheran Home Health Agency is Medicare certified. In addition, Medicaid and Waiver programs are also accepted. We additionally serve clients with approved insurance plans, VA benefits and private pay. Services will be provided to patients who live within 35 miles of Vinton.
What does Skilled (Medicare) services mean? It allows our Home Health Agency to provide nursing, physical, occupational & speech therapies along with bathing assistance. These services are billed to Medicare or Medicaid. It should be noted, Medicare Part A covers 100% of Home Health services for qualifying participants.
How does this work? If the client is participating in Medicare or Medicaid, a physician prescribes Home Health care services if the client meets all guidelines.
The Vinton Lutheran Home Health Agency provides a wide variety of services:
Professional nursing staff provide Skilled (Medicare) services, including:
Medication instruction and set-up
Management of acute & chronic diseases, catheters, ostomies, &/or wounds
Other skilled needs
Home Health Aides provide:
Bathing and personal care
Assistance with home exercise programs
Help with nutritional regimen
Attention to various client needs
Light housekeeping and laundry
Transportation for appointments
Groceries and errands
Respite care, in-home or on-site
Other helpful tasks
Opened in the fall of 2017, the Memory Care Unit is a secure area that provides a safe, caring, supportive, and low stimulus environment for our residents coping with Alzheimer/dementia related illnesses.
Unique Memory Care Amenities
The Memory Care Unit features:
Private suites for each resident
On-site beauty shop
Outdoor Secure Courtyard
Cognitive Therapy Programs
Built in shadow boxes outside each resident suite
Memory Care Staff
The memory care staff is specially trained and continually working to help the residents feel good about themselves. Dementia care is one of the most valued areas of human care, but requires very high levels of ability, creativity, and insight, recognizing the unique way in which each person deals with his or her world- all characteristics of the specialized staff serving our residents in the Memory Care Unit. In addition to nursing, residents enjoy a full range of services such as nutritious homemade meals, housekeeping, laundry, and a broad range of daily activities.