Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center

We are committed to excellence in all that we do by providing compassionate care for all of our residents to optimize a life of dignity and physical well being. The Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center consistently receives 5-stars in quality and in 2017 was designated a 5-star facility overall. These ratings are due to our robust in-house Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.

QAPI is our systematic, comprehensive, and data-driven approach to maintaining and improving resident safety and quality of care in our facility while involving all nursing home care providers in practical and creative problem solving.

Part of this approach incorporates a personal care plan for each resident which is designed and carried out by a team of medical professionals including: nursing, social work, activities, dietary, and rehabilitation. The Lutheran Home is fully certified and licensed by the New York State Department of Health and is recognized by Medicare, Medicaid, and many third party insurance carriers. In addition to the services required by those certifying agencies, the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center offers enhanced care in several areas.

We are proud of our state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Program, which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and swallowing therapy. Our rehabilitation specialists are skilled in offering some of the most innovative therapies available today. Modalities like Anodyne Therapy, are used to enhance care for people needing more than traditional therapy. The staff works hand in hand with nursing to ensure that residents continue toward their therapy goals while on the units. Ultimately the goal is to help people reach their highest level of independence and return to the things they love to do.

Our advanced clinical services include: intravenous (IV) medication and feedings, respiratory care, post-stroke and post-surgical rehabilitation, dementia care in our new Bridges Program, Hospice Care, Pain Management, and advanced wound management programs.

A full-time Lutheran chaplain is available to all residents, although we promote and facilitate the spiritual care for all residents through their preferred tradition.

Our Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists enhance mobility through the use of skilled, hands on treatments, functional techniques and state of the art exercise and diagnostic equipment promoting improved strength, balance and endurance. Resident’s pain is addressed, assessed and managed through the use of modalities and functional mobility to promote tissue healing, comfort and enhancement of overall wellness. Proactive wound care prevention and family/staff education complement our Physical therapy department.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists assist residents to achieve maximal potential in areas of self care. Dressing, grooming, toileting, and eating skills are assessed. Through the use of strengthening, balance activities, visual perceptual skills, energy conservation and the use of adaptive equipment, the resident is given the opportunity to enhance their quality of life. The department offers a home like setting including a fully functioning kitchen and bathroom, which provide a realistic environment for assessing the safety and judgment skills needed for potential discharge to their home setting.

Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech-Language Pathologist primarily focuses on diagnosing and treating swallowing problems which arise from the aging process, disease or illness. Using a team approach with the Occupational Therapist, Dietitians, Diet Techs and Nursing staff further enhances the swallowing program by ensuring that recommendations are encouraged and monitored on a regular basis. Family and staff training is provided regularly. Additional services for speech and language disorders, including difficulty understanding and difficulty speaking, reading and writing are also provided.

Volunteer Opportunities

“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others who could use some extra companionship throughout the day. Lutheran is always in need of volunteers for various resident-related activities on campus including: music performances, reading, in-house arts and crafts, handmade quilt and blanket donations, resident transportation, working in the newly remodeled gift shop, and more.

Whether you volunteer individually or with a small group, donating a little time can make big impact. Plus, volunteering with residents at Lutheran is also a great way to get healthcare experience for those considering a career change into the field.

Christ Chapel at Lutheran

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Program is dedicated to serving the religious and spiritual needs of all our residents. These needs are met through ecumenical worship services, Bible study, prayer, counseling, and visitation.

As a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Upstate New York Synod, Lutheran was founded as a place where the needs of the whole person are ministered to with dignity and respect for each person’s religious and spiritual beliefs.

Bible Study

Bible studies are held at numerous times and locations within the Lutheran Home during the week to meet the schedules of our residents. Specific days and times can be found on the Activity Department monthly calendars or by speaking to activity or pastoral staff.

End-of-Life Support

Lutheran staff show special attention to support the end-of-life needs of residents and their families. From medical care, pain management, personal, emotional and spiritual support, the staff works as a coordinated team to make the dying process as comfortable and dignified as possible.

We also often partner with Hospice of Chautauqua County to add an additional level of compassionate care and support.

Lutheran Lodge and Gift Shop

Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center offers many different meeting spaces and rooms for reservation to allow families with loved ones in our facility the privacy they would like to celebrate special occasions together.

New in 2018 is the Lutheran Lodge and Gift Shop, our newly remodeled space with expanded gift offers, stone fireplace, multiple seating areas, kitchenette, and dining room. Formerly known as fine dining, the space was updated to meet the changing needs of our resident population.