Socialization is a big part of our lives. Activities enhance socialization and recognition of personal interests whether it be in a group setting or individual, to promote quality of life. The Activity Department wears many hats on a daily basis and staff are cross trained to better serve our very special and important residents.
The Madison Lutheran Home Activity Department plans and organizes a wide variety of activities for our residents to choose from. These include worship services, bible study, baking, live entertainment, exercise groups, Wednesday shopping services, computer E-mail, aviary, bingo, outings, games, holiday special events, reading groups, music/sing-a-long, monthly special events, mending, along with 1-1 visits.
The department is in charge of the beauty shop offering hair care 6 days a week with 6 beauticians available. The department is always looking for and appreciates all volunteers that share their time and talents in a variety of duties. We coordinate family gatherings for that special occasion. The department works with the health care Auxiliary in planning special events. The gift shop is newly remodeled and open 5 days a week.
Swing Bed patients are visited at the hospital by the Activity Department offering activity in/our of their room, hair care etc. Adult Day care is offered and the department is involved in their plan of care in conjunction with the Social Services Department.
Our pastoral care programs and the use of the chapel at the care center serve many denominations and church backgrounds for residents and their families. We have a weekly schedule of opportunities to workshop together. Lenten Services, Memorial Services, and Christmas events are scheduled. We invite family and friends to take part in services with their resident member.
In a time when issues of national and community interests are budgets and stretching resources, social workers are vital to the community in addressing unique local needs. The MHS social workers collaborate with community and area professionals in the best interests of our clients. Our professional values are client-centered quality care and quality of life. At MHS the community has been able to reap the benefits of such collaboration in the outcomes seen in the new rehabilitation wing. The focus on rehabilitation and return to highest level of functioning can be noted in the rate of discharge to home apartment, or housing with services. Approximately 70% of admissions since January 2009 have returned to home or apartment. In the past about 30-40% of our population has come for the purpose of receiving therapy to regain skills and return to a previous level of functioning. Our team approach is to foster the possibilities and enhance each person’s ability to reach his or her highest potential.
Sleep Disorder Studies
Studies by referral from your primary physician.