Lincoln Home is once again celebrating its employees for a perfect Department of Health and Human Resources Survey. Every two years all Assisted Living communities are surveyed by DHHS to ensure that the state regulations and resident standards of care are being met. The survey process is typically a three-day inspection by a state surveyor who is in the building reviewing every aspect of documentation and resident care, with a focus on respect and Residents Rights.
Lincoln Home has always viewed the survey process as an opportunity to improve any area that might be sighted as deficient. Our staff is committed to exceeding the DHHS regulations every day of the year and we are very proud to have achieved a second, consecutive survey that was deficiency free.
Congratulations and a big Thank You to entire the staff for all they do, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to provide excellence in care as well as joyful and abundant living for those living here at Lincoln Home.
Daughters, sons, family and friends joined their loved ones at the Lincoln Home to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. Harpist, Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, from Alna, provided a lovely background of soothing melodies. Tea was served in a lovely array of teacups, along with artfully presented finger sandwiches and confectioneries. At the Lincoln Home, each resident becomes family, both to the staff and each other. Our Lincoln Home family is treated with honor, kindness, compassion and respect, not only on Mother’s Day, but every day.
Local historian, Jerry Wiles, will present the first of a two-part history of the Berlin Wall on Monday, May 20, from 2:00 to 3:00pm. For almost thirty years the Berlin Wall stood as a symbol in a divided Germany. Its history is an iconic part of the 20th century.
Dean Cartier has been with Lincoln Home for 5 years as a full time Maintenance Assistant. Previously, he was the facility director at Kieve for 20 years, owned and operated a construction business and was involved in farming. Always involved in customer service, Dean is a natural with the residents, putting a smile on their faces with his kindness, and positive, upbeat attitude. He understands that residents need and want calm, and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. He loves giving them that. He loves keeping residents safe and happy. He articulates the differences in working for a non-profit, by saying, “we can’t be single minded. There is no such thing as “not my job.” We are a team, it feels natural, we are family. That’s not a cliche. It’s what make it so easy and rewarding to come to work every day. I learn so much from our residents…to live each day and enjoy the little things. My job is to make sure residents are having the best day they can have each and every day here. It is so much more than a job for me, it is a way of life. “ Dean is shown here with Eleanor O’Donnell.