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Lutheran Home at Kane Receives 5-Star Overall Rating from CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given The Lutheran Home at Kane an overall five-star rating, a distinction earned by fewer than ten percent of nursing home facilities in the nation. The Lutheran Home also scored five stars in quality measures and four stars in health inspections.  Staffing remains a top priority for LHK. 

“Earning five stars is a testament to our nursing staff, leadership, physicians and employees, who provide high quality, safety-oriented services,” said Charlotte Floravit, LHK Administrator. 

CMS gathers information from three sub-categories to make up the overall star rating.  These sub-categories are quality measures, health inspections and staffing. 

The three sub-categories draw information from thousands of data points. The health inspections rating contains information from the past three years of onsite inspections, including standard surveys and complaint surveys. The staffing rating has information about the number of hours of care provided on average to each resident each day by nursing staff, taking into consideration the differences in the levels of residents' care need in each nursing home. The quality measure rating takes into account information on 11 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents.

"This is our very visible ‘report card’ and a testament to our sustained commitment to the community and the residents at LHK by providing quality, compassionate care,” said Ms. Floravit.  “Our goal is to obtain a 5-star rating in every category."

The Lutheran Home at Kane is a CCRC, continuum of care retirement community caring for this generation and future generations. 

Lutheran Home at Kane Enjoys Annual Carnival

The Annual Carnival of the Lutheran Home at Kane was recently held on August 22nd, 2019.  Residents, families, and friends all came together to enjoy this annual event filled with food, games, and entertainment.  Music was provided by the Guitar Choir which created a fun, upbeat atmosphere for everyone.  Cotton candy and popcorn was donated by the Kane Lions Club.  Residents and family alike enjoyed a variety of games, a dunk tank, face painting, and a bake sale. A new activity enjoyed by all at this year’s event was wheelchair decorating with a parade. Numerous creative ideas were seen including roller coaster chairs, an ice cream truck, hot air balloon, a Ford Mustang, a rainbow with a pot of gold, a bathtub, and a Swedish Viking ship, to name a few. 

LHK Celebrates National Nursing Home Week 2019

The Lutheran Home at Kane recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 12th through May 18th. The national theme for 2019 was “Living Soulfully”. We celebrated with residents and staff by taking part in activities to reinforce happy minds and healthy souls. Each day, residents and staff enjoyed prepared food as well as participated in dressing up to match the theme.

Grace Lutheran Church Makes Donation to LHK

A great big THANK YOU to Grace Lutheran Church of Brookville who recently hosted their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper and donated all the proceeds to LHK!! We are honored that Grace Lutheran Church supports our mission at LHK!
 

Pictured here is Carol Lundgren, President of the congregation at Grace Lutheran Church in Brookville, who also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors at Lutheran Home at Kane, presenting Charlotte Floravit, LHK Administrator, a check.