Perry Lutheran Home Wins Aging Services Awards
Perry – The Perry Lutheran Home has been awarded the 2016 Leading Edge Care & Services Award and 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award by LeadingAge Iowa, an association representing not-for-profit aging services providers.
The Perry Lutheran Home won the Leading Edge Care Award, based on its commitment to demystifying dementia and highlighting challenges caregivers face. Recognizing that Alzheimer’s and dementia simply are not talked about enough, Perry Lutheran Home created a seminar, Remembering Hope, that brings knowledge and delivers advice on the subject to the greater community.
Tonya Wadle, a Certified Med Aide/Restorative Aide at the Perry Lutheran Home, was awarded the Caregiver of the Year award due to her dedication to serving the residents, her positive attitude, and revamping of Perry Lutheran Home’s restorative program.
Recipients received their award at a statewide recognition ceremony on September 21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids at the LeadingAge Iowa Fall Leadership Conference, “Be the Difference”.
LeadingAge Iowa’s mission is to expand the world of possibilities for aging through advocacy, education, and collaboration; its vision is to be the trusted leader and resource for excellence in aging services. LeadingAge Iowa represents a spectrum of non-profit providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, home health, adult day care, respite, hospice and home-delivered meals.