Leading Edge Care and Services Award and Caregiver of the Year Award

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.

137The 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.134



Home Care Services Coming

The Perry Lutheran Home is a community with several different layers of care. With our new Home Care Services, the Perry Lutheran Home now offers a pathway of health care to meet your changing needs.

For more information contact Melissa at 515-465-5342.

Perry Lutheran Home Receives $2,500 Grant

Perry Lutheran Home are proud recipients of America’s Farmers Grow Communities, supporting rural America by offering farmers the chance to win $2,500 to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organization.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every month on the 4th Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Dallas County Hospital Community Room. Family members are encouraged to attend and to learn more about the disease and find out that they are not alone. Deb Koelln is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and will facilitate discussion around your individual concerns and experience. This is a great opportunity to get some help for you and your loved one. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Koelln, RN at Perry Lutheran Home at 515-465-5342.

St John’s outward acts of total concern and love for Christ’s sick and elderly are widely chronicled

St John’s outward acts of total concern and love for Christ’s sick and elderly are widely chronicled. It is through this same compassion that the Perry Lutheran Home is excited to announce our newly renovated St John’s Memory Unit. Our renovated unit integrates sight, sound and even smell to create a sensory connected environment. Our goal is to tap into our resident’s past to help pull out those fond memories. It is a model completely new to the area. St John’s will create an individualized, peaceful and home-like environment for the later stages of dementia.