It's time for the LeadingAge Ohio STARS Employee Recognition program! The STARS program recognizes non-management staff who demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and exemplify St. Luke's mission of providing faith-based services to enrich the lives of older adults.
Residents, family members and supervisors can nominate employees for the recognition program. Five nominees will be selected to attend a recognition luncheon on Wednesday, April 21, 2015. Forms are available here, at the front desk and at each nurses' station. Please submit your nomination to Kevin Schafer, Human Resources Manager, no later than March 7, 2015.
Please take a moment to complete a nomination form for a staff member you feel should be recognized as a LeadingAge Ohio STAR!
WE LOVE OUR SENIORS! St. Luke Lutheran Community – North Canton will be spending Valentine’s Day spreading heartfelt wishes to its residents. Family and friends of loved ones residing at St. Luke - North Canton are encouraged to purchase a $5 Valentine for their someone special. On February 14th, cupid will deliver a plush rose and candy along with your special message to your St. Luke Valentine. All money raised will benefit activity programming and equipment updates. Order now through Thursday, February 12th at the front desk of St. Luke - North Canton. Call St. Luke Lutheran Community at (330) 499-8341 for more information.
ALSO, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR YOUR 2014 VALENTINE KING, QUEEN, & CUPID! BALLOTS AND BOXES WILL BE LOCATED AT EACH OF THE FIVE NURSE’S STATIONS FROM FEBRUARY 1ST-12TH! VOTE FOR A KING, QUEEN, & CUPID (EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE) ON EACH UNIT. PLEASE VOTE ONLY ONCE PER UNIT. WINNERS WILL BE RECOGNIZED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH!
St. Luke Lutheran Community Plans Major Addition to St. Luke - North Canton Campus
St. Luke Lutheran Community is building a major addition on the North Canton campus with an estimated construction cost of 7.7 million dollars. The 41,000 square foot addition will house a state-of-the-art, short term rehabilitation center and a specialized Alzheimer’s care assisted living facility.
Dr. John L. Spieler, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated that the project is critically important to the mission of St. Luke and represents our commitment to the region and older adults. The project is modeled after the nationally acclaimed neighborhood concept, which has significantly changed the perception of nursing homes for residents, staff, and families from one of an institution to a more home-like environment. The first floor of the addition will be a rehabilitation center for patients requiring short term nursing and comprehensive rehabilitation care. The rehabilitation center will include 24 private rooms with lounges and private dining. The 19-unit, Alzheimer’s care assisted living facility will have a separate entrance and will be specially designed and staffed considering the special needs of residents with Alzheimer’s.
The new addition is designed to provide care in a setting which supports the concept of person-centered care. According to Evelyn Moore, Executive Director, “The project will allow St. Luke to provide the type of environment and amenities that meet the expectations of current consumers. In today’s world, individuals expect private rooms and facilities that feel more like their home.”
At this time, St. Luke is in the process of finalizing the architectural plans, securing financing, and obtaining the necessary approvals from the City of North Canton. Funding for the project will be through PNC Bank and a tax-exempt bond issue.
Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2014. The project will be completed within 14 months.
We are a Christ-centered community serving seniors in our neighboring communities. You are invited to get to know us better by browsing through our website, calling or emailing us with your questions, and stopping in for a visit. We're here when you need us.