Amazon tripling donation rate on your first AmazonSmile purchase!

Triple your impact! Now through the end of March, Amazon will triple your donation when you make your first AmazonSmile purchase!

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FREE Personal Finance Seminars

Four months, four topics! Join us monthly for FREE half-hour sessions, and learn to manage your money better! Brought to you by your friends at PNC Bank. Call your HR Director today to register!

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How to Eat Healthy Without “Dieting”

Eating right doesn’t always mean giving up the things you love. Find out simple ways that you and your family can start eating healthier now!

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Medical Dependent Eligibility Verification

A “Dependent Audit” is being conducted to match your paperwork with our records. Beginning on February 28th, all employees with dependents covered by LSS medical plans will get a Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) Package mailed to their home.

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Thinking About Going Back to School? LSS Can Help!

Did you know that LSS offers four different educational assistance programs to help you develop new skills? Read here to learn about each.

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Shout-Outs! Recognizing Employees for Great Work!

Congratulations to all of our great employees. Have a Shout Out you’d like to submit? Send an email to Annmarie Wallis!

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered! LSS Responds to the Medicaid Crisis

To date, John Kotovsky and LSS managers have talked to hundreds about the underfunding of Medicaid. They have collected more than 1000 signed letters to send to Missouri lawmakers.

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Looking Good! Professional Attire Ordering

When it comes to first impressions, appearances matter. In the case of LSS employees, that means wearing the brand proudly!

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Changes in Relias Compliance Training

Compliance training is important. It reminds us of our responsibilities and reduces our risks. That’s why we’ve made changes to our compliance requirements.

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PTO Donation – A Letter of Thanks to all LSS Employees

Help another LSS employee in time of need by providing a “compassionate transfer” of paid time off.  Donated PTO provides relief for those facing serious health issues and those who may need to provide care for an immediate family member.

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2018 LSS State of the Union from President John Kotovsky

Through the last 160 years, LSS has adapted to change to meet challenges, but never have we wavered in our mission. In 2018, we will be inviting each employee “to the table” for a series of Finance/Operations calls to bring employees up to date on The State of LSS on a quarterly basis.

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Tax Forms Related to Medical Benefits Available March 2

If you were eligible for LSS medical insurance in 2017, you will receive a 1095-C tax document through Workday on March 2nd. This information will help you prepare your 2017 tax return, but is not required to file taxes. If you haven’t opted out of receiving a paper copy of the form, it will be mailed to your home.

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W-2s Available in Workday!

It’s easy to get all the documents you need to do your taxes. You’ll find everything you need in Workday. Get a jump start on your taxes by following these easy directions.

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How to Call Your Representative

Wanting to talk to your elected officials about the Medicaid Crisis? A phone call from a constituent is an effective way to reach legislators. Not sure what to say? Start with some of the talking points in this article.

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How to Write Your Representative

The more letters legislators receive, the more important the Medicaid issue will become to them. Here are some FAQs about contacting your legislator.

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Medicaid Action Alert

Missouri is failing in its obligation to its most frail senior citizens. Please consider sending a letter to your legislator demanding they vote to increase the Medicaid budget for 2018. Specifically, ask for an increase to meet the $178 per day per resident that the State’s own formula stipulates.

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Chaplain’s Devotion: Do-Over

Need a do-over? In the January issue of Community Wraps, Rev. Jeffery Scheer talks about resetting broken relationships, repairing vows, and erasing harsh words uttered in anger, reminding us that we do get “do overs” with God.

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LSS Offers CNA/CMT Classes – Enroll NOW!

Deciding on a CNA or CMT School? The Senior Care Network Academy is a great option for LSS staff in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Tuition and supplies are covered 100% by the LSS educational assistance program for this program held at Mason Pointe.

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Cheers to a Healthier You!

Well-intentioned as we may be, it is often hard to develop good habits and overcome bad ones. We do much better if we set realistic expectations and give ourselves permission to make gradual changes over time. Here are just a few non-resolutions to consider.

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Volunteer in the New Year

Members of our LSS family live out our Christian Core Values while caring for residents and one another. As you look toward the New Year, consider volunteering your time to further spread God’s love.

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VOYCE Caregiver Awards Recognizes Teresa Brosch and Rose Grey!

Teresa Brosch, CNA from Meramec Bluffs and Rose Grey, LPN from Meramec Bluffs were among those honored at the VOYCE Annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon for excellence in person-centered care.

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Updating Your Contact Info in Workday

Follow these step-by-step instructions to update your contact information so you won’t miss out on important communications from LSS!

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Resetting Your Password in Vision

If you use Vision, LSS’s fully integrated Electronic Health Record, you may find yourself in need of a password reset. If you know your employee ID, you can reset your own Vision password. Just follow this step-by-step guide.

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Helpdesk to the Rescue!

Keyboard broken? Forgot your password? What is a “server error,” anyway? All of these situations are frustrating and inconvenient, but the LSS Information Technology team is here to rescue you! During normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm) you can contact the IT Helpdesk via phone (314-446-2400) or email (helpdesk@lssliving.org). Your phone call or email will…

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Career Spotlight: Dave Piehl’s 45 Years with LSS

Dave Piehl takes a professional walk down Memory Lane – from his summer job washing dishes at Lutheran Altenheim to his current role as Lead Programming Specialist at LSS. Dave is credited with bringing the first PC to the organization and for bringing the organization some enduring words of wisdom!

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Shout Out: The REACH team at St. Joseph’s Bluffs

A shout out to the REACH team at St. Joseph’s Bluffs for its exceptional response to an emergency situation in December. The Fire Chief, who later arrived on the scene, reported that he’d never seen a better executed code performed.

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Help LSS Benevolent Care When You Shop!

Who doesn’t love Amazon, especially when it comes to holiday shopping? Now when you shop, you can help the causes you care about, like Lutheran Senior Services Benevolent Care!

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What is REPEAT Coaching?

At Lutheran Senior Services, we believe leaders are here to serve, rather than to be served.  LSS Leadership wants to empower you to make suggestions and find solutions to make your job of caring for older adults easier.

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EAP Webinar: The Mind-Body Connection

Research has shown that people who express gratitude are happier, have better relationships, are more likely to exercise and eat healthfully, and have improved immune function.

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Veteran’s Day Celebrations Around LSS

For Veteran’s Day, our communities took time to honor and thank residents for their military service. Enjoy this collection of photos from around LSS!

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