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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Let LSS Help You With Your Educational Goals

Ready to develop and grow your career at LSS? Our educational assistance programs will help you succeed! Educational benefits help you in your work with communities and programs, making an even greater impact on those we serve.

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All About Holiday Portion Control

The holidays are great. The holiday food is also great. But too much can derail healthy eating habits. Especially for seniors, a focus on nutrition is critical to maintaining weight over the holidays.

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Get Ready! Annual Enrollment is Coming Soon!

LSS Annual Enrollment will take place November 13 – December 1, 2017. This will be your opportunity to review benefit elections and make changes for 2018. Plan to attend an Annual Enrollment Benefits Informational Meeting to learn about changes and new offerings coming in 2018!  Don’t miss out on your chance to review your benefit…

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LSS Named Healthiest Employer

Once again, the St. Louis Business Journal has named Lutheran Senior Services one of the 25 Healthiest Employers in St. Louis. LSS was recognized for its comprehensive approach to workplace wellness, including promoting healthy diets, exercise, external programs, and benefits.

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Welcome Home: Introducing the ALL NEW LSSLiving.org

The new Lutheran Senior Services website is live! Our new site features a fresh look at the LSS family of communities and services.

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Shout Out to Meramec Bluffs Team Members!

After an Independent Living resident of Meramec Bluffs suffered a health related episode and collapsed in the hallway, the Meramec Bluffs team sprang into action to help this resident who was unresponsive. Meramec Bluffs wants to take this opportunity to personally recognize each of these individuals for their quick response and efforts in saving the life of one of our Independent Living residents.

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Welcome New Employees

We’ve had some great people join our teams across LSS. Congratulations to these employees who have completed their first 90-days as a part of the LSS family!

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Congratulations Lenoir Woods! New REACH Building Grand Opening

This past month, Lenoir Woods held a grand opening for their new REACH Rehabilitation building. With a state-of-the-art therapy gym, private rooms, and cozy common spaces, Lenoir Woods helping REACH guests achieve their therapy goals. See Pictures from the Grand Opening.

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Interactive Health Evaluation Results – What Now?

If you receive health insurance through LSS, then you should have participated in Wellness Testing this last month to receive your personal wellness score. This score is a starting point to determining what your health goals for this upcoming year should be. Plus there are FREE resources LSS and Interactive Health offer to help!

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Checked Out Documents

When you use Team Sites in LSSLink, you’ll eventually have to work with checked out documents. In fact, very likely, at some point someone is going to call you and tell you that you accidentally left a document checked out. Learn how to Check Out LSSLink Documents.

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Step Challenge Summary and Congratulations!

The first LSS-wide step challenge was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that participated. Check here to see how LSS did as a whole!

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EAP Webinar: Improve Your Health with Ergonomics and Frequent Movement

Adding more activity to your day can boost your energy, reduce your risk of heart attacks and cancer, and improve your mood. Your Employee Assistance Program can help with ideas so you can get active and have a boost.

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Common Sense Prevents Accidents

Safety ISN’T a mysterious maze of rules and regulations that LSS wants you to obey. It’s plain common sense that everyone can use. Never fool around or take chances! If you’re not sure about the safe way to do a job, ASK! (When it comes to safety, there are no dumb questions.)

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Core Values? Mission Statement? Vision Statements? What do they all mean?

Core Values underlie our work and the strategies that we use to fulfill our mission. At Lutheran Senior Services we have Christian Core Values because they’re based on the example Jesus set for us in the Bible. But what is the difference between Christian Core Values, Vision, and Mission? Find Out!

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National Innovation Award Won by Project Wellness

The American Association of Service Coordinators has awarded its Affordable Housing Innovative Program of the Year to Project Wellness, an interactive program launched by Lutheran Senior Services in 2012 to help affordable housing residents better manage their health and reduce hospitalizations.

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