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September

2015 Best Innovation in Aging Services & Housing

Awarded by: LeadingAge Iowa

Presented to: Perry Lutheran Home – St. John’s Sensory-Connected Environment

When planning the redesign of the advanced stage dementia unit, St. John’s, the team at Perry Lutheran Home focused on how a lack of simulation and engagement for residents drives depression, boredom, and increased behaviors. The sensory connected environment makes this redesign unique with the goal to tap into the resident’s meaningful memories and create an individualized homelike, peaceful environment. The strongest early memories are church, school, and home so the Perry Lutheran Home team set out to

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September

2015 Phoenix Award

Awarded by: LeadingAge Iowa

Presented to: Perry Lutheran Home – CEO, Rev. Max Phillips

The Phoenix award is presented to an individual or organization that through innovative techniques, creative solutions, and unwavering perseverance has risen from adversity to not only impact their organization but their surrounding community. Potential candidates include LeadingAge Iowa member administrators, CEOs, executive directors, housing managers and service program directors.

Rev. Max Phillips, Chief Executive Officer at Perry Lutheran Home, was the Phoenix Award recipient due to his innovative ideas, creative solutions, and support of staff initiatives and development. Because

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September

2014 Best Innovation in Aging Services & Housing Award

Awarded by: LeadingAge Iowa

Presented to: Perry Lutheran Home – St. James – Life-Skills Environmental Stimulation

The Perry Lutheran Home recognized that lack of stimulation and engagement is a prime factor contributing to depression, boredom, and aggressive behavior, especially for seniors with dementia. When renovating its memory care wing, Perry Lutheran Home built life-skill stimulation areas to appeal to different resident needs.

St. James memory care wing boast many home-like and daily routine areas. Dad’s Garage features a partial vehicle interior, changeable community scene for driving simulation, and a mechanic’s work area. Main

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