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