Colorado Lutheran Home and Apartments is a non-profit residence and department of Lutheran Medical Center. We offer the finest in quality care. In our homes, we encourage and embrace important qualities such as trust, compassion and independence by providing the highest quality, resident-centered care for our residents and neighborhoods.
Colorado Lutheran Home is an Eden Alternative Facility. Our mission is to foster healing and health within our community by providing a wellness way-of-life with quality, efficiency and empathy for those residents entrusted to our care. Read the EDEN Alternative Principles.
For more information, visit http://www.edenalt.org/.
As a member of our care partner team, you are joining a group of dedicated people who:
- Are committed to creating an environment that promotes the well-being of all, fights to eliminate loneliness, helplessness and boredom, and where decisions are made by those who live here or those closest to them.
- Believe in the value of person-directed care. This is why we have chosen to weave the Eden Alternative Philosophy and Principles deeply within our organization.
- Are a community where becoming well-known and developing close and caring relationships matter.
- An interdisciplinary effort to achieve a successful integration of quality of life and quality of care processes.
- The Eden Alternative Philosophy and Principles are embraced to ensure that each person’s life can fully be enhanced.
- Aligns actions and decisions with our mission and vision.
- Keeps the Elders’ preferences and needs at the center of all your decisions, conversations, and actions.
- Works with the team to identify Elders strengths, preferences, life goals, and simple pleasures, and then bring them to life for each elder.
- Being an effective advocate for the Elder and helping them achieve the highest practicable physical, mental and spiritual well-being possible.
- Assists with daily life within the neighborhood in a variety of ways such as helping with fun events, serving meals, spontaneous activities, assisting Elders, leading Learning Circles, and fulfilling daily pleasures.
- Educating, advocating and supporting our culture change efforts which include plants and animals.
- Creating an atmosphere that is welcoming, relaxed, and relationship-driven, where everyone feels at home.
- Participate in educational offerings that strengthen your personal and professional skills as required.
Care Site Description
Colorado Lutheran Homes and Apartments is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health — and hope — to our patients.
As a nonprofit residence, our mission is to foster healing and health within our community by providing a wellness way-of-life with quality, efficiency and empathy for those residents entrusted to our care.
- Arvada, Colo. (Apartments estab. 1964, Health Care Center estab. 1974)
- Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long Term Care
- Secured Memory Unit for WomenKudos:
- Excellence in Action award places it in the top 380 nursing homes in the U.S. (out of 16,000+).
- Eden Alternative Registered Home
- Step One Quality Award from the American Health Care Association
The schedule is 5 days week mostly 8am - 5p/6p 8 hr shifts. Salaried.
On call 1x every 8-10 wks. Mon thru following Monday.
Attend some Holiday events- rotation.
May function as RN or CNA as backup
The Wellness Coach directs, mentors, and coaches care partners and residents; working together with a goal to maximize the resident’s total functional capacity in areas including movement, positioning, dining experience, strengthening, ambulation, and care partner facilitated therapeutic modalities. The Wellness coach oversees and monitors resident progress and implements exercise programs, ambulation programs, and adaptive equipment, making revisions as necessary. The Wellness Coach works collaboratively with residents, family, and the multidisciplinary care partner team to maximize overall resident functional well being.
Specific job duties will include:
- Oversee the Wellness Program at Colorado Lutheran Home including activities and exercise to strengthen and facilitate maximum function and independence in our residents.
- Train, support and mentor care partners with tools and education to perform and promote the Wellness exercises and programs, optimizing maximum physical wellness in our residents. These programs include but are not limited to: Active and Passive Range of Motion, Communication, Ambulation, Transfers, splints, Braces, Prosthetic Care, Eating or Swallowing, Dressing and Grooming, Bed Mobility, and therapeutic modalities including heat packs and paraffin baths to promote comfort and to maintain muscle function.
- Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary partnership to maximize resident benefit and growth, promoting a strong team environment in each neighborhood.
- Ensure residents have current and comprehensive programs in place to meet their needs.
- Coach and mentor care partners who are not preforming according to standards of practice and praise care partners whom have exceeded expectations.
- Hold care partners accountable to their performance expectations and actions.
- Facilitate monthly Fall Prevention Committee.
- Track and trend fall patterns and keep care partners informed of progress and interventions. Prepare monthly reports and information notices for care team and CQI meetings.
- Oversee the Fountain Room and adaptive equipment needs for adequate, safe and pleasurable dining experiences for the residents. Keep Fountain Room Table Toppers current.
- Complete weekly dietary Evaluations as scheduled with MDS.
- Establish effective communication system to ensure highest level of continuity of care.
- Participate in organizational meetings, including: CQI, UR, leadership weekly meetings, care plans, weight management, fall prevention, safety, culture change, general staff meetings, neighborhood meetings, and other events as deemed necessary.
- Verify monthly equipment tracking and submit monthly to Bookkeeping for durable medical equipment rentals.
- Implement and monitor equipment, roam alerts, wheelchairs, high/low beds, mattresses, and other durable medical equipment.
- Monitor hydro collator and paraffin temps and suction machines weekly.
- Order equipment as needed for resident use, such as diabetic shoes, cushions, and adaptive equipment. Keep equipment shed in order and provide walker, wheelchair and toileting equipment as needed.
- Monitor residents regarding self-administration of medications quarterly.
- Assist with interviews, selection, orientation, competency evaluations, and performance evaluations.
- Fiscally responsible for expenses in respective areas.
- Help facilitate other training and skills opportunities, including Skills Fair, Safety Fair, and other training necessary.