Welcome To Grace Lutheran Communities
Since our founding in 1960, people throughout the Chippewa Valley have looked to us as a caring neighbor and a trusted friend.
Caring for the People of the Chippewa Valley for 50 years
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As you may have already been made aware, as of May 13, 2020, the Governor’s Safer-at-Home Order was struck down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. While this may impact how life is lived outside of Grace Lutheran Communities, we want to let you know that we remain committed to maintaining the same level of care and safety for our at-risk residents.
We also want to let you know what has not changed here at Grace Lutheran Communities. We will still be following best practice guidelines for infection prevention as published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), both of which currently state that facilities should restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. These federal guidelines drive the decisions made for long-term care providers like us, which are intended to help protect the safety and well-being of those we are entrusted to provide care to.
We realize the stress this puts on you and your loved ones and truly do empathize with this situation. We also want to stress our dedication in providing compassionate care and keeping your loved one safe. We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms when we are able to do so without jeopardizing the safety of our residents.
These are not decisions we take lightly, and in the case of CMS regulations and guidance, these are not decisions we can legally deviate from as a Medicare/Medicaid certified facility.
Although in-person visits are still currently restricted, we would like to invite you to take advantage of the virtual visit options that we have already implemented. This includes Zoom video meetings or Face Time (iPad) visits with those who have Apple brand devices.
The Eau Claire County of Department Health continues its NO WINDOW VISITS policy. This means that visits through a closed or open window are not allowed. If you have something you need to get to a resident or tenant, please contact the staff for assistance.
On behalf of our staff and other residents, we want to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times. Nearly all Americans are having to make sacrifices during this pandemic; your sacrifices and the sacrifices being made by our residents are exponentially greater and are a reflection of your love and commitment to the safety of your loved one, and the rest of the residents here at Grace Lutheran Communities.
Hopefully, we will be able to expand safe visitation soon so we can welcome you back into our community and see you reunited with your family member. Until that time, your patience, understanding, and support are greatly appreciated.
If we have If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the program administrator.
We truly are In This Together.
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We care about our employees' wellbeing and know how important care for the caregiver is, especially during this time of uncertainty. Click on the image below to view our mental health resources.
Watch this short video commemorating the COVID-19 journey in a positive way. We are so proud of our staff for their dedication and commitment to our families and residents. A special shout out to our community for its support during this time as well!
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