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November 10, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Honored as Nonprofit of the Year

(Kalispell, MT)-Flathead Valley Community College’s President Jane Karas is the recipient of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce’s Flathead Legacy Award. A number of awards were handed out at the chamber’s annual Grand Event Wednesday night at the Wachholz College Center. Known for being the Kalispell chamber’s oldest and most prestigious award, recipients of the honor...

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October 25, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

State Association Honors Immanuel Lutheran Communities’ Ivy Nelson

The Montana Health Care Association honored Ivy Nelson of Immanuel Lutheran Communities with its Certified Nurse Aide of the Year award at its annual awards banquet during its recent midyear convention in Anaconda.

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September 29, 2022/News/Immanuel Communities

Montana Hospital Association Names Immanuel Lutheran Communities, “Best Place To Work”

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Earns Top Honor for Healthcare Employer of the Year (Helena, Mont.) – The Montana Hospital Association is pleased to announce St. Immanuel Lutheran Communities is the winner of the association’s 2022 Best Place to Work Award for non-hospitals in the state. The Best Place to Work Award is designed to honor both...

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September 28, 2022/KGEZ

How to Prevent Falls

Katie Kelly discusses fall prevention, simple changes you can make in your life to avoid falls, and what to do when a fall does happen. Listen to the full episode to hear tips and tricks to help improve your safety!

September 26, 2022/Blog/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Welcoming Michael Weideman, LPN, Administrator in Training

Welcome Michael! Michael has overseen Assisted Living services at Buffalo Hill Terrace as the Assisted Living Director since 2016, and in 2022 began pursuing his Nursing Home Administrator’s license to take on the role of Administrator at the Immanuel Skilled Care Center.

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August 26, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Receives Funding to Open an Early Learning Center to Serve 70+ Children

(Kalispell, MT) – Immanuel Lutheran Communities has been awarded a grant through the Child Care Innovation and Infrastructure Grant under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) administered by the state totaling nearly $900,000. These funds will support a childcare initiative by Immanuel to support staffing challenges presented by the lack of childcare availability in the...

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August 8, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Montana Healthcare Association Addresses the Need to Close the Funding Gap for Nursing Home Care

“Who will take care of us?” It is a question I was recently told an elderly gentleman asked when informed that the nursing home where his wife receives care is closing. It made me sad to think that this man has been put in a position to have to ask that question. If anyone had...

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August 8, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Hiring Crisis Deserves Attention

When older Americans need quality care and services that empower them to remain independent, safe, and healthy, too many are being faced with unnecessary challenges. As a care provider for older adults at Immanuel Lutheran Communities in Kalispell, I continually witness the longstanding and severe workforce shortages that are facing aging services every day. These...

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August 3, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Immanuel Lutheran Communities Voted Best Assisted Living in 2022 Best of Flathead

Thank you to all who voted for Immanuel Lutheran Communities’ Assisted Living at Buffalo Hill Terrace; Northwest Montana’s only Life Plan Community. Immanuel Lutheran Communities won first place for Best Assisted Living. Check it out on page X52 in The Daily Interlake’s special Best of Flathead 2022 edition.

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July 31, 2022/News/Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Immanuel Receives Rural Aging Action Grant

Immanuel Lutheran Communities was awarded a three-year grant from Lutheran Services in America to address the increasing number of underserved and isolated older adults in rural communities across Flathead County experiencing social isolation and difficulty accessing services and supports to successfully age at home. “Immanuel Lutheran Communities is honored to have been selected as the...

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