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National Assisted Living Week at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes

Resident enjoying the car show at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes

Residents at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes enjoyed many activities to celebration National Assisted Living Week. Members from the community brought their cars for a car show. Chris Sayre from the Humanities Nebraska Music Program presented a wonderful program titled “A Musical Journey Across America: Songs that Helped Shape a Nation”. He performed songs with a button accordion, concertina, guitar and saw. It was a wonderful week for all of the staff and residents and Blue Valley Lutheran Homes.

Family Is Forever Celebration – National Assisted Living Week

Family is Forever National Assisted Living Week

YOU are cordially invited to celebrate National Assisted Living Week with the staff and residents of the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Courtyard Terrace! “Family is Forever” Everyone is welcome. The schedule of events is below.

Questions? Give us a call at 402-768-3900

Schedule of Events:

Sunday 09/10//17
Happy Grandparents Day!
2:00 p.m. – “Ten Pieces” Music

Monday 09/11/17
10:00 a.m. – Coffee, Donuts, and Table Talk Topics
2:00 p.m. – Special Bingo!

Tuesday 09/12/17
10:00 a.m. – Hymn Sing with Janel Bruning in the Chapel at BVLH
1:30 p.m. – Joy Acuna with Pallet-Able Creations

Wednesday 09/13/17
10:00 a.m. – Car Show in West Parking Lot
2:00 p.m. – Humanities Nebraska Music Program with Chris Sayre

Thursday 09/14/17
10:00 a.m. – Rita Luongo with Thayer County Health Services: Hospital Expansion Presentation
2:00 p.m. – Game Day!
4:00 p.m. – Toasts and Treats!

Friday 09/15/17
10:00 a.m. – Horseraces
2:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream

Saturday 09/16/17
10:30 a.m. – Tailgate Party
11:00 a.m. – Nebraska vs. Northern Illinois Football Game!

Family is Forever Assisted Living Week Schedule Updated

13th Annual Golf Tournament Results

A team at the putting green

The 13th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 18 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 76 golfers, the Tournament was a success; raising more than $7,000!

Thank you!

“We are so appreciative of the support we receive, particularly with the participation in our annual golf tournament,” says Megan Hinrichs, Director of Development.  “Everyone from individual donors, to players, sponsors, and volunteers step up to help make a difference.  It’s extremely gratifying, enabling us to address the needs of our residents.”

A team in play at the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament

Thank you to our sponsors, vendors and everyone that helped make this a success!

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament began in 2004, as a way to raise funds for remodeling and upgrade projects that normal operating expenses do not cover. This year’s funds are earmarked for a handicap accessible golf cart.  The golf cart will assist in transporting residents to appointments or shopping in Hebron, provide easy outings for residents to experience the outdoors more and look at local sights.

A beautifully sunny day with a nice breeze set the stage for a wonderful day with golfers enjoying the scramble competition, food and beverages, flag prizes, and a great golf experience.  Golf teams came from Hebron, Daykin, Ruskin, Bruning, Deshler, Nelson, Davenport, Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas to participate in a day of relaxation and golf.

 

Tournament Results

The tournament champion this year was the Dave Klauman, Gunner Mumford, Eric Krupicka, and Ryan Butler team with a score of 52.

Champion Flight Team at 13th Annual Golf Tournament

Champion Flight Winners

The first flight winners were the Crop Production Services of Chester team with members Jacob Wit, Trevor Wit, Tyler Wit and Adam Tipton with a score of 63.

First Flight Team at 13th Annual Golf Tournament

First Flight Winners

The second flight winner went to The Garbage Company and Norder Supply team with members Conner Hissong, Jake Feulner, Chad Priefert, and Tony Baines with a score of 72.  Each flight winner was awarded a commemorative double walled mug.

Second Flight Team at 13th Annual Golf Tournament

Second Flight Winners

We had wonderful sponsorship of the entire event and appreciate all that sponsored.  Additionally the evening was capped off with a wonderful grilled hamburger and polish dog supper that was donated and cooked by NuStar Energy of Geneva, Nebraska.

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and donors for the tournament this year.

13th Annual Golf Tournament – Diamond Sponsors

Golf Ball

We would like to recognize this year’s Diamond Sponsors for the 13th Annual Blue Valley Golf Tournament.

LTC Midwest and Thayer County Bank have been long-time supporters of Blue Valley Lutheran Homes and The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support!

13th Annual Golf Tournament

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes 13th Annual Golf Tournament

On August 18th, 2017, the Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes (BVLH) in Hebron, NE will be hosting its 13th Annual Golf Tournament at the Hebron Country Club.

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Logo

BVLH is a non-profit long-term care campus that serves several different populations: individuals needing rehabilitation services, the developmentally disabled, those with Alzheimer’s, individuals needing short or long-term nursing care or those ready for a little extra help in Assisted Living.  The Foundation and their fundraising efforts make it possible for our residents and staff to enjoy the “extras” beyond the basics that daily operation funds provide.  Some of our residents don’t have family or friends who provide for them so the work of the Foundation is vital for their care and comfort.

Fees are $240 for a four person team, which includes coffee and rolls, boxed lunch and a grilled burger meal for supper.  Team check-in begins at 8:00 am and teams will tee-off at 9:00 am.  Space is limited to 24 teams, so early payment of your entry fee will secure your team’s participation.  Entry forms are due by August 4th.

Click here to get an entry and sponsorship form!

There are ways to participate even if you don’t golf.  We welcome you sponsoring or participating in one or all of these ways:

  1. Have or Sponsor a Team – We are accepting only 24 teams, so register early!
  2. Tournament Sponsors – All tournament sponsors will be listed on printed materials and we’ll post your business on our website as a 2017 Golf Tournament Sponsor (www.bvlh.org). There are various levels of sponsorship, see the entry form for more details.
  3. Tournament Gift Bag Items – Each golfer gets a favor bag. Gifts can be golf balls, tees, koozies, mugs, towels, hats, notepads, pens, etc.  It’s a great way to advertise your business!
  4. Food & Drink Donations – It’s as simple as providing water, sport drinks, juice bottles, items for grab-and-go breakfast or boxed lunch.

Our 2017 proceeds will be used to purchase a handicap accessible golf cart to assist in transporting residents to appointments as well as to get residents out of the facilities and into the community.  The golf cart will allow residents to see sights around town, give residents the opportunity to get additional sunshine and fresh air as well as provide a safe and easy method of transport to and from appointments.  Please help us make significant strides toward this year’s goal!

Handicap Accessible Golf Cart

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us.  We thank you for your past support of BVLH and appreciate all the ways you continue to support us – through donations, volunteerism, or prayers.

 

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefiting BVLH

BBQ Chicken Dinner for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes is hosting a Chicken BBQ Dinner at the Thayer County Fair.

Meal tickets are $10 and available at the fair. All proceeds go to the Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes.

The Dinner will be held under the Grandstands. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked beans, a roll, chips and a drink.

Date: Thursday July 20th, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Find more information about the Thayer County Fair here.
http://www.thayercountyfair.com/

Memorial Balloon Release 2017

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Balloon Release 2017

Join us to remember those we have lost at Blue Valley in the past year.
There will be a short memorial program including a balloon release
at each facility with refreshments and remembrance on Friday 06/02/2017.

Schedule:

Friday 06/02/2017
Nursing Home – 10:00 a.m. with refreshments after
Care Home & The Gardens – 10:30 a.m. with refreshments before
Courtyard Terrace – 11:00 a.m. with refreshments after

Additional balloons may be purchased for the memorial of
loved ones regardless of where they resided for $2 each.

Contact us at 402-768-3900 by May 26th with the number
of balloons and names for the memorial.

Please share this with family and friends.

Balloon Release 2017 Blue Valley Lutheran Home

Happy National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week 2017

Happy National Nurses Week to all of our wonderful nursing staff at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, and to all of the wonderful nurses around the world.

The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”. Cheers to celebrating nurses who lead the way for health and wellness.

You can read more about National Nurses Week by clicking here.

National Nurses Week 2017

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at Blue Valley

Blue Valley and Infinity Rehabilitation Services

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes provides a complete spectrum of rehabilitation services to meet each resident’s needs. On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapists in combination with professional restorative nursing provides residents with a rehab environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We at Blue Valley have partnered with Infinity Rehab to provide residents with on-site rehabilitation therapy services. Infinity Rehab shares our passion for successful patient outcomes, providing high quality therapy services, and utilizing advanced technologies and best-practices.

Infinity Rehabilitation Logo

The Rehab Difference

Quality – Blue Valley provides the highest-quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services. We provide interdisciplinary care for a broad scope of practice, professional restorative nursing programs, and outcome-based treatment programs. Therapists are also educated in coverage and reimbursement.

Education – All therapists attend professional education courses each year to ensure they are bringing current treatment approaches to treat each resident.

The Physical Therapy staff specializes in neurological and musculo-skeletal diagnoses, gait analysis and fall-risk assessment.

The Occupational Therapy staff specializes in helping residents with Activities of Daily Living and Cognitive Testing.

The Speech Therapy staff are knowledgeable about diagnoses commonly found in the geriatric population and work with residents who have difficulty swallowing, language and swallowing disorders and cognitive difficulties.

Accountability – Blue Valley is committed to monitoring outcomes. Now more than ever, we value tracking and trending costs, interventions and functional benefits. The information we gain directs us in continuous quality improvement.

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2017!

Congratulations Graduating Class 2017

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2017!

Please join us in congratulating the following seniors who are employed with Blue Valley Lutheran Homes!

Thayer Central High School:

Kenidee Miller – Nursing Department
Alexus Carr – Nursing Department
Madison Shaw – Nursing Department
Julie Johnson – Nursing Department
Crystal Rickers – Nursing Department
Grace Brinegar – Dietary Department
Grace Minge – Dietary Department

Bruning-Davenport High School:

Mashaya Dierking – Nursing Department
Morgan Lowery – Nursing Department

Graduation is Saturday May 13th, 2017. Again, congratulations to all and thank you for all you do at Blue Valley.