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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.

Save The Date! 13th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament 2017

13th Annual Golf Tournament

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes’ 13th Annual Golf Tournament

On August 18, 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 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.

More details will follow! Team check-in begins at 8:00 am and teams will tee-off at 9:00 am. Space is limited to 24 teams, so start planning early!

We welcome you sponsoring or participating in one or all of these ways:

  1. Create 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.blvh.org). More details to come about this.
  3. Tournament Gift Bag Sponsor – 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 and Drink Donations – It’s as simple as providing water, sports drinks, juice bottles, items for grab-and-go breakfast or boxed lunch.

Please help us make significant strides toward this year’s goal!

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Megan Hinirchs at 402-768-3916 or email meganh@bvlh.org.

Celebrating Western Heritage!

Come to the Blue Valley Luheran Homes Courtyard Terrace on Sunday February 26th, 2017 to learn about longhorns, cowboys and trail drives!

Gary and Margaret Kraisinger from Halstead, Kansas will be discussing western heritage and their research and publications in an event called “Celebrating Western Heritage – 1846-1897”. Gary and Margaret are award-winning authors who publish books and articles on Texas cattle trails. In 2016, the Kraisinger’s received the “Wrangler Award” and “Six Shooter Award” for their second book, “The Western Cattle Trail, 1874-1897, its Rise, Collapse and Revival”. They were also featured in American Cowboy Magazine!

Join us to hear their fascinating stories and learn all about the wild, wild west!

The “Celebrating Western Heritage” event has been graciously sponsored by the Hebron Secrest Library. Admission is free!

Open House & Master Studio Apartment Tour

Join Blue Valley Lutheran Homes for an Open House in the Courtyard Terrace.

Join us to learn more about the Courtyard Terrace, and to see the new Master Studio two bedroom apartment.

Staff will be available to visit and provide a short tour. Sweet treats will also be provided.

Admission is free!

Date & Time: Monday February 20th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Blue Valley Lutheran Homes
Courtyard Terrace at the corner of 1st street and Road M.

Questions? Send us a message, or call 402-768-3900.

12th Annual Golf Tournament Results

BVLH 12th Golf Tournament Champion Winners

The 12th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 19 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 72 golfers, the Tournament was a success; raising more than $7,000.

“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.”

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 shower chair for residents in the Care Home.  The shower chair allows dependent residents to have their showers and cares done in a safe and easily managed method.  The chair helps make the tasks easier, safer and puts less stress on the residents and staff.  The chair aids in protecting skin integrity all while keeping residents clean and comfortable.

A beautifully sunny day with very little breeze set the stage for a wonderful day with golfers enjoying the scramble competition, food and beverages, flag prizes, and a great golf experience.  The threat of impending rain kept the golfers busy on the course to try and finish before the rain hit.  Golf teams came from Hebron, Ruskin, Bruning, Deshler, Davenport, Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas to participate in a day of relaxation and golf.

The tournament champion this year was the Gunner Mumford, Dave Klaumann, Ryan Butler and Eric Krupicka team with a score of 55.  The first flight winners were the Draeger McDonald team with members Brandon Draeger, Damon McDonald, Matt Vieselmeyer and Brian Yeager with a score of 63.  The second flight winner went to the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes team with members Janice Klaumann, Dale Klaumann, Eldon Kassebaum and Randy Kozeal with a score of 72.  Each flight winner was awarded a commemorative cooler.  Congratulations also goes out to Dave Klaumann who got a Hole in One on Hole #4.  That was a special addition to a very fun day!

A wonderful hamburger, polish dog, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and ice tea supper 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.