History

Luther Park Community Services has its origins in the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church when the church built a retirement home for retired pastors and their wives in the early 1900’s.  More recently, the Trinity Center and Luther Park Apartments were built in the 1970s and Rose Glen Apartments, The Gardens and the Lindens were built in the early 2000s.  The Trinity Center was one of the first nursing homes to recognize the need for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the 1990’s and the entire organization has since developed an expertise and reputation for serving this population.

Mission

We provide a senior community where each person is empowered to thrive, cared for with excellence, treated with dignity, and embraced with Christian compassion.

Vision

To be a holistic, quality-driven senior community recognized as the leader in dementia care.

Core Values

  • Compassion – We actively watch and listen to understand and empathize with each person’s realities.
  • Respect – We treat everyone with the utmost dignity.
  • Quality – We strive to consistently achieve desired health outcomes while providing superior service.
  • Care – We display Christian kindness and concern for others.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1:  Highly Effective Leadership and Partnerships – We set and maintain high expectations for our volunteer and staff leaders and seek partnerships with other organizations to advance our mission.

Goal 2:  Caring and Competent Workforce – A stable workforce that is continuously learning, feels valued and is responsive to the needs of residents is crucial to our success.

Goal 3:  Quality and Service Excellence – Luther Park Community is committed to continuous improvement in the quality of care provided to our residents.

Goal 4:  Financial Stability and Strength – The ever-changing environment of long-term care requires us to diversify funding sources, including philanthropy, while monitoring costs and improving efficiency.

Goal 5:  Pursue Growth – The need for our services, especially those focused on dementia care, will increase as the baby boom generation ages.

Governance

Luther Park Community is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.