Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What makes Lincoln Lutheran communities and programs different from other organizations?
A: As a local, trusted, nonprofit organization in Racine County since 1954, Lincoln Lutheran provides a continuum of care to seniors. In simple terms, this means that as one’s needs change, either permanently or temporary, we are here to help make those transitions as seamless as possible. Our wide range of senior programs and communities allow us to do this. Additionally, because of our long-standing commitment to serving seniors, their families and the community, we have a depth of experience and professionalism that’s unmatched.
Q: I am not Lutheran, can I still reside in a Lincoln Lutheran Community or participate in a Lincoln Lutheran Program?
A: Yes, absolutely! Lincoln Lutheran was built on the morals and values embodied in the Lutheran Church and these principles still hold true today. While we have “Lutheran” in our name, our programs and communities are offered in an atmosphere that respects individual religious faith.
Q: What is Person-Centered Care?
A: Person-centered care is a philosophy of care that supports autonomy, diversity and individual choice. Leaders are committed to make it an important organizational value and strategy; they support it and help it mature. Relationships are cultivated among residents and clients, families and support systems, and staff members. It promotes responsiveness, spontaneity and continuous learning and growth. Components of a person-centered home or program include: building relationships, maximizing choice, helping residents and clients achieve personal goals, involving residents and clients in the external community, celebrating and respecting life events, sharing information, supporting transitions within and out of the home, establishing collaborative teams, empowering caregivers and providing a safe and secure environment.
Q: What is a Service Coordinator?
A: A Service Coordinator is a professional who is dedicated to providing assistance to persons with modest incomes by identifying, locating and acquiring the services necessary for them to achieve self sufficiency and economic independence. They provide a link between those who need services and community organizations who can provide the services. Because of grant funding, we have a Service Coordinator on staff at each of our four affordable apartment communities: Lincoln Manor, Lincoln Villas, Lincoln Villas North and Trinity Terrace. Any person residing or currently on the waiting list at any of these four apartments is eligible to benefit from the services of a Service Coordinator.
The Service Coordinator program is made possible in part by a grant from the Vonnie Jones and Maglona Jones Fund of the Racine Community Foundation.