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Cedar Community receives Safe Resident Assistance Endowment Grant

June 14, 2018 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Mutual Insurance Company announced recently it has given its Safe Resident Assistance Endowment Grant to Cedar Community in West Bend, WI.

In partnership with LeadingAgeWisconsin, West Bend established the Endowment to provide state-of-the-art equipment to improve transferring or transfer assistance for residents and caregivers of long-term care facilities across Wisconsin, while easing the financial burden for facilities.

Since the Endowment’s creation in 2014, West Bend has awarded more than $125,000 in grants to over 30 Wisconsin facilities.

“The grant provided by West Bend will give us the opportunity to purchase an EZ Way Smart Lift®, which will allow our staff to provide advanced resident support that promotes mobility in a safe and dignified manner,” said Kathleen Spott, Assisted Living Director of Nursing at Cedar Community. “The equipment will provide a safe, efficient way to move residents, minimizing risk of injury to both our residents and caregivers.”

“Patient and caregiver safety is of utmost importance to us,” said Jim Keal, vice president of Argent, West Bend’s monoline workers’ compensation division. “Our Safe Resident Assistance Endowment and our partnership with LeadingAge Wisconsin provide us with the perfect opportunity to help ensure the safety and comfort of both caregivers and residents at quality facilities throughout Wisconsin.”

“LeadingAge Wisconsin applauds West Bend’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality care to our state’s nursing home and assisted living residents,” said John Sauer, LeadingAge Wisconsin’s President/CEO. “Through this company’s generosity and charitable giving, more direct caregivers will have access to state-of-the-art equipment designed to safely serve residents in need of assistance with transfers and related cares.”

Pictured left to right: Denise May, LeadingAge Wisconsin; Mari Beth Borek, Samaritan Campus; Kim Gochanour, North Central Health Care; Rebecca Meyer, Pigeon Falls Health Care Center; Shannon Landt, Prairie Maison Nursing Home; Kathleen Spott, Cedar Community; and Dave Nettum, Argent.


West Bend supports Wisconsin long-term care facility with equipment grant to make patient moving and lifting safer for residents and caregivers

About Cedar Community

Live more at Cedar Community, an engaged living community, whose natural settings, faith-based mission and high-quality services afford seniors the opportunity to live a more purposeful, fulfilled life among family and friends. From beautiful homes and apartments for active and independent adults, to assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory loss services, Cedar Community is the only not-for-profit community in Washington County where adults age 55 and better have the peace of mind, knowing the services they may need are right there, provided by a team of professionals they know and trust.

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