Located in Henry County, just south of Napoleon and directly across the street from the county fairgrounds, Lutheran Home at Napoleon inherently reflects the friendly, rural tone of the local community and the area’s Germanic heritage. The opening of the Napoleon Home in 1985 coincided with Lutheran Homes Society’s 125th Anniversary and heralded the expansion of elderly care services from the original Lutheran Old Folks Home in east Toledo. Independent living was added in 1991 and assisted living completed the continuum of care in 2001.
The Napoleon campus can meet the service needs of individuals to age gracefully and with dignity. One of the benefits of being a resident of the Napoleon campus is, if it is determined that the next level of care is needed, you have priority admission status. For example, if you live in Bavarian Village independent living, then you would have priority status to get into one of the assisted living apartments at Alpine Village. Likewise, if you were an assisted living resident, you would have priority admission to the nursing care center.
The Napoleon campus serves people of all faiths. There is a full-time chaplain on staff and an on-site chapel that offers services for many faiths. The scenic campus is quiet with paved, lit walking paths and garden sitting areas. Along with a wide range of available social activities and outings to enhance the lives of residents, the Napoleon campus provides a warm and welcoming place for seniors to call home.
Sharing My Story
Many thanks to everyone at the Lutheran Home for the personalized attention they have given our mother for more than six years. Your culture of caring was never more apparent than this past week when our 93-year-old mother faced – and overcame – end-of-life issues. The nursing staff and STNAs not only went above and beyond in their care for our mother, but recognized how difficult it was for us to see our mother’s decline and took good care of us, too.
Mom regularly heard the gentle voices and felt the compassionate hands of her caregivers and, as each shift ended, they took time to stop and say a few special words to her. When our out-of-town siblings called for updates, their questions were promptly answered with kindness and completeness. Those of us who kept a vigil at the home experienced a remarkable level of patience and support. Our mother’s return to health is an answer to prayers and a testament to the loving care she received from family members – the ones who visit and call the Lutheran Home and the ones who through their labor make the Lutheran Home a very special place.
Sue Porter, Linda Brelsford, and Judy Damman, daughters of resident Julia Mangas