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
On July 8, 2016, while only two feet up on a ladder and trimming several limbs from a tree, I found myself knocked off and on the ground with a vertical break below the knee. After being transported to UTMC, the break (a number 6 on the scale from 1 to 6) was repaired. Dr. Ebraheim, one of the best, immobilized the whole right leg so it could heal properly.
While at UTMC for two days, I discovered that I needed to find someplace to recoup and rehab. I was trying to figure out where to go, when Cindy Grubs showed up as a representative from the Lutheran Home Society facilities and said that they would be able to handle my case. She was an angel when one needed help and guidance. My family and I said “yes,” and I was transferred to the Napoleon facility.
Kelly Wallace in admissions and Chandra Cooper in social services, to mention only a couple from the office, were a great help. I am also thankful for the nursing staff, so many aides, the good food, the clean facilities, and the extra-special needed care I received. My transportation by the Lutheran Home to UTMC for repeated rod adjustments and surgery was the best one could ask for. The last 47 days have been a real experience.
I’m looking forward to going home, yet I will still be helped by Lutheran Home Society’s home health agency for nursing and therapy, as I continue my recovery.
I can say nothing better than what a place to go and be in when things in life go awry. Thanks again to all connected with the Lutheran Home.