West Bend Mutual
Insurance Co. announced Thursday it has partnered with LeadingAge
Wisconsin to award Safe Resident Assistance Endowment grants to
seven long-term care facilities.
The grants are
expected to be used to “purchase equipment to more safely and
effectively move and lift residents. Such lifts and equipment are
integral to creating a safe and dignified resident handling
program,” according to a news release.
recipients were: Good Shepherd Services (Seymour), Luther Manor
(Wauwatosa), Marinuka Manor (Galesville), Miravida Living (Oshkosh),
Onalaska Care Center (Onalaska), Shorehaven (Oconomowoc) and Village
at Manor Park (West Allis).
was established to provide state-of-the-art equipment to improve
transferring or transfer assistance for residents and caregivers,
while easing the financial burden for facilities. Since the
endowment’s creation in 2014, West Bend Mutual has awarded more than
$100,000 in grants to more than 25 Wisconsin facilities.
caregiver safety is of utmost importance to us,” said Jim Keal, vice
president of Argent, West Bend’s monoline workers’ compensation
division, in the release. “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 applauds West Bend’s commitment to improving the quality
care to our state’s nursing home residents,” said John Sauer,
LeadingAge Wisconsin’s President/CEO, in a news release.