Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center Recognized for Enhancing Safety, Service for Residents

Program, Operation: Off the Ground, Recognized by the  Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

2011 Awards Ceremony Group Photo

Several members of the HDG and Wausheka Springs team were on hand to accept the award.

Representatives from the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging were at Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center to present the New Directions in Creative Programming Award. The center’s interdisciplinary team developed Operation: Off the Ground to promote resident safety and allow patients to remain as independent as possible.

Kelly Swartz of Health Dimensions Group, who provides marketing development support for Waukesha Springs, explained that the center received this award for successfully eliminating the use of alarms, resulting in improved quality of life for residents and a reduction in falls. “This recognition is a testament to our caregivers’ commitment to safety and service alike,” Swartz said.

Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center held a public celebration immediately following in honor of this prestigious award. Pictured above, left to right, are Helga Wantschik Health Dimensions Group Regional Director of Operations, Janice Mashak WAHSA Director of Member Services, Laurie Gatewood Waukesha Springs Director of Nursing, Kathy Cavers Waukesha Springs Administrator, Lynn Peterson Health Dimensions Group Director of Excellence, Michael Johnson Waukesha Springs Administrator-in-Training.

Managed by Health Dimensions Group, Waukesha Springs is a vibrant senior living community focused on the dignity, rights and individual capacity of each person. We are committed to providing the best in care in which our residents experience pride and the personal satisfaction of achievement. We promote ourselves by serving our residents, assisting them in restoring wellness. Learn more at waukeshasprings.org.

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