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West Bend Mutual Insurance

West Bend Awards Long-Term Care Facilities

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company recently partnered with LeadingAge Wisconsin to award Safe Resident Assistance Endowment grants to seven long-term care facilities 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.

The seven 2017 recipients of the grant were:
• Good Shepherd Services in Seymour;
• Luther Manor in Wauwatosa;
• Marinuka Manor in Galesville;
• Miravida Living (formerly Lutheran Homes) in Oshkosh;
• Onalaska Care Center in Onalaska;
• Shorehaven in Oconomowoc; and
• Village at Manor Park in West Allis.

As a major insurer of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Wisconsin and across the Midwest, West Bend believes it is important to ensure both resident and caregiver safety, as well as to give back to Wisconsin’s long-term care provider community. The Endowment 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 has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to over 25 Wisconsin facilities.

“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 commitment to improving the quality care to our State’s nursing home 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.”


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