Augustana Care receives national excellence award
MINNEAPOLIS — Augustana Care, the nonprofit organization involved in the Castle Peak Senior Care facility in Eagle, has been chosen to receive the Excellence in Not-for-Profit Leadership Award this year from LeadingAge.
This national award recognizes organizations that are models of excellence in not-for-profit leadership and exemplify the seven key attributes that characterize high-performing nonprofits, according to Johns Hopkins University research. The attributes include being productive, empowering, effective, enriching, reliable, responsive and caring.
Notable Programs and Partnerships
Several novel programs and partnerships at Augustana Care drew notice from LeadingAge, including:
• College and university students from a variety of disciplines and schools live in Augustana Care housing alongside older generations in Minnesota. Students eat meals with residents and attend social, recreational or other activities.
• Emerald Crest by Augustana Care offers memory care at four Augustana Care locations. Occupational therapists worked with chaplains to create a sensory worship service designed specifically for people with memory loss, allowing them to be active participants, no matter what level of dementia they may have.
• Through a collaborative effort between the worldwide furniture retailer IKEA and Augustana Care, a new model apartment was created to address the unique needs of older generations. Features include firmer chairs and sofas so it’s easier to rise from them, wall hooks for keys, transparent storage for easy visibility, open storage in the bathroom for easy access and safety and more.
For more information, please visit the website www. augustanacare.org.