We're Generation Motivated

Since our founding in 1860, we have been inspired and motivated by the call to serve those in need. We seek to meet people where they are in life, with acceptance and openness, always looking for the best way not only to meet needs but also to exceed expectations.
Our beliefs are demonstrated in the daily actions of every member of our team as we work to help communities, families, and individuals find answers to complex problems and seize opportunities to change lives for the better.

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After months of being in and out of local hospitals, “Gary,” age 55 years young, was admitted to the care center on the Genacross Lutheran Services-Wolf Creek Campus. He came to the Wolf Creek Campus unable to walk and unable to eat or drink. The interdisciplinary team worked extensively with Gary, his surgeons, and physicians to develop a comprehensive care plan to ensure that he was receiving the care that would move him closer to his clinical goals. Gary and his wife were thrilled with Gary’s progress, giving all the credit to Wolf Creek staff. With physical therapy, Gary was able to walk with a walker. After five months without solid food and receiving speech therapy, Gary was thankful to be able to eat solid food once again.

Gary’s wholeness of life was also a focus for the team, as they worked with his family to keep him positive and focused on his progress. Gary’s wife visited him every day after work, and eventually he was even able to go home on the weekends to spend time with his family and attend events such as his grandson’s football game. His wife and grandchildren have played a huge role in Gary’s positive attitude and his continued progress. Slowly, but surely, his life is reaching a “new” normal. It was a blessing to have the opportunity to see Gary strong enough to leave Wolf Creek with his wife and reach his ultimate goal of living at home again.

About a month ago, “Frank” went into the hospital with a number of complex medical issues. One of his issues was a wound that had formed and had become infected. Frank’s wife, “Sarah,” went to the hospital daily until Frank was ready to be discharged. The hospital staff recommended that Frank go to a local nursing care facility for rehabilitation because of the possibility of complications due to the location of his wound. Sarah did not want Frank to go to a rehab facility, so she requested home health services with Genacross at Home. At first, Sarah struggled because help was not just a call light away. She went through in-home teaching and training to learn how to help care for Frank when the Genacross at Home staff members were not present. Now, Sarah has a better understanding of the complications facing her husband, and she has shared with the Genacross at Home staff that she wants to continue with in-home care. If Frank’s wound does not heal more in the next couple of weeks, she will work with Genacross at Home to secure a short-term placement for him at a Genacross rehabilitation center.