LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

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Service Coordination

The service coordination program is designed to promote and support self sufficiency and independence of those individuals residing in properties, facilitating a variety of support services within the residential communities throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan since 1989. This is especially important for assuring elderly residents and non-elderly residents with disabilities are linked to the specific supportive services needed to continue living independently. 

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Program Benefits

  • Assist residents, especially those frail/at risk age in place 
  • Decrease early admission to nursing homes/assisted living
  • Relieve conflicts between tenants
  • Assist with resident's returning home following hospital discharge
  • Increase length of tenancy
  • Develop new services, minimize gaps in services, improve current services
  • Decrease evictions/turnovers - resulting in cost savings for the development
  • Create and enhance informal support networks

Role of staff

  • Investigator
    • Study community resources
    • Resident interest in new programs
  • Educator
    • Organize monthly presentations-Educate residents on aging in place issues/community resources
    • Connect residents with recreational/educational programs in community
    • Create/bring programs to residents
  • Community Builder
    • Assist residents in creating tenant organizations
    • Build informal support networks between residents, family and friends
    • Mediate
    • Facilitate support groups
  • Advocate
    • Teach residents to advocate for themselves
    • Advocate on residents' behalf with permission
    • Advocate for more or appropriate services
  • Service Facilitator
    • Link residents to services needed to live independently

Service utilization

  • Any resident living at the property can utilize these services
  • Can provide minimal assistance to those not living onsite
  • There is no age requirement or income limit
  • Residents do not have to be Lutheran
  • Residents are not required to use any of the services

Services Offered

  • Advocacy
  • Assessment
  • Benefits
  • Case Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention/Support Counseling
  • Education/Employment
  • Fair Housing/Civil Rights
  • Family Support
  • General Information
  • Health Care Services
  • Homemaker
  • Home Management
  • Isolation Intervention
  • Lease Education
  • Legal Assistance
  • Meals
  • Mental Health Services
  • Monitoring Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Resident/Tenant Associations
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Transfer to Alternative Housing
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Transportation

Program limitations

  • Staff do not provide transportation or direct care
  • Staff are not an activity director
  • Staff do not handle property manager tasks
  • Staff do not dispense or manage medications
  • Staff are not a messenger between management and resident

 

We are currently contracted by the following companies:

Astar Management
Cardinal Capital Management
Dominium, Inc.
HOMZ Management
Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
ACC Management Group, Inc.
Quality Development Corporation, Inc.
Reilly-Joseph Company
Stonewood Management
Wisconsin Management Company, Inc.
Commonwealth Management Corporation
Impact Seven, Inc. (provide Quality Assurance only)

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647 W. Virginia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-281-4400

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