Lutheran Home Marks 100th

SOUTHBURY — The Lutheran Home of Southbury recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at 990 Main St. North. Guild President Judy Katzmark said the original Parley Manor, which is the white house on the front lawn of the home, was built in 1919 to serve many who were left alone and unable to care for their farms due to the pandemic. The residence had a vegetable garden, chickens, cows and pigs, which helped those that lived here to be self-sufficient. Today, the campus of the Lutheran Home of Southbury includes the 14-bed Parley Manor and a 120-bed skilled nursing facility.

The nursing facility has fully renovated patient rooms, state of the art gym for rehabilitation clients, a beauty salon, outside areas to enjoy and specialized service lines or short-term rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation program and dementia care.

Kevin Gendron, administrator at Lutheran Home of Southbury, said, “Over the last few years, the Lutheran Home has transitioned from a tremendous long-term care facility to a leading provider in the short-term rehabilitation business. While many health care organizations are decreasing staffing levels, we have increased them.”

He added, “Our focus on quality care and customer services are unlike any other that I am aware of. As a result of the positive resident outcomes and satisfaction, we have become preferred providers at all the area hospitals including Waterbury Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Danbury Hospital and Griffin Hospital.

“The Lutheran Home of Southbury will continue to provide quality and caring services with compassion to all those who come through the doors.”

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