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GENACROSS LUTHERAN SERVICES

 

Ministry Support
2021 N. McCord Road
Toledo, Ohio 43615
419-861-4970
Genacross Lutheran Services operates four senior living communities in northwest Ohio that offer a range of services
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Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus
131 N. Wheeling Street
Toledo, Ohio 43605
419-724-1414
Campus Services: Assisted living, long-term nursing care, short-term skilled nursing/rehabilitation services, outpatient therapy, respite care, and home health

Genacross Lutheran Services-Wolf Creek Campus
2001 Perrysburg Holland Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
419-861-2233
Campus Services:  Senior independent living, assisted living, long-term nursing care, short-term skilled nursing/rehabilitation services, outpatient therapy, respite care, and home health

Genacross Lutheran Services-Napoleon Campus
1036 S. Perry Street
Napoleon, Ohio 43545
419-592-1688
Campus Services:  Senior independent living, assisted living, long-term nursing care, short-term skilled nursing/rehabilitation services, outpatient therapy, respite care, and home health

Genacross Lutheran Services-Sandusky Campus
795 Bardshar Road
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
419-502-5700
Campus Services:  Long-term nursing care, short-term skilled nursing/rehabilitation services, outpatient therapy, respite care, and home health

 

http://www.genacrosslutheranservices.org/

 

A continuing history of compassion and innovation

In August 1860, with the United States on the brink of the Civil War and only months before Abraham Lincoln would be elected president, Pastor Johannes Doerfler and his wife took two orphans into their home. Pastor Doerfler was soon inspired to found a ministry of caring for orphaned children.

In 1862, the original Lutheran Orphans’ Home, located on 12 acres of land near Seaman and Wheeling streets in Toledo, Ohio, was dedicated. By the turn of the century, the Home was also caring for elderly people. So, in 1906, the ministry officially expanded with the opening of the Altenheim, or “Old Folks’ Home,” nearby.

What began as a ministry of compassion to youth and elderly has continued to expand to meet the changing needs of children, families, and senior adults in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. As models of care have changed, so have our services. The Lutheran Orphans’ Home was closed in 1964 in favor of a program of neighborhood group homes that today serve youth with a variety of challenges. Our services to seniors now reach far beyond the original Toledo campus, with support and care being provided in a variety of settings.

In 2010, Lutheran Homes Society marked 150 years of service and the growth of a ministry that now annually serves nearly 3,600 people of all ages.

In late 2016, we changed our name from Lutheran Homes Society to Genacross Lutheran Services. Wholly unique, this name speaks eloquently to the cross-generational populations we serve, while continuing to honor the Christian principles that will always be our guiding light.

Hopeful

We don’t see challenges as obstacles that block our path. Rather, they are hurdles to overcome. It is this underlying attitude of optimism, our sense of compassion, and our ability to embrace change that have allowed Genacross Lutheran Services to grow in wonderful and unexpected ways — and to continuously expand our vision of what it means to serve. It’s also why we’re hopeful about the future for every person whose life we touch.

Ready

More than 150 years have taught us a lot about what it means to be well in mind, body, and spirit. We serve as a reservoir of vital services that support people through difficult times and provide a variety of health care and living options for senior adults. With the depth and breadth of services offered, we stand ready to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Innovative

We know that what has worked for previous generations may not be the best solution for those we serve now or in the future. As our society has changed, so have the needs of youth, families, and senior adults. Genacross Lutheran Services actively embraces new ideas and new technologies that enable us to meet those changing needs and to deliver innovative services and improved outcomes wherever our help is needed.

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.

Unwaivering

Genacross Lutheran Services today serves more than 3,600 individuals of all ages — children, families, and senior adults — throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Our growth has not happened by accident. It is the result of the unwavering commitment of generations who came before us and the continued dedication of each and every member of our team. As faithful stewards, we are improving lives today and working to ensure that our services will be here for generations to come.

 

 

 

 

   
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