At Hope Residence, residents become family

Pat’s bright red hair, amazing smile and contagious laugh lit up the halls at Hope Residence in Belle Plaine, Minn. She loved life, which made it all the more difficult when she passed away in the fall.
Becca Lambrecht met Pat two years ago, when Becca started as a direct support professional (DSP) at Hope Residence. She knew instantly they would be friends, but she didn’t realize how deep that bond went.

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Caring around the clock

When friends or family visit a loved one who has dementia, Heritage Homes resident assistant Pam Evans can relate. Her husband, Robert, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple years ago, at a fairly young age. He continues to live at home with Pam, who cares for him before and after her full-time job serving older adults in assisted living.

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Hope Residence nominates two for statewide ARRM award

Hope Residence is proud to nominate direct support professionals Tanyell Pautsch and Becca Lambrecht for the ARRM Cares Award, which allows member organizations in Minnesota a way to recognize direct support professionals (DSPs) who demonstrate a commitment to quality services.

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A special education to fulfill June's long-held wish

June often talks about the past and how she wasn’t able to get an education. Her parents pulled her out of high school to put an end to her classmates’ teasing. The team at Hope Residence, where June lives, wanted to give her the experience she missed out on.

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Senior living community a godsend for this team member

St. Michael’s Assisted Living was there for Amber Rusert when she really needed help. She’s not a resident: She’s a nurse.

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Serving seniors: “I really enjoy it”

People often tell Morgin Hannon they couldn’t do her job.  She realizes working with seniors may not appear glamourous, but being a resident assistant at St. Michael’s Assisted Living in Fountain City, Wis., has been incredibly rewarding.

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Brenda Peterson is nominee for 2016 ARRM Cares Award

The ARRM Cares Award allows member organizations in Minnesota a way to recognize direct support professionals (DSPs) who demonstrate a commitment to quality services. This year, Hope Residence is excited to nominate two direct support professionals.

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Joyce Koepp is nominee for 2016 ARRM Cares Award

The ARRM Cares Award allows member organizations in Minnesota a way to recognize direct support professionals (DSPs) who demonstrate a commitment to quality services. This year, Hope Residence is excited to nominate two direct support professionals.

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Sarah Beckius retires after 35-year career with TLHA

She was 21-years-old and newly engaged when Sarah Beckius responded to an ad in the newspaper for a position at Hope Residence supporting residents dealing with disabilities. She got the job, wasn’t sure it was the right fit and decided to give it a month. That was 35 years ago.

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