Friends of Residents in Long Term Care (FORLTC) virtually honored Trinity Grove in October during its annual Fall Gala and Fundraiser by presenting the community with its 2021 Best Practice Award for a Skilled Nursing Home.
This award was presented to the community for its efforts to support the direct care workforce.
The community implemented a Rock Star program, with teammates being awarded points by fellow teammates, residents, and families for various reasons, and once a quarter they can turn those points in for household items, groceries, or gift cards. They also offer a food pantry for direct care staff members that are in need. The facility’s pastor offers counseling and support services.
Trinity Grove was the first Lutheran Services Carolinas facility to bring nurses from Puerto Rico to work as CNA’s during the pandemic. They were provided with housing and WalMart gift cards to get established.
The Trinity Grove team consistently holds team events to boost morale and provides treats like a weekly ice cream cart.
So for that and many other reasons like teammates scholarships and professional development programs, the community was presented with the award.
Administrator Logan Wilmouth received the honor on behalf of the Trinity Grove team from FORLTC Executive Director Lauren Zingraff and Chair Bill Lamb.
FORLTC is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working on behalf of North Carolina individuals residing in nursing homes, adult care homes (assisted living), continuing care retirement communities (CRCs), and private homes who need daily assistance with their social, psychological, medical, or financial needs.
For more information visit https://forltc.org/.