Samaritas Partners with Link to Launch New Therapy Service

Wednesday, Dec.1 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Samaritas, one of Michigan’s leading senior living experts and health and human service agencies, is launching a new state-of-the-art in-house rehabilitation at its Grand Rapids Senior Living campus located at 2000 32nd Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Link Home Therapy, a company specializing in improving the physical health of seniors, will manage the onsite clinic.

Through Link, Samaritas Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care residents can get their rehabilitation services without leaving their Samaritas Senior Living Grand Rapids campus home. Bringing physical, speech, and occupational therapy services closer to Samaritas residents will help them retain their health and promote a more active lifestyle.

Members of the media, residents, and other special guests are invited to the exclusive grand opening of this modern physical, speech, and occupational facility on Tues., Dec. 1. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and chances to win prizes while learning about the benefit of this convenient new onsite service for Samaritas residents. Email seniors@samaritas.org for more information.

They can also:
- Talk to Samaritas Spokesman Sarah Danielson to learn how therapy can benefit mental health and improve the overall wellness of an older adult.
- See a live exercise demonstration designed for seniors.
- Meet the physical and occupational therapists who can offer tips on how seniors can stay safe and active this winter.          

Samaritas partnered with Link earlier this year to explore modern in-house therapy services to enhance the experience of its residents. Link Home Therapy provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy in the home setting. They focus on helping seniors maintain their strength and mobility to maximize independence and wellness.

Samaritas offers retirement living for seniors with five communities throughout Michigan. Whether you want independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support or rehabilitation therapy, you’ll find a home that feels right in our fun, faith-based communities.

Visit Samaritas.org/senior to take a virtual tour of any of our five communities. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @IAmSamaritas or on Instagram @WeAreSamaritas. 

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* Important Notice *

Earlier this year, Samaritas was under investigation by the state for allegations of abuse in our emergency shelter in Grand Rapids. We opened this shelter 26 months earlier for children from Central America crossing the border fleeing from horrible condition; we were asked to take in Afghan youth when there was no other place for them to go after the crisis in Afghanistan occurred. We accepted 19 youth in response to this request and our long-term commitment to help youth to the greatest extent possible at the time of their greatest need. Samaritas was one of several similar emergency shelters across the country asked to take in these refugee youth.

Due to the severe level of trauma they had endured, many of them required intensive therapy and counseling. As a result of the growing concern we had for the depth and breadth of those needs of the youth and the safety of our team, we made the decision to work with our referring partners to move the youth to other programs where they could access the higher level of trauma-informed care, supervision, and medical attention that they required. Due to state and federal oversight of our programs, we are unable to share specific details of the investigation but we were cleared of any abuse allegations by the state and all youth were transferred to appropriate residential placements where they could receive the care they needed. Samaritas continues to be a state and federal leader in refugee resettlement, including refugee foster care.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Please Contact:
Joe DiBenedetto
Lambert & Co.
(516) 637-0597

Matt Friedman
Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications
(248) 762-1430