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Pinecrest Best In Class - Again

Mt. Morris — (January 27, 2014) Pinecrest Community has once again received the coveted "Best In Class" designation from Pinnacle Quality Insight for its quality rehab therapy program, continuing its legacy of excellence in client and resident care.

“Best in Class” means scoring within the top 10 in each target area, which were: Overall Satisfaction, Dignity and Respect, Involvement/Goals, Pace of Progress, Results Achieved, Equipment Quality, Knowledge/Skills of Therapists, and Recommend to Others.

The rating is based on a survey scoring of 35 clients who completed rehabilitation work in Pinecrest’s Rehab Services division, known as Pinecrest Pathways, throughout 2013.

Scoring best in class is a tremendous accomplishment as it represents direct feedback from the clients served on a daily basis.

Pinecrest Village resident Forrest Harris knew where to go because her husband had been through the Pinecrest Pathways program and she had been impressed with his experience.pinecrest path

She said the staff was very caring, and she progressed daily.

“Most important is the way they get you up and going, progressing each day. Each day that I had therapy, I could feel myself getting better. I had this problem with balance and felt insecure and by the time I left, I felt secure to come back to my apartment,” Harris said.

“I tell people that the therapy department at Pinecrest is the ‘Cadillac,’ and the place to go.”

Utah-based Pinnacle offers healthcare customer satisfaction measurement services to senior care providers.

Pinnacle's feedback process is based off the idea that healthcare should be evaluated just like it is administered: individually. Surveys are taken by telephone directly with the client who determines whether they would like to remain anonymous or let their name be in the report.

Pinecrest also won the Pinnacle award in 2012.

For information on inpatient or outpatient physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation services offered at Pinecrest, contact Kris Brunner, Director of Social Services, at 815-734-4103 or email socialservices@pinecrestcommunity.org

Official press release here.











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Pinecrest Receives New $10K Grant

For Immediate Release Mt. Morris, IL -- (April 2, 2013) – Pinecrest Community is proud to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

The grant will be used for its "Pinecrest Pathways: Beds" program, to purchase a portion of the nearly 100 new beds Pinecrest needs for its nursing home to further fulfill its mission, according to Diana Roemer, Pinecrest Community's director of advancement and marketing. This is the second grant for the Pathways program approved by the Community Foundation's Board of Trustees.

"We are thrilled that the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois recognizes the dedication of Pinecrest to promote the physical and emotional health, dignity, and well-being of area residents who live or will live at Pinecrest Manor, as well as their families and Pinecrest staff who care for them," Pinecrest Chief Executive Officer Ferol Labash said.

Pinecrest Pathways Receives Funds

MT. MORRIS —  Chief Executive Officer Ferol Labash and Director of Advacement and Marketing Diana Roemer accepted a check from Ron Bry, a director of the Chicago-based A. Charles and Lillemor Lawrence Foundation. The gift was given toward Pinecrest Community's Pathways Beds project.

Mr. Bry said he was pleased to be a part of the humanitarian effort. His mother spent her last months at Pinecrest.

"If the beds had been available then, her quality of life might have been greatly improved," Bry said.

Pinecrest is grateful for the Foundation’s support.



Pinecrest Community CEO Ferol Labash, right,
and Director of Advancement Diana Roemer
accept a check from Ron Bry, a  Director of the
A. Charles and Lillemor Lawrence Foundation
(Photo/A. Sikyta)

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If you think an annuity may be an important financial and charitable strategy for you, please call 815-734-4103 or email giving@pinecrestcommunity.org. Pinecrest Community (Brethren Home) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charity. To view our tax exempt status letter, click here.

Pinecrest Pathways Receives Funding Assistance

CFNIL logoRGBsmallIn December, Pinecrest received and installed nine beds funded by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois through our Pinecrest Pathways program. Thank you so much Community Foundation for everything you do for the community.  Our residents who have received the new beds love them.

Learn more about the Pathways program and how they can help.


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