Caring for others for 60 years
For 60 years, our not-for-profit, faith-based community has served older adults of all faiths from Wauwatosa, Milwaukee and the surrounding area. Since 1961, we have taken a holistic approach to caring for the mind, body, and spirit of our friends and neighbors through an array of helpful services and enjoyable programs and amenities.
At Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, our campus features relaxing gardens and open green spaces that invite you outdoors to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. In addition to independent living, we offer a broad range of health services, including rehabilitation therapies, supportive living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice care.
Just 30 minutes north, our extension community, Luther Manor at River Oaks in Mequon, Wisconsin, specializes in assisted living. It’s nestled in a scenic wooded area overlooking the Milwaukee River and provides a boutique-style atmosphere with just 16 residences.
Luther Manor’s mission is to share God’s love by enriching the lives of older adults.
What is a Life Plan Community?
Life Plan Communities offer an engaging lifestyle with enjoyable programs and amenities while providing a greater sense of security for your future. A safety net of onsite services, support and healthcare choices ensure you have a smart plan in place for future what-ifs.
As a Life Plan community, Luther Manor is a smart choice both personally and financially. It paves the way for a rewarding lifestyle today – with confidence knowing your needs will be met in the future.
Why Luther Manor?
- 60 years of experience serving older adults
- Non-profit, faith-based community that cares about people over profits
- Beautiful park-like setting
- Hundreds of life enrichment opportunities
- Onsite Health Services Clinic staffed with doctors, dentists, therapists, and other specialists
- Full continuum of care on-site, including rehabilitation therapies, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and more
- $4.5 million annually in charitable care to those who have outlived their resources
- More than 300 volunteers provide nearly 30,000 hours of service annually
Luther Manor was recently named as a SeniorAdvisor.com 2021 Best of Senior Living award winner. Presented by A Place for Mom, the exclusive designation represents the top 3% of senior care providers across the United States and Canada.
Luther Manor developed one of the first COVID Specialty Care units in the state to assist seniors affected by the virus in their recovery helping free-up needed hospital beds. Luther Manor’s clinical team is a member of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Care Coalition for post-acute providers and is active in developing joint best practices and clinical pathways to improve patient outcomes.
Luther Manor was the only senior care organization recognized by Biz Times as Notable Heroes in Health Care for their COVID-19 response. Under the direction of its clinical team, led by chief clinical officer Julie Jolitz, Luther Manor opened up one of the first COVID-19 care units in southeastern Wisconsin. To date, Luther Manor has cared for more than 100 COVID-19 patients.
Since we laid the cornerstone of Luther Manor in 1960, our unwavering mission has been to share God’s love by enriching the lives of older adults. Our journey began in the fall of 1956 when Rev. William B. Downey, pastor of Fox Point Lutheran Church, appointed a committee to study the needs of the area’s older adults and how to best meet them.
The committee recommended building a 65-person care center to serve the aging population of the greater Milwaukee area. From this, the nonprofit, faith-based United Lutheran Program for the Aging (ULPA) was born with the mission to advocate for the needs of older adults of all faiths.
After years of planning, the ULPA purchased an expansive park-like setting in Wauwatosa and began construction on a 97-bed residential retirement community. Today, Luther Manor has grown to a community of some 400 employees and 300 volunteers who help support the happiness and well-being of nearly 400 residents.