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Your Neighborhood Connection is pleased to announce that Leanne Kiralfy has been named Executive Director of the organization, an in-home services and licensed home care agency operated jointly by Luthercare and Moravian Manor and launched in March 2016. She began her duties on Oct. 30.
Leanne brings to the partnership more than 20 years’ experience working in long-term care, most recently as the Personal Care Home Administrator at Moravian Manor in Lititz. Leanne has served as a board member of Your Neighborhood Connection and is looking forward to her new role.
Leanne, a Lititz native and Warwick High School graduate, began her career as a floor nurse, administering medications, completing daily treatments and was a member of the wound care team. She went on to work as a staff development nurse, providing education on mandated long-term care topics. Her experience led her to a position as an Admission Coordinator with a senior living community, in which she worked closely with families and residents in determining levels of care needed.
That experience steered her into an MDS Coordinator position where she became certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CT) and is a member of The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. As a certified nurse assessment coordinator, Leanne is knowledgeable in Medicare/Medicaid billing and can navigate the ever-changing insurance systems. Leanne worked as a care manager for a home care agency and her own business consulting families and clients with long-range planning to prevent crises from occurring to assure the safety of her elderly clients.
Leanne earned her Personal Care Home Administrator Certification (PCHA) in 2012 and has worked as an administrator for the past three years at Moravian Manor. While working as a Personal Care Home Administrator, Leanne obtained her Assisted Living Administrator License (ALA) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA). Leanne worked closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Licensing Board and was instrumental in developing policies and procedures for Moravian Manor in obtaining its Assisted Living Licensure.
During her career, Leanne has made it her goal to minimize the stress for her clients and family members by restoring the dignity and quality of life for those she serves. Leanne and her husband, Bob, reside in Manheim and have three grown children.
Your Neighborhood Connection was launched as a joint venture between Luthercare and Moravian Manor, connecting seniors to the in-home services and solutions they need to remain safe and independent at home. Your Neighborhood Connection serves clients from Moravian Manor and Luthercare’s two Lancaster County communities, Luther Acres and St. John’s Herr Estate, as well as beyond the walls of senior living communities, into greater Lancaster County.
Among the service offerings Your Neighborhood Connection provides: companionship, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, personal care services, Licensed Practice Nurse visits, and much more.
A Your Neighborhood Connection client and Luther Acres resident described her satisfaction with the services she receives: “I am greatly appreciative of what the Your Neighborhood Connection Care Companions do for me. Some days I require a little assistance, other days a little more. I would recommend Your Neighborhood Connection to anyone who requires in-home assistance.”
For more information about Your Neighborhood Connection, visit its website at www.YourNeighborhoodConnection.org or call 717.627.0072. Your Neighborhood Connection is on Facebook; visit and “Like” the page at www.facebook.com/YourNeighborhoodConnection/.
Founded in 1949, Luthercare, a social ministry organization affiliated with the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America, is a leading provider of independent, personal care and skilled care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Luthercare operates Luther Acres, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa.; Spang Crest, a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing and personal care with memory support community in Lebanon, Pa.; and St. John’s Herr Estate, an independent living and personal care community in Columbia, Pa. Additionally, Luthercare operates five PA Keystone Stars-accredited child care and early learning centers in Columbia, Lancaster, Reamstown, Annville and Lebanon. Luthercare, a pioneer in Child Care Programs, also offers a Mentoring Program, which aids home-based child care providers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties. In addition, Luthercare, as a Professional Development Organization, offers in-person training for child care providers in 16 Pennsylvania counties and online trainings across the state.