Ingleside Homes has lost an exceptional staff member: Debbie Dalecki, who served as the Resident Services Coordinator for the elderly. She was a strong advocate for the rights of the elderly, working with legislators, the State of Delaware, and peers to make sure that every senior resident received the benefits they were due. Many seniors were blessed to discover services through her work and dedication. Debbie worked, studied and trained tirelessly, and even gave up her salary in many cases to assist those less fortunate, and delivered exceptional care. While Ingleside is fortunate to have a team of exceptional resident services coordinators to take over her duties, we will always remember this special woman, her dedication, strength, and service to the low-income elderly in Delaware. Ingleside has established a fund to honor the memory of Ms. Dalecki. "The Debbie Dalecki Resident Services Fund," that will be dedicated to covering the gap between government subsidies and the amount needed to live with dignity in retirement.
The Grainger Foundation Supports Ingleside Homes, Inc.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to Ingleside Homes Inc., in support of its Benevolence Fund Program that provides funds for services to seniors living at Ingleside. See Press Release for further details.
TD Charitable Foundation Grant Awards Ingleside Homes $10,000 Award for Benevolence Fund Program
Ingleside Homes, Inc., received a $10,000 award on April 5, 2016 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. This award will support the Benevolence Fund program. Ingleside Homes has a visual display in the corporate lobby, a jar filling up with marbles of varied sizes to depict incoming donations. The award from TD Charitable Foundation will add ten large marbles to the display jar.
TD Charitable Foundation Grant Award to Ingleside Homes for ServSafe Training of Staff
Ingleside Homes Gratefully Acknowledges TD Charitable Foundation for the Training Grant that Allowed Employees Romeo Lowers, Venter Wright and Michael Demby-Shields the Opportunity to Particate in the ServSafe (National Restaurant Association) Program Offered by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension on November 18, 2015.
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We have a special, move-in incentive for seniors who become residents by March 15, 2016. You can save from $1400 to $2000!
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In May 2015, We were honored to have Rising Stars of Contemporary Country Music, Kristen and Kara Born support of Ingleside Homes. The Born Sisters Benefit Concert was held at the Wilmington Blue Rocks Stadium for the Postgame Concert. Click for more information - here.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world, has awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), to Cathy Cessna of Wilmington. - see resource here.
Ingleside Homes, Inc., received an educational grant award from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® in the amount of $875 for purposes of educating staff members. The grant will be used to provide "ServSafe Training" for all food-service staff. Effective food handling is a critical component of health, especially for seniors. "We are thrilled to be partnering with TD Charitable Foundation and appreciate their generosity in helping us to be able to benefit both our staff and consequently, the residents they serve,” stated Laura Oliver, Director for Human Resources.
Ingleside was selected to receive the National MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing based on innovation in health and supportive services and approach to aging in place, design responsiveness to resident and community needs, effectiveness of property and asset management, documented resident outcomes, use of technology, and integration of universal design. In addition to the national and public recognition, Ingleside won $50,000 of unrestricted funds, and received $2000 to use for a celebration of the event.
HUD’s Section 202 grants program helps expand the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly. It provides very low-income elderly with options that allow them to live independently, but in an environment that provides support activities such as cleaning, cooking, and transportation. In addition to funding the construction and rehabilitation of projects to create apartments, HUD Section 202 grants will subsidize rents for three years so that residents will pay only 30 percent of their adjusted incomes as rent. To be eligible for the assistance a household must be classified as “very low- income,” which means an income less than 50 percent of the area median. Nationally, based on 50 percent of the national median family income with an applicable adjustment for household size, a one-person household would need to have an income equal to or less than $20,850 a year. Ingleside was awarded $5,679,700 for construction of 35 units, and $544,500 in rent subsidies.
The Green Retrofit Program awarded Ingleside Retirement Apartments with $1,814,558 to reduce energy costs, cut water consumption, and improve indoor air quality. The funds were used to for a new, energy efficient HVAC system, new roof, energy efficient windows, and low flow faucets and toilets. Ingleside implemented “Green” training programs, and a new corporate wide recycling program.
Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are designed to accommodate elderly and people with disabilities who can live independently but need assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and home management activities). ALFs must provide support services such as personal care, transportation, meals, housekeeping, and laundry. Funds were used to install a sprinkler system, upgrade the elevator, lighting, mechanical systems, and safety and alert systems. Ingleside added handrails, grab bars and upgraded the bathrooms and kitchens in the units. The common areas were also rehabilitated. Completed in 2006, the facility operates at 98% capacity, and can house up to 60 residents.