August 12th, 2020 | Press Releases
Legend at Capital Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is the latest Legend Senior Living community to undergo an unannounced infection survey and earn a zero-deficiency rating. The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) conducted a spot inspection of the residence for Infection Control and reported no deficiencies in protocols, procedures or practices. This brings to eight the number of Legend communities in four states— all of the communities surveyed—to pass Infection Control surveys deficiency-free.
“To reach our goal of zero deficiencies in every Legend community, we strive to exceed required standards for all of the six states in which we operate. With the coronavirus pandemic, we implemented infection control precautions, and completed thousands of hours of training in order to equip associates and residents with the information and skills needed to reduce their risk of infection,” said Kristin Sutton, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Services for Legend Senior Living. “The survey results speak volumes to the staff’s commitment to the community and the residents we serve. This accomplishment offers residents and their families peace of mind knowing that the community is operating at or above the highest standard of quality service, environment and care.”
Each senior living community in Kansas must pass an unannounced infection control survey. Surveyors conduct observations, documentation reviews and interviews with staff, residents and families, which drive the outcomes of the survey and highlight any potential areas that would require further review.
During an inspection, KDADS surveyors review a sampling of clinical records, policies and procedures, and other relevant documents. They also conduct interviews with residents, family members, staff, visitors and volunteers.
The routine standard for every Legend Senior Living community ensures that it will be survey-ready every day. “We accomplish this through our quality management and quality review processes to ensure all regulatory items are at or exceeding compliance standards,” Sutton said.