Legend Senior Living Communities With Deficiency-Free Infection Control Surveys Reach 22 During COVID Pandemic
August 11th, 2020 | Press Releases
A total of 22 Assisted Living and Memory Care communities owned and operated by Legend Senior Living® across five states have achieved zero-deficiency Infection Control surveys from their respective state health agencies. This means that the residences have met federal and state standards with perfect scores during Infection Control inspections conducted following the coronavirus outbreak of 2020.
“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 staffs’ 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.”
The Legend communities achieving the deficiency-free ratings include Legend and Windsor communities in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Florida.
Senior living communities are already closely monitored and must pass bi-annual unannounced inspections. 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. The recent Infection Control surveys are in addition to the regular inspections and focus on the stringent protocols demanded by pandemic conditions.
Each Legend Senior Living community conducts its business to 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.