Five Legend Senior Living® Assisted Living Communities Achieve Deficiency-Free Infection Control Surveys During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 15th, 2020 | Company News
Five Assisted Living and Memory Care residences owned and operated by Legend Senior Living® in three 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 zero deficiencies 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 staff’s commitment to the residence and the residents we serve. This accomplishment offers residents and their families peace of mind knowing that the residence is operating at or above the highest standard of quality service, environment and care.”
The Legend residences achieving the deficiency-free ratings include Legend at Rivendell, Oklahoma City, OK; Rivermont Assisted Living and Memory Care, Norman, OK; Legend of Broomfield, CO; The Windsor of Cape Coral, FL; and The Windsor of Ocala, FL.
Each senior living residence 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, state health department 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.
Each Legend Senior Living residence 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.