June 19th, 2019 | Press Releases
Parkwood Village, an assisted living and memory care residence in Pratt, Kansas, has achieved a deficiency-free survey from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).
“It is very difficult and a huge accomplishment to obtain a deficiency free survey,” said Kristin Sutton, Regional Health Care Director for Kansas and Colorado. “Assisted living residences are under increasing regulatory scrutiny with each passing year, and we continue to strive to meet or exceed the highest levels of quality care for seniors.”
Each senior living residence in the state must pass an annual re-licensure survey by KDADS. The process measures how well a residence is doing from a quality and compliance standpoint. The KDADS survey team arrives unannounced to interview staff, observe care and procedures, and check resident records for compliance to regulations on care, confidentiality, cleanliness, residents’ rights, and quality of services.
A deficiency-free survey is an impressive thing for any assisted living home to accomplish, Sutton said. “The average number of deficiencies cited during inspection of a nursing facility is 7.2 nationally. In Kansas, the average is 10.3, according to KDADS in 2018.
Residence Director Sharon Will said that achieving a deficiency-free survey requires a team effort. “Our team from top to bottom are dedicated professionals. It’s not just about care; they look at every aspect of the community. Each department head plays a key role.”
Parkwood Village is owned by Covenant Housing and managed by Legend Senior Living®, which is a privately held senior housing and services company based in Wichita, Kansas. The company is a family-owned business with a proven track record of serving seniors for nearly 30 years. “All Legend Senior Living residences strive to operate survey ready every day,” Sutton said. “This commitment helps us provide the highest quality of care to the residents the company serves.”