June 17th, 2019 | Press Releases
Rivermont Assisted Living and Memory Care, a Legend Senior Living residence, has achieved a deficiency-free survey from the Oklahoma Department of Health (ODH). This is the second year in a row it has achieved the rating.
All eight Oklahoma licensed Legend Senior Living® assisted living and assisted living/memory care residences achieved zero deficiencies in their 2018 annual re-licensure surveys. This makes the 13th zero deficiency survey in a row for Legend residences in Oklahoma.
Each senior living residence in the state must pass an unannounced, annual re-licensure survey by the ODH. The survey process measures how well a residence is doing from a quality and compliance standpoint and is conducted by a survey team from the ODH.
The survey process looks at four separate criteria: administrative, clinical, kitchen and dining, and physical plant. The survey measures residence rights compliance, compliance with hiring processes, background checks – including criminal history and citizenship – and training (abuse, neglect misappropriation of funds). The inspection includes sanitation, dining and kitchen facilities, clinical care negotiated service agreements, cleanliness of living quarters, delivery of care, and physical asset management to assure a homelike and safe environment.
Donna Gail Robison, Regional Health Care Director for Oklahoma, said achieving a deficiency-free goal is difficult but certainly not unattainable. “All of Legend Senior Living residences strive to operate survey ready every day,” she explained. “This commitment by Legend in turn provides the highest quality of care to the residents we serve.”
Rivermont Assisted Living and Memory Care is owned and operated 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.
“This is a very big accomplishment for the Legend Senior Living properties in Oklahoma,” said Chris Mahen, Chief Operating Officer. He credits the residence managers, all the associates at the community, and regional teams in particular, for continuing the streak. “The result certainly lends itself to suggest that Legend far exceeds the state’s standards,” he said. “This is clearly a best in class result and shows the commitment to clinical care and training that benefits residents greatly.”