KDAD Recognizes Pine Village for Excellence

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
May 30, 2016

The Pine Village Retirement Community in Moundridge is one of just nine Adult Care Homes in Kansas that has been recognized for Excellence in providing person-centered care.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services for 16 years has recognized nursing homes that not only provide vital services and support for their residents, but also accommodate personal preferences to help make it a more home-like environment for the people living there.

There are more than 350 adult care homes in the state of Kansas. Over 200 of them participate in Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes, otherwise known as the PEAK program.

These nursing homes, like the Pine Village Continuing Care Retirement Community in Moundridge, strive to move away from the institutional model of nursing home care toward a more homelike environment where residents have a say in their day-to-day lives.

The press release in its entirety is below:

KDADS’ PEAK 2.0 Program Recognizes Nine Kansas Adult Care Homes for Excellence in Providing Person-centered Care

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has recognized nine adult care homes in Kansas for their achievements in sustaining person-centered care for residents, KDADS Interim Secretary Tim Keck announced.

“I want to congratulate the management and staff of these outstanding facilities for their hard work and excellence,” Secretary Keck said. “They have made significant progress in changing the way nursing home services are provided to frail, elderly Kansans and in improving their quality of life.”

The facilities recognized for their work in 2015 include:

Atchison Senior Village, Atchison

Attica LTC, Attica

Bethesda Home, Goessel

Leonardville Nursing Home, Leonardville

Parkside Home, Hillsboro

Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul

Person-centered care nursing homes have moved away from the institutional model of nursing home care and toward a more homelike environment in which residents have a say in their day-to-day lives.

Mentor Homes are PEAK 2.0 facilities that have mentored other adult care facilities in implementing person-centered care. The following facilities were recognized as Mentor Homes for 2015:

Dooley Center, Atchison

Pine Village, Moundridge

Medicalodge Columbus, Columbus

For the past 16 years, the Kansas Department of Aging and now KDADS have recognized nursing homes for successfully implementing positive culture change through the Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes (PEAK) program. As a result, accommodating the personal preferences of nursing facility residents has become as important as providing the vital services and supports they need.

KDADS recognizes that developing person-centered care in all nursing homes will not happen overnight. So to encourage homes to adopt person-centered care as a minimum standard, four years ago the agency created the PEAK 2.0 program and redesigned the performance incentives included in the Medicaid nursing home reimbursement formula to recognize achievement in the areas of resident choice, staff development, home environment and meaningful life.

There are more than 350 adult care homes in Kansas, and 212 of them participate in the PEAK 2.0 program.

The PEAK initiative should prove to be even more successful in coming years. KDADS continues its contract with the Kansas State University’s (KSU) Center on Aging to develop training materials and provide assistance to nursing home providers transitioning to person-centered care and continues to develop PEAK training and educational opportunities.

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The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services mission is to foster an environment that promotes security, dignity and independence for all Kansans.


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