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By Kansas Department of Aging
January 13, 2017

KDADS’ PEAK 2.0 Program Recognizes 15 Kansas Adult Care Homes

For Excellence in Providing Person-centered Care

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has recognized 15 adult care homes in Kansas for their achievements in providing and sustaining person-centered care for residents in 2016, KDADS Acting Secretary Tim Keck announced today.

“The management and staff of these outstanding facilities have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence,” Secretary Keck said. “They have made a positive change in the way nursing home services are provided to frail, elderly Kansans and in improving the quality of life for those who live in these homes.”

The facilities recognized for their work as person-centered care homes that have moved away from institutional models of care in 2016 are:

·         Atchison Sr. Village – Atchison, KS·         Attica Long-Term Care – Attica, KS·         Bethesda Home – Goessel, KS·         Leonardville Nursing Home – Leonardville, KS·         Prairie Mission Retirement Village – Saint Paul, KS·         Sharon Lane Health Services – Shawnee, KS

The facilities recognized for their work in sustaining person-center care in 2016 are:

·         Parkside Home – Hillsboro, KS·         Schowalter Villa – Hesston, KS

The facilities recognized for their work as Mentor Homes, facilities that have mentored other adult care homes in implementing person-centered care in 2016, are:

·         Dooley Center – Atchison, KS·         Medicalodges of Columbus – Columbus, KS·         Pine Village – Moundridge, KS·         Brewster Health Care – Topeka, KS·         Evergreen Community of Johnson County – Olathe, KS·         Meadowlark Hills – Manhattan, KS·         Pleasant View Home – Inman, KS

For the past 17 years, the Kansas Department of Aging and now KDADS has 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 their residents need.

KDADS recognizes that developing person-centered care in all nursing homes will not happen overnight. Four years ago, to encourage homes to adopt person-centered care as a minimum standard, 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 300 adult care homes in Kansas, and 204 of them participate in the PEAK 2.0 program.

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 for nursing facility management and staff .