Parsons Presbyterian Manor earned a zero-deficiency survey from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services following its annual inspection on June 5.
“We are very proud of our staff’s achievement,” Maegen Pegues, executive director, said in a news release. “It is their commitment to our mission and residents that led to a deficiency-free community. By being blessed with a great team that is dedicated to Parsons Presbyterian Manor and each other, we’ve created a foundation that enables us to provide quality services for seniors every day.”
Each year, senior living communities are surveyed by their licensing agency for compliance of regulations established by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. These regulations, which number in the hundreds, are designed to ensure a standard of care is met. By meeting this standard, senior living communities are able to renew their licenses and continue to provide care.
There are 17 major areas assessed, which include quality of care and physical environment. The surveyors look at every aspect of a resident’s life, from dietary choices, to dental care; from frequency of physician visits to ease of access to their mail.
“Being recognized as a deficiency-free community offers evidence of the staff’s compassion and desire to make Parsons Presbyterian Manor a place our residents are honored to call home,” Pegues said.
The achievement by Parsons Presbyterian Manor places the senior living community in the top tier of survey performances in Kansas.