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Choosing a Quality Assisted Living Community

proosing a Quality Assisted Living Community Look For. A welcoming atmosphere Observe Ask about the VISITOR interactions guest and between staff def visitor policy and residents Visit Talk to residents apartments to see if you're comfortable to find out åbout their experiences A variety of included services 3 balanced meals provided every day Proper nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle 24-hour certified staff Essential since emergencies can happen at any time, day or night Health monitoring Qualified staff should have residents' best interests at heart Transportation Allows residents to easily attend medical appointments and recreational outings Daily activities Socialization is important for healthy aging Medication management Never worry about missing a scheduled dose Awards and accolades All assisted living communities in Kansas must be licensed by the Kansas Department of Aging • Communities are inspected each year • Look for outstanding communities that receive scores of "Perfect' The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) gives awards each year to exemplary communities • Three progressive levels of award: bronze, silver, gold • Communities must achieve an award at each level in order to advance Other overseeing bodies also distribute notable awards • Kansas Center for Assisted Living awards Nurse of the Year and other accolades • Winners must be nominated and receive a recommendation from a community resident Infographic provided by: www.assistedlivingks.com Vintage Park Assisted Living Communities Sources: www.kdads.ks.gov /NewsRoom/2012/07_12_2012_ACH_Perfect_Scores.pdf news.khca.org/khca/downloads/10KCALAwardPkt.pdf www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/residentcare/residentcare.pdf www.khca.org/93/selecting-a-facility.aspx www.ahcancal.org/quality_improvement/quality_award/Pages/Quality Award Recipients.aspx www.ahcancal.org/quality_improvement/quality_award/Pages/default.aspx vintageparkassistedliving.com/assisted-living-services-amenities.html vintageparkassistedliving.com/kansas-assisted-living-awards.html

Choosing a Quality Assisted Living Community

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Proper nutrition is important for a healthy lifestyle, which is why it is helpful to find an assisted living community that offers three balanced meals a day. Learn more about finding the right commun...

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