Ten Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America senior living communities are on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2013 list. The communities received the highest score of a five-star rating system to make the list.
PMMA locations on the 2013 honoree list are:
- Clay Center, Kansas
- Emporia, Kansas
- Farmington, Missouri
- Fulton, Missouri
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Newton, Kansas
- Olathe, Kansas (Aberdeen Village)
- Rolla, Missouri
- Salina, Kansas
- Sterling, Kansas
The U.S. News and World Report list uses information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. CMS assigns one to five stars to each community for how well it performs in health inspections, nurse staffing and level of quality care.
“Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America employees continue to focus their efforts on caring for seniors every day by delivering quality programs and services,” said PMMA President and CEO Bruce Shogren. “The five-star ratings confirm their good work.”
Survey teams from the state conduct inspections in each community every 12 to 15 months. The surveys cover a checklist of about 180 items such as medication management, food preparation and delivery, proper paperwork, and resident enrichment activities.
Since the U.S. News and World Report list was issued, three PMMA communities have earned a 5-star rating from Medicare. They are:
- Arkansas City, Kansas
- Dodge City, Kansas (Manor of the Plains)
- Kirkwood, Missouri (Aberdeen Heights)
Fort Scott Presbyterian Village offers independent living and assisted living, so it is not included in the 5-star ratings. However, it has an excellent quality record from its assisted living inspections from the state of Kansas. It has achieved error-free inspections for five consecutive years. Read more here.