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Lawrence Presbyterian Manor earns zero deficiencies on health care survey

Lawrence Presbyterian Manor had zero deficiencies on its annual health care survey conducted on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in June. The survey was conducted by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).

“It is a tremendous achievement to earn zero deficiencies on a health care survey,” said Christie Patrick, executive director. “I am so proud of this team’s hard work and dedication to our mission to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values. It is our staff’s commitment to our mission and residents that led to a deficiency-free community.”

Each year, senior living communities are surveyed by their licensing agency for compliance of regulations established by CMS. 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. CMS delayed annual surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic to focus on infection control surveys.

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 mail.

“Being recognized as a deficiency-free community demonstrates our staff’s compassion and desire to make Lawrence Presbyterian Manor a place our residents are honored to call home,” Patrick said.

The achievement by Lawrence Presbyterian Manor places the senior living community in the top tier of survey performances in Kansas.

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