Category Archives: Quality

Fulton Presbyterian Manor on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

Fulton Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2017-18 list. The senior living community received the highest score of a five-star rating system to make the list, available today at usnews.com/nursinghomes.

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. read more

Fulton Presbyterian Manor honored with Emerald Award certificate

Bill Taylor, PMMA chief operating officer, Dawn Smith, Fulton Presbyterian Manor executive director, and Bruce Shogren, PMMA president and chief executive officer.

Bill Taylor, PMMA chief operating officer, Dawn Smith, Fulton Presbyterian Manor executive director, and Bruce Shogren, PMMA president and chief executive officer.

Fulton Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2016, July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.

The recognition came through PMMA’s new Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 17 locations to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. There are 11 areas measured for the Emerald Awards. read more

Former banker invests in others’ happiness

Overton Harris2 The Harris family has deep and wide-reaching connections in Callaway County, having founded the Callaway Bank in 1897, and various family members have been involved in many community organizations over the years. Perhaps you could say service to others is in their blood.

Resident Overton (O.T.) Harris is certainly a living testament to his family’s legacy, having served as Callaway Bank President from 1981 until 1999. He also served in a variety of different volunteer positions, including as a board member for Presbyterian Manor. read more

Fulton Presbyterian Manor honored

Dawn Smith, executive director, center, accepts an Emerald Certificate from Bruce Shogren, chief executive officer, left, and Bill Taylor, chief operations officer, right, of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Fulton Presbyterian Manor was recognized for achieving a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Dawn Smith, executive director, center, accepts an Emerald Certificate from Bruce Shogren, chief executive officer, left, and Bill Taylor, chief operations officer, right, of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Fulton Presbyterian Manor was recognized for achieving a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Fulton Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2015, July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

The recognition came through PMMA’s new Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 18 locations to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. There are 11 areas measured for the Emerald Awards. read more

Music & Memory project coming to Presbyterian Manors

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Few things are more personal than our musical tastes. Favorite songs trigger rich memories and influence our moods. That’s why social worker Dan Cohen launched an effort in 2008 to bring individualized music to residents in long-term care.

Cohen founded the nonprofit Music & Memory, which provides residents in long-term care with iPod personal music players that are loaded with each recipient’s favorite songs.

Kim Fanning, senior vice president education and training for Presbyterian Manors, said all of the PMMA communities are taking advantage of the opportunity. Training sessions for employees took place in July and the program will begin this fall. read more

14 Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2015 list

14 Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2015 listFourteen Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America senior living communities are on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2015 list. The communities received the highest score of a five-star rating system to make the list, available today at www.usnews.com/nursinghomes.

PMMA locations on the honoree list with five-star ratings are Arkansas City, Clay Center, Emporia, Lawrence, Newton, Olathe (Aberdeen Village), Parsons, Salina, Sterling and Wichita in Kansas, and Farmington, Fulton, Kirkwood (Aberdeen Heights) and Rolla in Missouri. read more

Fulton Presbyterian Manor on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home list

Fulton Presbyterian Manor on U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes listFulton Presbyterian Manor is on the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes 2015 list. The senior living community received the highest score of a five-star rating system to make the list, available today at usnews.com/nursinghomes.

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. read more

Fulton Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

Bruce Shogren, PMMA CEO, left, and Doug Yoder, PMMA chief operating officer, right, present Dawn Smith, executive director, with the Emerald Award recognition.

Bruce Shogren, PMMA CEO, left, and Doug Yoder, PMMA chief operating officer, right, present Dawn Smith, executive director, with the Emerald Award recognition.

Fulton Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2014, July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.

The recognition came through PMMA’s new Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 18 locations to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. There are 11 areas measured for the Emerald Awards. read more

Resident feedback makes dining a noteworthy experience

Stephanie Arney, dining services director at Fulton Presbyterian ManorStephanie Arney, dining services director, attended a culinary boot camp for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s dining and culinary professionals in April. Here’s a Q-and-A about what she learned.

What did you gain from the experience?

We brought recipes back and have served some of the glazes, like the ham glaze. The presenters recommended getting resident input on our menu, which is something we’d already started doing. It was my first time at one of these programs, and I really enjoyed it. I learned how to do my job better. read more