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“PROMOTING EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVES IN KANSAS NURSING HOME AWARDS” PROGRAM

WHAT An award program that recognizes skilled nursing facilities which promote innovative, person-centered, non-traditional models of nursing care in long-term care.
WHYRecognizing elderly nursing care homes for their good service and quality of person-centered care to residents improves the quality of life for residents and encourages other nursing homes to promote a culture change also.
WHEREPromoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Education Initiative .(PEAK-ED) Kansas Department on Aging. Manhattan, KS, USA.


Program Description

Recipients of the "Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Awards" (PEAK) award are elderly nursing care homes that have provided:

-Significant changes to improve senior resident's quality of life
-Stimulating a culture change from the old model of elderly nursing care
-Stimulating opportunities and for senior activities for residents
-Staff empowerment and training
-A home-like, person-centered care environment and community involvement

The organization has several education and training modules on how to promote culture change in the long-term care environment on a range of topics:

-Creating a Home
-Culture Change
-Dementia
-Dining
-Diversity
-End-of-Life
-Resident Spiritual Needs
-Returning Control to Residents
-Sexuality
-Spirituality
-Senior Activities
-Community

The "Kansas Department on Aging" also has a "PEAK Culture Change Resource Kit" for nursing homes interested in promoting a culture change at their nursing facility.

Past PEAK award winners include: Bethel Health Care, Newton Brewster Health Center, Topeka Greeley County Long-Term Care, Tribune Medicalodges, Kinsley Pleasant View Home, Inman Salina Presbyterian Manor Schowalter Villa, Hesston Village Manor, Abilene Village Shalom, Overland Park.
source:.he.k-state.edu,kdads.ks.gov


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