“PROMOTING EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVES IN KANSAS NURSING HOME AWARDS” PROGRAM
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
-Resident Spiritual Needs
-Returning Control to Residents
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.