KDADS' PEAK 2.0 Program Recognizes 22 Kansas Adult Care Homes for Excellence In Providing Person-Centered Care

on October 27, 2022

For Immediate Release

October 26, 2022

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Cara Sloan-Ramos

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) recognized 22 adult care homes in Kansas yesterday for their achievements in providing and sustaining person-centered care for residents. Plaques were presented to each facility by Deputy Secretary Scott Brunner.

"The hard work and commitment to the PEAK program these facilities and their staff have demonstrated illustrate the kind of success that can be achieved by all Kansas adult care facilities," Brunner said. "They serve as an example of how positive culture change can progressively impact the way facilities care for their residents in an environment that enhances the quality of life for our seniors.”

There are currently 318 nursing facilities in Kansas and 134 are enrolled in the PEAK Program.

The facilities recognized for their work as person-centered care homes that have moved away from institutional models of care in fiscal year 2023 are:

Paramount Community Living: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Atchison Senior Village: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Bethel Home, Inc.: 2021, 2022, 2023
Caritas Center, Inc.: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Crestview Nursing and Residential Living: 2021, 2022, 2023
The Wheatlands Healthcare Center: 2021, 2022, 2023
The Nicol Home: 2023
Pine Village: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

The facilities recognized for their work in sustaining person-center care in fiscal year 2023 are:

Bethesda Home: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Brewster Health Center: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Hilltop House: 2021, 2022, 2023
Pleasant View Home: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Prairie Mission Retirement Village: 2021, 2022, 2023
Schowalter Villa: 2020, 2022, 2023
Sharon Lane Health Services: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
The Shepherd’s Center: 2022, 2023
Sterling Village: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

The facilities recognized for their work as Mentor Homes, facilities that have mentored other adult care homes in implementing person-centered care in fiscal year 2023, are:

Attica Long Term Care: 2022, 2023
Dooley Center: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Evergreen Retirement Community: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Leonardville Nursing Home: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

For nearly 20 years, KDADS has recognized nursing homes for successfully implementing positive culture change through the Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes (PEAK) program. As a result, accommodating the personal preferences of nursing facility residents has become as important as providing the vital services and supports their residents need.

The PEAK Advisory Group hosted the first-ever Person-Centered Conference in Manhattan yesterday. All nursing facility staff from across the organization, CNAs, nurses, housekeepers, dietary staff and leadership were invited to attend. The training sessions included practical applications and focused on improving life for seniors in our state’s nursing facilities. Sessions aimed to be engaging, interactive and include best practices in topics such as bathing, dining and meaningful activity programming.

The PEAK initiative should prove to be even more exciting in the coming year. KDADS will release the revised PEAK program that features the same person-centered care criteria but new and improved incentives and fresh new materials and branding. The new structure was developed collaboratively between the PEAK Advisory Group, involved nursing facilities, KSU and KDADS. The expected rollout date is July 1, 2023.

KDADS continues its contract with the Kansas State University's (KSU) Center on Aging to develop training materials and help nursing home providers transitioning to person-centered care and continues to develop PEAK training and educational opportunities for nursing facility management and staff.