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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor scores perfect on focused infection control survey

In a focused infection control survey December 14, Clay Center Presbyterian Manor had zero deficiencies. The survey was conducted behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) due to an outbreak of new COVID-19 cases at the campus.

Focused infection control surveys hone in on a nursing facility’s adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CMS guidance for infection control practices to prevent disease at the community. The community received zero deficiencies on another focused infection control survey in June in the health care center and one in assisted living in July.

Communities are assessed on staff and resident education on hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette, cleaning, screening of employees and residents, effective transmission-based precautions, proper use/discarding of personal protective equipment and signage at entrances and resident rooms. It also examines the facility’s policies and emergency preparedness related to a pandemic or outbreak.

“Our entire team works hard every day to follow stringent infection control practices to protect our residents’ health and safety. A zero-deficiency survey in the middle of this pandemic is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Morgan Burton, executive director. “It’s proof that our employees take seriously our mission to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values.”

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or life plan community, offering independent living, assisted living, long-term health care and short-term rehabilitation.

Senior living communities are surveyed annually by their licensing agency for compliance of regulations established by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and CMS. These regulations are designed to ensure a standard of care is met. By meeting these standards, senior living communities are able to renew their licenses and continue to provide care.

For more information about Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, contact Christi L. Rice, marketing director, at 785-363-3544 or clrice@pmma.org.

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