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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
-Resident Spiritual Needs
-Returning Control to Residents
-Senior Activities

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.,

Find out more about the “Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes Awards” Program

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