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Aberdeen Village earns zero-deficiency rating for focused infection control survey

Aberdeen Village earned a zero-deficiency survey for a focused infection control survey conducted on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in June. Aberdeen Village is a PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) senior living community.

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 this standard, senior living communities are able to renew their licenses and continue to provide care. Zero deficiencies means Aberdeen Village met all the standards for infection control in the community’s health care neighborhoods.

CMS announced in March that priority would be given to focused infection control surveys and annual surveys would be delayed in an effort to ensure nursing homes were prepared to respond to the threat of disease caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). All nursing homes will receive a focused infection control survey by July 31, 2020.

The focused infection control surveys hone in on a nursing facility’s adherence to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and CMS guidance for infection control practices to prevent disease at the community. 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.

“Every day I see our employees go above and beyond in the care they provide,” said Tim Allin, executive director. “These survey results are tangible proof of our employees’ commitment to providing quality senior care and services based on Christian values.”

Aberdeen Village is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or life plan community, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term health care and short-term rehabilitation.

For more information about Aberdeen Village, contact Stephanie Oehlert, sales and marketing director, at 913-599-6100 or soehlert@pmma.org.

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