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Four Kansas Adult Care Homes Receive Level 3 PEAK 2.0 Award for 2019

For Immediate Release

October 16, 2020

For more information, contact:
Cara Sloan-Ramos
Public Information Officer

– Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Secretary Laura Howard is pleased to recognize four adult care homes in Kansas for their achievements in providing and sustaining person-centered care for residents by awarding them a 2019 Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes (PEAK) award.

“The management and staff of these outstanding facilities have committed to person-centered care and have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence,” Secretary Howard said. “They have made a positive change in the way nursing home services are provided to Kansans and in improving the quality of life for those who live in these homes.”

Facilities recognized for their work in Level 3: Person-Centered Care Homes in 2019 are:

  • The Wheatlands Health Care Center – Kingman, KS
  • Bethel Home, Inc. – Montezuma, KS
  • The Shepherd’s Center – Cimarron, KS
  • Crestview Nursing and Residential Center – Seneca, KS

Nursing homes that have successfully implemented positive culture change through the PEAK program have been recognized for the past 18 years. 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.

KDADS oversees the PEAK Nursing Homes Initiative. PEAK 2.0 awards are issued annually to homes that accomplish significant improvements toward person-centered care in the targeted areas of resident choice, staff empowerment, home environment and meaningful life. Person-centered nursing homes have moved away from the institutional model of nursing home care and toward a more home-like environment in which residents have a say in their day-to-day lives.

There are more than 325 adult care homes in Kansas, and 140 of them participate in the PEAK 2.0 program.

KDADS works in partnership with Kansas State University’s (KSU) Center on Aging to administer the program, develop training materials and provide assistance to nursing home providers transitioning to person-centered care as well as developing PEAK training and educational opportunities for nursing facility management and staff.