SRS Releases List of Spending Cuts
The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services released its list of proposed spending cuts totaling more than $43 million. For the list of spending cuts and the full story released by the Kansas Health Institute, please click HERE.
Final Latham-Neal Letter Sent to Congress
Tom Latham and Richard E. Neal have sent a letter to CMS urging against
drastic cuts in Medicare. All four representatives from Kansas were
among the 152 representatives who signed the final letter. The final
letter with signatures is available to view HERE and KHCA's press release regarding the letter can be viewed HERE.
Audrey Sundarrej Appointed as Director of Survey and Certification
Department on Aging has announced the appointment of the new Director
of Survey and Certification, Audrey Sunderraj. Audrey currently serves
as the Regional Manager for the Northeast District Office (Topeka and
Lawrence consolidated survey region) in the Survey and Certification
Audrey brings with her over 25 years experience in the survey and
certification field and quality improvement. Since 2005 Audrey has
served as the lead trainer for implementing the Quality Indicator Survey
(QIS) process in Kansas.
Recruitment and selection for Audrey's current Regional Manager position will begin soon.
KHCA Provides Aid to Displaced Families in Joplin
On Friday, June 10, the Kansas Health Care Association will
be delivering supplies to the National HealthCare Corporation in Joplin, MO,
which also has facilities in Kansas.
of Joplin’s nursing homes were destroyed by the tornado, and countless nursing
home staff and their families are displaced. While they are picking up the
pieces of their lives, they remain committed to caring for their residents. We
just want to show our support and do what we can to help them,” said Cindy
Luxem, KHCA President/CEO.
KHCA coordinated this effort with the Kansas Association of
Homes and Services for the Aging and numerous private individuals from across
Kansas. Breathe Oxygen and Medical Supply will be donating the truck to
transport the thousands of care packages to Joplin.
“We are so grateful to all of the people who donated their
time and money to provide care packages to the remaining nursing homes, staff,
and families affected by the devastating tornado,” said Cindy. “The outpouring
of support has been overwhelming.”
staff will be loading the supplies onto the truck on Thursday, June 9. Contact
the office at (785) 267-6003 for more information.
Additional Cuts Loom for Kansas Seniors
Life Care Center of Seneca named one of America’s Best Nursing Homes
SENECA, Kan. (March 8, 2011) – Life Care Center of Seneca, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, was recently named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes.
“The staff of Life Care Center of Seneca works hard to exceed the standards and regulations of the state and federal government,” said Travis Hecht, executive director of the facility. “It is an honor to be entrusted with the care of our residents, and we do our utmost to make this a great place for them to live, rehabilitate and often return home.”
Winning facilities were chosen for their ratings through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – each one is listed as a five-star facility. CMS calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
Life Care Center of Seneca was one of 27 Life Care Centers of America facilities included on the Best Nursing Home list this year.
Located at 512 Community Drive, Life Care Center of Seneca is one of six skilled nursing and rehab facilities in Kansas managed or operated by Life Care Centers of America.
Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.
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