FPH Announces Accreditation By The Joint Commission

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Florida Presbyterian Homes announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.


Florida Presbyterian Homes underwent a rigorous on-site survey from Nov. 28-30, 2017. During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization. Notification of this award was announced on Dec. 5, 2017.

“Joint Commission accreditation and certification provides nursing homes with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Florida Presbyterian Homes for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

Alexis Bautz, Quality Coordinator at Florida Presbyterian Homes, said Florida Presbyterian Homes was very pleased to receive accreditation and certification from The Joint Commission, which is known to be the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for our patients and residents,” said Bautz

Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long-term care services. The Post-Acute Care Certification award was launched in 2013 by The Joint Commission to recognize nursing homes that demonstrate advanced competencies in the provision of post-acute care to patients and residents recently hospitalized. The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.

Florida Presbyterian Homes is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located on a 48-acre lakeside campus at 16 Lake Hunter Drive in Lakeland, Fla. Our 68-bed award-winning Nursing and Rehab Center serves all older adults following hospital stays. The campus has 113 single-family homes and 60 apartments for independent living residents, and there are 42 assisted living residences for people who need personal assistance in daily activities.

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The Joint CommissionFounded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

Nursing Team Credited for Superior Safety Efforts

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Florida Presbyterian Homes (FPH) was recognized in September 2017 by their worker’s compensation carrier United Heartland. The FPH nursing team received a $5000 check for their superior safety efforts. This money will go towards the purchase of new Safe Patient Handling equipment and/or devices, which will further FPH’s commitment to providing the industry’s best safety practices and programs. The administration of Florida Presbyterian Homes would like to thank United Heartland for this donation. In addition, they would like to recognize the stellar nursing team that made this happen! To learn more about awards and recognitions given to Florida Presbyterian Homes, visit: www.fphi.org/awards-and-recognition/

Florida Presbyterian Homes Featured in National Publication

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Florida Presbyterian Homes (FPH) was recently featured in a national article published by Vikus Corporation. Vikus is a software company based in Chattanooga, TN, who helps build hiring software for employee recruitment. FPH is one of 1800 locations across the US working with Vikus to reduce employee turnover and improve care for their residents. Human Resources Manager Kim Roberts was quoted in the article on behalf of Florida Presbyterian Homes. You can read the article by clicking on the front and back pages of the article, found here:



Should Your CCRC Expand into HCBS?

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Published On: Oct 28, 2014

Expanding into home and community-based services (HCBS) is a natural progression for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). That’s because the primary benefit of the CCRC model is to allow people to age in 1 community even if they need additional health care services over time.
We find that some of our most successful HCBS members started as CCRCs. I don’t believe that is a coincidence.
The leadership and staff of CCRCs have the skill set to attract and maintain quality staff, promote wellness and prevention, and facilitate care coordination for the older adults they serve. CCRC leaders also have risk-management skills that can help them succeed as operators of Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and other types of HCBS.

Why Would a CCRC Want to Move Toward HCBS?

There are many reasons why a CCRC might want to begin offering home and community-based services. This move could help you: Read rest the rest of the story on the LeadingAge website.

Modifying Heart Health May Boost Brain Health

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A timely article about how cardiovascular health can affect cognitive ability…

Modifying Heart Health May Boost Brain Health

by Roscoe Nicholson on June 18, 2014

The American Heart Association has released an assessment tool called Life’s Simple 7 that focuses on modifiable health behaviors, which can be used to promote cardiovascular health. Previously researchers have shown a relationship between cardiovascular problems and a greater risk of cognitive decline. In light of the earlier research, researchers wondered whether scores on Life’s Simple 7 could be associated with a greater risk of cognitive decline. If so, this association of decline with a tool focused on modifiable health behaviors could provide motivation for making lifestyle changes that will benefit the heart and brain.

Continue reading the rest of the article here: http://aginginaction.com/2014/06/modifying-heart-health-may-boost-brain-health/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=June+aging+in+action&utm_content=June+aging+in+action+CID_8ad41bfda22a3a3ce633edfc1852d2a0&utm_source=Campaignmonitor&utm_term=Read%20the%20full%252

Aging with Dignity

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Here’s a quick read about engaging seniors to stay healthy, something we strive to achieve every day at FPH! We especially look for opportunities for multigenerational experiences. So check this out…

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Aging with Dignity

Building relationships with seniors

Anne Basting, a UW-Milwaukee professor of play analysis, is using her talents to help benefit seniors. “Transforming Care for Elders through Creative Engagement”—a collaboration between the Peck School of the Arts, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, TimeSlips and Sojourn Theatre—will be held June 23-25 at the UWM School of Continuing Education. The effort aims to help teach students, artists and caretakers the important link between person-centered care and creative engagement.One of the goals of this collaboration is to help seniors feel less lonely by engaging with younger people. Why is that important?

The isolation of living alone at home or in a facility can be profound. The majority of seniors are at home, and they try to stay at home for as long as they possibly can. But you can begin to feel really isolated—especially if your family has moved away. We want people to have independence, but also reduce the sense of isolation. We try to create currents between people.

Continue reading the rest of the article here: http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23501-aging-with-dignity.html

Community Engagement: A Winning Strategy

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Education Spotlight: Social Accountability
Published On: Mar 10, 2014 on the LeadingAge website

With implementation of the Affordable Care Act and challenges to tax exemption looming, it is increasingly important for senior living organizations to engage the greater community beyond their four walls.

Partnership building is critical in these times, and fulfilling the not-for-profit mission requires a broader view of who the provider organizations’ constituents truly are. 

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