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Aberdeen Heights Earns Zeo-Deficiency Rating For Focused Infection Control Survey

The Glen at Aberdeen Heights 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 Heights 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 Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 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.

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 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 Rick Cumberland, executive director. “This recognition is tangible proof of our commitment to providing quality senior care and services based on Christian values. The way you want to live is more than a tagline for The Glen at Aberdeen Heights; it is a culture built on the understanding of compassionate service to seniors—a foundation of trust for families and their loved ones.”

Aberdeen Heights 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 Heights’ assisted living options, contact Michelle Santel, health care marketing director, at 314-909-6010, or msantel@pmma.org. For more information about Aberdeen Heights, contact Christie Wolff, marketing director, at 314-909-6066 or cwolff@pmma.org

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