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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Pine Village memory program receives award

  • Pine Village recently received the 2013 Excellence in Innovation award from LeadingAge Kansas for its Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy program.
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  • Pine Village recently received the 2013 Excellence in Innovation award from LeadingAge Kansas for its Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy program.
    The therapy is not only research-based; it’s a practical program that puts the elder at the center of the program.
    It begins with a 24/7 Resource Center, which provides more than 100 therapy options, including portable CD players, DVD players, games, puzzles and sensory items.
    Each resident develops an action plan with the assistance of their caregivers, utilizing information from their life stories, personalities, cognitive function levels and other traits.
    “Pine Village has seen a 47 percent reduction in behavioral medications since implementing this program in March 2012,” said Debra Zehr, CEO and president of LeadingAge Kansas. “We’re proud of them for bringing this nationally recognized program to Moundridge. It’s such a special way to tailor their activities to each resident’s needs and improve their quality of life.”
    Through their daily work, Pine Village is raising awareness of the value of non-profit aging service providers in Kansas. Pine Village received this award from LeadingAge Kansas, a statewide association of 160 not-for-profit aging services providers dedicated to serving the needs of more than 20,000 seniors in Kansas each day.
    This annual award is presented during the Fall Conference in October to a LeadingAge Kansas member whose innovative programs and services focus on improved quality of life and quality of care for elders who live or receive services from LeadingAge Kansas Members.
    To learn more about LeadingAge Kansas, visit www.leadingagekansas.org
    Pine Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering living for adults 62 and older with an active and independent lifestyle for today in a Christian environment. Services include independent living, assisted living, health care, skilled care and memory care. For more information, visit Pine Village online at www.pinevillageks.org or visit at 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge.

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