PITTSBURG, KS.--- Via Christi Village in Pittsburg was awarded the Peak Nursing Home Award today. Secretary Shawn Sullivan of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services presented the award. The award honors facilities that make person centered care the focus of their operation and the expectations of their residents.
"There is really a kind of family atmosphere thats created between the staff and the residents. So, that's really what we're striving for across the state," said Melinda Ewan, Executive Director.
Executive Director of Via Christi Villages Melinda Ewan says they always try to make a comfortable environment for their residents to live in and as independent as possible.
"So whatever they did at home, whatever they did in the community, we want that to be modeled here as well for them and still have a good quality of life," said Ewan.
According to Ewan, the Via Christi Village motto sets them apart from the rest.
"Nothing should change except their address," said Ewan.
It seems to be impacting their residents positively.
"They have done an excellent job with my husband, they've done an excellent job with me getting me ready to go back home," said Twyla McColm, Via Christi Village Resident.
Out of 330 nursing homes within the State of Kansas, Via Christi Village is one of 12 to be chosen for this award. This is the second time the villages has received this award.
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