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Thanks to a generous donation of stuffed animals and the ingenuity of our activities staff, residents at Topeka Presbyterian Manor now have “COVID buddies.” They are intended to provide a bit of tactile comfort while visiting is heavily restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topeka Presbyterian Manor earned a zero-deficiency survey for two focused infection control surveys for their health care center in November. The surveys were conducted by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Michelle Winder has spent half her life as a nurse at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, which “just sounds crazy,” she admits. “But the residents stole my heart, and here I am. I can’t imagine being in a different field of nursing.”
U.S. News and World Report includes Topeka Presbyterian Manor on its list of the Best Nursing Homes 2020-21 for long-term care. The magazine focuses on quality measures such as outcomes, staffing levels, and patient complaints in order to compile their annual list of excellence in our industry.