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Channel 12/KWCH Segment Depicting Abuse to a Resident

Friday, February 3 2017 11:58 AM
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Channel 12/KWCH is broadcasting a segment concerning a local adult care home and the care of residents with Alzheimer’s Disease/related dementia.  The segment depicts abuse on the part of staff to a resident.   Larksfield expresses our sorrow for the resident and her family and our disgust at the caregivers involved.  It is actions and events such as these that paint a sad picture of the adult care home industry.    It is important for all t…
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Just the Facts

Tuesday, January 10 2017 12:34 PM
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January 1, 2016 is the start of Year 2…the end of the Observation Period.  Year 2 includes a number of provisions that are important for health care providers. Applicable for DRGs 469 and 470. a. Hospitals may discharge and SNFs may accept patients for inpatient Medicare coverage without a 3 day prior inpatient stay.  The application however, is for discharges that are made to SNF providers with a Star rating at 3 Stars or above. b. Hospital…
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Optimize Post-Surgical Recovery with Larksfield Place "Pre-habilitation"

Friday, August 26 2016 11:28 AM
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As we age (a biologic certainty), a number of changes occurs to our bodies.  The unkind truth is that we physically deteriorate in terms of muscle mass, bone density, flexibility and recuperative capacity.  The famed Fountain of Youth remains undiscovered, though medicine and science has evolved enough that we know that we can sustain our health better and slow certain physical declines.  A simple method to maintaining higher levels of physical capacity with a…
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Wichita Man Lives Cheerfully at 106

Wednesday, June 29 2016 4:09 PM
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Article BY ROY WENZL, Wichita Eagle and Video BO RADER/Kansas.com June 27, 2016 On Monday, at the age of 106, Spencer Yancey of Wichita was asked whether he fears death. “No,” he said. “I was actually hoping the time comes soon. I’ve been here too long already.” He grins when he says this. But he says the same slightly dark thing often, to staff members at Larksfield Place, the retirement community where he’s lived the l…
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2016 Leader of Tomorrow: Rachel Pankratz, PT, WCC

Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:34 PM
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RACHEL PANKRATZ, Director of Therapy at Larksfield Place, was named one of the five, Long-term Living Leaders of Tomorrow.  Long-Term Living is a national trade association/magazine and annually, recognizes innovative individuals who are industry leaders and pioneers in their field.  Rachel was nominated by Larksfield for her phenomenal capabilities in wound care and in enhancing the clinical delivery of therapy care to residents. Larksfield Rehabilitation has more …
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You Are Never Too Old To Be Happy. Celebrate National "I Want You To Be Happy Day!"

Tuesday, February 23 2016 11:47 AM
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WICHITA, KS—Larksfield Place Retirement Communities and the Alzheimer’s Association for Central and Western Kansas are joining forces to identify ways that people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia(s) can find life’s unique states of bliss, regardless of their current challenges.  We want them to enjoy life “in the moment” and be “more present.” There is no better day to celebrate than national “I Want You to Be Ha…
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For Your Care, Report Cards Matter

Tuesday, January 19 2016 1:54 PM
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The Federal Government provides a helpful resource for people to use when choosing a nursing home for a loved one or for yourself. It is a website version of a Report Card. The grades in this case are stars with 5 being superior, 3 average and 1 poor. And, like a report card, the grades or stars are categorized by subject or focus area. The most tangible to your care are the categories of Inspections and Quality Measures. Inspections are regulatory reviews and surveys co…
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Larksfield Place Announces Gretchen Wagner as Executive Director of Larksfield Place Assisted Living

Tuesday, January 12 2016 4:24 PM
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Larksfield Place proudly welcomes Gretchen Wagner, as Executive Director of Larksfield Place Assisted Living and Memory Support Community, a 88,000 square foot, 72-unit, senior living community in the 60 acre, Larksfield Place community of Wichita, Kansas. Wagner brings over 13 years of leadership experience to Larksfield Place, including extensive knowledge as a CEO of a continuing care retirement community, administrator of a skilled nursing facility, assisted living and t…
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Larksfield Place's Healthcare Center Among the Best!

Thursday, September 24 2015 9:05 AM
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A recent release of updated information on nursing home quality by the Centers from Medicare and Medicaid Services ranks Larskfield Place’s Healthcare Center as 5 Star (much above average) in all rated categories – Overall, Health Inspections, Staffing and Quality Measures. Such results place the Healthcare Center within the top ranked skilled nursing facilities in the country.  Within a 50 mile radius of Larksfield Place, only two other facilities have equal…
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The Definition of Care

Friday, September 4 2015 7:00 AM
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It always strikes me as odd that when we talk about “health care”, most of the conversation is about the health dimension.  All too often, the focus on restoration of health, the improvement of health, the securitization of health, and the identification of patterns of disease that impinge on health is what dominates the conversation.  True, patients seek these things but in reality, their pursuit is what we as health care providers tell them.  We d…
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