Larksfield Place Celebrates 30 Successful Years with Exciting Expectations for the Future
Larksfield Place celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. Compared to the population we serve (senior adults), the company is still “wet behind the ears”. Maybe so but across these last thirty, much has happened. Larksfield has in reality, matured into quite a healthy, strapping “young adult”. I say young because we continue to grow.
From its inception as envisioned by its august founders, Larksfield has grown to national prominence. Starting principally as a retirement destination for Wichita’s business and community leaders, Larskfield today is a full-fledged system of living and health care options unmatched in Kansas. Our 360 degree service and programming approach provides senior adults with housing, assisted living, skilled and rehabilitative nursing and health care, home health, outpatient therapies, and just added, hospice care. No other senior health and living organization in Wichita or Kansas for that matter, wraps all of these services and programs into one stop, within one organization.
What has remained constant across thirty-years is Larksfield’s uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence in service. For example, Larksfield’s Health Care Center is the only skilled nursing facility in Sedgwick County and within 100 miles of Wichita to have 5 Star ratings by the Federal government, in every measured category. Benchmine.com, an organization that benchmarks health care providers using public performance and measurement data via government sources, ranks Larksfield’s Health Care Center number 1 in Kansas and number 6 in the Nation (out of 15,636 licensed nursing facilities). Just recently, the Health Care Center was surveyed for compliance with federal and state laws and received a PERFECT survey; the third out of the last five. Larksfield’s Home Health Agency, opened last July, has patient satisfaction scores of 100 percent for the care delivered by its nurses and therapists. One hundred percent of our patients would use Larksfield’s Home Health services again. These results are significantly better than industry averages. And of course, year over year, Larksfield is chosen as the “best” retirement community by Wichita Eagle readers.
So as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we pause to reflect on the hard work, sacrifice, and leadership that brought us to this point. We also look forward with optimism and a strong sense that much is left to do. We are undeniably proud of our accomplishments but challenged as well. Our expectations are high and sixth in the Nation simply won’t do…Number one is where we want to be.
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