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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2019

Magnolia Manor Earns Quality Improvement Recognition

Magnolia Manor Corporate Office, Americus, GA, December 18, 2019 – Several Magnolia Manor senior living communities recently received recognition for demonstrating excellence in achieving  Quality Initiative goals.The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recognized more than 9,800 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities nationwide for improving the quality of care provided to residents.

Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill and the Mattie H. Marshall Memory Care Center in Americus were two of only eleven senior living communities across the nation to receive the Tier 4 Award, and the only ones in Georgia. Magnolia Manor’s assisted living facility in St. Simons Island was the only assisted living facility in Georgia to achieve the Tier 3 Award. Meanwhile, three of the four Georgia recipients of Tier 2 awards went to the organization’s Columbus, Macon and Moultrie assisted living programs. Tier 1 recipients were Magnolia Manor’s Americus Retirement Center and St. Marys Assisted Living.

Magnolia Manor skilled nursing programs were also recognized for meeting or exceeding quality care goals. The Columbus East and St. Simons Nursing Center were recognized for achieving the Tier 3 award. The Nursing Center in Americus and the Columbus West campuses received the AHCA Tier 1 award.

In response to this achievement, Magnolia Manor President and CEO, Mark R. Todd, stated, “Providing quality care for our residents is the driving force behind all of our efforts to improve. Thanks to dedicated staff members across the organization, we have made great progress in achieving this goal. We are looking forward to continued progress in the years to come.”

Magnolia Manor Senior Living Communities who received Quality Improvement Recognition:

Campus Location

Level of Care

Tier Achieved

Americus (Mattie H. Marshall Memory Care Center)

Assisted Living

4

Buena Vista

Skilled Nursing

4

Richmond Hill

Assisted Living

4

St. Simons Island

Assisted Living

3

St. Simons Island (Nursing Center)

Skilled Nursing

3

Columbus (East)

Skilled Nursing

3

Columbus

Assisted Living

2

Macon

Assisted Living

2

Moultrie

Assisted Living

2

Americus (Nursing Center)

Skilled Nursing

1

Americus (Retirement Center)

Assisted Living

1

Columbus (West)

Skilled Nursing

1

St. Marys

Assisted Living

1

 

 

Congratulations to all Magnolia Manor senior living communities who received an award!

To receive this recognition, skilled nursing centers must achieve at least one of AHCA’s Quality Initiative goals, which are:

  • Safely reduce long-stay and short-stay hospitalizations by improving 10 percent, or maintain a rate of 10 percent or less
  • Improve functional outcomes (mobility) by 15 percent
  • Improve long-stay and short-stay satisfaction by 10 percent, or achieve a 90 percent or greater satisfaction score
  • Safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics by 10 percent, or maintain a rate of 8 percent or less in long-stay residents and maintain a rate of 1 percent or less in short-stay patients

Assisted living communities recognized have achieved at least one of the NCAL Quality Initiative goals, which include the following:

  • Direct care staff turnover is 50 percent or less
  • 90 percent or more of residents and/or family members are satisfied with their experience
  • Hospital readmissions within 30 days of hospital discharges are 20 percent or less
  • Off-label use of antipsychotics is 15 percent of residents or less

Eligibility for skilled nursing centers was determined by data pulled from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Minimum Data Set and Nursing Home Compare. Customer satisfaction scores were submitted by member facilities through AHCA/NCAL’s data tracking tool, LTC Trend Tracker. To demonstrate achievement, assisted living communities were required to submit their data on all Quality Initiative goals into the LTC Trend Tracker.

Headquartered in Americus, Georgia, Magnolia Manor is a faith-based, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization affiliated by covenant with the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Magnolia Manor was established in 1959 and serves more than 1,500 senior adults daily throughout South Georgia. Services at our nine locations are open to all persons, regardless of denominational affiliation. We provide various levels of care, including Independent Living, Catered Care, Personal Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and specialized Memory Care.

 

 

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