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Category Archives: Culture Change – Home Visits

New Generations – Autumn 2013 Quarterly Newsletter

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 11, Issue 4, Autumn 2013.  This issue is now available on our website, along with an archive of previous newsletters.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

Visit to Bishop Spencer Place

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator 

In July 2013, I visited Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City, which includes a 57-resident Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing home, 40-resident assisted living home, and 114-resident independent living home…to read more and view photos click here:  Bishop Spencer Place

Visit to Oakdale Care Center

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2013, I visited Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff.  Oakdale is located on a 32-acre property with a 70-resident Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing home, 60-resident assisted living home, and a 36-resident residential care home.  They have duplexes, some of which are rented to staff members and residents’ family members.  This enables the family members to be close by and easily visit, share meals, and participate in activity programs with their loved ones…to read more and view photos, click here: Oakdale Care Center

Visit to The Baptist Home – Chillicothe

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2013, I visited The Baptist Home in Chillicothe. Administrator Lynn Jackson showed me around the 34-resident intermediate care and 20-resident assisted living home. There are also several free-standing independent living homes on the property. While I believe they are technically located within city limits, the large estate has the feel of country living.

Not only is the property very scenic, it provides built-in activities. The pond is stocked with catfish, bass, and hybrid sunfish, which many residents enjoy catching and eating. It is also home to as many as 25 geese. There were seven nests around the pond this past spring. One goose has had two successful hatches by a tree next to the driveway. The geese have learned that an easy meal can be had by knocking seed from the home’s bird feeders. Some deer have also learned the trick… to read more and view photos, click here:  The Baptist Home – Chillicothe

Visit to Lacoba Homes

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In April 2013, I visited Lacoba Homes in Monett.  Lacoba is a 72-resident Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing home…to read more and view photos, click here: Lacoba Homes

Visit to Schuyler County Nursing Home

by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2013, I visited Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City.  Schuyler is a 60-resident Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing home operated by the Schuyler County Nursing Home District and a good example of the fact that culture change is about much more than a fancy building; it is about relationships and assisting individuals to live their lives the way they choose to live them…to read more and view photos, click here: Schuyler County Nursing Home

New Generations – Summer 2013 Quarterly Newsletter

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 11, Issue 3, Summer 2013.  This issue is now available on our website, along with an archive of previous newsletters.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.