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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor honored for achievements

Sarah Griggs, executive director of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, with Bruce Shogren (left), president and CEO of PMMA, and Bill Taylor (right), COO of PMMA

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2017, covering the months of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

The recognition came through READ MORE

Honoring our veterans

A brunch gathering to say thank you to the staff and residents of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor who have served in the armed forces.

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks had the idea to celebrate all veterans on Nov. 11 (Armistice Day), not just the ones who had served in World War I. He along with then-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower led the way to create a nationwide holiday READ MORE

KDADS’ PEAK 2.0 Program Recognizes 14 Kansas Adult Care Homes For Excellence in Providing Person-Centered Care

At Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, our Memory Care neighborhood is designed with special features to help make those in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease feel at home. Each apartment has a kitchenette, and residents often engage in familiar tasks of daily living, such as baking cookies together in the community kitchen.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has recognized 14 adult care homes in Kansas for their achievements in providing and sustaining person-centered care READ MORE

Here’s a tool to plan for late-life what-ifs

A website for older adults by older adults

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Seniors have a lot to say about thier options for care.

Jane Curry used Plan Your Lifespan to think through her contingencies in case health issues diminish her independence.

Jane Curry, of Chicago, settled into a retirement community a few years ago, where she found friends and support. It was part of her preparation to age in place in a home of her own. But the now-75-year-old widow knew READ MORE

9 ways family caregivers can get a break

Here’s how to get respite care, and sometimes get help paying for it

By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue

Finding respite care is an important part of caring for the caregiver.

Credit: Adobe Stock – Many Presbyterian Manors campuses offer caregiver support groups or respite care services.

“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a READ MORE