“Deficiency Free” Recognition Indicates the Residence Meets the Highest Standards in Statewide Benchmarks for Care and Safety
Poet’s Walk Leesburg Memory Care Community recently earned the industry-respected designation of deficiency free when they were found to be in 100 percent compliance with state requirements from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). VDSS conducted the survey on July 17, 2018. The state conducts this survey and scores senior care facilities based on a number of criteria to assess resident care and resident safety. Assisted Living communities are inspected on an annual basis.
David Compton, Executive Director of Poet’s Walk Leesburg, commented on the dedication it takes to be deficiency free, “Everyone at Poet’s Walk Leesburg works tirelessly to provide for residents the very best care year-round. Having received this designation is affirmation that we are succeeding and I, for one, couldn’t be prouder of the entire Poet’s Walk team for always going above and beyond.” Alexander Markowits, President/CEO of Spring Hills Senior Communities agrees, “It is quite an undertaking to open a new memory care assisted living community. To be deficiency free after the first survey is truly telling about the team and the care they provide at Poet’s Walk Leesburg. The whole company is overjoyed for everyone there.”
The most recent criteria for ratings were made effective in February by Virginia’s Department of Social Services to create a standard that is designed to elevate quality at assisted living facilities. The benchmarks that must be met to be Deficiency Free were created by scrutinizing a wide array of areas involved in senior healthcare and developed by medical professionals of various experiences. Among the 20 main categories that are involved in an inspection include resident care and accommodations, building and grounds, staffing and emergency preparedness.
Poet’s Walk Leesburg was found to meet the standards of having “personalization of care and services tailored to the resident’s circumstances and preferences; prompt response by staff to resident needs as reasonable to the circumstances” and more.
About Poet’s Walk Leesburg:
Poet’s Walk Leesburg provides memory care with the finest amenities and is located at 102 Desmond Plaza SE in Leesburg, VA 20175. For more information about Poet’s Walk Leesburg, please contact David Compton, Executive Director at 571-224-9516 or visit www.poetswalkleesburg.com.
About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to assisted living, memory care and Home Care Services as led by Alexander Markowits, President/CEO. Signature Touches is the company’s approach to offering services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority, which is exemplified by recreational programs led by professionals in one of the company’s Spring Hills communities located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, in the company’s Poet’s Walks communities located in TX, NV, VA, FL and soon-to-be MD, or in their own home. For more information about their commitment to senior living, including information on Spring Hills Home Care Services, visit www.spring-hills.com or www.poetswalk-spring-hills.com.