Emporia Presbyterian Manor was recently named Emporia’s Best Adult Care Facility by readers of the Emporia Gazette in the newspaper’s recent “2018 Reader’s Choice Awards.”
The 15th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, a contest which names the best of the best in Emporia and surrounding communities, ran for two weeks in May. Readers can choose their favorites on everything from senior care to best fried chicken, from best auto repair to best florist and everything in between. Winners are officially announced in a special section published by the newspaper annually. This is the seventh time Emporia Presbyterian Manor has won this award.
“We are a 5-star rated community by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and on the U.S. News and World Report list of best nursing homes, but this recognition is special,” said Susan Siepelmeier, executive director. “Being on the Emporia Gazette’s Best of Emporia list means that the people we serve recognize the quality of care we provide.”
For Jen Moran, life enrichment director, the award is also a testament to how well Presbyterian Manor functions as a unit.
“We have a fantastic staff, made up of individuals who work hard to ensure that [Presbyterian] Manor runs efficiently and that each resident receives excellent care,” said Jen. “Receiving the award means that we are noticed for the hard but gratifying work that we do, and for the fantastic relationships that have been developed between staff and residents.”
From director of social services Maria Lane’s perspective, the family environment is what set Presbyterian Manor apart from the competition.
“It’s the positive interactions and care that our residents receive from our nursing staff. Those make all the difference in the world to our residents. We treat them like family—they are important to us,” Maria said.
Residents couldn’t agree more.
Herb and Lorraine Morton said we probably won the award “because our staff is so friendly and our facility is well-maintained.”
Kass Hollar, longtime resident in independent living, added, “I love the staff and nurses that help us, they are so good. I like the activities including playing bridge.”
For seniors in Emporia wanting to make the Emporia Presbyterian Manor home, there are a variety of options for different levels of care. We offer independent, assisted, long-term care, PATH (rehabilitations) and have a designated memory care neighborhood all under one roof.
Our mission is to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values inside our community, but also to be an advocate for seniors in the Emporia community as a whole.
Some have a misconception of what senior living is and what life is really like at EPM. Life at EPM is designed to take the stresses of finances, home maintenance off of our residents and provide and assistance with activities of daily living or housekeeping if needed, so they can focus on the things that are important to them throughout our continuum of care. When we accept residents into our community we are committing to take care of that individual for the remainder of their life.
Emporia Presbyterian Manor provides peace of mind through the allotment of priority access to higher levels of care for our residents. Many people struggle to understand that it is never too early to look into senior living options. It may be too late to look when an emergency happens. At that time, stress is put on the families to make decisions, so we always encourage individuals who want to ensure they make the decision to have it made before that emergency event occurs.
Carl and Jean Elliot, independent living residents, said, “We took the opportunity away from our kids to make the decision. We knew we wanted to be in control, so we made the decision to move in to ensure when we needed the care we would have it.” Carl’s biggest piece of advice is to not wait until it is too late.
Don’t know which level of care may best suit you or your loved ones needs? Contact Crystal Stock, marketing and sales director, at 620-343-2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help you determine what level of care would best suit your needs.