February 13, 2024
The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit, independent organization, and private accreditor that surveys healthcare organizations to ensure higher standards of care and safety for the public. A well-known accreditor of hospitals, The Joint Commission has been a global driver of healthcare improvement for over 70 years, including long-term care for 50 years, with the addition of accrediting assisted living communities in 2023.
Assisted living communities volunteer to be evaluated to the highest standards of safety and care for residents, with the goal of being accredited by The Joint Commission. This comprehensive evaluation not only shows where teams are excelling, but also identifies areas that need improvement.
By achieving accreditation, that is assuring residents, family, loved ones, and the public at large that the community is providing the highest possible standard of care one can get!
Monnette Geronimo, Associate Director at The Joint Commission, commented, “What the gold seal means, when you’re able to display it. You were able to meet those standards set by the Joint Commission. That is a very powerful message to carry.”
At The Wildwood Senior Living, we are proud to have achieved Assisted Living Accreditation and Memory Care Certification. We look forward to continuing to provide this excellent care to the residents of our community.
The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Twin Hills Country Club, Northpark Mall, Grand Falls, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center – National Audubon Society, Spiva Center for the Arts, and George Washington Carver National Monument.
February 27, 2024
In this episode of Thoughtful Connections: A Memory Care Charlie and Elizabeth discuss delusions, hallucinations, and dementia. Join Elizabeth Thompson Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional (CMDCP), Positive Approach to Car Trainer (PAC), Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) and Charlie Johnson as they chat about dementia-related topics, including personal […]
February 26, 2024
As the global population ages, it will bring both opportunities and challenges for senior living. The projected number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. It will be the first time in history the number of older adults outnumbers children under age five. […]