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Carespring Northern Kentucky sites recognized by Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

At a recent statewide quality awards banquet held at the Galt House, Highlandspring of Fort Thomas and Villaspring of Erlanger received awards and recognition by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) and the Kentucky Center for Assisted Living (KCAL) for outstanding care and quality.

Highlandspring of Fort Thomas (provided photo)

“It is a privilege to honor caregivers for the outstanding care and devotion they show every day to their residents. These honorees are an example of the many Kentucky providers and caregivers delivering quality care,” said KAHCF Board Chair Terry Skaggs. “This recognition is a testament to their dedication to their residents.” Stites & Harbison was the signature sponsor of the awards.

The Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation honorees were selected based on CMS star ratings of four or higher to apply, and then satisfaction surveys of residents and families.

Carespring is one of the largest, independently owned and managed health care providers in the Greater Cincinnati area, operating 12 facilities in Ohio and Kentucky. The company provides senior living, nursing care, rehabilitative care, respite care, Hospice and Alzheimer’s care.  Proudly serving patients in the finest of physical environments, Carespring has received Top Workplaces Award in 2017 and again in 2018.

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“We are very proud of the team of caring professionals at Highlandspring and Villaspring,” said Carespring COO, John Muller.  “This type of validation award is comforting to our residents and families and a reward to our team members.”

More than 700 long-term care providers met during the annual meeting of the association. The meeting featured general sessions focused on strategies to cope with stress on the job, hiring and retaining quality staff, and breakout sessions on a variety of issues facing long-term care providers.

The Association honored 33 facilities with the Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation Award. 

Established in 1954, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is the trade association that represents the proprietary and nonproprietary nursing facilities and personal care homes across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Center for Assisted Living (KCAL) was established in 2018.

One of the state affiliates of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, KAHCF/KCAL provides a wide variety of services to member facilities including legislative and regulatory activities, professional development, statewide recognition programs, publications, media relations, research, and advocacy relations. 

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