Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 16, 2013

Assisted living facility gets another perfect score

ASHLAND — King’s Daughters and Sons Home assisted living has received a perfect score from the state.

It’s the third perfect score in the last seven years, director Steve Perry said.

Perry took the helm at the assisted living facility at 1100 Bath Ave. in 2006. He said the Office of Inspector General in the Division of Health Care performs yearly inspections of all nursing homes, personal care and assisted living facilities, looking for things like the upkeep of the building, safety code compliance, cleanliness, dietary requirements, nursing, activities and employment records. From 100 to 150 locations are inspected each year.

“We have to do a state police background check and a state nursing background check on employees,” Perry said.

Upon making an appearance at the facility, the inspector asks for particular paperwork and the director has 30 minutes to turn it over. Perry said he and his staff had the paperwork ready in 15 minutes.

The perfect score the facility received means the inspector found zero deficiencies in the way it operates.

“It’s rare that a 100 percent is issued, believe me,” Perry said.

He credits his 21 staff members with the facility’s success.

“It’s exciting, not just for me, but for the staff,” he said. “If not for them, I wouldn’t get one. They work 365 days a year ...The inspector said ours is one of the nicest ones they’ve ever been in, and that’s to the credit of the staff.”

Perry said the facility also is inspected twice a year by the state fire marshal, twice a year by the local health department and once a year by the local fire department. All inspections are unannounced.

Perry said the building, which is almost 50 years old, has gotten a new nurse call system, new flooring throughout, new window, activity room, heating and air and metal roof under his direction.

King’s Daughters and Sons is at capacity with 36 residents.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

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