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Rolla Presbyterian Manor earns zero-deficiency rating for focused infection control survey

Rolla Presbyterian Manor earned a zero-deficiency survey for a focused infection control survey conducted on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this month.

Focused infection control surveys hone in on a nursing facility’s adherence Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and CMS guidance for infection control practices to prevent disease at the community. Communities are assessed on staff and resident education on hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette, cleaning, screening of employees and residents, effective transmission-based precautions, proper use/discarding of personal protective equipment and signage at entrances and resident rooms. It also examines the facility’s policies and emergency preparedness related to a pandemic or outbreak.

“Receiving a zero-deficiency survey is always something to celebrate because they are not easy to achieve,” said Ann Caudill, executive director. “As Phelps County has continued to have a COVID-19 test positivity rate above 5 percent, our staff has remained vigilant in our efforts to prevent infection in our building. These survey results affirm that we are doing everything expected of us to keep our residents safe.”

Senior living communities are surveyed annually by their licensing agency for compliance of regulations established by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and CMS. These regulations are designed to ensure a standard of care is met. By meeting this standard, senior living communities are able to renew their licenses and continue to provide care.

Rolla Presbyterian Manor is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), or life plan community, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term health care and short-term rehabilitation.

For more information about Rolla Presbyterian Manor, contact Joelle Freeland, marketing director, at 573-364-7336 or

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