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PARK VISTA HEALTH CENTER EARNS FIVE-STAR RATING FROM FEDERAL AGENCY

FULLERTON, Calif. — Park Vista Health Center in Fullerton, California, has received a five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Park Vista Health Center is located at 2525 Brea Blvd. near St. Jude Medical Center and is adjacent to the Morningside of Fullerton retirement community. The health center is open to the general public.

Park Vista Staff Photo

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' most recent survey reviewed thousands of nursing homes nationwide. The rankings of each nursing home, released this month, are posted online as a guide for consumers searching for quality care in their neighborhood.

According to Suzanne Nasraty, administrator for Park Vista, the health center received an overall five-star rating based on three critical areas: health inspection results, quality measures and staffing. The scores reflect inspection records, complaint investigations and such quality measures as how many nursing staff hours were provided to patients each day.

Approximately 1,200 nursing homes were reviewed in California during the survey period. Park Vista was among the top ten percent of all nursing facilities in California to receive the five-star rating. Park Vista's ratings can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2sRv5Ma.

"We are thrilled to receive this five-star rating by the nation's number one governing body for nursing care," Nasraty said. "We always knew in our hearts that we conducted ourselves as a five-star building. Our staff strives every day to do the right thing and provide quality service to our residents and colleagues. Having this rating just validates all the hard work and daily effort of our entire team."

Park Vista recently completed a major renovation of its dining facilities, as well as refurbishment of all resident rooms, common areas and the beauty salon. Park Vista offers 54 assisted living apartments and 73 health center skilled nursing beds. Park Vista Assisted Living provides assistance with daily routines such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. Residents enjoy a full calendar of leisure activities in a homelike yet supportive environment.

Park Vista Health Center has private and semi-private rooms, a full-service beauty salon and personal laundry service. A new Memory Care Center will also open later this year at Park Vista. The new center will feature a combination of recreational, educational and social programs to engage residents.

For more information on Park Vista, please visit www.parkvista.net or call 714-256-1000.

PARK VISTA HEALTH CENTER COMPLETES MAJOR RENOVATION OF DINING FACILITIES

FULLERTON, Calif. — Park Vista Health Center in Fullerton, California, recently celebrated the opening of its new dining room for skilled nursing residents after a major renovation of its kitchen and dining facilities. Open to the general public, Park Vista Health Center is located at 2525 Brea Blvd. at the corner of Brea and Bastanchury Road near St. Jude Medical Center. The health center is adjacent to the Morningside of Fullerton retirement community.

Park Vista Dining Facility Renovation
Park Vista Health Center recently celebrated the opening of its recently renovated kitchen and dining facilities. On hand for the traditional ribbon-cutting were (left to right): Julie Little, dining room coordinator for Park Vista; Sarah McKelvey, North Orange County Chamber of Commerce; Karrie Castles, nutritional services director for Park Vista; Suzanne Nasraty, associate executive director/administrator for Park Vista; resident Alan Segal; Matthew Heyman, chef de cuisine; and Raul Palacios, assistant chef.

A traditional ribbon-cutting signaled the official opening of the new dining room with residents, staff and guests in attendance.

According to Suzanne Nasraty, administrator for Park Vista, "The Peralta dining room renovation is the latest project at Park Vista following the refurbishment of all the resident rooms, common areas and the beauty salon. As part of our mission to be a leader in the industry and provide the best possible care, we are always looking at different ways to enhance the quality of life and the experience of our residents."

The new dining room features park-like views of the facility's recently renovated outdoor courtyard and serves freshly prepared meals in a restaurant-style setting three times a day. Park Vista also has a private dining room for special gatherings with family and friends.

Park Vista Health Center offers 54 assisted living apartments and 73 health center skilled nursing beds. Park Vista Assisted Living provides assistance with daily routines such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders without the intensive services of a health center. Residents enjoy a full calendar of leisure activities in a homelike yet supportive environment.

Park Vista Health Center has private and semi-private rooms, a full-service beauty salon and personal laundry service. The center maintains a significantly higher staffing ratio than required by the state of California and is routinely rated among the top health centers in North Orange County. For more information on Park Vista, please visit www.parkvista.net or call 714/256-1000.

PARKVISTA RAISES FUNDS FOR ALZHEIMER'S ORANGE COUNTY WITH FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN

FULLERTON, Calif. — ParkVista Health Center in Fullerton, Calif., recently partnered with Alzheimer's Orange County for a unique Facebook fundraiser. The full-service health center, which provides assisted living, 24/7 skilled nursing care, long-term care and short-term rehabilitative services to the general public, implemented a Facebook "Like" campaign and donated $1 to the nonprofit organization for every "Like" ParkVista received on its Facebook page. The campaign ran for two months and generated $350 for Alzheimer's Orange County.

Alzheimer's Orange County
ParkVista Health Center recently partnered with Alzheimer's Orange County on a Facebook campaign to raise funds for the nonprofit organization. The health center donated $1 for every "Like" it received on its Facebook page over a two-month period, ultimately generating $350 for Alzheimer's Orange County. Pictured: Rachel Torres, admissions director for ParkVista; Shelley Li, assistant administrator for ParkVista; and Jim McAleer, CEO of Alzheimer's Orange County.

The health center plans to run a similar campaign this summer, according to ParkVista Admissions Director Rachel Torres.

ParkVista Health Center, located 2525 N. Brea Blvd. in Fullerton, is currently in the process of enhancing its memory care unit to accommodate more seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Construction is underway and expected to be completed this spring.

For more information about ParkVista Health Center and its services, please contact 714/256-1000 or visit www.parkvista.net.

PARKVISTA HEALTH CENTER NURSING STAFF TAKE THE PLEDGE AS GUARDIAN ANGELS

Certified Nursing Assistants Take Public Pledge to Protect Elderly

FULLERTON, Calif. — In an age of reported abuse and neglect of the frail and elderly, at least one skilled nursing and assisted living center in Orange County has committed to bringing attention, respect and consideration to the people living in their facility.

Nearly 50 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at ParkVista Health Center in Fullerton, Calif., took a public pledge recently to protect the people in their direct care as part of the "Operation: Guardian Angel" program. Operation: Guardian Angel recognizes the importance of certified nursing assistants — often the front line in caregiving — and gives them advanced training on how to recognize and report any suspected abuse or inconsiderate care. Guardian Angel CNAs learn enhanced techniques in safety and security procedures, communication skills for working effectively with family members and tools for improving internal communications between caregivers.

Park Vista Guardian Angels
Nearly 50 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) recently graduated from the Operation: Guardian Angel program at ParkVista Health Center in Fullerton, Calif. The Guardian Angel program provides advanced training for nursing assistants on how to recognize and report any suspected abuse or inconsiderate care of the frail and elderly. Guardian Angel CNAs learn enhanced techniques in safety and security procedures, patient observation and communication skills for working effectively with family members. Shown left to right at ParkVista Health Center's recent Guardian Angel pin ceremony are: Sunday Porras-Taton; Arlene Navarro; Arnel Arquero; Kimberly Lee; Kelly Brinkman; and Isiah Draculan.

Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald administered the public pledge to the nursing assistants before an audience filled with family members, ParkVista staff and residents, public officials and residents of Morningside, the continuing care retirement community adjacent to ParkVista.

Kimberly Lee, one of the CNAs in the program, read a testimony on behalf of all 47 CNAs who received pins and certificates at the ceremony.

"Not only was the program very informative, it helped me to reflect on and evaluate myself as a certified nursing assistant," Lee said. "Even though we are all trained on safety procedures and how to recognize condition changes, neglect and abuse, this course covered these topics extensively with the latest information available. As I continue my journey as a CNA, I will work hard to be the guardian angel to all those patients, residents and their family members who depend on me."

According to Suzanne Nasraty, administrator for ParkVista, completion of the Guardian Angel program represents an important milestone for certified nursing assistants.

"The commitment by our CNAs to meet the standards of this program has been impressive, and a little overwhelming even," Nasraty said. "All of us in administration at ParkVista — as well as our patients and residents — are extremely proud of their dedication to the profession and to ensuring top-notch care for all."

Nasraty noted that the Guardian Angel program at ParkVista is ongoing and that new CNAs at the health center will participate in the advanced training as well.

Open to the general public, ParkVista is located at 2525 N. Brea Blvd. at the corner of Brea and Bastanchury Road near St. Jude Medical Center. ParkVista offers 54 assisted living apartments and 73 health center beds. ParkVista Assisted Living features assistance with daily routines such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders without the intensive services of a health center. Residents enjoy a full calendar of leisure activities in a homelike yet supportive environment.

ParkVista Health Center offers private and semi-private rooms and freshly prepared meals served restaurant-style three times daily in the dining room or delivered to residents' rooms. A full-service beauty salon and personal laundry service are also available. The center maintains a significantly higher staffing ratio than required by the state of California. For more information on ParkVista, please visit www.parkvista.net or call 714/256-1000.

 

PARK VISTA IN FULLERTON, CALIF., OPENS REVAMPED REHABILITATION CENTER FOR SENIORS

Rehabilitation, Post-Acute and Short-Term Care Now Open to Public

FULLERTON, CALIF. — Park Vista Health Center adjacent to Morningside of Fullerton retirement community in Fullerton, Calif., has completed an extensive renovation of its rehabilitation and therapy center http://www.parkvista.net/rehabilitation. Open to the general public, Park Vista is located at 2525 Brea Avenue at the corner of Brea and Bastanchury Road near St. Jude Medical Center.

The newly revamped Rehabilitation Center for seniors offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for the public and the residents of Park Vista. Morningside residents can also use the Rehabilitation Center on an out-patient basis while remaining in their residential living apartment.

Park Vista Staff
The therapy team from Park Vista Health Center, adjacent to Morningside of Fullerton retirement community in Fullerton, Calif., celebrates the opening of the center's newly renovated rehabilitation and therapy facility. Park Vista is open to the general public and offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

"Proper therapy can dramatically speed a patient's recovery after orthopedic surgery such as a hip or knee replacement or after a stroke or heart attack," a Park Vista staff member said. "To keep pace with all of the medical advances we've seen over the last few years in the field of therapy, the Rehabilitation Center underwent a dramatic architectural and interior design renovation. The new space was designed to be as user-friendly and conducive to the healing process as possible."

The 1,160-square-foot rehab center features all new state-of-the-art equipment, electronic parallel bars and an Omni-cycle used for strength training. An occupational therapy cart designed to assist patients with fine motor skills to enhance their ability to perform daily activities is also available. The architectural and design plans for the renovation were approved by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Under the leadership of Program Director Bryanna McDowell, PT PhD, Park Vista's rehab center is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with therapy available seven days a week. The center offers the services of several highly-trained physical, occupational and speech therapists who use a team approach for continuity of care within a well-balanced program. Park Vista is Medicare-certified and accepts many insurance and managed healthcare plans under the direction of St. Jude Heritage Medical Group. Both short-term care and long-term care are available.

In addition to rehabilitation services, Park Vista offers 54 assisted living apartments, 73 health center beds and care for individuals with memory-related disorders in either setting. Park Vista Assisted Living features assistance with daily routines such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders without the intensive services of a health center. Residents enjoy a full calendar of leisure activities in a homelike yet supportive environment.

Park Vista Health Center offers private and semi-private rooms and freshly prepared meals served restaurant-style three times daily in the dining room or delivered to residents' rooms. A full-service beauty salon and personal laundry service are also available. The center maintains a significantly higher staffing ratio than required by the state of California and is often the health center where local physicians place their own family members. For more information on Park Vista, please visit www.parkvista.net or call 714/256-1000.

Morningside (www.morningsideoffullerton.com) is a continuing care retirement community for people aged 60 and older. The community offers a variety of housing options; a comprehensive package of services, amenities and activities, including fine dining and transportation; and convenient access to assisted living and long-term nursing care services at Park Vista, if needed.

Park Vista proudly serves the general public.