When Telligen – a health management firm that works
with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department
of Health and Human Services – released its latest “honor roll,”
Generations at McKinley Place, Generations at McKinley Court and
Generations at Lincoln each made the cut. Telligen’s National
Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll defines which of
the nation’s long-stay facilities have made the most improvements in
a wide list of criteria; Lisa Bridwell, the Telligen project
specialist who worked with the three Generations communities, said
their work impressed her.
“What they are expected to do is meet a challenge,” Bridwell said.
“It’s difficult, but I think it’s very good.”
Telligen’s honor roll grades skilled nursing facilities on how well
they follow recommendations that can help residents improve their
mobility, lower the volume of medications they need, use medical
data more effectively, prevent return trips to hospitals and more.
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The honor goes to communities
that recently came under the consultative aegis of Generations
Healthcare Network. On Jan. 1, all three took on new names: the
facility formerly known as Symphony of McKinley is now Generations
at McKinley Court; the neighboring Symphony of Decatur is now
Generations at McKinley Place; and a few miles up Illinois 121,
Symphony of Lincoln (now Generations at Lincoln).
Miranda Witt, the administrator for Generations at Lincoln, said she
was excited to rise into the top 10 percent.
“All the credit goes to the staff,” she said. “They’ve been working
hard to make this happen, and I’m so proud of what they’ve gotten
For more information, contact Generations at Lincoln at (217)
735-1538 or GenerationsLincoln.com.
Communications manager for Generations Healthcare Network]