caring-at-holly-creekGuided by our mission, Christian Living Communities is compelled to constantly look at the quality of the care and services we provide and continuously improve them. To accomplish this goal and make it fun at the same time, the CLC leadership group started a movement called “GO,” which stands for “Growth Opportunity” and “GO CARTS,” which stands for “Growth Opportunity- Creative Attitudes Resulting in Team Success.”

The GO CARTS are the way we focus on improvements using proven quality improvement methodology. Teams of CLC caregivers meet regularly at GO meetings to analyze the data that reflects our quality. The goal and focus are the people who live in our communities, who we hope to involve more and more in generating ideas on needed improvements and through actively working with associates to make those improvements.

Currently, there are more than 60 GO CARTS – quality improvement projects – happening across our three communities. Some of the highlights include: The reduction of residents’ reports of moderate to severe pain by 100 percent at the Suites at Clermont Park; the launching of the Connections Committee at Holly Creek for those living with the early stages of dementia and improvements in the medication ordering process at Someren Glen’s Assisted Living neighborhood.

Across all three Health Suites, we are improving how we identify and treat infections, including better use of antibiotics. Several communities have projects aimed at reducing falls, and the Suites at Someren Glen has reduced the use of anti-psychotic medications by 33 percent.

Additionally, based upon a compost score of quality measures from all nursing homes collected by the federal government, the Suites at Holly Creek is now in the top 10 percent of the best skilled nursing communities in Colorado due to their success in reducing pressure ulcers, anti-psychotic medications and urinary tract infections.

Stay tuned for many more improvements. In the meantime, we encourage residents and family members to share their ideas. Simply talk with an associate.

Christian Living Communities earlier this month became the only multi-community organization in the country to have all of its communities recognized as Certified Centers for Successful Aging. The designation, founded by Masterpiece Living, acknowledges forward-thinking, cutting-edge leaders in the aging. Read More…

Here’s a heart-warming story of how a local Girl Scout troop is bridging the generations at Holly Creek Retirement Community. (This story originally appeared on 9NEWS, KUSA-TV, Denver. Copyright 2015 by 9NEWS and used with permission.)

  Last month, Clermont Park was recognized for its life-long learning and empowerment model, Clermont College of Creative Life, with a North America Innovation award by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). The ICAA Innovators Awards honor those in. Read More…

Thirty-one residents and four team members representing each of CLC’s three communities boarded a train last week for an overnight trip to view the fall foliage and explore Glenwood Springs. The trip was made possible in part by a generous. Read More…

September 28, 2015 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Gladys Deridder, Executive Assistant While at the Home Office, Susan was called for an unplanned meeting at Someren Glen to help cover for the DON.  Even though Susan quickly said yes to the meeting, she realized she would have no. Read More…

The July 2015 edition of Generous Living Update is available here. Click on the image below to see a PDF. After you’ve clicked on the newsletter, you can print or save the newsletter by hovering your mouse over the lower right corner. Read More…

August 20, 2015 | Posted in News,Press | Leave a comment

Check out the amazing new Music and Memories program at Clermont Park Retirement Community! Lives are being transformed – and memories are being restored through the power of music. This report originally appeared on 9News in Denver, KTVD, on July. Read More…

August 20, 2015 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Check out the amazing new Music and Memories program at Clermont Park Retirement Community! Lives are being transformed – and memories are being restored through the power of music. This report originally appeared on 9News in Denver, KTVD, on July. Read More…

August 7, 2015 | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Alice Bomboma, SRD/Home Care CNA Alice is this week’s SMILE Star recipient for the love and compassion she showed in a time of need.  Recently a husband and wife whom Alice assisted had to put their dog, Charlie to sleep. . Read More…

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