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Cypress Palms earns 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

LARGO, Fla. (July 15, 2019) – Cypress Palms, a premier senior living community, has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program, presented by the leading association in long term and post-acute care, honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“We are very proud of our team and their dedication to providing exceptional Platinum Service® and care for our residents,” said Victor Piperata, executive director of Cypress Palms. “We are excited and committed to continuing to develop our approaches.”

The National Quality Award Program, established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which also serves as the foundation for the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige framework helps organizations among different business sectors improve organizational effectiveness and achieve strategy-driven performance.

The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Cypress Palms may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.

“I applaud Cypress Palms for taking this important step towards quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Cypress Palms to continue on its path to achieving the highest of quality care.”

The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida, October 13-16, 2019.

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The Palms of Largo named one of Best of the Best in Tampa Bay

LARGO, Fla. (July 10, 2019) – The Palms of Largo, a senior living campus located in Largo, Fla., is a winner in the 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Times.

“The meaningful impact that we are fortunate to make in the lives of individuals in the Tampa Bay community would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of each employee at The Palms of Largo,” said David Slutzker, regional director of operations at The Goodman Group. “We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional care for residents and their families.”

In the Tampa Bay region, more than 87,000 votes were cast to determine the leading businesses in more than 150 categories.

The 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards were created by the Tampa Bay Times. This is the section’s inaugural issue.

The companies received nominations from the public earlier this year. The top three vote getters won a spot on the 2019 Best of the Best list. The rankings were published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, June 16 and are available on tampabay.com.

“The Tampa Bay Times undertook this project to help support local businesses with the reach that only Florida’s largest and best newspaper can,” said Marti Galloway, Times marketing manager. “We hope Tampa Bay readers appreciate the Best of the Best, see their favorites recognized and discover new businesses to support.”

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Celebrating National Assisted Living Week 2017 with a Community-Wide Lip Dub

In honor of this year’s National Assisted Living week, we put together a lip dub to Shakira’s song, Waka Waka. We chose the song to honor the last day’s theme, Africa/Safari. It was true fun putting together the video, with lots of dancing, singing and smiles! We hope you enjoy it.

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Cypress Palms in Largo Receives National Award for Commitment to Quality Services

Bronze-level Award Honors Senior Living Organizations

LARGO, FL. (June 16th, 2014) — Cypress Palms has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system.Cypress Palms Award

“I applaud Cypress Palms for its commitment to delivering quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “This award represents the dedication that each Bronze recipient has given to improve quality in the long term and post-acute care profession.”

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.

The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, Cypress Palms may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver – Achievement in Quality award.

The awards are sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Member My InnerView, a web-based applied research and quality-management company that supports leaders across the entire assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance. Cypress Palms was one of thirty-one Florida facilities to receive the Bronze level award. The recipient centers will be honored during the AHCA/NCAL’s 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, October 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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Cypress Palms Announces Grand Re-Opening of It’s Exclusive Women-Only Pearl Essence Memory Care Community

Donation Planned on Behalf of Attendees to The Alzheimer’s Association

LARGO, FL. (May 6th, 2014) — Cypress Palms, an assisted living community within the 88-acre master-planned Palms of Largo campus, managed by The Goodman Group, is proud to announce the grand re-opening of its state-of-the-art Pearl Essence® memory care community. First opened in 2009, Pearl Essence is the first residential memory care community in the county designed exclusively for women. Cypress Palms has been offering enhanced assisted living since it opened in 1996.

The grand re-opening celebration is scheduled on May 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will include tours of the renovated area and information about its nationally-acclaimed Pearls of Life® program.

“We are proud of the major renovation completed at Pearl Essence,” said Pradeep Muley, executive director of Cypress Palms, an enhanced assisted living community at The Palms of Largo. “The expansion of Pearl Essence is an extension of our memory care offerings at Cypress Palms and enables us to offer our innovative programming and therapies in a custom designed area that engages our residents’ senses to enhance their lives.”

Cypress Palms’ expanded Pearl Essence community offers 27 Alzheimer’s and dementia care apartments. The refurbished interiors feature expanded lobby and lounge areas with raised elliptical ceilings and recessed cove lighting, a redesigned kitchen and dining area, and a new sun porch. The interiors include custom paintedworks by Tampa-based fine art, mural and faux artist Fran Clanton, including faux painted sky murals on the ceilings, paintings of simulated windows, and a local Florida scenic mural. The property also features “outdoor porches” in the corridors, to help engage the residents’ visual senses and bring the feeling of the outdoors inside.

As with its existing memory care area, Pearl Essence provides residents a self-contained environment and operates utilizing the Pearls of Life philosophy, a national dementia program which provides personalized care plans, a home-like environment. The Pearls of Life program also focuses on the daily successes and new experiences of each memory care resident, and Life Enrichment activities and programs.

Cypress Palms is donating $25 to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of every guest that attends the event. For further information, contact Lindsey at 727-288-7329 or visit cypressalf.com.

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