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    Barbershop quartet members are popular volunteers

    Dean Cramer always wanted to sing in a barbershop quartet. He realized his dream when he took the baritone part for the Labette County Crooners.“I’ve wanted to do this for the last 50 years, but didn’t have the resources or knowledge to try it,” he said.The quartet has become a regular fixture at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. Most recently, the Crooners volunteered to sing for residents during a Valentine’s Day event.   Read More...

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    Charge nurse does lots of ‘follow-up and follow-through’

    “I’m a patient advocate for sure,” said Allison King, charge nurse for Parsons Presbyterian Manor. “I like helping people feel better, and I always want what’s best for them.”Her desire to better the lives of others inspired Allison to choose nursing as a career. She began as a certified medication assistant at Presbyterian Manor while she advanced her education at Labette Community College.Allison worked on an as-needed basis as a licensed practical nurse, th...  Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manor Art is Ageless® exhibit will be hosted online only

    The traditional Art is Ageless® exhibit at Parsons Presbyterian Manor will take a slightly different direction this year to ensure the safety of residents, staff and artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.Local senior artists 65 and older may submit art pieces digitally via email or text message by April 10, 2020. The digital images will be collected and featured on the Parsons Facebook page beginning Monday, April 13. While the exhibit will not be a truly juried exhibit this year, we will host a ...  Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manor employee tests COVID-19 positive

    A Parsons Presbyterian Manor non-direct care resident staff member tested positive this week for COVID-19. The employee is in isolation and quarantined at home.“Our top priority is the safety of our residents and staff members,” said Jeanne Gerstenkorn, PMMA’s infection preventionist and vice president for health and wellness, “We were notified by the Crawford County Health Department on Monday that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. This person is not invol...  Read More...

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    PMMA set to follow CMS guidance for infection control, prevention of COVID-19

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued revised guidelines March 9 for infection control and prevention of the novel Coronavirus 2019. These guidelines call on providers to limit – and in some cases restrict – in-person visitor access to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in senior health care communities.The guidelines call for communities to screen and limit visitor access to senior health care communities. The restrictions for communities in areas where there are active COVID-19 case...  Read More...

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