Roland Park Place Represented In Alzheimer's Association's Memory Ball
Terri Hanlon and Helmut Licht
Roland Park Place activities manager Terri Hanlon and her professional dancing partner, Helmut Licht, will represent Roland Park Place in the Alzheimer's Association's upcoming "Dancing Stars" competition to be held at the annual Memory Ball at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Dancers are responsible for securing their own sponsors and for raising the minimum $7,500 per couple fundraising amount. Roland Park Place will launch several fundraising events to support this effort. All proceeds will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association.
Contributions can be made on-line by going to: http://act.alz.org/goto/TerriHanlon and donate to her efforts.
Please contact Trisha Heil at 410-243-6783 for more information, or stop by the Administration Office to make your contribution. Thank you.
RPP Men's Club Welcomes Retired Los Angeles Police Officer
The Men's Club was treated to a talk by Chris Kaufman, retired Los Angeles police officer and instructor. He told about gradual changes made in policing which helped in better controlling area gangs by more face to face meetings with the community assisted by modern technology. He also discussed changes in strategy employed in defusing or controlling tense life and death situations by SWAT teams. Mr. Kaufman currently is a consultant teaching marksmanship and tactics to police and FBI personnel.
Roland Park Place Completes Annual State of Maryland QIS Survey
The State of Maryland, Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) annually conducts unannounced comprehensive reviews of nursing homes, which include examining the quality of nursing care as well as the effectiveness of supportive operations against State and Federal regulations. Within this arduous survey process, clinical and human resource files and records are reviewed, one-on-one interviews are conducted with staff, nursing home residents and their families, as well as inspections of nursing, dining, housekeeping, laundry, social work, activities and human resources are completed.
A team of four nurse surveyors conducted the 2011 annual Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) on-site licensure survey of Roland Park Place's Health Care Center from January 3, 2012 until January 6, 2012, which resulted in no clinical deficiency citations for Roland Park Place.
RPP Assisted Living Captures Highest Possible
Consumer Ratings On Caring.com
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119 Assisted Living Communities Named "Caring Stars" of 2012
To read Caring.com consumer reviews of Roland Park Place click on the following link:
Caring.com Reviews of Roland Park Place
USA TODAY Featuring Dr. Barbara Resnick PhD, CRNP
On May 11, 2011, Dr. Barbara Resnick's research was featured in the USA TODAY article entitled "Seniors exercise right to a better, more youthful life."
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USA TODAY Feature on Dr. Barbara Resnick
Roland Park Place Receives Accreditation by CARF-CCAC
Roland Park Place is pleased to announce that it has received its fifth consecutive five-year term of accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC). Accreditation is a reliable indication of an organization's dedication and commitment to improving the quality and care of the lives of the people it serves.
Roland Park Place's approach to the physical, emotional, vocational, intellectual, and spiritual wellness of its residents was considered exemplary as compared to other accredited CCRC's. Teresa D. Snyder, President of Roland Park Place stated, "This is a rare designation achieved by only 1-3% of accredited communities. We are extremely proud of this achievement." Additionally, Roland Park Place was commended for the following strengths during the CARF-CCAC survey:
- A dedicated staff on all levels who possess a clear understanding of their responsibility and commitment to the residents they serve;
- Support and encouragement of residents and staff by all levels of the organization's leadership;
- The diversity and depth of experience of the board of directors and their keen involvement in the governance of RPP;
- Sound financial practices that routinely engage department managers and the sharing of budgetary information with stakeholders and residents;
- A detailed accessibility plan with documented objectives and a commitment to responding to resident concerns;
- A comprehensive balanced scorecard that focuses on all areas of the operation with monthly tracking of 82 service functions in eight departments.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service programs that currently accredits more than 42,000 programs at more than 18,000 locations in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and South America. More than 6.5 million people of all ages are served annually in CARF-accredited programs.
RPP Residents and Staff Respond Decisively to Haitian Earthquake
|RPP residents responded generously to the relief effort for Haiti.
Within 3 days of the earthquake hitting the island of Haiti, Roland Park Place residents swiftly moved into action. They selected two organizations that have been awarded Charity Navigator's “4-Star” seal of approval – Doctors Without Borders USA and U.S. Fund for UNICEF – to receive collected funds.
With more donations being received each day, the residents made contributions in excess of $6,400 in the first three days of the relief drive. Mrs. Marion Decker and Mrs. Doris Tippens spearheaded this effort in hopes of helping to provide desperately needed on-the-ground services for children and families. As of January 22, 2010, a total of $6,690 has been raised by RPP residents.
Council Member Clarke Conducts Quarterly Resident Address
|Baltimore City Council Member Mary Pat Clarke addresses residents at RPP.
Mary Pat Clarke, Baltimore City Council Member representing District 14, made a spirited address to more than 80 Roland Park Place residents and staff as part of an on-going quarterly series. Council Member Clarke provided updates on neighborhood development efforts as well as information about the succession planning process for the mayor and council.
Mary Pat Clarke represents 46,000 residents as part of a very diverse and keystone community extending (east to west) from Belair to Falls Road and (north to south) from Coldspring Lane/Argonne Drive to 25th/29th Streets.
RPP Hosts Men’s Club Speakers Forum “FEMA – Then, Now and the Future”
In One of The Most Successful Men’s Club
|Mark Snyder, third from left, talks to Roland Park Place residents after his presentation.
Breakfasts held to date, Mr. Mark Snyder gave an insider's view of the changes that have taken place within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since Katrina and 911. With more than 30 years of private and public sector experience, Mr. Snyder currently serves as Director of Transformation and Initiatives for the Logistics Management Transformation Initiative which is charged with reforming and modernizing FEMA’s logistics operations through the use of commercial capabilities and best practices. His operation’s goal is to increase FEMA’s efficiency, agility and scalability. Mr. Snyder also manages FEMA’s strategy and execution of public evacuation assets.
Mr. Norvell Miller, who was responsible for recruiting Mr. Snyder, was delighted with the questions generated by the speaker’s presentation and felt that “this was the best turnout we’ve had for the program.” Roland Park Place Men’s Club Breakfast speaker forums are held four or five times a year.
RPP Guests Offered Reduced Rates at Area Hotels
We are pleased to announce that RPP and both the Radisson Hotel in Cross Keys and The Inn and Spa at the Colonnade (across from Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus) have negotiated reduced room rates for our guests.
The previous Radisson Hotel rate of $129 per night for a standard room has been reduced to $109 for guests of Roland Park Place residents. To receive this new lower rate, please state that you are a guest of Roland Park Place when making your reservation. Also, please note that the new $109 rate is only valid for the Radisson Hotel’s Cross Keys location. Guests may call the Radisson’s direct number at 410-532-6900 to make reservations. The hotel states that this rate is in effect until further notice. If, in the future, the Radisson makes any changes to this rate, RPP will notify its residents of the new rates.
The Inn and Spa at the Colonnade's regular rate of $139 per night for a standard room has also been reduced to $119 for Roland Park Place guests. When making a reservation, please state that you are a guest of Roland Park Place. Guests may call The Colonnade directly at 410-235-5400 to make a reservation. This hotel also states that this rate is in effect until further notice. If, and when, the Colonnade changes these rates, RPP will notify its residents of the new rates.
Honoring a True Leader
Janine Norris, RPP’s Director of Health Services Receives
Prestigious NADONA’s 2009 Director of Nursing Award
On Thursday, June 18, 2009, Janine Norris, Roland Park Place’s Director of Health Services received Maryland Chapter of the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care’s (NADONA/LTC) most prestigious Director of Nursing Award for her visionary leadership and her outstanding accomplishments in the field of nursing, especially long-term care. With over 6,000 members, NADONA/LTC is the largest educational organization committed exclusively to nursing and administration professionals in the Long Term Care and Assisted Living professions.
Janine has worked as a registered nurse for eighteen years and in the long term care and geriatric setting for seven years. She was certified as a Director of Nursing in January 2008, completed a 100–hour course in preparation for the nursing home administrator license, and is pursuing a graduate degree in health administration and gerontology at the University of Phoenix. Janine is an effective advocate for the nursing profession devoting her volunteer time to instruct students securing their Medicine Aide certifications at Baltimore City Community College and to lecture students participating in the City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity Development healthcare seminars.
When she joined the RPP team in October 2005, Janine began implementing her vision of excellence as RPP’s Director of Health Services responsible for the daily operations of quality health care delivery to Roland Park Place residents and their families. Within two years, she had inspired and energized her staff to achieve optimal levels of care and vastly improved annual resident and family satisfaction surveys results. As the Director of Health Services, Janine oversees RPP’s entire health care team which includes the Health Care Center, the Esther Jacoby Ambulatory Care Center, RPP’s Residential Care , Rehabilitation Center, and the PAL (home services) Program.
RPP’s Board of Directors, residents and staff applaud Janine for her leadership, sheer dedication and for bringing the statewide spotlight to our continuing care retirement community and to one of our very own.
RPP Achieves Outstanding Results In Annual Assisted Living Survey
On February 10, 2009 a group of State surveyors conducted an annual audit of Roland Park Place’s Residential Care (assisted living) area. Following an in-depth review of medical charts, vaccinations, completed training and other employee records, environmental rounds of all four floors of Residential Care apartments, its dining room and kitchen areas, as well as resident interviews the surveyors commented on the completeness of documentation and conferred upon RPP a deficiency-free status.
RPP is very proud of its Residential Care staff team, led by Tanya Allen, R.N. and Janine Norris, R.N., CDON for receiving zero deficiencies as part of this critical annual assisted living survey. We also wish to thank our residents and staff in other departments whose contributions and hard work make our Residential Care operation stellar.