Assisted Living Lifetime Achievement Award

Assisted living and personal care homes were once just a dream long ago for a young man, Mr. Jack Simpson. His inspiration began in high school while watching a dear friend’s grandmother care for the elderly in her home. His dreams began to grow and turn into plans. These plans became a reality by building right in his backyard, in the city he loved and the neighborhood he knew so well since growing…

29 and counting

Doris Hale Sanders published her first book in 2003, since then she has continued to write and has published 29 books. Doris has a background in writing, having worked for the Breckenridge Herald News and for a local radio station. She said creative writing was an adventure. Not only does Doris write fiction she has also published 2 non-fiction books one about her parents who were both born in Kentucky…

Kentucky Guidance Updates

Kentucky Association of Health Care FacilitiesKentucky Center for Assisted Living  Representing Kentucky’s Care ProvidersAdvocate. Educate. Promote.   Regulatory Alert May 13, 2021  KENTUCKY GUIDANCE UPDATESFAQs on Testing, Phased Reduction of Restrictions for Long-Term Care Facilities  Here is the most recent guidance from the OIG which references the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance.Guidance regarding dining, activities, and vistingGuidance regarding admission, discharge and transfersFAQ’s on Testing Activities and Dining The…

Owensboro personal care homes founded on service

Owensboro is home to two personal care facilities that are part of the oldest and largest personal care chain in Kentucky. Fern Terra and Fern Terrace belong to a family of personal care homes founded by Jack Simpson in 1963, with service as the founding principle. Simpson, now 85, loved playing sports, especially basketball and tennis. He even incorporated sports into his motto: “Operating a personal care home is like…

Davco state’s oldest, largest personal care chain

In 1963, 28-year-old Jack Simpson opened his first personal care home — Davco at 2526 W. 10th St. His grandmother had cared for elderly people in her home when he was a boy. That's the way it was in the late 1930s and 1940s. But Simpson saw the need for something different. He had worked at Texas Gas Transmission, was athletic director at Brescia College for a time and, in…