Zero Deficiency Survey for John B. Parsons!

Zero, In This Case Is A Great Number!

John B. Parsons Assisted Living, a Harrison Senior Living community, received zero deficiency’s during their annual state survey this past month.  An accomplishment that is not easily attainable in the highly regulated world of Assisted Living. But what exactly does having “zero deficiencies” mean?  A deficiency free or zero deficiency survey means that the community was operating in total compliance with state regulations regarding the care to residents, services provided and overall environment.  Each year, all Assisted Living communities in Maryland are surveyed by the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Office of Healthcare Quality.  It is to ensure that they are providing a safe environment for all residents.

Peggy Tyler, Executive Director at John B. Parsons celebrated her one-year anniversary with John B. Parsons Assisted Living on the same day as the state survey shared, “an accomplishment like this would not be possible without a dedicated and compassionate team. I am so proud to be a part of the great team at John B. Parsons!” Receiving a deficiency-free rating as a result of the state’s rigorous examination is an indicator of excellence, and a distinction that only a few communities are able to achieve.

Harrison Senior Living owns and operates John B. Parsons Assisted Living and is a family owned company with strong roots in the Delmarva area.  Mrs. Harrison, co-founder, was from Snow Hill, Maryland and opened a skilled nursing community in her hometown in 1977.   The Harrison family started managing the facility in 1983; they purchased the facility in 1989. Based on the Harrison’s outstanding reputation and dedication to quality senior living, the Board of Directors for The John B. Parsons-Salisbury Home for the Aged approached them to lease and manage the property with the intent to purchase.  John B. Parsons continues to thrive today as a top provider of Assisted Living care and also offers secured Memory Care to residents on the Eastern Shore.

picture of harrison employees for being deficiency-free