Visit to Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center

By Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In June 2012, I visited the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia.  Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center is a 120-resident Medicaid Certified Skilled Nursing Home.  They are on the culture change journey and participate with the West Central MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change) regional group.

They have been remodeling and have refurbished all but one neighborhood.  They don’t have traditional institutional nursing stations.  Wallpaper has been replaced with faux painting and carpeting has been installed throughout.  The walls are decorated with photos from the surrounding area.  There are living rooms and residential style laundries available for residents and their families.  To read more and view photos, please click here:  Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center