After 14 1/2 years, Quality Personal Care is transitioning to new ownership and a new name, Superior Care Villa.
Posted February 21, 2014
By Lori Kesinger
After 14 1/2 years, Quality Personal Care is transitioning to new ownership and a new name, Superior Care Villa. Jay and Michelle Shumaker purchased the business from Robin Wright. Michelle will be the administrator of the assisted living facility.
Wright and a friend started the business in September 1999 in a smaller building, which was later expanded to the current site. Wright said, “I feel like my time has come to hand it on to somebody else younger and more ambitious. I wanted local people to take over and I’m glad they did.”
Shumaker said a community member approached her about the business saying, “You and your husband are a nice young family and would do such a good job because you’re a nurse. Your husband would be good helping out as a groundskeeper and your daughter, Emily, would be loved by the residents. It would be a neat opportunity and you would do a good job.” From that conversation everything just fell into place for them to take over.
Shumaker graduated from Dickinson State University with a nursing degree (BSN) and has 20 years experience working at long term care with geriatrics. The majority of those years have been at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker as an RN and Home Health Nurse Supervisor with a period of two years as Director of Nursing.
Superior Care Villa will be officially under Shumaker’s administration March 1. The licensed 21 resident facility will be offering assistance with daily activities. Family or friends and the residents can be involved in the care planning. Staff will be available to respond to scheduled and unscheduled needs 24/7. Shumaker or another designated RN will always be available. Two personal attendants will provide assistance during the day, one during the night, and a full-time cook will prepare meals.
All rooms are single, except for one double, and have a private bathroom with bathing provided in a common area. “Residents can bring their own furnishings and decor to feel as much as they can at home,” Shumaker said. Three meals a day, seven days a week, will be prepared including snacks between meals and at bedtime with accommodations made for special dietary needs. Housekeeping and laundry services will be provided, as well as local transportation
Residents will be encouraged to socialize and participate in activities for a well-rounded lifestyle. Shumaker said, “Volunteers are urged to come in and provide activities, even youth organizations wanting to do a community service project- the residents love kids.” Volunteers currently hold Bible studies, call bingo, play games, and local churches are hosting Sunday services.
Superior Care Villa will be an option for those seeking an independent and vibrant lifestyle while receiving the help they want and need with daily activities. Wright said about the new ownership, “Wonderful – I want her to be successful and I’m excited for her.”