Lura Butler, LPN, is the National Quality Assurance Director for Premier and has over 10 years of experience as an Executive Director and nurse in assisted living & memory care communities as well as nursing homes.
As such, she oversees all programs necessary to support company-wide consistent standards of quality healthcare and services and regulatory compliance. Ms. Butler implements initiatives with the Wellness Directors while maintaining a professional, supportive and positive working relationship with each designated community. She prioritizes the needs of each individual community and gives on-site support accordingly.
Ms. Butler assists the Executive Directors with interviewing, orienting and training new Wellness Directors to ensure that they have an understanding of Premier’s policies and procedures, all relevant Federal laws, codes and regulations, and each state’s Assisted Living regulations. She provides support and direction to each community’s Wellness Director in determining proactive resident care strategies to improve resident retention and she oversees and performs level of care assessment audits to assure care assessments adequately support the needs of each resident and that Premier is producing accurate billing for services rendered. Ms. Butler also conducts pre-surveys and accuracy audits at each community and works with the Executive Directors to correct any findings identified during State surveys and proactively implements systems to prevent future findings in the same and other areas. In addition, Ms. Butler provides advice and counsel on Quality Assurance and Risk Management matters to the communities and the Management team.
Ms. Butler was previously the Executive Director of Premier’s Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Upper Sandusky, OH. Prior to that, she was the Nursing Supervisor, Unit Manager and Wound Nurse at the Kenton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kenton, OH, and was the Staff Nurse at the Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, OH, where she provided residential and assisted living services as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
Ms. Butler received her Practical Nursing degree from Brown Mackie College.