Evergreen Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Care recently received the 5 Star Quality Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 5 Star represents the highest ranking possible and is only given to a small number of centers who demonstrate quality in 3 key measures (health inspection results, adequate staffing, and quality measure date). According to Kandace Potts-Salaz, Administrator, “this is a great accomplishment by our staff to receive this level of recognition for our quality of care.”
The 5 Star program is a consistent measurement used throughout the country to show comparisons between one skilled nursing center and another. The trained inspectors look at over 180 separate rating items and follow strict federal guidelines when reviewing the care provided. The process also looks at the staff to resident ration and how staffing is adjusted based on the acuity of the residents. According to Kandace Potts-Salaz, “our commitment to quality improvement is a daily process at our center and we have a wide range of systems in place to ensure the highest quality of care possible to our residents.”
The 5 Star Quality Rating system began in 2008 and applies to the nation’s 15,000 skilled nursing centers for consumers to compare one center to another.
The 5 Star Quality Rating is divided into three primary areas: 1.) Health Inspections that look at the results of the annual State survey along with data from the previous 3 years with the most recent years being weighted more heavily. 2.) Staff is the second component and looks at number of staff members by type of caregiver (Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, State Tested Nursing Assistant) Nursing Centers who have residents with more complex illnesses would be expected to have higher staffing. 3.) The last component is Quality Measures. This information is based on key indicators such as pressure wounds, Urinary Tract Infections, falls, etc. The fewer negative outcomes a center has, the higher their quality measures.
Evergreen Manor I located 924 Charlie’s Way in Montpelier, Ohio, 419-485-8307 and welcomes the community to stop by and learn more about their quality programs and take a tour of the Skilled Nursing Center.
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