When researching senior living communities, keep in mind that not all are created equal. For comparing the quality of senior health care across skilled nursing centers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a rating system. An organization that receives a 5-Star CMS rating is considered the best in its field.
Each of these three components is rated five-stars by Nursing Home Compare for each domain:
Health Inspection Ratings
State inspection and complaint investigation reports from the three most recent years. Among these are health inspections, fire safety inspections, and health code violations.
Quality Measure Ratings
The number of hours each resident receives care by a skilled nursing staff member and the total amount of hours staff members work directly with individual residents.
Quality of care for each individual resident assessed by the skilled care provider based on 17 different physical and clinical measures for each resident’s needs.
Health inspections, staffing, quality of care, and claims are all evaluated individually and rated. Based on these individual ratings, an overall star rating is calculated, which is typically one of the first points of reference for seniors researching Medicare nursing care.
Senior living communities should be carefully chosen based on the needs of your loved one. You have a wide variety of choices, but you need to choose a community that fits your loved one’s lifestyle and needs. It is important to take a proactive position and research the CMS rating before you schedule an on-site visit to increase the likelihood of finding the perfect facility for your loved one.
Cypress Cove Care Center, located in Crystal River FL, has a 5-star CMS Rating. Using a family approach, we provide care tailored to meet the highest standards. To find out if our skilled nursing facility may be right for your loved one, contact us for a care consultation.