Vancouver, Wash. - Prestige Care, an industry leader in skilled nursing and rehabilitation, is pleased to announce that Discovery Nursing & Rehabilitation recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The accomplishment places the center at the top of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers across the country. In 2013, only about 20 percent of skilled nursing centers in the United States received a five-star quality rating.
A five-star rating is determined by a combination of scores that consider safety, past health inspection results, caregiver and staffing data, as well as various quality measures. A community must meet and exceed a range of quality and safety measures across 180 regulatory standards to receive a five-star rating from the CMS.
“A five-star rating is just one of the many measures that confirm our compassionate care at Discovery. We work hard to make this a community where people feel comfortable, safe and cared for and we’re so proud to be recognized for our efforts,” said Laura Peterson, administrator of Discovery Nursing & Rehabilitation.
The Five-Star Quality Rating System was established by the CMS in 2008 and helps patients, residents, families and caregivers evaluate the level of quality care provided by skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers. The rating system was developed based on input from experts in nursing center quality, and incorporates multiple dimensions of quality measures to ensure that consumers receive the most comprehensive care information possible.
Users can easily search an online database to compare the health and safety inspection results, and correlating quality rating of various communities or track the improvements that a particular center has made over time.
By rating skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers across the country and then publishing the results, the CMS has encouraged greater transparency between care providers and the public.
You can compare skilled nursing centers through the CMS’s website here.
About Prestige Care, Inc.
Prestige Care is a family of senior living and skilled nursing centers operated through a philosophy of caring. With more than 70 communities located throughout the U.S., Prestige Care is based on a core value system of respect, integrity, commitment and trust that serves as the bedrock of every Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living community. For more information on Prestige Care, visit its website at www.prestigecare.com.