The Little Sisters of the Poor received wonderful news! We were just given a five-star rating by the federally run CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Created to help families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily, CMS has an intensive rating system that grades each nursing home between 1 and 5 stars. Those with 5 stars are considered to be above average in quality of care. The ratings are based on:
- Health Inspections from the last 3 years of onsite inspections, including both standard surveys and any complaint surveys;
- Staffing ratings based on the number of hours of care on average provided to each resident each day and the level of care for each of the residents;
- Quality Measures (QMs) based on 9 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents’ needs.
Congratulations to all the staff! A job well done and we can feel quite proud of this exceptional grade!